Blizzard has announced that World of Warcraft Classic will get a closed beta period that goes live starting on May 15. An additional stress test is planned for later in May, but Blizzard has not revealed the date of this stress test or confirmed whether or not it will be an open event. During this time, players will be able to reserve up to three names on the server of their choice ahead of WoW Classic’s official release date on August 27.
WoW: Classic takes the open-world fantasy MMORPG back to the days before the expansions, so everything from The Burning Crusade to the Battle for Azeroth never happened. It won’t be the Day 1 version necessarily, as the company is using Patch 1.12: Drums of War to build the game back up.As for cost, Blizzard has said that this server option will be free as long as you have a subscription for the current game, which costs $15 a month.
World of Warcraft Classic won’t be going all the way back to day one. Instead, it will start with the “Drums of War” patch, which released on August 22, 2006. This is what Blizzard has decided represents the “finished” state of the original World of Warcraft, when it was at its most stable and feature-complete but before what we’ll call “new content” started rolling out. If you need Buy WOW Classic PVP Power Leveling, you can visit our site 5mmo.com.
World of Warcraft Classic will indeed be getting updates to roll out newer features over time, though it’s not yet clear if it’ll be getting full-on expansion add-ons. Blizzard will be keeping an ear to the community to see just how far the resurrection of Vanilla game will go. But the consensus seems to be that fans would be happy to see the game reach its third, hugely popular expansion pack, Wrath of the Lich King.
Whether new expansions eventually arrive or otherwise, it’s looking like there’s going to be plenty of content coming to keep this from being more than just digital tourism. We’ll be diving deep into World of Warcraft Classic upon its full release, so check back for full, live impressions in August.
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