Wrath of the Lich King Classic finally gets a September release date

Wrath of the Lich King Classic release date

September 26, 2022

Blizzard has finally spilled the beans on the World of Warcraft Wrath of the Lich King Classic release date, and it’s ready to go on September 26, 2022.

It’s set to arrive at 3PM PT on that date, and will once again follow suit with prior “classic” extensions in that it will be included for current subscribers without a separate fee. Starting with a Death Knigh at level 55, the achievement system, and the inscription profession are all back in, as are all 13 dungeons and nine raids from the base release.

As for what’s new, it’s a bunch of meta/account-related stuff, and Blizzard has provided further clarification on that today:

“In the lead-up to launch, players can experience Joyous Journeys, a 50%-bonus-XP event that will run until Wrath of the Lich King Classic’s September 26 launch. Prior to release, all WoW subscribers will be granted the ability to create one Death Knight per Classic realm, which they can bring to level 70 through Burning Crusade Classic content until September 26. In addition, players will also be able to purchase optional upgrades, including new cosmetic items and a level-70 character boost for those who might not yet have a fully leveled character.”

Before the Wrath of the Lich King Classic release date, we’ll get more retrospectives

The publisher clearly still holds this expansion in high regard, as they’re putting out a retrospective celebration of sorts throughout the year. The first episode can be viewed here, and runs through topics from aesthetic choices unique to Wrath of the Lich King, to some insight into the technical aspects of the engine, and the advancements that they were able to implement going forward.

Chris Carter
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