Azeroth As It Was: Blizzard has announced that the “faithful recreation of the original World of Warcraft,” WoW Classic, will be released on August 27. WarCraft fans will be able to go back to the beginning and revisit the MMORPG as it was in 2006, before any of its expansions.
A “small-scale, focused closed beta test” will be available beginning tomorrow, May 15. There will also be additional stress tests running through July so Blizzard can test can their servers. Gamers can opt in now through Account Management.
Blizzard will also be releasing a special edition of WoW on October 8, the World of Warcraft 15th Anniversary Collector’s Edition. The $99.99 package includes a Ragnaros statue, Map of Azeroth mousepad, Alabaster mounts, and more.