World of Warcraft Classic now has a release date. This recreation of old school WoW, which was announced at BlizzCon 2018, will launch on August 27th.
WoW Classic allows players to experience the famed MMORPG exactly as it was at the time of the Drums of War update back in 2006. It will be free to all existing subscribers, and players can opt to take part in an invite-only closed beta due to start tomorrow.
Further stress tests will be held between now and release, so visit the official website to find out how to participate.
This November also marks World of Warcraft’s 15th anniversary. To celebrate this auspicious occasion, Blizzard is releasing a collector’s edition of the game. It is available for pre-order right now and will release on October 8th. The collector’s edition costs £89.99, which isn’t cheap, but if you’re a big WoW fan there’s plenty in the box to make it worth your while.
- 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
In addition to the collector’s edition Blizzard will be hosting a variety of in-game events to celebrate WoW’s 15th birthday, including a 25-man raid that challenges players to go up against bosses from throughout the game’s history. Beating this raid will award players the Obsidian Worldbreaker mount, which resembles the Dragon Aspect Deathwing the Destroyer.