World of Warcraft Classic Release Date Revealed

World of Warcraft Classic Release Date Revealed

One of the first MMOs to truly reach global popularity was World of Warcraft in 2004, and while the game has certainly changed in the years since, Blizzard is giving nostalgic fans a chance to experience it all again with the release of World of Warcraft Classic. Over the months since being announced, various details about the throwback experience have been revealed, save for when exactly it might see release.

However, it looks like the wait is over, as WoW Classic has been confirmed for release on August 27th. “Whether your battle cry is ‘For the Horde!’ or ‘For the Alliance!’, there’s no shortage of adventure awaiting you in the vast continents of Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms,” read Blizzard‘s official announcement.

Alongside the eagerly awaited launch date, World of Warcraft Classic was confirmed to have a “small-scale” closed beta scheduled for May 15th, or tomorrow at the time of writing. This session is to be the first in “a series of stress tests” starting from now until sometime in July, with players able to sign up through their official Blizzard account settings. It’s noted that as these sessions go on, their small-scale nature will be relaxed, increasing the number of simultaneous players with each subsequent session. The current schedule for these tests can be viewed below.

  • Stress Test 1: Wed May 22–Thurs May 23
  • Stress Test 2: Wed Jun 19– Thurs Jun 20
  • Stress Test 3: Thurs Jul 18– Fri July 19

World of Warcraft Classic releases for Mac and PC on August 27th.

What do you think? Are you “wowed” with the idea of World of Warcraft Classic, or are you more looking forward to another Warcraft re-release? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more headlines recently featured on DFTG, check out these next few news stories:

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Phone-browsing Wikipedia in one hand and clutching his trusty controller in the other, the legendary Eric Hall spreads his wealth of knowledge as a writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. Be sure to catch his weekly "Throwback Thursday" segment for a nostalgic look at trivia from the past.


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