04 May 2021 1:57 AM +00:00

WoW The Burning Crusade: Classic Release Date Leaked for June 1st

Players today discovered a post on the Battle.net launcher that was promoting the release date of the upcoming re-release of World of Warcraft's first expansion.

The post states that The Burning Crusade: Classic will be releasing on the 1st of June, leaving players 1 month before they can enter the dark portal.

The first image that was uploaded to reddit by user Nonbread
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The first image that was uploaded to reddit by user Nonbread

Many rumours have been circulating in the community recently, as players are awaiting the confirmation of a pre-patch date.

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If the 1st of June is true, the expected time for pre-patch is the 18th of May, leaving players 2 weeks remaining of "classic" and then 2 weeks on TBCC patch but unable to adventure through the dark portal.

According to previous leaks, the 18th of May was the date pre-patch was expected to hit the live servers, so the time frame lines up.

WoW The Burning Crusade: Classic Release Date Leaked for June 1st.

Pre-patch is a unique and fun time for players, and many have been asking for an extended pre-patch where they can play through all the classic content with class and itemization changes intended for Outland.

Pre Patch also introduces new races to the Horde and Alliance as well as the restrictions removed on Paladins and Shamans.

Read more: World of Warcraft Classic: The Burning Crusade New Deluxe Edition Images Found.

While this is an official leak from Blizzard themselves, it is possible the post was outdated and forgot to be taken off their automatic update system.

It can be hard to believe for many as it's only a month away and people expected a bit more warning before an official announcement.

With weekly restarts happening tonight, this may be the last opportunity to hear about a June 1st Launch.