Two Weeks is Not Enough for the TBC Pre Patch

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We finally know when we're getting WoW Classic's The Burning Crusade from Blizzard. We've just had the pre-patch update, too, and this all makes for an exciting few weeks.

However, a lot of people feel as though two weeks isn't really long enough between pre-patch and full release. The timeline isn't too reasonable, according to a large selection of players.

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The latest title update is a pretty big one and it's set the stage for the return of the Dark Portal in a couple of weeks. There are quite a few changes, but it's nothing quite as drastic as what we'll see when Burning Crusade Classic release.

When everything does kick-off, though, Blizzard is going to give you the option of picking to play between World of Warcraft Classic and Burning Crusade Classic. IF you don't fancy it, though, you can still play a pre-patch WoW Classic.

" World of Warcraft Classic era realms are new but retain the same names as before and exist as they did prior to the pre-expansion patch."

WoW Burning Crusade Classic Release Date


Blizzard have revealed that WoW Burning Crusade Classic will launch on June 1st.

Before then, however, the Burning Crusade pre patch will launch on May 18th.

That gives players just two weeks to go through a ton of new content and changes.

Pre Patch Needs More Time

The WoW Classic Burning Crusade pre patch is a significant moment, giving players a chance to try out their class and specs with changes from TBC.

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THE FIGHT BEGINS: TBC is just around the corner, and pre patch is our first taste

The original TBC pre patch for a month and 11 days, giving players plenty of time to toy with the new changes and try them out in endgame PVE and PVP settings.

But the WoW TBC Classic pre patch will feature some changes, and the first is that its duration has been cut in half.

Leveling a Draenei, Blood Elf

Leveling a Draenei or Blood Elf character on the WoW Classic TBC pre patch will be much harder than originally expected, as players will have such a short time window to get it done before the Dark Portal opens.

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TWO WEEKS: Players will have two weeks to reach max level on Draenei and Blood Elf characters in the TBC pre patch

Even with the increased leveling speed in TBC, two weeks will be a tough ask for many players, especially the more casual audience.


Because of this, many players may be left behind in the first leveling rush for Classic TBC, and there will be less time to try out the many changes that come with WoW's first expansion.

Because of this, many players will turn to boosting through dungeons like Stormwind Stockade and Maraudon - despite nerfs to farmability and experience, instead of enjoying the leveling experience through questing.

READ MORE: How to Sign Up for the WoW Classic TBC Beta

Choosing your WoW Classic TBC Main Class

WoW Classic TBC introduces a ton of class changes, turning class balance on its head!

If you're still struggling to choose your WoW Classic TBC class, check out our class ratings here.