Like any World of Warcraft expansion, Blizzard spread out content in patches, releasing new raids and PvP seasons every few months to give players new and exciting goals to accomplish, and this is no different in The Burning Crusade Classic.
In TBC players travel through the Dark Portal and explore the orcish land of Draenor, known as the "Outland" during this expansion.
There are many Raids throughout these broken lands, however not all of them will be available from the start.
WoW Classic TBC: The Five Content Phases Explained
The phases planned for The Burning Crusade are:
Phase 1: Karazhan, Gruul's Lair, and Magtheridon's Lair, and Arena Season 1 slightly delayed from launch.
Phase 2: Serpenshrine Cavern and Tempest Keep, and Arena Season 2
Phase 3: Hyjal Summit, Black Temple, and Arena Season 3
Phase 4: Zul'aman (10 man Raid) and no Arena Season
Phase 5: Sunwell Plateau and Arena Season 4
To allow players to stay on top of the latest content and gear up with their friends, we’ve set up a potential plan for additional content releases for Burning Crusade Classic to occur over 5 phases. As with anything in early development, these plans are subject to change and we look forward to player feedback. Blizzard says on their official TBC post.
We can expect some changes in the content phase rollout, just like we did in Classic.
Certain battlegrounds and dungeons such as Dire Maul were not part of the game on launch and were added halfway between two phases to give players a bit more content to play.
We may also see the Zul'aman raid feature in a shorter phase if Arena Seasons stick to a strict schedule.
There is a lot more content to do in The Burning Crusade and without world buffs, players will find they can play the game a lot more meaning phases will feel more complete.
You can read all about the content coming in The Burning Crusade Classic in a deep dive posted by Blizzard here.