Blizzard has formally unveiled WoW Classic’s Burning Crusade expansion. We received a peep at the remixed content material at BlizzCon 2021 with a shiny new trailer, alongside affirmation that it launches this year. There was even a joke or two thrown in earlier than hand, in the event you had been paying consideration.
Initially launched again in 2007, the expansion focuses on a demonic faction known as the Burning Legion. You head to an space known as Outland to “flee the fel reavers who roam Hellfire Peninsula, dive deep beneath the swamps of Zangarmarsh to confront what lurks beneath, and conflict with the demonic brokers of the Burning Legion in the shadow of the Black Temple”, as the leaked press launch explains. You can take to the upcoming combat as a Blood Elf or Draenei. Blood Elves search a brand new “supply of the arcane energy that after sustained them”, and are aligned with the Horde. Draenei, in the meantime, are exiles from Outland who aspect with the Alliance.
After Blizzard’s opening section, we received some extra info in a deep dive panel. You’ll be capable to grind your Blood Elf or Draenei in a pre-expansion patch. Much like WoW Classic, Burning Crusade’s content material will regularly roll out in phases – so that you received’t be capable to gun this one.
Currently, the expansion is cut up into 5 phases:
- Karazhan, Gruul’s Lair, and Magtheridon’s Lair raids
- Serpent Shrine Cavern and Tempest Keep
- Battle for Mount Hyjal and Black Temple raids
- Sunwell Plateau
It’s additionally as much as you if you wish to keep on WoW Classic, or transfer over to Burning Crusade. If you fancy it, you’ll be able to entry a earlier snapshot of your character so you’ll be able to play on each. If you need to play along with your mates, you may also increase your character.
You can catch the trailer beneath:
We don’t have a extra particular launch date proper now, however we do comprehend it’s coming this year. Blizzard additionally confirms in the deep dive panel that the beta is coming “quickly”.