World of Warcraft Makes Base Game and Expansions Free

Blizzard does away with World of Warcraft Battle Chest pricing

Blizzard Bids Good-Bye to the Battle Chest - Everything Through Legion Simply Requires a Subscription - World of Warcraft

The Battle Chest Box has disappeared from Blizzard's online store and a subscription allows all content to be accessed right up to Legion.

Instead, all of the previously released Warcraft content is now available for the £9.99 monthly subscription fee.

Blizzard has now tweaked how new users can play the game, by removing the Battle Chest completely.

Personally, it's a great thing moving ahead, as this may gradually change how Blizzard employs their expansion strategies. Well, it's still releasing the expansions - including the upcoming Battle for Azeroth expansion - and is showing no signs of stopping, but gamers don't have to buy any actual games.

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In the past, if you wanted to jump into World of Warcraft, you had to but the Battle Chest, which contained the base game and numerous previously released expansions as a flat, upfront fee, along with needing to fork out for the monthly sub.

World of Warcraft has been around 14 years now, and it has kept its subscription model pretty much the same throughout its existence. So for you $15 each month, you get the base game content as well as The Burning Crusade, Wrath of the Lich King, Cataclysm, Mists of Pandaria, Warlords of Draenor, and Legion. The lower barrier of entry does, however, mean that you may have more people to play alongside. This does not include Battle for Azeroth, which comes out on August 14.

As for Battle for Azeroth?

The developer has removed the upfront price attached to buying the base game and its previous expansions, making the entire game available to those with an active subscription. The change looks to be a permanent part of the new Warcraft pricing structure.

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