The Burning Crusade Classic Launches on June 1

Blizzard just confirmed that the game will release on June 1, 2021.

Beyond the Dark Portal in the Blasted Lands lies a realm shattered by the machinations of the Burning Legion: Outland, the once beautiful orc homeworld of Draenor. Seek out its mysteries beginningJune 1when Burning Crusade Classic™ launches around the world.

Before that, however, every hero must make a choice. Beginning onMay 18, after each regional scheduled maintenance, theBurning Crusade Classic Pre-expansion Patchwill be released, and each character must choose whether to advance onward to Burning Crusade, move to a Classic Era realm, or use the Character Clone service to play in both games.Read more about this process.

Heroes who choose to cross the Dark Portal will find themselves in Hellfire Peninsula, an aptly named barren wasteland, where fel orcs and cruel demons roam free. The established outposts of Thrallmar (for the Horde) and Honor Hold (for the Alliance) are not able to deter this endless tide of darkness on their own. It is up to you to fight for this shattered world to rid it from evil. . . or watch its demonic denizens consume everything you hold dear.

Join the Global Launch

World of Warcraft®: Burning Crusade Classic will launch in the Americas, Europe, Taiwan, Korea, and Australia/New Zealand at the same time. Wherever you live and whatever path you choose to take, you can be part of one global adventure beyond the Dark Portal.

Check the details below for the exact time you can start playing and begin your journey into Outland.

Americas (PDT)

Europe (CET)

Taiwan (CST)

Korea (KST)




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A map displaying release times in several countries.

For more information on World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic, visit theofficial site. We look forward to seeing you in Outland, hero!