WoW Classic's 15th Anniversary Event Introduces New Raid And Free Bonuses

World of Warcraft turns 15.


World of Warcraft's Classic edition is out now, and those playing the up-to-date version are getting a special treat to celebrate the release and the 15th anniversary of the genre-defining MMO.

Blizzard is planning a host of celebrations for the coming months in the regular WoW, the first of which is an in-game event in WoW's latest expansion, Battle for Azeroth. The event is a "special raid" that challenges players to go up against some of WoW's most fearsome bosses.

Players must have reached WoW's current level cap, 110, to take on the raid. Those who successfully take down the bosses will earn the Obsidian Worldbreaker mount. Blizzard said this creature was inspired by the mighty Deathwing the Destroyer.

For those looking for something simpler, Blizzard is giving away a series of "limited-time bonuses" simply for logging into Battle for Azeroth. The items include the Lil' Nefarian pet, a special in-game achievement, and other bonuses; the full list will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

WoW Classic is proving to be extremely popular, so much so that players are facing lengthy server queues, even though Blizzard added an additional four servers ahead of launch.

WoW Classic, as its name suggests, is a re-release of the original MMO from 2004 with some functionality changes. It's free for existing subscribers of WoW. For more, check out GameSpot's rundown of everything you need to know about WoW Classic.

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