Blizzard has announced a list of microtransactions that will be coming to The Burning Crusade: Classic, including a level 58 boost as part of a purchase called The Dark Portal Pass.
The Dark Portal Pass will be purchasable for $39.99 USD on May 18 once the pre-patch goes live. It will include:
- Boosting any character to level 58
- Apprentice Riding Skill
- Race-specific mount
- Weapon skills to match level 58
- Access to some flight paths
- A set of Green quality gear
- Four Runecloth bags (14 slots each)
- A small amount of gold
Note - Boosts will not be available for blood elf and Draenei characters.
WoW Classic TBC: How Much Does The Dark Portal Pass Boost Cost?
For players willing to spend a bit more, the Dark Portal Pass will be included in the Deluxe Edition which will also unlock even more cosmetics. You can read all bout it here.
Classic TBC will remain free to play for players with an active subscription, and these in-game purchases are not required to play.
Many players were unhappy about the introduction of microtransactions into the game and voiced their opinions about the $35 USD character clone that they would have to purchase to play both TBC and Classic Era servers.
Blizzard responded, and lowered the price down to $15 USD, which made players more accepting of the price, however, some still worry about the introduction of microtransactions and what it means going forward.