It seems Blizzard has decided to standardize the expansion offerings for World of Warcraft.
The World of Warcraft subscription listing now reads “get access to World of Warcraft and every expansion through Legion with your subscription—no additional purchase required.”
Previously, if you wanted to play World of Warcraft, you had to purchase copies of each and every expansion, for every account you had. That was a big ask for a lot of gamers. And as someone who had multiple accounts running at the peak of my play, it was a big sell financially.
This change is good news for new and old players alike. Not having to buy multiple expansions is a great way to increase player engagement and reintroduction. As someone who quit WoW years ago, if I were to go back at some point, this change would make that choice much easier.
Players new and old will still need to buy Battle for Azeroth, the upcoming expansion for World of Warcraft, which currently runs at $49.99. As long as players pay their monthly subscription, they can play all the way through level 110 without purchasing anything additional.