World of Warcraft Classic is adding Wrath of the Lich King this year

World of Warcraft Classic Wrath of the Lich King

Arguably the most popular expansion in the game’s history

During the World of Warcraft Dragonflight reveal, the team had a “one more thing” prepared, and it deals with WoW: Classic. It’s a World of Warcraft Classic Wrath of the Lich King release.

I should have known something was up with Holly Longdale (lead producer WoW Classic) in attendance, and lo and behold, we got a new Classic reveal. It’s due out this year, and will have “some changes” among classic content.

“Dungeon finder is not a good fit for the community” of WoW Classic, according to Longdale, and the barbershop will be adding a few options that didn’t exist during the time of the Wrath expansion (gender swap was mentioned, and it will not feature a paid customization fee; rather, it’ll use in-game gold). The Death Knight will start at level 55, and “everyone will be able to make one.”

The cap will be increased to 80, and Blizzard will have a “level 70 boost,” which can be applied to the Death Knight class. The beta is coming soon and the team is open to feedback for potential changes to create a mostly traditional, yet updated, version of Wrath of the Lich King.

After it was announced that Burning Crusade Classic was going to be a thing, it was pretty much a given that Blizzard would move to World of Warcraft Classic Wrath of the Lich King. They’d be leaving money on the table otherwise: just look at how popular it still is.

Chris Carter
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