If you really miss World of Warcraft back in 2007, then Burning Crusade Classic is for you. It’s exactly that: An expansion to World of Warcraft Classic that mimics what it was like to first step through the Dark Portal and enter the shattered world of Outland more than a decade ago. This is where players will battle iconic WoW villains like Illidan, Kael’Thas, and all the nerds in the opposing faction who race to level 70 and get mounts flying before you just so they can ambush and repeatedly gank you for hours on end. Oh, what a fun time.
But Burning Crusade Classic won’t be exactly what it used to be, either. Unlike WoW Classic, Blizzard made some pretty drastic changes this time around. Don’t worry, because everything you need to know about Burning Crusade Classic is right here.
When will Burning Crusade Classic launch?
When Blizzard revealed the Burning Crusade Classic at BlizzCon 2021, it confirmed that the expansion was coming later this year. Yup, it was release on June 1, 2021.
How much does it cost?
Like WoW Classic, Burning Crusade Classic is included in the monthly World of Warcraft subscription, which is $15. You don’t have to pay extra — unless you want to buy level ups or clone your character so you can continue playing on vanilla servers.
So, what’s the deal with The Burning Crusade?
The Burning Crusade is WoW’s first expansion, so obviously that’s a big deal. By today’s standards, I think The Burning Crusade is WoW’s worst expansion. Like Classic, it’s a holdover from a different time when MMOs were much more difficult to access and more demanding on your free time. These are very different games to modern WoW, but on the other hand they also do a much better job of forcing players to socialize and work together. Classics is all about stepping back in time, and, like WoW Classic, Burning Crusade’s many rough edges will be what people love the most. But if you’ve been playing WoW Classic and having fun, Burning Crusade Classic is going to be great.
Here are some things to look forward to:
- Level cap raised to 70
- A new continent to explore with some beautiful and memorable areas
- Flying mount
- Some of the best attacks in WoW history
- A much more focused PVP experience with the addition of an arena
- Two new races: Blood elves and Draenei
- Horde players can play paladins and Alliance players can play shaman
How does it work?
This is where the problem gets a little tricky. Let’s see, Burning Crusade Classic and WoW Classic (which remake WoW as it was in 2006) will actually be two separate games. It’s up to you, which one you want to play. When Burning Crusade Classic launches later this year, each player will decide whether they want to continue to the Burning Crusade era or stay in the Classic era, where the level limit is 60. All current WoW Classic servers will … Read More..