World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic Release Date Announced

Blizzard Entertainment has announced that World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic will officially be released on June 1, 2021.

As detailed by Blizzard, Burning Crusade Classic will launch in the Americas, Europe, Taiwan, Korea, and Australia/New Zealand on June 1 at 3pm ET/6pm PT/11pm BST and on June 2 at 7am CST/8am KST/10am AEDT.

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To access Burning Crusade Classic, all players will need is a Battle.net account and a World of Warcraft subscription. No additional purchase is required.

On May 18, the Burning Crusade Classic Pre-expansion Patch will be released and “each character must choose whether to advance onward to Burning Crusade, move to a Classic Era realm, or use the Character Clone service to play in both games.” You can read more about that process here.

Burning Crusade was originally released in 2007, and the addition of its classic version will add two new races to World of Warcraft Classic’s playable roster – the Alliance Draenei and the Horde Blood Elves. It will also raise the level cap to 70 and add flying mounts.

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As with World of Warcraft: Classic, content from the original games like the opening of the Black Temple, Zul-Aman, and the Sunwell will be added in phases over time.

For more, check out all the details on World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Patch 9.1 Chains of Domination and all the other big announcements from BlizzCon 2021.

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