World Of Warcraft subscriptions now cover all current expansions

  • World Of Warcraft subscriptions now cover all current expansions

World Of Warcraft subscriptions now cover all current expansions

From now on a monthly subscription of £9.99 will get you access to the core game and all six currently released expansions - right up to 2016's Legion. However, Blizzard has simplified the process of accessing the popular MMORPG.

"In Battle for Azeroth, the stakes for the Alliance and the Horde are incredibly high, and a player's faction will have a more meaningful impact on their experience than in any World of Warcraft expansion to date", said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. Just in time to get new players on board, Blizzard has made some alterations to its monthly subscription service and the way it handles expansions for players.

It certainly makes the game more accessible than ever and, along with Middle Earth: Shadow of War recently removing pay-to-play microtransactions, it is a step towards gaming becoming more accessible for everybody - which can only be a good thing. Though this is a welcome move ensuring the game sustains itself beyond its current install base. This does not include Battle for Azeroth though, which goes live on 14 August, 2018.

Since its release way back in 2004, World of Warcraft has stuck to a very familiar revenue model. In India it's priced at Rs. 3,199 at retail and comes with a 110 level character boost. Previously, access to the latest content was locked for those that hadn't purchased all preceding expansions. The one exception to that is future expansion packs including the forthcoming Battle for Azeroth. World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth features multiple warfronts, new kingdoms to explore, allied races to recruit, as well as the ability to customise your weapons and armour with new powers and traits.