All the World of Warcraft expansions except the upcoming Battle of Azeroth are now available for free.
Just a couple of day ago, we reported that Blizzard would be releasing an update before the arrival of the Battle of Azeroth expansion. The new update patch 8.0 was released and it brought with it new quests and new story lines, all to lay the groundwork for Battle of Azeroth. And now, Blizzard has made all of the World of Warcraft expansions upto Legion absolutely free (you will still have to pay the monthly fees though).
“Get access to World of Warcraft and every expansion through Legion with your subscription—no additional purchase required. Begin your journey today and play up to level 110 through six expansions of adventure!”
Earlier, users were required to pay upfront to start the game. This would give them a Battle Chest. This charge was on addition to the monthly fee. But now, Battle Chests are no longer available for sale. So new players can now straightaway jump into the game, only requiring to pay the monthly subscription fee. This means new users will not have to pay separately for the World of Warcraft expansions.
In the past, Blizzard had made the previous expansions free before the release of a new one. It wont probably effect the long term players, but if you are yet to play the MMORPG, this is the right time. Wolrd of Warcraft has never been cheaper or bigger than now. Moreover you will also get to experience patch 8.0, with the new story lines of Teldrassil and Lordaeron, whose destruction will lay the groundwork for the Battle of Azeroth storyline. You will also get a taste of the new multiplayer experience, the War mode.
Battle of Azeroth will release on August 14. The pre-patch is live now.
Rudraaksh is a dentist by qualification but a gamer by heart. He has written in the past for adventure sports website and volunteered for a Germany based Newsletter. Currently trying to make his way into eSport