World of Warcraft Cataclysm

Explore new zones and dungeons with the launch of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Classic

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Classic has just launched! It’s available as part of a World of Warcraft subscription, so no extra purchase is required.

During the BlizzCon 2023 opening Ceremony, World of Warcraft Executive Producer Holly Longdale announced World of Warcraft Classic Cataclysm. The publisher received extensive input from players and WoW Classic Cataclysm will be released with player feedback-driven improvements.

In 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!


Explore new zones, dungeons, and raids, engage in PvP combat, and discover the mysteries of the Darkmoon Faire. With the launch of Cataclysm Classic, the adventure begins anew. Are you ready to face the challenges that await?

What’s InsideCataclysm Classic

With the launch ofCataclysm Classicon May 20, players will begin their journey from level 80 to 85 through new zones, new dungeons and raids, engage in PvP combat in Tol Barad, and delve further into the mysteries of the Darkmoon Faire on Darkmoon Island.

  • 7 New Zones: Mount Hyjal, Vash’jir, Twilight Highlands, Uldum, Deepholm, Kezan, and Gilneas.
  • 9 New Dungeons:Blackrock Caverns, Throne of the Tides, Vortex Pinnacle, The Stonecore, The Lost City of Tol’vir, The Halls of Origination, Grim Batol, Deadmines, Shadowfang Keep
  • Dungeon Journal Introduced
  • 3 New Raid Dungeons: Throne of the Four Winds, Blackwing Descent, and Bastion of Twilight
  • Boss Based Raid Lock system: Allowing players to do either the 10 or 25-player raid version of each boss in the same week. Lockouts are based on individual bosses.
  • Tol Barad PvP Zone
  • Darkmoon Island: Discover the mysteries Silas Darkmoon has in store for you.
  • Flying in Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor

UnveilingCataclysm ClassicZones, Dungeons, and PvP Season 9

Cataclysm Classicprovides seven new zones to explore, nine new dungeons, and more beginning 20 May 20 at 23:00 BST globally. The 29th of May also introduces the start of a new PvP Season followed by the opening of three raid dungeons on 30 May at 23:00 BST globally. Take a journey into the shattered lands and plumb the depths of what this classic experience has to offer.

Learn more in ourpreviously published article.

Battle for Control of Tol Barad

An island off the coast of the Eastern Kingdoms, Tol Barad is a historic land sought-after by the leaders of the Horde and the Alliance. Its strategic, isolated location makes it an ideal stronghold from which to conduct military strikes. In World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Classic, a battle will be waged to seize control of this prized territory. Should you triumph, unique rewards await you.

Similar to Wintergrasp in Wrath of the Lich King Classic™, Tol Barad will serve as an 80 vs 80 battleground. Reachable by portals in Stormwind and Orgrimmar, or via a level-85 mage teleport or portal, Tol Barad will accept up to eighty players per faction to engage in brutal combat across the island’s surface. Battles will take place every two hours and thirty minutes, giving the offensive faction a chance to claim territory. Learn more fromour overview.