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Shadowlands Shadowlands

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands was pre-released in 3 distinct all-digital editions⁠—the base edition, the heroic edition, and the epic edition⁠—later adding the collector's edition, the only physical one.

On November 1, 2019, the pre-orders for this expansion were announced,[1] allowing customers to acquire any of the three digital editions and immediately obtaining their in-game goodies included, as well as the ability to upgrade the lower ones at a later time paying the difference. The Collector's Edition was announced on July 8, 2020,[2] to be later in August 27 confirmed that this would be the first Collector's Edition to be shipped earlier to the release, in October 13; this shipping wasn't affected by the release delay[3][4] and was effectively done in the announced date. The Collector's Edition would provide the ability to have the initial digital edition purchase (not subsequent upgrades) reimbursed in Blizzard Balance in the customer's account up until March 31, 2021.

The different editions have the followwing features and prices:

Features Base Edition Heroic Edition Epic Edition Collector's Edition
Level 120 Boost (50 after the patch 9.0.1) No Yes Yes Yes
[Ensorcelled Everwyrm] mount No Yes Yes Yes
Vestments of the Eternal Traveler transmog set quest No Yes Yes Yes
Anima Wyrmling pet No No Yes Yes
 [Illusion: Wraithchill] cosmetic weapon effect No No Yes Yes
 [Eternal Traveler's Hearthstone] toy No No Yes Yes
30 days of game time No No Yes Yes
Covenant Sigils pin set No No No Yes
The Art of World of Warcraft: Shadowlands art book No No No Yes
Shattered Sky mousepad No No No Yes
Shadowlands Soundtrack digital key No No No Yes
Retail price Base Edition Heroic Edition Epic Edition Collector's Edition
United States (USD) $39.99 $59.99 $79.99 $119.99
Europe (EUR) €39.99 €54.99 €74.99 €119.99

Battle for Azeroth Battle for Azeroth

World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth was released in four distinct editions - the digital standard edition, the standard edition, digital deluxe edition, and collector's edition. Unlike previous expansions, no version of Battle for Azeroth includes a physical game disc.

Announced on Blizzard Battle.net on January 30, 2018[5] (the Collector's Edition announced on April 5, 2018),[6] with the possibility to pre-order them starting that day. The three editions are:

  • Standard Edition, featuring the physical (or digital) copy of the game - $49.99 USD
  • Digital Deluxe, featuring additional digital content and has, therefore, a higher price - $69.99 USD
  • Collector's Edition, featuring additional digital content and physical goodies and has, therefore, the highest price - $99.99 USD
Features Digital Standard Edition[7] Standard Edition Digital Deluxe Edition Collector's Edition
Free level 110 Yes Yes Yes Yes
 [Tottle] No No Yes Yes
 [Gilded Ravasaur]
 [Seabraid Stallion]
No No Yes Yes
StarCraft II sprays No No Yes Yes
Heroes of the Storm mount No No Yes Yes
Mark of Allegiance coin No No No Yes
Digital Soundtrack No No No Yes
Double-Sided Story Book: Elegy & A Good War No No No Yes

Legion Legion

World of Warcraft: Legion was released in four distinct editions - the digital standard edition, the standard edition, digital deluxe, and collector's edition.

Announced on Battle.net on November 6, 2015, with the possibility to pre-order them starting that day. The three editions are:

  • Standard Edition, featuring the physical copy of the game - $49.99 USD
  • Digital deluxe, featuring additional digital content and has, therefore, a higher price - $69.99 USD
  • Collector's Edition, featuring additional digital content and physical goodies and has, therefore, the highest price - $89.99 USD
Features Digital Standard Edition Standard Edition Digital Deluxe Edition Collector's Edition
Game disc No Yes No Yes
Free level 100 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Demon pet No No Yes Yes
Demon mount No No Yes Yes
StarCraft II portraits No No Yes Yes
Wings of the Betrayer for Diablo III No No Yes Yes
Felstalker mount for Heroes of the Storm No No Yes Yes
Behind-the-Scenes DVD No No No Yes
Soundtrack No No No Yes
The Art of Legion No No No Yes

Warlords of Draenor Warlords of Draenor

World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor was released in three distinct editions - the standard edition, digital deluxe, and collector's edition.

Announced on Battle.net on September 18, 2014, with the possibility to pre-order them starting that day. The three editions are:

  • Standard Edition, featuring the physical copy of the game - $50 USD
  • Digital deluxe, featuring additional digital content and has, therefore, a higher price - $70 USD
  • Collector's Edition, featuring additional digital content and physical goodies and has, therefore, the highest price - $70 USD
Features Standard Edition Digital Deluxe Edition Collector's Edition
Game disc Yes No Yes
Free level 90 Yes Yes Yes
 [Dread Hatchling] pet No Yes Yes
Dread Raven mount No Yes Yes
StarCraft II portraits No Yes Yes
Warsong Pennant for Diablo III No Yes Yes
Iron Horde themed card back for Hearthstone No Yes Yes
Behind-the-Scenes DVD No No Yes
Soundtrack No No Yes
The Art of Warlords of Draenor No No Yes
Blackhand mousepad No No Yes

Mists of Pandaria Mists of Pandaria

World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria was released in three distinct editions - the standard edition, digital deluxe, and collector's edition.

Announced on Battle.net on July 25, 2012, with the possibility to pre-order them starting that day. The three editions are:

  • Standard Edition, featuring the physical copy of the game - $39.99 USD
  • Digital deluxe, featuring additional digital content and has, therefore, a higher price - $59.99 USD
  • Collector's Edition, featuring additional digital content and physical goodies and has, therefore, the highest price - $79.99 USD
Features Standard Edition Digital Deluxe Edition Collector's Edition
Game disc Yes No Yes
Notepad Yes No Unknown
 [Lucky Quilen Cub] pet No Yes Yes
 [Imperial Quilen] mount No Yes Yes
StarCraft II portraits No Yes Yes
Banner sigil and accent for Diablo III No Yes Yes
Behind-the-Scenes DVD No No Yes
Soundtrack No No Yes
The Art of Mists of Pandaria No No Yes
Chen Stormstout mousepad No No Yes

Cataclysm Cataclysm

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm was released in two distinct editions - the standard edition and collector's edition.

Announced on Battle.net on November 2, 2010, with the possibility to pre-order them starting that day. The three editions are:

  • Standard Edition, featuring the physical copy of the game - $39.99 USD
  • Collector's Edition, featuring additional digital content and physical goodies and has, therefore, the highest price - $79.99 USD

On October 15, 2013, Blizzard released the sixth battle chest with Cataclysm included.

Features Standard Edition Collector's Edition
Game disc Yes Yes
 [Lil' Deathwing] pet No Yes
StarCraft II portraits No Yes
WoW TCG Class Starter Deck No Yes
Behind-the-Scenes DVD No Yes
Soundtrack No Yes
The Art of Cataclysm No Yes
Deathwing mousepad No Yes

Wrath of the Lich King Wrath of the Lich King

World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King was released in two distinct editions - the standard edition and collector's edition.

On October 8, 2012, Blizzard released the fifth battle chest with Wrath of the Lich King included.

Features Standard Edition Collector's Edition
Game disc Yes Yes
Frosty pet No Yes
Behind-the-Scenes DVD No Yes
Soundtrack No Yes
The Art of Wrath of the Lich King No Yes
2x March of the Legion starter decks No Yes
Northrend mouse pad No Yes

Bc icon.gif The Burning Crusade

World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade was released in two distinct editions - the standard edition and collector's edition.

On October 2, 2007, Blizzard released the fourth battle chest with World of Warcraft and The Burning Crusade included.

Features Standard Edition Collector's Edition
Game disc Yes Yes
Netherwhelp pet No Yes
Behind-the-Scenes DVD No Yes
Soundtrack No Yes
The Art of the
Burning Crusade
No Yes
WoW TCG Starter Deck No Yes
Outland Mousepad No Yes

WoW Icon update.png World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft was released in two distinct editions - the standard edition and collector's edition.

Features Standard Edition Collector's Edition
Game disc Yes Yes
Exclusive
in-game pets
No Yes
Behind-the-Scenes DVD No Yes
Soundtrack No Yes
The Art of
World of Warcraft
No Yes
Cloth map No Yes

Warcraft III

Warcraft III was released in four distinct editions - the demo edition, standard edition, the expansion, and the collector's edition.

On October 11, 2002, Blizzard released the first and only exclusive gift set featuring Warcraft III that also came with a copy of Warcraft II: Battle.net Edition. On September 19, 2003, Blizzard released the third battle chest featuring Warcraft III and its expansion.

Features Demo Edition Standard Edition Expansion Collector's Edition
Game disc Yes, also available
as a download
Yes Yes Yes
Full game Only couple of
missions
Yes Yes Yes
Additional content No No Yes, requires
standard
No, contains
only standard
Behind-the-Scenes DVD No No No Yes
Soundtrack No No No Yes
The Art of Warcraft No No No Yes
Lithographic Prints No No No Yes

Warcraft II

Warcraft II was released in five distinct editions - the shareware edition, standard edition, expansion, The Dark Saga, and the Battle.net Edition.

In early 1999, the Platinum edition featured Warcraft II and its expansion but was later changed to the second battle chest that featured the Battle.net Edition along with its related Prima Guide.

Features Shareware Edition Standard Edition Expansion The Dark Saga Battle.net Edition
Game disc Yes, also available
as a download
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Full game Only the first
6 campaigns
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Additional content No No Yes, requires
standard
Yes, includes
expansion
Yes, includes
expansion
Console only No No No Yes No
Battle.net support No No No No Yes

Warcraft: Orcs & Humans

Warcraft: Orcs & Humans was released in two distinct editions - the demo edition and the standard edition.

In 1996, Blizzard released the first battle chest with Warcraft: Orcs & Humans and Warcraft II included.

Features Demo Edition Standard Edition
Game disc Yes, also available
as a download
Yes
Full game First three missions
of each campaign
Yes

References

 
  1. ^ Pre-Purchase Shadowlands Now!. Blizzard Entertainment (2019-11-01). Retrieved on 2020-12-27.
  2. ^ Get the Shadowlands Collector’s Edition. Blizzard Entertainment (2020-07-08). Retrieved on 2020-12-27.
  3. ^ Blizzard Entertainment Blizzard Entertainment 2020-10-01. An Update on Shadowlands. Archived from the original on 2020-10-01.
  4. ^ World of Warcraft on Twitter (2020-10-01). Archived from the original on 2020-10-02.
  5. ^ Pre-purchase Battle for Azeroth™ Now!. Blizzard Entertainment (2018-01-30). Retrieved on 2018-04-07.
  6. ^ Battle for Azeroth™: Collector’s Edition. Blizzard Entertainment (2018-04-05). Retrieved on 2018-04-07.
  7. ^ Digital Standard Edition is the Standard Edition without the physical packaging.