With the reveal of World of Warcraft Classic at last year’s Blizzcon, fans were introduced to the base game which cut off any future enhancements and the exceeding amount of expansions for the game. Giving original fans a fix of nostalgia as they will be able to play on vanilla servers for the game.
Revealed at this year’s Blizzcon that the upcoming classic title will be getting an official release date sometime in summer of next year.
— World of Warcraft (@Warcraft) November 2, 2018
Fans of the series got their hands on with the throwback title when attending this the recent Blizzard event. Along with those who purchase the virtual ticket for Blizzcon will be able to join in with show attendees to gain access to the game’s demo.
Blizzard posted a list of changes that was made to reimage what made the original version of World of Warcraft so great. Restoring user interface along with the game’s class system. Other recreations added include the classic models, lighting fixes, animations, and reintroducing the original gameplay from the game’s 2004 debut. Along with other “invisible” changes, those less noticeable that still need to be applied to bring this to the game’s roots.
The classic title will phase in different stages of content which will be released over time:
- Stage 1: Molten Core, Onyxia, Dire Maul, Kazzak, Azurgos
- Stage 2: Blackwing Lair, Battlegrounds and PvP rewards, Zul’Gurub
- Stage 3: Ahn’Qiraj (including opening event), Tier 0.5, Silithus content, Green Dragons
- Stage 4: Naxxramas Raid, Scourge Invasion
World of Warcraft Classic has a launch timeframe aimed for Summer 2019.