WoW Cataclysm Classic: Release Date, New Features, and What to Expect

World of Warcraft fans rejoice! Blizzard Entertainment has announced the launch date for World of Warcraft Cataclysm Classic, the continuation of the wildly popular World of Warcraft Classic experience. Here’s a breakdown of what you need to know:

About World of Warcraft Cataclysm Classic

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Classic is an upcoming expansion to the popular MMORPG World of Warcraft Classic. Cataclysm Classic revisits the events of the Cataclysm expansion, which dramatically reshaped the world of Azeroth with new zones, dungeons, raids, and lore. Players will experience the world-shattering impact of Deathwing the Destroyer’s return and fight to defend Azeroth from destruction. This version features a faster content release schedule, improved leveling experience, and expanded character collections compared to the original Cataclysm expansion.

WoW Cataclysm Classic Release Date

Mark your calendars! World of Warcraft Cataclysm Classic launches officially on May 20, 2024.

Gear Up for the Pre-Patch

The excitement begins even earlier with the pre-patch event kicking off on April 30th. This pre-launch phase will introduce playable Worgen and Goblin races, unleash Deathwing’s fury on Azeroth, and reshape the familiar landscapes of the Kalimdor and Eastern Kingdoms continents.

WoW Cataclysm Classic Release Date
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What to Expect in Cataclysm Classic

The full Cataclysm Classic experience launching on May 20th boasts a wealth of new content, including:

  • Seven new zones to explore.
  • Nine new dungeons to conquer.
  • Three raid dungeons to challenge high-level players.
  • The Archeology profession to uncover Azeroth’s secrets.
  • The ability to fly in Kalimdor and Eastern Kingdoms (VFlying).
  • A multitude of new quests scattered across the transformed Azeroth.

Cataclysm Classic isn’t just about new content; it’s about a changed world. Prepare for a dramatically altered Azeroth:

  • The Barrens will be split in two.
  • Thousand Needles will be submerged.
  • Parts of Darkshore will disappear beneath the waves.
  • And Deathwing might just set entire zones on fire with his fiery breath!

With the pre-patch arriving in just a few weeks, now’s the perfect time for WoW Classic players to start preparing. Gather your friends, dust off your adventuring gear, and get ready to experience a transformed Azeroth when Cataclysm Classic launches on May 20th.