World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic has begun.

The Dark Portal has reopened and beyond it lies a timeless era of adventure. Starting today, World of Warcraft players will rediscover the wondrous landscapes and mythical challenges that await them in the shattered realm of Outland, as Burning Crusade Classic, Blizzard Entertainment’s authentic recreation of the legendary first World of Warcraft expansion, launched worldwide.

In Burning Crusade Classic, the heroes of the Horde and Alliance embark on a field trip to the scarred, alien world of Draenor, where the demonic Burning Legion wages war against all life on Azeroth. Together with their new draenei and blood elf allies, the champions of Azeroth must find a way to stop the invasion at its source; find new allies amid the fungus forests and underworld of a strange new world; and finally prepare to face the infernal powers of Illidan the Traitor, the treacherous night elf demon hunter who has claimed the shattered domain of Outland as his own.

“Today’s launch of Burning Crusade Classic represents the WoW community’s first chance in over a decade to feel the collective thrill of stepping through the Dark Portal, invading an Arena together, and taking on the final boss of Karazhan as take down a guild. for the first time,” said J. Allen Brack, president of Blizzard Entertainment. “These shared experiences are at the heart of World of Warcraft, and we look forward to seeing all the new adventures players have with friends old and new as they return to Outland.”

World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic has begun

As with World of Warcraft Classic, Burning Crusade Classic is included in players’ World of Warcraft subscriptions, granting access to the content and features of the 2007 original, including:

  • The Shattered Realm of Outland: Traverse the treacherous rocks and pinnacles of Blade’s Edge Mountains, where even dragons fear to roam; hunt alongside the pristine Mag’har orcs among the floating islands of Nagrand; fight demonic agents of the Legion in the shadow of the Black Temple; and much more.
  • Two new playable races: fight for the Horde as the blood elves, seeking a new source of the mysterious power that once sustained them, or join the Alliance as the draenei, exiles from Outland in search of a new home.
  • Gather at the Arena Gates: Gather your most trusted allies and prove your PvP skills in 2v2, 3v3 or 5v5 battles in Arenas like the Ring of Trials and the Circle of Blood (available June 15).
  • Take Wing on Flying Mounts: Take flight in the chaotic skies of Netherstorm and soar over the hotly-touched Shadowmoon Valley with the introduction of flying mounts in Outland.
  • Master Challenging Raids and Dungeons: Conquer 5-player dungeons in the crystalline fortress of Tempest Keep and the Caverns of Time, where heroes bear witness to Azeroth’s past, and take on epic 10- and 25-player raids.
  • New Hero Options: Cut power gems to put into players’ equipment with the Jewelcrafting profession; choose between the Aldor or Scryer factions in Shattrath and earn their unique rewards; create a paladin on the Horde or a shaman on the Alliance; and more.

With today’s launch, players will be able to level up characters on Burning Crusade Classic realms to level 70 as they explore all new zones of Outland beyond the Dark Portal, and gather their allies to take on the raid challenges of Karazhan, 25-player 10-player to go. player Magtheridon’s Lair, and 25-player Gruul’s Lair. Starting June 15, players will be able to prove their PvP prowess with the start of Arena Season 1. Additional Burning Crusade Classic content will be rolled out in future content updates.

World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic has begun

Following the start of Arena Season 1 in-game, top PvP teams will have the chance to go back to the roots of WoW esports in the Burning Crusade Classic Arena Tournament, taking place July 23-25. Full tournament details, including information on how to participate, will be announced in the coming weeks.

Players who want to jump right into the adventure in Outland with their friends now have the option to purchase the Dark Portal Pass, which allows them to boost one character of their choice on a Burning Crusade Classic realm to level 58 (limit one per World of Warcraft account). ; not usable on blood elf or draenei characters). The Dark Portal Pass is also included in the optional Burning Crusade Classic Deluxe Edition, which additionally comes with the Reawakened Phase-Hunter row, Dark Portal Hearthstone, and Path of Illidan toys for use in Burning Crusade Classic; the Viridian Phase-Hunter montage for use in modern WoW; and 30 days of play time, which gives access to WoW Classic, Burning Crusade Classic and the modern game.

World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic has begun

Current WoW Classic players can choose whether to progress each of their characters into Burning Crusade Classic, or continue playing the original WoW Classic content in Classic Era realms, which launched on May 18. Players wishing to play the same character in both eras can take advantage of the optional character cloning service, which allows them to continue playing a copy of an existing character in a Classic Era realm while also progressing to Burning Crusade Classic.

    World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic has begun