Blizzard has finally broken its long silence about the release of World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic: The first addon for WoW Classic will appear on June 2, 2021 at midnight. From this point on, you can finally head out into Outland again.
Before doing this, you should definitely take part in the pre-patch event. We clarify all important questions and details about the pre-patch, release and what you need to play. Here you can watch the trailer for the upcoming addon again:
WoW Classic: The Burning Crusade – First trailer for the upcoming addon
All information about the pre-patch
Release-Datum: Your journey to Outland doesn’t actually start with the release of the new add-on, but two weeks earlier, on May 18th. From this date the pre-expansion patch will appear on the Classic Live servers. At this point you can also create a blood elf or draenei, which you can play up to level 60 from there.
The agony of choice: So if you intend to play one of the two new races in the first expansion, you should start leveling in the pre-patch. You also have to make a decision: Do you want to go to Outland with your character, do you want to leave your character on a Classic Era realm and continue to play WoW Classic without Burning Crusade or do you want to play yours Clone characterto be able to play both versions.
The dark portal opens: In contrast to later pre-patch events, the spectacle surrounding the dark portal in 2007 was quite manageable. Only a few of Kruul’s swarms of demons penetrated through the dark portal to Azeroth and were seen in various areas such as the Hinterlands, Winterspring or the Eastern Plaguelands and you were able to complete the quest “Jump into the breach” to lock.
It is unclear whether you will be able to experience the same event again. In Blizzard’s official announcement mail there is no information about a corresponding pre-event.
All information about the Burning Crusade Classic Release
Release-Datum: The Burning Crusade Classic add-on will be released on June 2, 2021 at midnight Europe time. For all American WoW fans, it starts on June 1st due to the time difference. All the exact dates can be found in the official graphic:
Here’s what awaits you in Outland: In addition to the new races, which you can already play from the pre-patch, the maximum level will increase from level 60 to level 70. This means that you can dive straight into the Outland with your already high-level character. In addition to new areas, new dungeons, raids and more await you in this. Also new is that from level 70 you can buy a flight mount with the necessary pocket gold with which you can swing yourself into the air.
Alternatively, you can start with a new character and catapult him to level 58 with a level boost. This allows you to travel directly to Outland with him. But you have to buy the level boost.
If you need a refresher on the events of World of Warcraft Classic, take a look at our story summary:
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Storyzusammenfassung von WoW Classic The Burning Crusade
What you need to play Burning Crusade Classic: You don’t have to buy Burning Crusade Classic separately, you just need a current WoW subscription, which costs you 13 dollars a month. If you want to go straight into Outland and not waste your time on the content of Classic, you need a character at level 58 or higher. Either you have already played it up or you buy a one-time level boost.
High-level content in bites: Just like WoW Classic, Burning Crusade Classic will appear in a total of 5 phases. Phase 1 includes the first Arena Season, the Raids Karazahn, Gruul’s Lair and Magtheridon’s Chamber. In the following phases, the other raids and arena seasons come into play. Exact dates for the phases are not yet available.
Since its release, WoW Classic is not just a trip back in time. What WoW Classic teaches us about games in general, plus editor-in-chief Michael Graf explains in his column:
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WoW Classic is more than just an old game
What do you think about Burning Crusade Classic? Will you play it? What are your memories of Burning Crusade and what do you think of the short pre-patch phase? Write it to us in the comments.