Blizzard celebrates the 15th anniversary of World of Warcraft with Battle of Azeroth with the launch of the new World of Warcraft Classic. WoW Classic will be added to everyone’s WoW subscription globally. WoW Classic is an authentic re-creation of the pre-expansion game in its most feature-complete state during the 2006 “Drums of War” update. The World of Warcraft Classic realms will accommodate more than two million players who created characters prior to the launch. Blizzard will work to add more depending on the player trends in the game. Watch the celebratory video featuring WoW Classic below.
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WoW Classic with the Creators
World of Warcraft HistoryWorld of Warcraft has been played by more than 140 million players over the past 15 years. The game has evolved considerably across seven expansions, with numerous features, enhancements, and quality-of-life improvements. In many ways, World of Warcraft Classic is more unrelenting and demanding of self-direction from players than today’s version of the game. Bonds among the community are paramount—activities like raids and dungeon runs must be organized collectively by players on the same realm, with the toughest challenges requiring 40 coordinated and committed souls to surmount.
WoW Classic RoadmapBlizzard will continue to expand World of Warcraft Classic in the weeks and months following today’s launch, allowing players the opportunity to live through pivotal moments in Azeroth history previously lost to time. Among the host of features and activities set to be introduced to the game across six phases are iconic raids like Blackwing Lair, Zul’Gurub, and Naxxramas; player-versus-player battlegrounds like Warsong Gulch, Arathi Basin, and the classic version of Alterac Valley; and time-limited server-wide events like the Ahn’Qiraj War Effort, and the Scourge Invasion.
World of Warcraft 15th Anniversary In-Game CelebrationWorld of Warcraft Classic heralds WoW’s 15th anniversary, arriving ahead of celebrations planned for the coming months. The festivities will begin with an in-game event in World of Warcraft’s latest expansion, Battle for Azeroth™, in which max-level players can participate in a special raid that brings together some of the mightiest raid bosses in WoW’s history. Players who complete the raid will be awarded the Obsidian Worldbreaker mount, inspired by the dreaded Dragon Aspect Deathwing the Destroyer.
In addition, all Battle for Azeroth players who log in during the 15th-anniversary event will earn limited-time bonuses, including a Lil’ Nefarian pet, a commemorative in-game achievement, and more. Further details will be announced in the coming weeks.
Subscription is required to access World of Warcraft and WoW Classic. Learn more about WoW Classic at worldofwarcraft.com