With World of Warcraft: Classic, Blizzard will be sending players back to a “simpler” time when the game first launched in 2004, with no flying mounts, dungeon queues or the devasting cataclysm caused by Deathwing. The developer outlined their content plans in March and now, finally, the WoW: Classic release date has been revealed.
The WoW: Classic release date is 27 August 2019 and anyone who has an active subscription will be able to go back in time without any additional cost attached, so I guess there is little reason not to try it out if you are an active WoW player. From today (15 May), a closed beta will also take place and you can sign up for a chance to get in by heading here.
Since this year is the 15th anniversary of World of Warcraft, Blizzard will also be releasing an awesome-looking World of Warcraft 15th Anniversary Collector’s Edition on 8 October 2019. This collector’s edition includes the following.
- 30 days of game time for World of Warcraft
- 10-inch tall Statue of Ragnaros the Firelord
- A pin depicting the head of Onyxia, Broodmother of the Black Dragonflight
- A mousepad adorned with a map of Azeroth
- A set of fine art prints that illustrate Azeroth’s storied past
- A pair of mounts: the Alabaster Stormtalon, and the Alabaster Thunderwing
Local pricing and availability is yet to be confirmed but it will cost $99 for gamers in the US, so we are probably looking at a price between R1,300 and R1,700 in South Africa.
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