The player discovered an optimized route that can get you to the current max level of 50 in under six hours as long as you follow his video guide by buying the required consumables. While the new route to reach the max level will still require you to go through some Warlords of Draenor content, it won’t keep you there for long.
The new route will take you through the following zones:
- Level 10 to 15: Warlords of Draenor intro questline
- Level 15 to 30: Silverpine Forest
- Level 30 to 40: Hillsbrad Foothills
- Level 40 to 45: Gorgrond
- Level 45 to 48: Spires of Arak
- Level 48 to 50: Stonetalon Mountains
Since this route is fresh, not a lot of players are using it yet. That means you can get a head start at speed leveling and maxing your alts before the Shadowlands expansion is released.
The route was created mainly for Horde characters. Harldan said he’ll test out an Alliance path in the near future and post his results as well. But most zones can be done easily by an Alliance character, excluding Silverpine Forest, which can be replaced with Westfall, Loch Modan or other ex-low level zones with a lot of quests.
A day after Harldan reached the maximum level in five hours and 44 minutes, Reddit user DesMephisto surpassed his time and set a new milestone of five hours and 36 minutes.