World of Warcraft Classic Release Date, Closed Beta Revealed

Here are the details on World of Warcraft Classic

Good news, Warcraft fans – WoW Classic‘s release date has been revealed as August 27, and an invite-only closed beta test will begin tomorrow, May 15. Current World of Warcraft subscribers can opt-in to an invite-only closed beta test. This is the first firm info we have been given on World of Warcraft Classic since we first reported on it back in March of this year.

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World of Warcraft Classic, which is a “re-creation” of the original MMORPG, lets players relive classic moments in a rebuilt game that brings things back to the way they were at the time of the Drums of War Update from 2006.

Announced at BlizzCon 2018, WoW Classic is going to be free to all subscribers, who may get access to the invite-only Beta on May 15th. After that, more players will be able to participate in various other tests of the game that will occur over the summer of this year. Check out the full announcement in the video below.

Plus, to celebrate World of Warcraft’s 15th Anniversary, Blizzard is apparently releasing a collector’s edition to celebrate. They also have announced that there will be in-game events in honor of the Anniversary, with special raids against classic WoW bosses that will earn players the Obsidian Worldbreaker mount, among other goodies.

And that’s not all – the World of Warcraft 15th Anniversary Collector’s Edition is now available for pre-order. It releases October 8th and includes:

  • 30 days of game time for World of Warcraft
  • 10-inch tall Statue of Ragnaros the Firelord
  • A pin depicting the head of Onyxia, Broodmother of the Black Dragonflight
  • A mousepad adorned with a map of Azeroth
  • A set of fine art prints that illustrate Azeroth’s storied past
  • A pair of mounts: the Alabaster Stormtalon, and the Alabaster Thunderwing

It will reportedly cost $99.99 US  – thanks to VG247 for the details.