Blizzard Entertainment, creator of World of Warcraft, announced something they have never done before. Starting today, (July 18, 2018) new players can gain access to all World of Warcraft content up through and including the Legion expansion simply by becoming a subscriber of World of Warcraft.
What this means is that it will no longer be necessary for new players to purchase the original World of Warcraft basegame. In addition, all existing World of Warcraft subscribers have automatically been upgraded to Legion at no additional cost.
Today we’re also upgrading the World of Warcraft: Complete Collection for new subscribers, which will include all seven expansions – including a digital pre-purchase of the upcoming Battle for Azeroth – 30 days of game time, and one 110 Character Boost.
Note: The 30 days of game time is available for new subscriptions, only.
The pre-patch for the upcoming Battle for Azeroth expansion has launched. It is still possible to pre-purchase it. Battle for Azeroth will launch, in the Americas, Europe, Taiwan, Korea, and Australia/New Zealand at the same time on August 14, 2017.
Those who are brand new subscribers to World of Warcraft need to be aware that, even though they are getting several expansions for free, they will still need to purchase the Battle for Azeroth expansion. Overall, I think this offer is a good one. People who are considering playing World of Warcraft, for the very first time, won’t have to buy eight expansions at once just to play with their friends who stayed current.