The cost of playing World of Warcraft is set to increase by £1 per month when expansion Warlords of Draenor is released on November 13, Blizzard has announced.

The new price for recurring subscriptions will be:

  • £9.99 for 30 days
  • £28.17 for 90 days
  • £52.14 for 180 days

A 60-day prepaid time card will retail at a suggested priced of £20.99.

Blizzard said the price hike is a result of local and regional market conditions. However, the higher pricing needn't affect you just yet.

"As a thank you for current World of Warcraft subscribers, we guarantee that players with recurring (auto-renewing) subscriptions at the time of the price change will retain their current price for two years, as long as they remain in the same recurring subscription without interruption," explained Blizzard.

"This applies to anyone who is already in, or signs up for, a recurring subscription prior to the price change, which is scheduled to take place at the Warlords of Draenor release.

"We will reach out to relevant players approximately two months prior to the price change with a reminder."