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Burning Crusade Classic Release Date? Brief Ad Popup On Battle Net Indicates June 1st

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Did the release date for Burning Crusade Classic just get leaked? Well, it's certainly possible.

Nonbread had an article briefly appear on their Battle.net launcher with a seeming June 1st release date for the Classic expansion:


This comes mere days after the official Warcraft Instagram said that the expansion was coming "very soon" as well, and it's long been speculated that the pre-patch would come mid-May, which seems to fit this timeline. This also wasn't the only spotting of said article, as mfdaw also noticed it, on the HotS page of all places, and KawaiiLnrd did as well:

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It's also slightly unclear whether the above refers to the actual full release date or the pre-patch, but it does say "return to Outland" which we will not be doing in the pre-patch at all, so it's much more likely to be referring to the actual release date.

Now this could still all be just some really creative trolling and a fake leak, but with the additional factors which we discussed in the Instagram article, it's actually somewhat likely that this is correct. It's also possible that June 1st was the original plan, but was changed at the last minute (similar to the Diablo 4 reveal at the 2018 that was scrapped), but again, with Blizzard not wanted to have Classic and the new 9.1 patch for Shadowlands overlap, it makes sense BCC would go first, so we're thinking that June 1st, or a very close date to that actually seems likely.

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I find it to be extraordinarily unlikely that blizz is going to give us less than a month notice before launch. I know they're stupid but I find it hard to believe that they're *that* stupid

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1 hour ago, GBeast said:

I find it to be extraordinarily unlikely that blizz is going to give us less than a month notice before launch. I know they're stupid but I find it hard to believe that they're *that* stupid

you underestimate their power

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People are actually falling for this fake? look at the CoD season 3 date, "arriving", yeah 100% fake.

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This is on the launcher right now, 4 May 2021.

I'm not saying that the 1 June thing is real, but the 'arriving April 22' isn't actually evidence that it isn't.

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If testing bears fruit I can see a possible release either September or November for those yearning to play TBC.

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