World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic announced at BlizzCon

Wow Burning Crusade Classic
Wow Burning Crusade Classic (Image credit: Blizzard Entertainment)

What you need to know

  • World of Warcraft: Classic released in August 2019.
  • Blizzard Entertainment is planning on giving the same treatment to its first expansion, The Burning Crusade.
  • The news was BlizzConline today.

Blizzard Entertainment announced at BlizzConline that it plans to release World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic sometime in 2021.

The news isn't particularly surprising since developers have been talking about that possibility since before World of Warcraft: Classic even launched in August 2019. Blizzard has also released all of the the content featured in the original version of the MMORPG, so letting players experience its first expansion in the same way seems like an obvious next step.

Originally released in 2007, the expansion takes players through the Dark Portal to Outland in order to fight the demonic Burning Legion and stop it from invading Azeroth. It will also give players the chance to earn flying mounts and play two new races: Blood Elves and Draenei. Since the game is free for all players with an active World of Warcraft subscription, players will choose if they want to enter the expansion or to stay on a server that sticks to the classic experience.

If you want to learn more about the Burning Legion and the Dark Portal, you might want to pick up some of the World of Warcraft novels before the expansion releases. Check back here throughout the day and tomorrow for more BlizzConline news.

Samantha Nelson