You won't believe me, but that's coincidental.
A major patch would be a patch that introduces a decent amount of content to the game.
A patch would be deployed during a regular maintenance period, but this Tuesday is unlikely - the patch isn't on our Public Test Server yet. When it is, we'll want to give it time to be thoroughly tested as there's a lot more in this patch than just this fix. The ETA for the patch to move to the live servers isn't 'weeks' though, and we'll update you (probably mid next-week) with more accurate timing.
Thanks Stephen, I appreciate the update and I look forward to hearing the official announcement sometime next week.