World Of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic Confirmed For 2021 Release

World of Warcraft Classic will get its first retro expansion this year, with the addition of 2007's Burning Crusade.


For those that have been enjoying a retro World of Warcraft experience through WoW Classic, Blizzard is expanding the experience by introducing a classic version of Burning Crusade. This means that players will be able to relive playing World of Warcraft's first expansion just as it was when it launched in 2007.

World of Warcraft Classic is set to be updated with the game's first expansion in the same retro style, Blizzard announced at BlizzConline. World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic will launch later this year, letting you step back into Outland as it appeared in 2007.

The expansion will let you play as a Blood Elf or Draenei in WoW Classic. Content will be released in phases, letting players experience the Burning Crusade progressively over time. That means the community can prep itself for events like the opening of the Black Temple and the Sunwell. It will also reintroduce Arena PvP, jewelcrafting, and flying mounts to the WoW Classic experience.

WoW Classic players will have a choice as to whether they advance to Burning Crusade. You'll be able to keep your characters in the vanilla Classic version of the game, or move to them the Burning Crusade era.

World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Classic is included with any WoW subscription, so if you're playing the main game or Classic already, you'll get access to this content for free.

Part of this announcement was leaked ahead of BlizzConline, along with word about Shadowlands' next update. WoW Classic launched in 2019, offering players a chance to see the game as it originally appeared way back in 2004, with only slightly modernized quality-of-life improvements.

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