There have been talks in the past about how Blizzard could eventually make World of Warcraft a free-to-play game. This is because this seems to be a natural evolution that we’re seeing many other games headed towards after being available for a very long period of time. While Blizzard has yet to go down that path, it seems that they’ve maybe already laid out some of the groundwork.

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In an announcement on its website, Blizzard has revealed that players who are new to the game or who haven’t played for a while will be able to access all older expansions including Legion (which was the previous release) for free. All they will require is a subscription to the game, which means that players will no longer need to purchase everything all over again.

According to Blizzard, “Starting today, new players can gain access to all World of Warcraft content up through and including the Legion expansion simply by becoming a subscriber—you no longer need to purchase the original World of Warcraft base game. In addition, all existing World of Warcraft subscribers have automatically been upgraded to Legion at no additional cost.”

Players will still need to purchase the upcoming Battle for Azeroth expansion if they wish to access its features, but like we said if you’re new to the game then this will make it easier to get into it.

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