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The Lich King Returns

Play Burning Crusade Classic™ today and face the Lich King in 2022

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Northrend Beckons

Relive the Classic

You've taken Azeroth and Outland by storm. Now the Lich King’s forces await you in the icy continent of Northrend. Face the undead Scourge and take the fight to the Lich King himself atop Icecrown Citadel.

The Lich King

Master and Lord of the Scourge

His evil is legend. His power and malice unparalleled. Lord of the undead Scourge, wielder of the cursed runeblade Frostmourne, and nemesis of the living, the Lich King will stop at nothing until all life on Azeroth is extinguished. Relive the legend and end his reign.

Death Knight

Hero Class

Master the necromantic abilities of the Death Knight and use the class-exclusive Runecarving profession to empower your weapons. Create a new Death Knight character with a starting level of 55 and break the chains of the Lich King to forge your own destiny.

Strike at the Scourge

Additional Features

The Lich King's minions are endless—and so is his resolve. Gather your strength, and prepare for battle. In Wrath of the Lich King Classic, you will:

Stop the machinations of the reanimated lich Kel'Thuzad, assist the dragons of Wyrmrest Temple against Malygos, and prepare for an inevitable showdown with the Lich King.

Power your way through quests and zones as you battle to level 80. Assault the terrifying Wrathgate, war in Lake Wintergrasp, uncover secrets of Dalaran reborn, and much more.

Become a scribe and master magical pigments and inks. Etch powerful ability-enhancing glyphs, craft magic-infused scrolls, and more with the Inscription profession.

Delve Dungeons & Raids

Stop the machinations of the reanimated lich Kel'Thuzad, assist the dragons of Wyrmrest Temple against Malygos, and prepare for an inevitable showdown with the Lich King.

Explore Northrend

Power your way through quests and zones as you battle to level 80. Assault the terrifying Wrathgate, war in Lake Wintergrasp, uncover secrets of Dalaran reborn, and much more.

Master the Art of Inscription

Become a scribe and master magical pigments and inks. Etch powerful ability-enhancing glyphs, craft magic-infused scrolls, and more with the Inscription profession.

Getting Started

What Do I Need to Play?

Begin your adventure today and get ready for Wrath of the Lich King Classic coming in 2022.

Battle.net Account

If you’re a first-time adventurer, or if you’re just looking for a fresh start, create a new Battle.net Account.

World of Warcraft Subscription

Access to Wrath of the Lich King Classic is included in and available to all players with an active World of Warcraft subscription—no additional purchase required. You can subscribe by visiting the Battle.net Shop.

Game Download

You can play WoW Classic and Burning Crusade Classic on PC and Mac today! Download the Battle.net desktop app, sign in to your Battle.net Account, and install the game.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Do I need to purchase Wrath of the Lich King Classic to play it?

No. Access to Wrath of the Lich King Classic is included in and available to all players with an active World of Warcraft subscription—no additional purchase required.

Will I be able to level my Death Knight up before the expansion arrives?
Yes. Sometime before Wrath of the Lich King Classic is released, the game client will be updated, and players who wish to level up a Death Knight character to level 70 will be able do so without restrictions.
What are the requirements to play a Death Knight?
Unlike the original release of Wrath of the Lich King, there are no requirements to create your first new Death Knight character. You may still only have one Death Knight character per realm, and any Death Knights created beyond your first on any realm require you to have an existing level 55 character on that realm.
Will there be a Character Boost for Wrath of the Lich King Classic?

If you don’t have characters ready for the journey to Northrend and are interested in dethroning the Lich King with your friends, we will offer an optional Character Boost service closer to the launch of Wrath of the Lich King Classic.

This boost will not be usable on Classic Era characters; in addition, players will be limited to boosting only one character per World of Warcraft account. Further details, including details around pricing and availability, will be announced at a later date.

Will Wrath of the Lich King Classic support value-added services like Character Transfers?

Yes. Like in WoW Classic and Burning Crusade Classic before it, Wrath of the Lich King Classic will offer the Character Transfer service. We have no plans at this time to offer new services, but keep an eye on https://worldofwarcraft.com/news for future updates.