Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft expansion Burning Crusade Classic launched around the globe.
In Burning Crusade Classic, the heroes of the horde and the alliance set out on an excursion to the fel-scarred, alien world of Draenor, where the demonic burning legion is staging a war against all life on Azeroth. Together with their new draenei and blood elf allies, Azeroth’s champions must find a way to stop the invasion at its source; seek out new allies amid the fungal forests and nether-wracked skies of a strange new world; and ultimately prepare to face the infernal forces of Illidan the Betrayer, the traitorous night elf demon hunter who has claimed the shattered domain of Outland as his own.
“Today’s launch of Burning Crusade Classic represents the first chance in over a decade for the WoW community to feel the collective thrill of stepping through the Dark Portal, of charging into an Arena together, and of taking down the final boss of Karazhan as a guild for the first time. These shared experiences are at the heart of World of Warcraft, and we look forward to seeing all of the new adventures players have with friends old and new as they return to Outland,” said Blizzard Entertainment president J. Allen Brack.
With today’s launch, players can now advance characters on Burning Crusade Classic realms to level 70 as they explore all of the new zones of Outland beyond the Dark Portal, and rally their allies to take on the raid challenges of 10-player Karazhan, 25-player Magtheridon’s Lair, and 25-player Gruul’s Lair. Starting 15 June players will be able to prove their PvP prowess with the start of Arena Season 1. Additional Burning Crusade Classic content will roll out in future content updates.
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 from 23 July to 25 July. Full tournament details, including information on how to participate, will be announced in the weeks ahead.