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Blizzard have now set a date for the end of Season of Mastery, and "on or after" February 14th, 2023 players will no longer be able to log in to the servers, but their characters will be available for transfer "for some time thereafter". As noted in earlier blue posts, players will be able to transfer either to Classic Era or Wrath Classic realms.
As the Season of Mastery WoW Classic experience approaches its end, we will disable the “Enter World” button for all Season of Mastery realms on or after February 14, 2023. After that time, you will be unable to enter the game from the character selection screen.
We intend to keep your Season of Mastery character list available for some time thereafter, so that you can initiate free transfers from Season of Mastery realms to Classic Era or Wrath Classic realms. We do not yet know how long that access will continue to be available, but we will let you know once we do.
We suggest that all Season of Mastery players initiate free transfers for your characters as soon as possible.
Thank you very much!
Blizzard have announced transfers from Vanilla Classic's Season of Mastery to Wrath Classic (or Classic Era), starting today! A key difference this time around is that characters that are not transferred from Season of Mastery when it ends will be deleted.
Starting today, October 18, Season of Mastery players are now offered free transfers for their characters to either a Classic Era realm or a Wrath Classic realm. In this region, the available choices are:
From Season of Mastery Realm To Wrath Classic Realm OR to Classic Era Realm Realm Type Jom Gabbar Eranikus Whitemane PvP Nightfall Eranikus Whitemane PvP Mutanus Eranikus Whitemane PvP Barman Shanker Eranikus Whitemane PvP Swamp of Sorrows Yojamba Whitemane PvP Lionheart Remulos Mankrik Normal Shadowstrike Atiesh Mankrik Normal Obsidian Edge Atiesh Mankrik Normal Please exercise utmost caution when selecting your transfer destination. You are selecting either Classic Era or Wrath Classic.
Your chosen transfer is one-way, irreversible, and final.
At this time, we have a bug preventing some transfers to a PvP realm where you already have a character of the opposite faction. We intend to fix this as soon as possible.
Reminder: It is not possible for Blizzard Customer Support to modify your selection once you have initiated the transfer.
Season of Mastery realms will be permanently closed on a later date, which is to-be-announced later. Please note that when Season of Mastery realms close, all player-characters that have not been transferred will become inaccessible forever.
Wrath Classic is going live in just 12 days on September 26! Find out when the latest Classic installment will be live in your region.
The Lich King, Arthas Menethil, sits in the ominous Icecrown Citadel scheming to claim the world as his own—a plan that threatens all life on Azeroth. Heroes of the Alliance and Horde must stand against the malevolent being who dares to declare himself the one true king of Azeroth...and seeks to scour all life from the world.
Explore bone-chilling lands, storm Icecrown Citadel, and halt the Lich King’s baleful efforts. Only the most stalwart can challenge the Lich King and end his reign of terror, and we’ve gathered all the information you’ll need to help guide your way.
Global Launch Schedule
World of Warcraft®: Wrath of the Lich King Classic™ will launch in the Americas, Europe, Taiwan, Korea, and Australia/New Zealand at the same time globally. Wherever you live and whatever faction you represent, you can be part of one globally unified front as the icy path to the Lich King is set before you.
Check the details below for the exact time you can begin logging in to explore all that this new expansion has to offer. Subscribe to World of Warcraft now.
*To align with other regions, the Americas will launch slightly ahead of September 27 in local time.
Table of Contents
Expansion Features and Updates Zone Guides Additional Media Expansion Features and Updates
Returning to Wrath of the Lich King Classic™
Gather your allies and heed the call to arms as Azeroth prepares to face the imminent threat blowing in from Northrend. But if you’ve been on a hiatus, you may just need an assist getting back in fighting shape. To help you, we’ve put together a support guide to make sure your account is ready for your journeys ahead. [Learn More]
Flying in Northrend
Once you arrive in the frost-covered lands of Northrend in Wrath of the Lich King Classic™, your mounts will get you where you need to go, but only on the ground. However, with Cold Weather Flying, you can conquer the biting chill of the Northrend air in no time, so bundle up and get ready. [Learn More]
Learn the Art of Inscription in Wrath of the Lich King Classic
Wrath of the Lich King Classic brings back the first iteration of a beloved profession—Inscription. Become a master scribe and get the most ink for your book. [Learn More]
Become a Death Knight in Wrath of the Lich King Classic
The Lich King’s armies present an ever-present threat to all life on Azeroth. Some of his most terrifying servants are known as Death Knights—unliving instruments of the Lich King’s will. Once the Wrath of the Lich King Classic™ pre-expansion update arrives, you’ll be able to create and level Death Knight characters. [Learn More]
The Battle for Wintergrasp in Wrath Classic
An iconic part of the original Wrath of the Lich King, the WoW Classic team shares some insights on the Battle for Wintergrasp development in Wrath Classic. As a part of our ongoing development for Wrath of the Lich King Classic, we’ve been hard at work on the Battle for Wintergrasp and wanted to take some time to go over our plans for this content. [Learn More]
Borean Tundra and Howling Fjord
Borean Tundra or Howling Fjord? With two starting zones to choose from, which one should you choose? You don’t have to choose just one. [Learn More]
Dragonblight and Grizzly Hills
Venture into the ice-entombed zones of Dragonblight and Grizzly Hills on your path to face the Lich King. [Learn More]
Zul’Drak and Sholazar Basin
Zul’Drak, a Scourge-infested wasteland inhabited by Drakkari ice trolls, and Sholazar Basin, a tropical anomaly overflowing with vicious wildlife, await champions of the Horde and Alliance. [Learn More]
The Storm Peaks and Icecrown
Two ice-entombed zones, The Storm Peaks and Icecrown, beckon fearless champions on their journey to face the Lich King. Prepare yourselves to stop to his vicious plans. [Learn More]
World of Warcraft®: Wrath of the Lich King Classic™ - Building Azeroth: Northrend
World of Warcraft®: Wrath of the Lich King Classic™ - Building Death Knights
We're excited to bring Wrath of the Lich King Classic to you. For the latest information and updates, keep checking WorldofWarcraft.com/news and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
See you in Northrend!
Learn how to unlock Cold Weather Flying in Wrath Classic in Blizzard's official preview.
Once you arrive in the frost-covered lands of Northrend in Wrath of the Lich King Classic ™, your mounts will get you where you need to go, but only on the ground. However, with Cold Weather Flying, you can conquer the biting chill of the Northrend air in no time, so bundle up and get ready.
GETTING FLIGHT CERTIFIED
To learn Cold Weather Flying, you must be level 77 and know Expert Riding or Flight Form (Druids). When you're ready, head to the following trainers to learn:
Hira Snowdawn, who roams Krasus' Landing in Dalaran. Hira also offers the Tome of Cold Weather Flight, which allows your alts to learn Cold Weather Flying at level 68. Roxi Ramrocket at K3, Storm Peaks. Pilot Vic at River's Heart, Sholazar Basin REPUTATION HELPS
While learning Expert and Artisan Riding skills through the Cold Weather Flying trainers is possible, you can benefit from reputation discounts from Maigra Keenfeather in Valiance Keep (Alliance) or Wind Rider Sabamba in Warsong Hold (Horde) in Borean Tundra.
Also, depending on your reputation with Honor Hold (Alliance) or Thrallmar (Horde) in Hellfire Peninsula, there may be deeper discounts through Hargen Bronzewing in Honor Hold or Wind Rider Jahubo in Thrallmar.
SLIGHTLY USED IS SLIGHTLY NEW…TO SOMEONE
Need a lift but don't have Cold Weather Flying yet? No worries. A loaner mount is available from "Honest" Max at K3 in Storm Peaks for those level 77 or higher. Fair warning, these flying mounts are a little sluggish and somewhat stubborn; they will only fly at 60% within Storm Peaks, Sholozar Basin, and Icecrown.
DON'T LEAVE YOUR ALTS GROUNDED
After your first character has reached level 80 and has Cold Weather Flying, you'll be able to get the Tome of Cold Weather Flight from Hira Snowdawn for your alts. Each alt that you plan to level through Northrend will need to be sent a Tome of Cold Weather Flight if you want them to be able to take to the skies at level 68.
We're excited to be able to bring this classic adventure to you, so don't forget to sign up for the beta. For the latest information and updates, keep checking WorldofWarcraft.com/news, and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
We look forward to seeing you soaring through the Northrend skies!
Blizzard have clarified the exact release time for the Naxxramas raid and Scourge Invasion event in Season of mastery.
We’ve seen some questions on this. Please know that in Season of Mastery, the Naxxramas raid and the Scourge Invasion will begin:
23:00 BST on Thursday, July 28 / 00:00 CEST on Friday, July 29 Full details are here.