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WoW Classic: Wrath of the Lich King Releasing Later This Year


WoW Classic: Wrath of the Lich King Releasing Later This Year

One of WoW's best expansions is coming back with a few tweaks

Blizzard has announced that Wrath of the Lich King is coming to the World of Warcraft classic later this year. This isn't very surprising to anyone; with The Burning Crusade expansion released, it was only a matter of time until Wrath of the Lich King would be announced. Wrath of the Lich King is a fan favorite and is often discussed as one of the best World of Warcraft expansions ever.

Wrath of the Lich King does not need to be purchased. Everyone who has an active World of Warcraft subscription will access the latest expansion and all of its content. Players will make their way to Northrend to face the Lich King, Lord of the undead Scourge. The Lich King is evil incarnate and wants nothing but all life on Azeroth to perish.

When Exactly Is WotLK Releasing?

There is not an exact release date as of yet. We only have a release window, which is sometime this year. Considering we are almost halfway through the year, we should expect the game to come out soon. Players looking to jump into the expansion early can opt-in to the beta.

To opt-in for the Wrath of the Lich King beta, players only need to go to the official World of Warcraft Classic site. Here you will have all of the information about the new expansion and can opt-in to the beta. To have a chance to get into the beta, you will need a account.

What Features Are Making A Return To The Expansion?

Everything you remember and love about Wrath of the Lich King is back in the classic version. If you loved Wrath of the Lich King back when it was first released in 2008, you would love it now. The quests, zones, and features are making it back except for a big one, which I will detail later.

New Profession

  • Inscription: This new profession allows players to use herbs, parchments, and ink to create enchantments, Glyphs, Scrolls, and other various items. Players can make things like cards to sell for considerable amounts of WoTLK Classic gold. The inscription will take time to level up, but it is worth it to push your character to the limit and earn some currency.

New Class

  • Death Knights: Death Knights start at level 55, letting people get a jump start on their adventure. This class is a master of necromantic spells, blood magic, and frost damage. Each one serves a purpose; blood specialization is excellent for healing and tanking large amounts of damage. The unholy and frost disciplines are great for melee damage and damage effects on your enemies over time.

New Zones, Dungeons, and Raids

  • Dungeons & Raids: This expansion adds many dungeons and raids to the game. From 5-man dungeons to 40-man attacks. Each one with unique bosses to fight, including the Lich King himself.

Northrend: Players can take their character to reach level 80 in the new zones of Northrend. From the Howling Fjord to Dragon Blight to the brutal winter of Storm Peaks.

Wrath of the Lich King Will Have Some Small Changes

Players can expect some minor changes when the expansion hits. While most of the significant features are returning and are unchanged, Blizzard has made a few tweaks, mainly for the better. Luckily, none of these changes affects how a player can earn more TBC Classic gold.

For example, Death Knights will be released early before the expansion drops, so players can level up their new character to 70 and be ready for Northrend. Another change interesting change is there is no longer a requirement when creating your first Death Knight.

Before, players had to have a level 55 character on that realm before they were able to create a Death Knight. That is no longer the case for your first Death Knight character. So choose wisely on what domain you want your character to be in.

Another significant change that many players weren't expecting did not have a dungeon finder. Considering the Dungeon Finder feature debuted in the Wrath of the Lich King expansion, it is strange that it is absent. Blizzard removed this feature to make World of Warcraft more social and keep World of Warcraft's "core values" intact.

Based on today's standards, there are also minimal changes to text and characters to be more inclusive and sensitive.


In short, players can look forward to playing one of the best World of Warcraft expansions sometime this year. At the same time, there will be some slight differences, like no dungeon finder. Other than a few tweaks and changes, the same classic gameplay and features will stay the same. Players will be able to WoTLK power leveling up their Death Knight to level 70 before the expansion so that you can be ready for Northrend. That will be the best time to grind levels and WoW TBC gold, so you are prepared for the expansion.

What about you guys? Are you excited to jump back into Wrath of the Lich King? Sound off in the comments.