BlizzCon 2023 brought joy to the hearts of World of Warcraft Classic fans as Blizzard Entertainment unveiled an exciting surprise – the return of “World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Classic™.” This iconic expansion, originally released in December 2010, is set to make a grand comeback, promising players an improved gaming experience, new features, and much more. Get ready to witness the world-breaking return of Deathwing the Destroyer and the reshaping of Azeroth.
Deathwing’s Cataclysmic Return
In “Cataclysm Classic,” Deathwing the Destroyer, one of Azeroth’s most notorious villains, re-emerges from the elemental plane of Deepholm to wreak havoc upon the world. The malevolent dragon’s resurgence leads to the sundering of the world, leaving a festering wound across continents. As the land is transformed and secrets long sealed away are unveiled, players will find themselves at the center of a battle that will determine the fate of Azeroth.
What to Expect in “Cataclysm Classic”
Here’s a glimpse of what “Cataclysm Classic” has in store for players:
- Reignite the Fire: Classic players can dive into this milestone expansion once more, enjoying a faster content cadence and improvements to leveling. The expanded Collections UI and a new difficulty level for Dungeon Group Finder after launch promise to enhance the gaming experience further.
- Permanent Changes to Azeroth: Classic zones have been altered, breathing new life into once-desolate environments. Expect gaping chasms of molten lava where there were serene inland areas, as well as raging floods and elemental forces that now linger in coastal regions.
- Reconnect with Gilneas or Rescue the Shipwrecked Bilgewater Goblins: The once-isolated kingdom of Gilneas is now open to players in a new starting level experience. Players will learn of the curse that plagues its people as the Worgen join the Alliance. Meanwhile, the Bilgewater Cartel Goblins join the Horde as they seek refuge following the destruction of their island nation by Deathwing.
- Explore and Expand Your Class Fantasy: New race/class combinations offer players additional ways to play their favorite classes from a different perspective. Imagine being a Gnome Priest, Tauren Paladin, Night Elf Mage, and more.
- Examine the Rich History of Azeroth with a New Profession: “Cataclysm Classic” introduces a new profession called Archaeology. This exciting addition allows players to explore dig sites across Azeroth, uncovering the history of the world’s storied races while earning valuable rewards along the way.
- Included with Existing World of Warcraft Subscriptions: Just like previous WoW Classic experiences, “Cataclysm Classic” comes as part of the World of Warcraft subscription. This means that anyone who subscribes to World of Warcraft can enjoy “Cataclysm Classic” at no additional cost, offering the freedom to savor multiple eras of Azeroth at their own pace.
A Journey to Remember
The return of “Cataclysm Classic” is a momentous occasion for World of Warcraft fans, both old and new. With exciting improvements, permanent changes to the world, new playable races, and a rich lore to explore, this classic expansion promises to offer a nostalgic yet refreshing experience for players. Relive the chaos unleashed by Deathwing, or embark on a new adventure in the altered lands of Azeroth—no matter your choice, your journey awaits. Prepare for the world-breaking return of “Cataclysm Classic” and get ready to reshape Azeroth’s destiny once more.