World of Warcraft goes freetoplay for 20 levels adds Burning Crusade to

first_imgIf you’re not one of World of Warcraft‘s 11.4 million subscribers, now might be a good time to sign up. Blizzard‘s genre-defining MMO has gone free-to-play for the first 20 levels, and the company has just announced a new digital Battle Chest available that includes the first expansion pack to the game, The Burning Crusade.The Battle Chest is available now in the Blizzard Store online for $19.99, and includes both the original game as well as everything beyond the Dark Portal included in The Burning Crusade. The previous 10 and 14-day free trial restrictions are now gone, and if you want to try World of Warcraft, you can download the game and play immediately.AdChoices广告The free-to-play version of the game is now called World of Warcraft: Starter Edition, and gamers will be able to play the Draenei and Blood Elf character races that were introduced in The Burning Crusade, but they won’t have access to the Goblin and Worgen races introduced in World of Warcaft: Cataclysm, the most recent expansion.Gamers who play through the Starter Edition and want to continue can sign up for a subscription through their Battle.net account and pick up where they left off with their level 20 characters. Additionally, the rest of the vanilla World of Warcraft and Burning Crusade content will be open to them, so they can continue playing up to level 70 without having to buy the Wrath of the Lich King expansion pack that followed Burning Crusade.The announcement comes at the same time as the latest content patch for World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, titled Rage of the Firelands. The new patch offers players new raid content, opens up a new arena PvP season, introduces new zones, and starts a new legendary quest line for players who are at or close to the current level 85 cap.It’s odd that Blizzard chose not to include Wrath of the Lich King in the Battle Chest. Even so, since Cataclysm is still new and The Burning Crusade has been rolled together with vanilla WoW, Blizzard is probably trying to keep two separate and equally priced expansion packs on store shelves.Read more at World of Warcraftlast_img read more

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