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World of Warcraft Is Shutting Down Some Burning Crusade Classic Realms In August

To Maintain Healthy Populations

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If you've been playing World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Classic, you might want to double-check that your realm will be here come August. This is because Blizzard is shuttering twenty-one realms on August 10th in order to "maintain healthy populations."

The news was posted to the official forums, with CM Kaivax stating that the realms in question have "dropped to a low population." In order to help facilitate the move, players on the affected realms will be given free transfer tokens to move off before the August 10th deadline.

Here are the affected realms for your reference:

BloodfangCelebrasDragon’s CallDragonfangDreadmistFinkleFlamelashGandlingHarbinger of DoomHeartstrikerHydraxian WaterlordsJudgementLucifronNoggenfoggerRhok’delarShazzrahSkullflameStonespineTen StormsWyrmthalakZandalar Tribe

Once these realms have been closed, remaining player characters will be automatically transferred off the server to a new destination, which Blizzard warns that if you're character is transferred this way it may remain unavailable to play up to two weeks after the transfer occurs.

The team is also removing restrictions on transferring from a Normal to PvP realm in Burning Crusade Classic, as well as removing the restriction on having a PvP character in both faction. 

You can learn more here. World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Classic released almost a year ago with players excited to jump back through the Dark Portal. Our own Robin states that Burning Crusade Classic has "something for everyone."


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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