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World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Classic Release Date Announced

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Following a rumor put out last week, Blizzard has now confirmed that World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Classic will, in fact, release on September 26.

In a bid to reignite the fires beneath one of the most beloved MMORPGs of all time, Blizzard has made a pact to reunite players with World of Warcraft's pre-Cataclysm expansion packs. This journey was first brought to light back in 2019, which Blizzard then followed up with by rebuilding the first expansion pack, The Burning Crusade. And now, Wrath of the Lich King, being the second expansion in the chain, will receive the same treatment.

“Embark on a treacherous journey through the wintry forests and snowy peaks of Northrend once more. Confront the Lich King on his Frozen Throne and push back the Scourge before Azeroth is overrun by his undead minions,” the official blurb reads.

“The Lich King, Arthas Menethil, sits in the ominous Icecrown Citadel scheming to claim the world as his own—a plan that threatens all life on Azeroth. Heroes of the Alliance and Horde must stand against the malevolent being who dares to declare himself the one true king of Azeroth…and seeks to scour all life from the world.”

Cataclysm, Anyone?

Of course, with Wrath of the Lich King en route and a whole seven other expansions left in tact, this does leave the question of whether or not Blizzard will continue the pilgrimage through to Shadowlands. If this is a route Blizzard wishes to take the series down, then Cataclysm would technically be next in line to receive the overhaul.

With all of that said, Cataclysm was, in fact, the expansion that changed the face of Azeroth forever. Because of that, it's unlikely Blizzard will be jumping at the opportunity to destroy the world all over again. Although, if it is something that players demand in due course, then it is something that will probably come to fruition sooner or later. But we'll cross that bridge when we get to it.

So, what's your take? Will you be picking up Wrath of the Lich King Classic this September? Let us know over on our socials here or down in the comments below.

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