01 Oct 2021 2:01 AM +00:00

When Do World Of Warcraft Classic Fresh Servers Come Out?

Blizzard has been quiet since they randomly confirmed the production of Classic Fresh servers at the end of August.

In the meantime, The Burning Crusade has seen its first major content update with phase 2 now out and players diving into Serpentshrine Cavern and Tempest Keep.

Shadowlands also has its new patch 9.1.5 in development on the Public Test Realm, which could impact the release schedule of Classic Fresh servers.

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30th September - Blizzard has announced the Season of Mastery servers, which will be "Fresh" content for fans of the original game. These servers will go into open beta on the 5th of October, with a possible release date before the end of the year.

Read more: Blizzard Confirm The Production Of Fresh Classic Servers.

When Do World Of Warcraft Classic Fresh Servers Come Out?

Because Blizzard is likely to not overlap releases of the other two games, the most likely release timeline for Classic Fresh would be early 2022, before the release of Shadowlands patch 9.2 and TBC phase 3.

Weekly Maintenance for the week of the 28th of September saw 8 hours of downtime for Classic era realms, which currently does not have many players playing especially after the announcement that fresh servers are coming in the future.

It seems patch 1.14 was uploaded to the Classic Era Live servers during this downtime, but there has been no official announcement from Blizzard as to what this new patch means for the release of new servers.

This will be the third version of Vanilla World of Warcraft, and while many players are excited to replay the game again, nobody knows how successful it will be in the long term, or what will happen when Wrath of the Lich King makes an appearance after TBC, which is inevitable at this point.