July 3, 2022

WoW: original game and previous DLC’s now free for subscribers

Exciting news for potential World of Warcraft subscribers!  Blizzard has just announced that new subscribers to their highly popular MMORPG World of Warcraft, affectionately known as WoW, will no longer need to purchase the original base game or any expansions up to and including the last one; Legion.

This announcement comes as a precursor to the launch of the upcoming expansion pack Battle for Azeroth that will launch world wide on August 14th.   Although all the previous expansions and the base game will be free to subscribers the latest expansion, World of Warcraft:  Battle for Azeroth, will still have a cost.

Is that correct, did Blizzard say they were launching it world wide on one day?  Yes, for the first time in the games history Blizzard will be launching the latest expansion in the Americas, Europe, Taiwan, Korea, and Australia/New Zealand on the same day.  Now no matter where you live you can join forces with your global friends at the start and become part of the same unified front in the Battle for Azeroth.  For launch times check the map below, or click here.  The America’s are launching slightly ahead of the August 14th date, in order to align them with all other regions of the world.


Although official subscriber counts are not frequently provided by Blizzard, World of Warcraft is estimated at having around 5.5 million subscribers at any point and often, like many MMORPG’s, see an increase in their player base with the release of expansion packs.  To prepare yourself for the increased player base that will most likely occur on launch day, the pre-patch is available now.

What do you think of the same day world wide launch.  Leave you thoughts in the comments below .  See you on the battlefield!


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