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Is World of Warcraft (WoW) Classic Free?

Many new players have been interested in one question. Is World of Warcraft (WoW) free?
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World of Warcraft (WoW) Classic has quickly become one of the most popular games on Earth following its return to the spotlight. With so much attention being brought to WoW, many individuals have been curious as to whether or not they can play World of Warcraft Classic for free or if they will have to hand over some cash to enjoy the title. If you are curious about if World of Warcraft Classic is free, you’ll want to read up on the actual cost of Vanilla WoW below. 

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Is World of Warcraft (WoW) Free?

Unfortunately for players hoping that the game would be of a free-to-play nature, World of Warcraft Classic is currently not free. The only way you can experience everything the retro version of WoW has to offer is to have an active subscription to the high-profile MMORPG. A regular subscription for the game will run you $14.99 a month.

Is World of Warcraft WoW Free?

Now, the retail version of the MMORPG is free for players to play until level 20. Players can also make as many characters they want. However, this is not the case for World of Warcraft Classic. This lack of an ability to play the popular version of WoW for no cost is not surprising, as Blizzard sees the high level of popularity this particular version currently has. There is also the case that there have been plenty of brand new players who have subscribed to experience the latest game to take over the video game community. 

However, players can transfer their character from one realm to another for free, as Blizzard implemented the feature to help reduce the extremely long queue times some servers have been seeing.

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