Blizzard shares details on WoW: Burning Crusade Classic
Game studio Blizzard has revealed additional details about the release of the first add-on for the “classic” World of Warcraft, which will be launched again before the end of 2021. The Burning Crusade Classic class balance will be based on the latest version 2.4.3, with no further adjustments planned.
The first expansion in the history of the game was released in 2007. After 14 years, players on “classic” servers will be offered to either switch to The Burning Crusade, or stay in the original game world without updating.
The new content is planned to be released gradually in separate patches, as is the case with Classic. However, the “new” races of the draenei and blood elves, as well as the “new” location of Outland with flights will be available from the start of the add-on.
Burning Crusade Classic will be available as a general subscription with the latest version of the game. Blizzard has also confirmed its commitment to continuing the classic series and releasing Wrath of the Lich King Classic.
The add-on will be based on the Shadowlands client, so the game can get graphics enhancements, including dynamic shadows and ray tracing. Players will receive the first mount at level 30 (instead of 40), and in the lands of Outland, development will go faster.
Travelers will gain access to raids in a chain of missions, which can now be performed not only solo, but also in a group or even in a raid. Owners of The Burning Crusade Collector’s Edition will receive a Nether Little Dragon with the release of the “Classic” version of the expansion.
It is planned to rework the “Drums of the Mountains”, which are created by leatherworkers, and the tool for finding and collecting groups. The developers have not yet made a decision about introducing a modern group search system into The Burning Crusade Classic.