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World of Warcraft Classic to be released August 27th

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May 12, 2019

Blizzard Entertainment has announced that World of Warcraft Classic will be released this summer on August 27th.

In this highly-anticipated release, players will be able to experience vanilla World of Warcraft on version 1.12, known as the “Drums of War” update.

Fans have been calling for the addition of classic servers ever since new expansions have been coming out to mixed to negative reviews. Private servers have been opening up for players to relive vanilla WoW, and since April 2016, Blizzard has been closing unauthorized classic WoW servers, leaving fans with fewer options to play the game.

With the loss of millions of paying subscribers, Blizzard announced in November 2017 that they’d release their own classic servers named WoW Classic.

Blizzard will hold a few stress tests, the first on May 22-23, the second on June 19-20, and the third on July 18-19.

Players can begin creating characters on August 13.

All storylines, assets, and models will remain the same from classic WoW, with added bug and lighting fixes. After the release of the game, Blizzard will begin to launch original WoW content in order of their release date.


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