World Of Warcraft Expansion Release Order And Dates

World of Warcraft is approaching its 17th year anniversary in which it has seen the release of 8 expansions on top of the original game.

Beginning in 2004, World of Warcraft instantly became a hit title, reaching the top MMO spot in no time, and while the genre as a whole has slowed down it still remains as one of the best current MMO games.

Each expansion has added to the original game introducing new zones to explore and new classes to experience.

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This list will only include all main titles from the franchise and will exclude all recent Classic re-release expansions.

Read more: Shadowlands Still On Track To Be World Of Warcraft's Most Successful Expansion In 10 Years.

World Of Warcraft Expansion Release Order And Dates

EXPANSION DATE
World of Warcraft23rd November 2004
World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade16th January 2007
World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King13th November 2008
World of Warcraft: Catacylsm7th December 2010
World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria25th September 2012
World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor13th November 2014
World of Warcraft: Legion30th August 2016
World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth14th August 2018
World of Warcraft: ShadowlandsNovember 23rd

World of Warcraft's in-game anniversary event takes place from the 15th of November to the 6th of December and features many ways players can celebrate one of their favorite games of the past 17 years. Check back closer to the date to find out all about the events and celebrations planned for this year's celebration.

With recent delays to World of Warcraft and Blizzard Entertainment as a whole, the future timeline is not known for WoW however, players are expecting an announcement for the next expansion sometime in the first half of 2022.

World of Warcraft has been a driving force for the MMO genre over the past 17 years and with many more expansions to come, it is expected to stay at the top with successful releases in both retail and classic versions of the game.