Burning Crusade Classic Release Date Leaked by Blizzard
World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Classic might be set for a June 1 release. Caught by several users on Reddit, Blizzard’s Battle.net launcher seems to have accidentally revealed an image announcing a June 1 release date for Burning Crusade Classic.
The images were quickly taken down from the launcher, and users who even scrolled through the launcher’s news section or switched tabs found that the release date announcement was no longer there. This would indicate that Blizzard posted the announcement accidentally.
The leaked news reads: “On June 1, return to Outland in World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic.” This announcement doesn’t expand on whether the June 1 release date is for the expansion itself, or if it for the pre-patch that typically leads up to an expansion. Blizzard hasn’t made any official announcement or statement regarding Burning Crusade Classic’s release date or pre-patch yet.
The beta for Burning Crusade Classic was kicked off back in March. Over the course of the beta test, those who opted in as beta testers through their Battle.net settings would be eligible for a beta invite.
The Burning Crusade Classic is an extension of World of Warcraft Classic, which was originally released back in 2019. Blizzard has stated that it will allow players to either move their characters to The Burning Crusade Classic, or keep them in World of Warcraft Classic on separate servers.
If World of Warcraft Classic’s release schedule is an indicator, The Burning Crusade Classic will likely see an August 2021 release. No extra purchases are necessary for access, other than a World of Warcraft subscription.
Blizzard told IGN back in February that the company was willing to release a Wrath of the Lich King Classic if that’s what the player base wants.
“We want to hear what the community wants,” said lead software engineer Brian Birmingham. “What people want to see is what we want to do. If people are excited about the next chapters, then we want to hear about that and start talking about it.”