Burning Crusade Classic artwork without logo

On June 1, 2021 World of Warcraft Classic will be transitioning to Burning Crusade Classic. This will increase the level cap to 70, unlock Paladins for the Horde and Shamans for the Alliance, as well as give players a brand new world to explore alongside the freshly introduced Blood Elf and Draenei races.

However, if you would like to continue enjoying the original version of World of Warcraft without any of the additions or improvements, Blizzard will also be running a bunch of Classic era servers. While this is certainly a welcome addition to the WoW Classic experience, there is a bit of a catch. Unless you pay for the Character Copying service, each of your current characters will have to make a permanent choice on whether to remain in the Classic era or update to the Burning Crusade. 

It is exactly this Character Copying service that has recently been the target of massive community-wide criticism, and for good reason given that Blizzard has decided to charge $35 for it! Worse yet, this service only affects one character, so preserving your main and a couple of alts could easily cost more than $100!

With all of that in mind, I have both good and bad news to deliver. The good news is that Blizzard has heard the criticism loud and clear and has now decided to significantly reduce the price. The bad news is that the service will now set you back $15 per character, which is still downright ridiculous for what is essentially a little bit of nostalgia.

However, whether I like the idea or not, Character Copying is undoubtedly going to be fairly popular. As such, this is still a major win for the community as those interested will likely save a fair bit of cash once everything is said and done.

Should Blizzard announce any more changes, I'll make sure to let you know. Until then, prepare yourself as the Burning Crusade Classic pre-patch is nearly upon us!