World Of Warcraft Classic Release Date Announced, Beta Starting This Week

Classic is a social game that requires players to work together in order to obtain a large amount of the games most valuable gear and treasures

INCLUDED WITH EXISTING WOW SUBSCRIPTIONS - Anyone who subscribes to World of Warcraft can play WoW Classic at no additional cost. The studio will invite more players at a later date.

"It was especially so at the time of WoW's launch, when everyone was discovering its vistas and exploring its dungeons for the first time".

In short, the restored edition of the original World of Warcraft is really coming. "We can't wait to get reacquainted with this risky, demanding, and rewarding world with all of our friends, new and old". Starting May 15th Blizzard will select players to participate in the closed beta, simply go to "Account Management" and select the WoW Classic beta option to become an active choice. Blizzard is celebrating WoW's 15th birthday with upcoming in-game events like a 25-player raid that represents a "greatest hits" of the title's bosses over the years. Those who are successful will receive the Obsidian Worldbreaker mount, created to resemble Deathwing the Destroyer.

The box will also contain an Onyxia pin; 30 days of game time; a map of Azeroth mousepad; a set of art prints; and both the Alabaster Stormtalon and Alabaster Thunderwing mounts. You can purchase it for $99, and you can pre-order the item right now from Blizzard's store.

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World of Warcraft Classic arrives on the 26th of August this year, with servers opening up to fans at 3PM PT, or 11PM BST for those of us in the UK.

Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, Overwatch, the Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo franchises, and the multi-franchise Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. The full release for the service is in August 2019, but before that happens, Blizzard wants to check that things are working the way they should be.