Celebrate 15 Years of WoW® with the Release of World of Warcraft® Classic™ on August 27Source: Business Wire
All World of Warcraft subscribers receive the authentic re-creation of the game’s pre-expansion experience at no additional cost
Current subscribers can opt in to an invite-only closed beta test,
scheduled to begin
Commemorate a major milestone in Azeroth’s history with the World of Warcraft 15th Anniversary Collector’s Edition, available for preorder at gear.blizzard.com
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World of Warcraft Classic takes players back to the beginnings of Blizzard Entertainment’s groundbreaking massively multiplayer online role-playing game. (Photo: Business Wire)
With World of Warcraft Classic, Blizzard has rebuilt the original WoW®
in its most polished and complete state—as it was at the time of the
“Drums of War” update (patch 1.12.0), originally released
“Building and launching World of Warcraft back in 2004 was
immensely challenging,” said
“Like many of our players, everyone at Blizzard was fueled by the excitement of seeing the world of Azeroth from the ground level, through the eyes of the heroes inhabiting and fighting over it,” Brack continued. “Azeroth has always been a wondrous and deadly place, and 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—all while helping and supporting the company as everyone here worked through the many technical struggles of hosting a game of this size.
“That early experience was incredibly important to Blizzard. It taught us many things about ourselves as a developer and publisher, and about the global community of players that we feel honored to be a part of. The World of Warcraft Classic experience is very different from the Azeroth we know today, but we love it for what it is and what it stands for. We can’t wait to get reacquainted with this dangerous, demanding, and rewarding world with all of our friends, new and old.”
To help put the finishing touches on World of Warcraft Classic,
Blizzard is inviting players with active subscriptions to opt in for a
chance to participate in a closed beta test that begins
15 th Anniversary In-Game Celebration & Collector’s Edition
Later this year, Blizzard will be rolling out a series of in-game activities in World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth™in celebration of the game’s 15thanniversary, culminating in a 25-player raid (accessible through Raid Finder) that will pit players against some of the most iconic bosses from throughout the game’shistory. Players who make it through this epic trial will earn the Obsidian Worldbreaker mount, designed to evoke the terrible visage of the ancient Dragon Aspect Deathwing the Destroyer.
To further commemorate the milestone, Blizzard also today announced the World
of Warcraft 15th Anniversary Collector’s Edition, set for release on
For more information on World of Warcraft Classic, including details on how to opt in to the beta tests and launch-plan specifics, visit the official website at www.worldofwarcraft.com.
Assets available at: blizzard.gamespress.com/World-of-Warcraft.
* Mounts will also be available for purchase as a standalone bundle in-game and from the Blizzard Shop in August; also note that they are unusable in World of Warcraft Classic (because they didn’t exist as of patch 1.12.0).
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†Sales and/or downloads, based on internal company records and reports from key distributors.
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