Rejoice, Horde and Alliance players alike, for Burning Crusade Classic is out today. Today’s release brings the next expansion for WoW Classic after extensive testing on PTR. Here’s what you can look forward to if you’re jumping in.
Burning Crusade Classic was announced in February earlier this year at BlizzConline. As with the original expansion back in the day in 2007, you will have to take on the Burning Legion. On the Horde side of things, you can look forward to the Blood Elves. One the Alliance side, the Draeni are your new race. Furthermore, you won’t have to pay a dime for Burning Crusade Classic through your subscription.
Following the announcement of Burning Crusade Classic, rumors circulated around the testing date with a supposed email leak. However, the beta was later confirmed. During the beta, the rumor mill continued with musing surrounding the possible release date.
The rumors on Reddit and Wowhead suggested a June 1 date. This was then later confirmed just earlier this month, with notice of the pre-patch for May 18. In an interview, World of Warcraft's Game Director Ion Hazzikostas discussed how Burning Crusade Classic would not release with 9.1 Chains of Domination.
"Well obviously we will have more information to announce about specific release dates for Burning Crusade Classic and for Chains of Domination. I can tell you that it's very unlikely that we're going to release both of those right at the same time, we know there are many players who would like to experience both."