World of Warcraft’s latest expansion, Warlords of Draenor, is now entirely free and comes as part of the base game.
A Reddit member noticed the other day that the expansion was no longer being offered for sale and surmised that it was now part of the base game. Shortly after, a Blizzard customer service rep confirmed the news.
What that means is that all of the content from the first five expansions – The Burning Crusade, Wrath of the Lich King, Cataclysm, Mists of Pandaria and Warlords of Draenor – has effectively been folded into the main game.
World of Warcraft retails for $19.99 but you’ll also need to factor in the cost of the monthly subscription. Individually, you’ll pay $14.99 per month but that fee can be lowered to $13.99 each month if you purchase three months in advance ($41.97 billed every three months) or $12.99 monthly for a six-month subscription ($77.94 billed twice a year).
Legendary Pictures’ Warcraft movie is set to hit theaters on June 10. As part of a promotion with Regal Cinemas, participating locations will be handing out free digital copies of World of Warcraft to anyone that buys a ticket to see the movie.
The next major expansion, Legion, will be released on August 30 and Blizzard is currently accepting pre-purchases. Legion will raise the game’s level cap to 110 and introduce a new continent called The Broken Isles. Pricing starts at $49.99 for the standard edition and $69.99 for the digital deluxe edition.