World of Warcraft Classic

Play World of Warcraft Classic for free from May 9th to May 13th

This weekend, Azeroth is inviting all players with inactive World of Warcraft accounts to return to the game without the need for a subscription or Game Time.

In World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Classic, players will have the choice between using old or new character models, along with some essential engine updates. Also Cataclysm Classic aims to rectify certain problems from the original release, including faster leveling from 1-80, a more rapid patch release schedule, account-wide appearances, and more. Classic Cataclysm will also introduce new races (Goblin and Worgen), Archaology profession and Transmog.

To get players back to the World of Warcraft, Blizzard is hosting a “Welcome Back Weekend”. This means that players with inactive WoW accounts full access to World of Warcraft Classic realms.


Cataclysm Classic™ is nearly here, and you and your allies can prepare to embark on a new adventure. This weekend, we’re giving all players with inactive World of Warcraft® accounts full access to theWorld of WarcraftClassic progression realms* and the characters on those realms without a subscription or Game Time.

Gather your friends and get started on a new journey through theCataclysm Classicpre-expansion patchand a changed Azeroth, risen from the fires of destruction. Play as agoblin or worgen, customize your appearance with transmogrification, and revel in new quality of life changes to enhance your time—including faster leveling in Outlands and Northrend, better Dungeon Finder, improved Collections UI, and more!

Rejoin your guild, rally your comrades, and prepare to face newchallenges. Cataclysm Classiclaunches on May 20, 2024, at 3 p.m. PDT worldwide.