World of Warcraft patch introduces new color-blind support options

World of Warcraft will introduce new color-blind support options as part of a new update.

Patch 6.1, which is in the Public Test Realm, will implement a new user interface system designed to assist players with visual issues related to color-blindness.

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The new ‘Accessibility’ interface configuration section allows users to enable both text and color enhancements that may improve their visual experience while playing the game.

The ‘Enable UI Color-blind Mode’ option, which was previously in the help section, can now be found under ‘Accessibility’.

“These text enhancements add certain words and phrases to the tooltips throughout the game – tooltips that, by default, use different colors to indicate useful information about objects, NPCs, and other players,” Blizzard explains in an update on

“For example, when you move your mouse cursor over a piece of rare gear and then a piece of epic gear, the game colors the names of the items blue and then purple, respectively.

“With ‘UI Color-blind Mode’ enabled, the game will add the words ‘Rare’ and ‘Epic’ to the tooltips for those items. For players who find it difficult to discern between friendly, neutral, or hostile targets, additional indication text in the tooltip will now appear when you move your mouse cursor over other characters.”

Patch 6.1 will also introduce a selfie camera that will become available to players upon completion of a specific quest.

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