Blizzard announces World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic
The first expansion for World of Warcraft, The Burning Crusade, returns to the Massively Multiplayer Online Game in 2021 as Burning Crusade Classic. This was announced at BlizzConline, the online version of publisher Blizzard’s annual fan convention.
Burning Crusade Classic is a follow-up to the success of World of Warcraft: Classic, which relaunched the original version of the MMO from 2004 as an additional way to play the game. When Burning Crusade Classic launches, there will be three ways to play World of Warcraft: the new version including the latest expansion Shadowlands, the Classic version and Burning Crusade Classic.
Burning Crusade Classic is going to follow a similar phasing system to the one used in World of Warcraft: Classic. At launch, subscribers will have access to all of the dungeons in Outlands as well as the Karazhan, Gruul’s Lair and Magtheridon’s Lair raids. Additional content will become available to players later.
In The Burning Crusade, released in 2007, players travelled to a shattered planet called Outland. Additionally, the expansion offered the first new races of the game: the Alliance got the Draenei and The Horde the Blood Elves.