World of Warcraft: Is Wrath of the Lich King Classic free?

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World of Warcraft is one of the most popular MMORPGs, one of the most popular video games of all time. Thanks to its continuous almost 20-year evolution, one of Blizzard Entertainment's prime titles has managed to stay atop the game.

Part of that popularity comes from its well-thought-out and well-written characters in its lore, this was especially the case with one of the characters the video is most known for, Arthas, from the Wrath of the Lich King expansion.

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Now, with World of Warcraft: Classic, Wrath of the Lich King has returned in full force. Not only are old players are hopping into the hype train, but new ones are also joining in on the fun.

That begs the question: Is Wrath of the Lich King Classic free? He's what you need to know.

Is Wrath of the Lich King Classic free?

Wrath of the Lich King Classic, like Vanilla Classic and The Burning Crusade Classic before it, is free, on technicalities—all you need is a World of Warcraft subscription.

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The game could be considered technically free for several reasons. First of all, as opposed to the retail version of World of Warcraft, you don't need to purchase the actual expansion, you just need a subscription. Second, if you're already playing World of Warcraft retail, you already possess a subscription, all you'd need to do is download Wrath of the Lich King Classic and that's it.

World of Warcraft subscription prices are infamously known to be $15 a month, however, depending on what type of subscription you use, the monthly price can vary.

The World of Warcraft subscription prices are as follows:

  • One month is $14.99, which will be at a cost of $14.99 per month
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  • Three months is $41.97, which will be at a cost of $13.99 per month
  • Six months is $77.94, which will be at a cost of $12.99

In short, Wrath of the Lich King Classic is free if you pay for the subscription. If you pay for it, not only will you get access to the Classic version of World of Warcraft, but also gain access to the retail version, granted you have the latest expansion.

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