It’s time to return to Azeroth circa 2006.
What you need to know
- World of Warcraft: Classic is now live.
- The game is time machine back to 2006, allowing players to experience a much older Azeroth.
- You’ll need an active World of Warcraft subscription to play, and time cards are available on Amazon.
After months of waiting, World of Warcraft: Classic launched today, bringing a wave of nostalgia for anyone who stepped foot in the world of Azeroth as it existed in 2006. Classic servers are now live, only requiring an active subscription to World of Warcraft for players to get started.
World of Warcraft: Classic is built upon the foundations of patch 1.12, dubbed “Drums of War,” which released in 2006. At launch, players will be able to jump back in and take on the perils of the adventures and trials available across classic World of Warcraft, including all of the difficulty that comes with it. Once at max level, you’ll be able to take on the Molten Core and Onyxia raids.
Further raids, dungeons, and world bosses, are expected to launch are part of a phased content rollout plan over the coming months. Here’s a quick look at Blizzard’s plan: