How to Preorder and Preload WoW Classic's Burning Crusade expansion

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Blizzard is doing something incredible with World of Warcraft at the moment. They're simultaneously catering for their entire fanbase with a two-pronged approach to the title. WoW Classic is what we're talking about today though and the new Burning Crusade expansion is right around the corner.

If you're looking forward to it, you might be curious as to how it all works. Can you preorder Burning Crusade Classic?

Do You Need To Preorder It?

Technically, you don't need to preorder the Burning Crusade Classic expansion for Wow Classic.

This is because it's actually already included with your World of Warcraft subscription in the same way the base WoW Classic title is already included. A pre-expansion patch is being released on May 18th to prepare for the Burning Crusade on June 1st, though.

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However, in the grand scheme of things, you don't need to preorder this if you already have an active World of Warcraft subscription. The title itself should just automatically download via WoW Classic and BattleNet as and when it is available. There are other ways you can prepare yourself, though...


Deluxe Edition Optional Purchase

If you're looking to get a little bit ahead of the crowd before WoW Classic's Burning Crusade actually comes out, you could always look into getting the Deluxe Edition.

This is a fantastic optional purchase that doesn't just give you a few cosmetics. It also includes a Dark Portal Pass character booster. With World of Warcraft being subscription-based, the Deluxe Edition purchase for Burning Crusade Classic also includes 30 days of World of Warcraft game time for your BattleNet account.

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This should make sure you're not running out of it while you dive deep into everything the newest expansion has to offer. For clarity, though, we've listed everything included in the Deluxe Edition below:

  • Reawakened Phase-Hunter Mount
    • " a creature that draws on the otherworldly energies that transformed Draenor into Outland, for use only in Burning Crusade Classic and designed to match the look of the original expansion"
  • Viridian Phase-Hunter Mount
    • " a variant for use in modern World of Warcraft (including Shadowlands) and reflecting the game’s current visual style"
  • Dark Portal Hearthstone
    • " for use in Burning Crusade Classic, providing a unique visual effect inspired by the gateway between worlds"
  • Path of Illidan Toy
    • " for Burning Crusade Classic, which causes your character’s footsteps to leave flickering fel fire in their wake for a short time"
  • Dark Portal Pass
    • Boosts a Character to Level 58 (unusable on Blood Elf or Draenei)
      • Apprentice Riding skill
      • Race-specific mount
      • Weapon skills up to level 58
      • Access to certain flight paths
      • A set of level 58 magic (green) quality gear
      • Up to four Runecloth Bags (14 slots each)
      • A little bit of gold to start their journey
  • 30 Days of World of Warcraft Game Time
    • " providing access to WoW Classic, Burning Crusade Classic, and the modern game"