World of Warcraft Burning Crusade Classic could be set for release next month.
“On June 1, return to Outland in World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic,” read an advert (pictured below) briefly featured on the Battle.net launcher.
According to Wowhead, the advert disappeared upon changing tabs or scrolling news, suggesting it wasn’t ready for public viewing.
If accurate, it is unclear if June 1 refers to a pre-patch or an official start date for Burning Crusade Classic, though it is also possible the advert was merely a pre-prepared piece of content with a filler date.
It also wouldn’t be s surprise if a Burning Crusade Classic release date is officially announced later on Tuesday, when Activision Blizzard is scheduled to report its first quarter financial results.
Announced at BlizzCon online in February, the recreation of World of Warcraft’s first expansion will see players “return to Outland as it once was to relive an era of timeless adventure—or experience what awaits beyond the Dark Portal for the first time”.
Originally released in January 2007, “Burning Crusade summoned the heroes of Azeroth to the shattered and fel-scarred realm of Outland to stop an invasion of the demonic Burning Legion”.
As with World of Warcraft Classic, Burning Crusade Classic will be included with existing WoW subscriptions.
WoW Classic players will be able to choose whether to advance their characters to the Burning Crusade era with the rest of their realm or continue playing WoW Classic on new Classic Era servers.
Blizzard launched a World of Warcraft Burning Crusade Classic beta test in late March.