World of Warcraft Classic launches August 27

Video Gamer is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Prices subject to change. Learn more

Blizzard has announced that World of Warcraft Classic, the new version of their most famous MMO that takes players back to simpler times before the many, many expansion packs, will be released on August 27.

In the announcement made on the Blizzard website, Blizzard also mention that a series of stress tests is to take place over the next few months in run up to launch. The first one of these tests will  be across the days of May 22 to May 23, then another from June 19-20 and the final one over July 18-19. These will be stress tests, and partcipants will be selected from those who have an active subscription and sign up by opting in on their Blizzard Account Management page.

Finally, character creation will open August 13, allowing eager players to make up their ideal builds ahead of the game's launch on August 27. World of Warcraft Classic was originally announced back at Blizzcon 2017.



About the Author

Ben Borthwick

Ben Borthwick is the News Editor for VideoGamer. He's a fan of action adventure games, music games and especially comedic games like the Monkey Island series.

World of Warcraft

  • Release Date: November 23, 2004
    • - 11 February 2005 (PC)
  • Platform(s): macOS, PC
  • Genre(s): Fantasy, Massively Multiplayer, Massively Multiplayer Online, RPG