After a long wait, World of Warcraft: Classic has a release date.
We all got excited when Blizzard announced World of Warcraft: Classic at BlizzCon 2017, but the lack of news over the next year and a half had fans questioning its development. However, we did get a vague release date of summer 2019, and Blizzard has held true to their word. Classic is coming on August 27, 2019, and the beta test started yesterday.
We already know the launch schedule of at least two raids and dungeons. Blizzard stated that Molten Core, Onyxia’s Lair, and launch dungeons will be available immediately. However, they did not state when Phase 2 through 6 content would be coming out. “It will be one-by-one, based on the community’s interest and readiness for the next patch,” the Wowhead article says.
The phase releases are still unclear.
One might ask, what will constitute community interest and readiness for the next patch? Could it follow the Hall of Fame achievements that unlock cross-realm Mythic raiding? No one knows for sure yet, but we will definitely update you when each phase comes out.
The game will go live at 3 pm Pacific Time. There are also several stress tests scheduled to gauge if the servers can handle the amount of traffic the game will get. The first stress test will take place on May 22-23, the second will take place on June 19-20, and the third will take place on July 18-19. However, these dates are subject to change.
Players can start reserving their character names as early as August 13.
If you’ve always wanted a certain character name, Blizzard’s got you covered. Character creation will start as early as August 13, and players will be able to reserve coveted names for the game.
Are you excited about World of Warcraft: Classic? Do you plan to relive your adventures in Azeroth on August 27? Let us know in the comments below!