Blizzard has announced that new realms are opening up for World of Warcraft Classic when the game officially launches on Monday August 26th. Nine more realms, five for North America and four for Europe, will be added to combat the threat of terribly long queues.
In addition, Blizzard will be removing the limitation of only creation three total characters per account for WoW Classic. Players will be allowed to create up to “10 characters per Classic realm, for a total of 50 characters across all Classic realms per WoW account.”
World of Warcraft Classic has finally been given a release date; August 26th for NA and August 27th for most other places. World of Warcraft Classic is a polished replica of World of Warcraft’s patch 1.12 version from 2006 before the launch of the game’s first expansion, The Burning Crusade. Eager players can begin claiming their character names on August 13th.
With World of Warcraft‘s Battle for Azeroth expansion in full swing, Blizzard is inviting old players to re-join the front lines. From March 21st to 24th, all inactive World of Warcraft accounts will be upgraded, “granting returning players full access to the game and all their characters”. All returning players will be able to play even if they do not own the Battle for Azeroth expansion.
World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth is currently on sale for $29.99 (orig. $49.99) for the Standard Edition, and $49.99 (orig. $69.99) for the Digital Deluxe Edition. For more information on the Welcome Back Weekend and sales, visit the official World of Warcraft site.
World of Warcraft is releasing its newest raid, Battle of Dazar’alor on January 22nd. Each faction will have a unique viewpoint of this new raid on Zandalar, but players will be allowed to transform into members of the opposite faction to experience both of the Alliance and Horde versions.
Horde players will defend against an invasion in the northern jungle of Zuldazar while Alliance players will launch an attack on the docks of Dazar’alor in an attempt to cut the ties between the Zandalari and the Horde.
World of Warcraft is an MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ set in the Warcraft fantasy universe, four years after the events of its predecessor Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. Players traverse through the world forming companionship with guilds and parties, and meeting enemies from opposing factions and dungeons of old. Gameplay has evolved tremendously since its initial launch with the introduction of seven expansions.
World of Warcraft is a juggernaut when it comes to popularity, consistency and playtime longevity. The game remains as one of the highest regarded MMORPGs of all time and is holding its title of the most subscribed MMORPG in the world with report of 5.5 million subscriptions in October 2015.
Rob Pardo, Jeff Kaplan, Tom Chilton
Sieges, Clan War, Duels, Open World, Caravans
Monster Hunting, World Bosses, Taming Wild Animals
: 12 million subscriptions (peak)
5.5 million subscriptions
World of Warcraft Expansions List
- World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade — released January 16,2007
- World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King — released November 13, 2008
- World of Warcraft: Cataclysm — released December 7, 2010
- World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria — released September 25, 2012
- World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor — released November 13, 2014
- World of Warcraft: Legion — sixth expansion, released August 30, 2016
- World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth — released August 15, 2018