World of Warcraft Classic: The Burning Crusade Launch Date Announced

Those of you looking to step through the Dark Portal and revisit the Hellfire Peninsula in all its original glory will be happy to know that the Classic edition of World of Warcraft's The Burning Crusade expansion will be going live in less than a month, on June 1, 2021 to be precise.

In order to help you plan your preparations accordingly, Blizzard has put together the so-called Dark Portal Pass and a special Deluxe Edition, as well as this detailed overview of WoW's Classic "Era realms" moving forward.

Some additional details:

Beyond the Dark Portal in the Blasted Lands lies a realm shattered by the machinations of the Burning Legion: Outland, the once beautiful orc homeworld of Draenor. Seek out its mysteries beginning June 1 when Burning Crusade Classic™ launches around the world.

Before that, however, every hero must make a choice. Beginning on May 18, after each regional scheduled maintenance, the Burning Crusade Classic Pre-expansion Patch will be released, and each character must choose whether to advance onward to Burning Crusade, move to a Classic Era realm, or use the Character Clone service to play in both games. Read more about this process.

Heroes who choose to cross the Dark Portal will find themselves in Hellfire Peninsula, an aptly named barren wasteland, where fel orcs and cruel demons roam free. The established outposts of Thrallmar (for the Horde) and Honor Hold (for the Alliance) are not able to deter this endless tide of darkness on their own. It is up to you to fight for this shattered world to rid it from evil. . . or watch its demonic denizens consume everything you hold dear.

Join the Global Launch

World of Warcraft®: Burning Crusade Classic will launch in the Americas, Europe, Taiwan, Korea, and Australia/New Zealand at the same time. Wherever you live and whatever path you choose to take, you can be part of one global adventure beyond the Dark Portal.

Check the details below for the exact time you can start playing and begin your journey into Outland.


For more information on World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic, visit the official site. We look forward to seeing you in Outland, hero!