The release cycle of Activision Blizzard's MMO titan just got a lot more interesting with the announcement of World of Warcraft Burning Crusade Classic.
World of Warcraft The Burning Crusade Classic Release Date: When is it?
TBC Classic is a re-release of the first ever expansion released for World of Warcraft back in January of 2007. Just as Classic World of Warcraft had come out nearly two years ago in August 2019 as a re-release of the original World of Warcraft from 2004, TBC Classic is looking to recapture the magic that players had felt back in 2007.
The Burning Crusade takes players out from their comfort zone on Azeroth, throwing both the Horde and Alliance on Outland, more specifically the first zone of Outland, Hellfire Peninsula, seen above. Although, if you're having trouble with the sheer amount of players from both factions competing for quest rewards, you can head to the neighboring zone Zangarmarsh for a less chaotic experience.
Cash Shop Inclusion Controversy
When the initial idea of a "throwback" version of WoW was to be made, two distinct camps of players formed amongst the crowds of many different sub-divisions of communities within the greater whole.
There were those who were staunchly against any form of change, seen as the "no changes" camp, and there were those who welcomed some quality of life changes, nothing major that would impact already established game systems from this era of WoW.
To many player's dismay, with one user on r/classicwow hoping this was Blizzard's attempt at an April Fool's joke, a mount was announced for those who purchased the Deluxe Edition of TBC Classic.
Mounts are a huge deal in the early days of World of Warcraft, a symbol of status where the players who put in the time to farm the rare mounts stick out riding the mounts that take the most time or require the most luck. Rare Tempest Keep mount Ashes of Al'ar is a perfect example of this.
When Can Players Expect a Release Date?
While there is no concrete release date yet, World of Warcraft news site Wowhead noticed an interesting announcement that was quickly pulled from the Battle.net client where it was seen.
As seen in the screenshot, a June 1 date is very possible seeing as the beta came out at the end of March, and when comparing to the release cycle of Classic WoW, a pre-patch was available to players three weeks before release, a similar trend we may see with Classic Burning Crusade.