World of Warcraft Goes Subscription-Only, Blizzard Removes Battle Chest Purchase Option

Isaac Cain
July 19, 2018

But that's apparently a thing of the past. Now the subscription simply includes the old content - everything up through Legion. The current price-tag allows players to build their character to level 110 without having to make any additional purchases, however it's now unclear if this will be a permanent price drop.

It is worth noting though, that the newest expansion will still need to be purchased separately, with The Battle for Azeroth sporting a $50 price tag ahead of its August 14 release date.

If you're trying to get your friends into the game, you can now gift either the expansion or the Complete Collection to friends.

Check out the World of Warcraft page on the Blizzard Shop for more information. But if you're yet to jump into the MMO, it's never been cheaper or bigger than it is now.

World of Warcraft now has one less barrier of entry

The iconic MMORPG released the pre-patch for its upcoming seventh expansion, Battle for Azeroth, yesterday in preparation for the full release later this year. What this means is, for the price of a $15 (around Rs. 1,028) subscription you'll be able to access everything World of Warcraft has to offer all the way upto its sixth expansion, Legion. This new model, while it will probably annoy all the players who already bought the expansions, will lower the barrier of entry for new players.

Battle for Azeroth is due out on August 14.

"Azeroth paid a bad price to end the apocalyptic march of the Legion's crusade-but even as the world's wounds are tended, it is the shattered trust between the Alliance and Horde that may prove hardest to mend".

Announced at BlizzCon 2017, Battle for Azeroth reignites the rivalry between World of Warcraft's two major factions, the Horde and the Alliance.

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