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World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King
Developer(s) Blizzard Entertainment
  Portion of Team 2
Publisher(s) Blizzard Entertainment
Platforms Microsoft Windows, macOS
  • WW: September 26, 2022[1]
Latest release 3.4.1
Genre(s) Expansion

World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Classic (shortened as Wrath Classic or Wotlk Classic) is a server option for the 2008 expansion Wrath of the Lich King, announced on 19 April 2022 alongside Dragonflight.

Release timeline[]

Like with World of Warcraft: Classic & Burning Crusade Classic, content will be released on phases. This is the release timeline of Wrath of the Lich King Classic:

Planned and implemented changes[]

  • Dungeon Finder, introduced with patch 3.3.0, was originally announced not to be available. However after player feedback, Blizzard confirmed that the Dungeon Finder will be added to the game with the Fall of the Lich King update.[3]
  • Arena teams will be removed and the ratings will be personal.
  • Barber shop will introduce additional customization options instead of sticking to the authentic 2008 behavior, which includes some that were originally only available via a paid service.
  • Hysteria, a blood death knight talent, will instead be using its Cataclysm name, Spell deathknight bladedarmor [Unholy Frenzy].
  • Titan Rune Dungeon is a new dungeon difficulty mode based off the Mythic+ mode in retail
    • Done to make Heroic Dungeons attractive throughout the expansion, have the emblems and items stay valuable
  • Daily Quests now reset at 7 AM realm time, in order to coincide with all other daily resets as of 6 February 2023.
  • Paid Services & Upgrades
    • Character Boost to 70
      • Only one per account
      • Not available for Death Knights
      • Available only as part of the Northrend Upgrades, not sold separately
    • Race Change - Made Available on 4 April 2023
      • 1 for $25, 3 for $50, 6 for $80
      • Not available for Druids, Blood Elf Paladins and Draenei Shamans
    • Faction Change - Made Available on 7 February 2023
      • 1 for $30, 3 for $60, 6 for $95
      • Pick your new race which will be limited depending on your class
    • Name Change for $10
    • Character Transfer available at launch for $25 per character
    • Upgrades
  • Emblems
    • Emblems will drop every tier. At launch, Emblems of Valor will drop from raids while Emblems of Heroism drop from Heroic Dungeons.
    • With Ulduar's release, Emblems of Valor now drop from Heroic Dungeons while Emblems of Conquest drop from all bosses in Ulduar.
  • Raid changes
    • Raid Lockouts - It will not change every phase as it did originally. You can change the difficulty between bosses.
    • Naxxramas - Health and damage of monsters has been increased as the intented in 2008 was just to make it slightly easier. Instead, it was way too easy so this change is to make it a bit more challenging.
    • Trial of the Grand Crusader - You no longer need to clear Trial of the Crusader before attempting.
    • Onyxia's Lair - Able to swap between Level 60 (Classic/Vanilla) & Level 80 (Wrath) versions by speaking with Zidormi outside the entrance




  • The closed beta started on 22 June 2022.[4]


  1. ^ Wrath of the Lich King Classic Arrives September 26. Blizzard Entertainment (2022-07-25).
  2. ^ The Wrath of the Lich King Classic Pre-Patch Goes Live August 30. Blizzard Entertainment (2022-08-16).
  3. ^ James Ratcliff 2023-08-19. WoW: Wrath of the Lich King Classic is Adding a Controversial Feature. Game Rant.
  4. ^ Blizzard Entertainment Kaivax 2022-06-22. Wrath Classic Beta Development Notes. Blizzard Entertainment.

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