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EverQuest's 27th Expansion Includes A $250 Version, Coming December

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Daybreak has announced that the upcoming 27th (!!) expansion for EverQuest, is coming in December - and it's got a $250 version if you're game.

December 8th is quickly becoming a busy day for MMO content releases, as EverQuest's 27th expansionClaws of Veeshan goes live that day. EQ detailed the expansion a bit on their website, teasing what is to come for players in Norrath.

"Velious is overwhelmed with writhing ice. Frozen undead swarm everywhere. The few survivors throw aside old hatreds, for now at least, and band together to survive. The heroes of Norrath arrive to help them, but they have not discovered the source of the deadly ice. The remaining giants of Kael, now more able to move around their city, carve a tunnel out to the Cobalt Scar. It is time for the bravest heroes of Norrath to challenge the dragons of Velious and put an end to the deadly magic that has tormented the citizens of the continent."

As previously detailed, new expansion will include 6 expansion zones, new raids and quests, spells, abilities and a Dragon's Hoard to help solve some of those pesky inventory problems we all run into when playing MMOs.

What's notable here is that the expansion releases in multiple versions, ranging in price from $34.99 all the way up to a whopping $249.99. Yes. $249.99 for the Family & Friends edition of the Claws of Veeshan expansion.

The different versions are broken down on the expansion content page of the EverQuest site, but the major difference between the $250 version of the expansion is it comes with a few extra in-game goodies and an additional copy of the expansion you can trade to someone. 

Digital expansions are rising in cost, so it's not exactly surprising to see a high-cost expansion pack in an MMO nowadays. But $250 is definitely one of the highest we've seen, especially for all digital goods. Either way, you can check out the full details on the official EverQuest site.


Joseph Bradford

Joseph has been writing or podcasting about games in some form since about 2012. Having written for multiple major outlets such as IGN, Playboy, and more, Joseph started writing for MMORPG in 2015. When he's not writing or talking about games, you can typically find him hanging out with his 10-year old or playing Magic: The Gathering with his family. Also, don't get him started on why Balrogs *don't* have wings. You can find him on Twitter @LotrLore