Release Date: Wrath of the Lich King Classic will be available on September 27th! – World of Warcraft Classic

That’s it, it’s official. Wrath of the Lich King Classic will be available on September 27th. Prepare to return the road to Northrend and face the Scourge of the Lich King. Advance to level 80 and clear the continent of lurking threats or answer the call of the Death Knights. Are you ready to take up arms again?

Embark once again on a true journey through the winter forests and snowy peaks of Northrend. Confront the Lich King on his icy throne and repel Scourge before his undead minions invade Azeroth.

Rediscover the joys of exploration and relive the perils of Northrend in the global launch of World of Warcraft®: Wrath of the Lich King Classic™September 27 at midnight (Paris time).

In the gloomy Citadel of Icecrown, the Lich King Arthas Menethil plans to take over the world, a project that threatens to wipe out all life on Azeroth. The heroes and heroines of the Alliance and Horde must stand against this evil being who dares to claim himself as the only rightful king of Azeroth… and seeks to wipe out the living from this world.

Wrath of the Lich King Classic™ will delight first-time fans and newcomers alike with a host of enhanced features and content to check out:

  • The grim northern icy lands: the heroes and heroines will begin their journey in one of the two zones of Northrend, the Borean Tundra or the Howling Fjord, and will discover spectacular landscapes and exciting scenarios before entering the domain of the Lich King, the Crown of Ice.
  • Return of the Death Knights: available to both factions and from level 55, death knights, the first hero class of World of Warcraft, use the forces of darkness to fight the evil that plagues Azeroth. You can only have one death knight per server and must first have a level 55 character on the same server but i Wrath of the Lich King Classicthis requirement is waived for your first death knight.
  • New Profession — Calligraphy: this new profession allows you to create arcane glyphs that change the properties of spells and techniques (cooldown, damage, etc.), but also to craft powerful jewelry and items.
  • Achievements Unlocked: achievements are shown in Classic WoWand will come to celebrate players’ achievements thanks to new rewards.
  • Dungeons and raids: adventure-seeking souls can relive iconic 5-player dungeons like Azjol-Nerub and the Purging of Stratholme and lay siege to Naxxramas in a 10- or 25-player raid, an update of its 40-player version introduced before the output of the expansion.
  • Included in subscription World of Warcraft : as with previous versions of the Classic WoWsubscribers to World of Warcraft can also play Wrath of the Lich King Classic no additional costs.

50% experience bonus Joyous Journeys (English translation coming soon) in Burning Crusade Classic

The road ahead is icy and full of dangers. To help you prepare for your adventures in Wrath of the Lich King Classicthe players off Burning Crusade Classic will benefit from an experience bonus called “Joyous Journeys” which will increase experience gain* by 50%! This is the perfect time to finish leveling up a character, create a new one, or invite friends to join you on your adventures.

Players can also visit any innkeeper in a capital city to enable or disable the experience bonus. The journey will not last forever and will end with the launch of Wrath of the Lich King Classic.

We can’t wait to bring you this iconic adventure, so don’t forget to sign up for the beta! To stay up to date with the latest news, visit and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

We look forward to seeing you in Northrend!

*Experience bonus is not available in World of Warcraft® modern.

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