We were invited to a Warcraft event in California just recently and while there we got to play the upcoming enhanced pre-expansion version of World of Warcraft. You can check out our coverage from the event here with more to come tomorrow, May 15. Blizzard Entertainment also shared some news at the event, the big piece of news being the release date of the Classic server and the launch of its closed beta.
World of Warcraft: Classic will release on August 27 of this year and if you're lucky enough to get an invite to the closed beta (which you can opt in to right now) you'll get to try it out as soon as tomorrow, on May 15. A stress test is also scheduled to begin this summer, adding more players to the pre-release testing realm. The Classic version will be given to WoW subscribers at no extra cost.
Speaking of the number 15, the game is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year and is getting an anniversary collector's edition that you can check out here. The box includes a massive Ragnaros statue, a pin, a mouse mat, two mounts, 30 days of game time and lithographs, setting you back £89.99 ($99.99 USD, and €99.99).
Apart from this, players will get to enjoy a series of in-game celebratory activities in World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth later this year.