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You can now pay $60 for a level 90 World of Warcraft character

Pre-purchases for Warlords of Draenor expansion also now available: $50 for standard edition and $70 for Digital Deluxe bundle.

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Blizzard Entertainment announced today that World of Warcraft level 90 character boosts are now available to purchase from inside the MMO's store. The developer even released a step-by-step walkthrough video (below) explaining how to complete the process. Included with every level 90 character boost is the following:

  • 150 gold
  • 4 Embersilk (22-slot) bags
  • A stack of 20 food items
  • Full set of spec-appropriate Item Level 483 gear
  • If a boosted character was already level 60 or above, their existing Primary Professions and First Aid are bumped up to level 600, as mentioned above
  • A faction-specific flying mount--a traditional Wind Rider for Horde or Gryphon for Alliance
  • Artisan flying--that’s one rank below max flight speed
  • Northrend, Kalimdor/Eastern Kingdoms, and Pandaria regional flying skills trained

The level 90 character boosts cost $60 because Blizzard did not want to diminish the value of leveling.

The Irvine, Calif.-based Blizzard also today announced that pre-purchases for upcoming expansion Warlords of Draenor are now available through either the $50 standard bundle or a $70 Digital Deluxe edition. Both come with a level 90 boost, which is redeemable immediately.

The Warlords of Draenor Digital Deluxe bundle includes a copy of the expansion, the level 90 character boost, Dread Raven mount, Dread Hatchling pet, two StarCraft II portraits, and a Warsong Pennant for Diablo III. The digital bonus items are available immediately. The standard edition, meanwhile, includes the expansion only and one level 90 character boost.

If you purchase the standard Warlords of Draenor expansion and then later decide you want the Digital Deluxe content, you'll be able to buy the items at a discounted rate, Blizzard said.

A special $90 retail-exclusive Warlords of Draenor Collector's Edition will also be available. It includes all the Digital Deluxe items as well as a full-color hardcover artbook, a behind-the-scenes Blu-ray/DVD set, a CD soundtrack, and a Warlords of Draenor mousepad.

Finally, Blizzard announced today that Warlords of Draenor will launch on or before December 20, 2014. We already knew it would be available this fall, but now we know you'll be able to play for sure by Christmas.

Warlords of Draenor is the fifth expansion for World of Warcraft, which is entering its 10th year of continued operation. The game had 7.8 million subscribers at the end of 2013.

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