Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next. 


Blizzard Entertainment announced today that World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic will launch for PC on June 1.

Burning Crusade was the first expansion for Blizzard’s hit MMO. It debuted in 2007. World of Warcraft has come a long way since then, but many still pine for those earlier experiences. That’s why Blizzard released World of Warcraft Classic in 2019, which put players back to World of Warcraft’s pre-expansion days.

When Classic became a hit, it was only a matter of time before Burning Crusade would also get the Classic treatment. Regular World of Warcraft and Classic share the same subscription, so the whole enterprise has been a boon to World of Warcraft’s revenues.

Burning Crusade takes players into Outland, the devastated home world of the orcs. It also introduces two new player races: Blood Elves for the Horde, and Draenei for the Alliance.

Webinar

Three top investment pros open up about what it takes to get your video game funded.

Watch On Demand

A pre-expansion patch for World of Warcraft Classic will launch May 18. This will give players the choice to move their characters to Burning Crusade, stay in original Classic, or to clone their hero so they can do both.

GamesBeat

GamesBeat's creed when covering the game industry is "where passion meets business." What does this mean? We want to tell you how the news matters to you -- not just as a decision-maker at a game studio, but also as a fan of games. Whether you read our articles, listen to our podcasts, or watch our videos, GamesBeat will help you learn about the industry and enjoy engaging with it. How will you do that? Membership includes access to:
  • Newsletters, such as DeanBeat
  • The wonderful, educational, and fun speakers at our events
  • Networking opportunities
  • Special members-only interviews, chats, and "open office" events with GamesBeat staff
  • Chatting with community members, GamesBeat staff, and other guests in our Discord
  • And maybe even a fun prize or two
  • Introductions to like-minded parties
Become a member