World of Warcraft 06 May 2021 7:31 PM +00:00

WoW Classic TBC release date officially revealed

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WoW Classic TBC has been the next big thing for months, but we finally have an official Classic Burning Crusade release date from Blizzard, and one for the TBC pre patch as well!

Here's when you can start playing WoW Classic TBC, and when the Classic TBC pre patch will begin.

WoW Classic TBC Release Date

WoW Classic TBC is nearly here, bringing back the game's first expansion.

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WoW Classic TBC Release Date leak
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THE EVIDENCE: A new leak suggests Blizzard may have accidentally revealed the WoW Classic TBC release date

Blizzard has officially revealed the WoW Classic TBC release date is June 1, 2021!

This is much sooner than many players expected, especially with no pre patch live just yet.

Pre Patch Release Date

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WoW Classic The Burning Crusade will land on June 1st, so where does that place the TBC pre patch?

The WoW TBC pre patch release date has been officially revealed as May 18th.

This gives players just two weeks to experience the pre patch before The Burning Crusade Classic launches - which puts significant pressure on those looking to level Draenei and Blood Elf characters.

Still, it's hard not to be excited about the pre patch finally going live soon enough!

READ MORE: How to Opt In to the WoW Classic TBC Beta

WoW Classic TBC Class Rankings

To get prepared for WoW Classic TBC, you'll have to make the difficult choice of which character will be your next main.

WoW Classic TBC Classes Draenei Shaman Blood Elf Paladin
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TAKE YOUR PICK: TBC opens the door to all classes

TBC introduces a ton of changes for all classes, as well as the addition of Paladins to the Horde, and Shaman to the Alliance, improving class balance tremendously.

With balance much smoother than in WoW Classic, and plenty of new things to try, choosing your class can be even more challenging.

To help out, we've broken down the strengths for each class across PVE and PVP into rankings, which you can read over here.

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