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The Burning Crusade Classic Launches on June 1

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The Burning Crusade Classic is just a month away. Blizzard just confirmed that the game will release on June 1, 2021.

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Beyond the Dark Portal in the Blasted Lands lies a realm shattered by the machinations of the Burning Legion: Outland, the once beautiful orc homeworld of Draenor. Seek out its mysteries beginning June 1 when Burning Crusade Classic™ launches around the world.

Before that, however, every hero must make a choice. Beginning on May 18, after each regional scheduled maintenance, the Burning Crusade Classic Pre-expansion Patch will be released, and each character must choose whether to advance onward to Burning Crusade, move to a Classic Era realm, or use the Character Clone service to play in both games. Read more about this process.

Heroes who choose to cross the Dark Portal will find themselves in Hellfire Peninsula, an aptly named barren wasteland, where fel orcs and cruel demons roam free. The established outposts of Thrallmar (for the Horde) and Honor Hold (for the Alliance) are not able to deter this endless tide of darkness on their own. It is up to you to fight for this shattered world to rid it from evil. . . or watch its demonic denizens consume everything you hold dear.

Join the Global Launch

World of Warcraft®: Burning Crusade Classic will launch in the Americas, Europe, Taiwan, Korea, and Australia/New Zealand at the same time. Wherever you live and whatever path you choose to take, you can be part of one global adventure beyond the Dark Portal.

Check the details below for the exact time you can start playing and begin your journey into Outland.

Americas (PDT)

Europe (CET)

Taiwan (CST)

Korea (KST)

ANZ (AEDT)

UTC

3:00p.m.

June 1st

11:00p.m.

June 1st

7:00a.m.

June 2nd

8:00a.m.

June 2nd

10:00a.m.

June 2nd

10:00p.m.

June 1st

A map displaying release times in several countries.

For more information on World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic, visit the official site. We look forward to seeing you in Outland, hero!

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Ok I guess?  I knew Classic went through some alpha and beta testing but I really do not recall if TBC: Classic had any testing at all.   I was thinking of a fall release to allow players to level and build their characters before choosing to cross the Dark Portal.  This seems a bit rushed but that maybe just my way of thinking.

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4 hours ago, Ragingwolf said:

Ok I guess?  I knew Classic went through some alpha and beta testing but I really do not recall if TBC: Classic had any testing at all.   I was thinking of a fall release to allow players to level and build their characters before choosing to cross the Dark Portal.  This seems a bit rushed but that maybe just my way of thinking.

It's been in beta for some time now - there's also been multiple rounds of varying raid tests, but I'm not sure how "ready" it is tbh

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1 hour ago, Blainie said:

It's been in beta for some time now - there's also been multiple rounds of varying raid tests, but I'm not sure how "ready" it is tbh

Thank you for responding and clarifying.

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