WoW Classic Burning Crusade Release Date & More Confirmed
WoW Classic’s Burning Crusade expansion has a release date, and it’s getting a very short pre-patch. A leak was recently dropped online that it was going live on June 1st, and that turned out to be true. The Pre-Patch will begin on May 18th, 2021, and it’s going to make players choose what to do on each of their characters. WoW Shadowlands hasn’t exactly been a hit with many. That includes this writer, who actively played World of Warcraft for years, even when it stopped being enjoyable. There are players who are falling in love again thanks to WoW Classic and Burning Crusade; what else is there beyond the release date though?
Choose Your Own Adventure
On May 18th, the release of the pre-patch for WoW Classic Burning Crusade begins. This is a maintenance session, and when it’s over, players will have to make a choice. Each of your characters will have to decide on if they want to move on to the Burning Crusade content, stay with the Classic Era content, or make a clone of that character to play in both.
Some people are excited that there’s not a long time to wait, but that doesn’t go for everyone. Esfand of OTK had this to say:
“Problem with TBC date isn’t June 1st, it’s the short notice and short prepatch. If prepatch was early May and this was announced a month ago, the timing wouldn’t be as bad. Wish the date was June 15/22 given situation. Still excited but lil disappointed. Can’t convey in a tweet.”
If you choose the Burning Crusade path, everything will stay with you. Your guild, the server you’re on, everything stays the same. If you choose to go with the Class Era, you’ll have to use a new game client for the character that’s still in Azeroth. Everyone else will get ready to head to Outland. According to Blizzard:
“Realm names will remain the same for both Burning Crusade Classic and Classic Era realms and player characters will exist as they are before the pre-expansion patch on both era types.”
The downside is that you get one free clone. The others will require a paid service to have your character in both Vanilla/BC. The price point is unknown at this time. This leads me to another problem. The short pre-patch means people who are just coming to Burning Crusade are going to have to grind really fast to get to the level cap and get ready. You can’t just leap into Outland at level 30, for example. For people who aren’t level capped yet, it’s a very small period of time to get ready for the expansion. So it’s not the worst thing, players sound like they were hoping it would come with a bit more warning. It all begins with the June 1st release date in WoW Classic: Burning Crusade.