Published: Wed, July 18, 2018
IT | By Lester Massey

Past World of Warcraft Expansions are Now Free for Subscribers

Past World of Warcraft Expansions are Now Free for Subscribers

Elsewhere, the World of Warcraft subscription listing now reads "get access to World of Warcraft and every expansion through Legion with your subscription-no additional purchase required". Blizzard is ditching most of that, making the game itself free and all of its DLC with only the sub fee itself remaining.

Check out the World of Warcraft page on the Blizzard Shop for more information.

Since its release way back in 2004, World of Warcraft has stuck to a very familiar revenue model. You don't even have to buy the base game anymore. The Battle Chest Box has disappeared from Blizzard's online store and a subscription allows all content to be accessed right up to Legion. Oh, and the $80 Digital Deluxe Edition.

It is worth noting though, that the newest expansion will still need to be purchased separately, with The Battle for Azeroth sporting a $50 price tag ahead of its August 14 release date.


Despite World of Warcraft's popularity, getting into the game was likely a daunting task for newcomers.

This is the anti-Guild Wars formula, which charges for the base game and expansions, but lets you play for free after that, or offers free to play options for those who want to get their feet wet before spending any money.

Whether you're a solo or group player you can also enjoy the retaking of Lordaeron (Undercity) and the Teldrassil incident next week, which sets the stage for the Alliance vs. Horde conflict in the upcoming expansion.

As for Battle for Azeroth?

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