Are you ready for Deathwing’s return?

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Classic (WoW Cataclysm Classic) will be playable soon! Read on for the WoW Cataclysm Classic release date, live countdown, plus details on what to expect when Deathwing descends upon Azeroth!

WoW Cataclysm Classic Countdown

WoW Cataclysm Classic countdown

Here is the live countdown for WoW Cataclysm Classic. This update launches on May 20, 2024 at 3 p.m. PDT.

What to expect in WoW Cataclysm Classic (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
What to expect in WoW Cataclysm Classic (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

WoW Cataclysm Classic release date

The release date of WoW Cataclysm Classic is May 20, 2024. When May 28 arrives, players can also expect a new PvP season. Next, on May 30, they can look forward to the opening of three raid dungeons.

WoW Cataclysm Classic features (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
WoW Cataclysm Classic features (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

WoW Cataclysm Classic dungeons, zones, raids, and more

  • 9 new dungeons
  • 7 new zones
  • 3 new raids
  • Darkmoon island
  • Flying in the Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor

Players can expect nine new dungeons, seven new zones, and three new raids in WoW Cataclysm Classic. The update also features Darkmoon Island plus flying in Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms. Meanwhile, similar to Wintergrasp in Wrath of the Lich King Classic, Tol Barad is a battleground that allows up to 80 players per faction to duke it out against each other.

Tol Barad screenshot (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Tol Barad screenshot (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

Blazing Heroic Pack and Blazing Epic Upgrade

Access to WoW Cataclysm Classic requires either game time or a subscription. Players can also purchase either the Blazing Heroic Pack or the Blazing Epic Upgrade as options.

WoW Classic upgrades (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
WoW Classic upgrades (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

Here is what's included in each option:

Upgrade
What's Included
Blazing Heroic PackLil’ Wrathion pet (WoW Classic and WoW), Avatar of Flame flying mount (WoW Classic), Runebound Firelord flying mount (WoW), Hammer Regalia Transmog Set (WoW Classic), and Town-In-A-Box Starter Set toy (WoW Classic)
Blazing Epic UpgradeEverything in the Blazing Heroic Pack, Level 80 Character Boost, and 30 days of game time

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