Can you beleive that World of Warcraft has been kicking around for 15-years?
First released in 2004, World of Warcraft, Blizzard’s President J. Allen Brack describes the time as “immensely challenging.” However, World of Warcraft became a worldwide phenomenon and is still hugely popular today.
To celebrate 15-years, Blizzard has recreated the original WoW “in its most polished and complete state” as it was on August 23, 2006. At this time the Drums of War update (patch 1.12.0) was released.
This rebuild is called World of Warcraft Classic and is coming to PC in August.
World of Warcraft Classic
World of Warcraft Classic takes place during a time when “Onyxia spread terror from her lair in Duskwallow Marsh, Leeroy Jenkins became a sensation after some ill-advised heroics in Upper Blackrock Spire, and only the bravest or most foolhardy quested alone in Stranglethorn Vale.”
Subscribers of World of Warcraft will gain access to Classic at no additional cost and will give players a chance to experience 40-player raids on Molten Core, PvP battles at Tarren Mill and more.
Players wil active subscriptions to World of Warcraft will have been invited to join the closed beta test with further stress tests coming.
World of Warcraft Classic will be released in full on August 27, 2019.
In addition to WoW Classic Blizzard has more celebrations planned for the 15th anniversary of the MMORPG.
A series of in-game activites will be coming to Battle for Azeroth which will culminate in a 25-player raid. This raid will feature the most iconic and toughest bosses from World of Warcraft history. Those who successfully complete the raid will earn the Obsidian Worldbreaker mount.
A special 15th anniversary collector’s edition of the game will also be released in October. The special edition includes 30-days game time and a statue of Ragnaros the Firelord. It also comes with an Onyxia pin, a mousepad with map of Azeroth, set of fineart prints and a pair of mounts;
the Alabaster Stormtalon, and the Alabaster Thunderwing.
The collector’s edition will be available on October 9, 2019 and will cost $144.95 AUD.