The Lich King Returns

The Lich King Returns

Play Burning Crusade Classic™ today and face the Lich King in 2022

Relive the Classic

RUIN will support a Lich King campaign in World of Warcraft Classic! Relive is the original epic Wintergrasp 120 v 120 battles!

Northrend Beckons
You’ve taken Azeroth and Outland by storm. Now the Lich King’s forces await you in the icy continent of Northrend. Face the undead Scourge and take the fight to the Lich King himself atop Icecrown Citadel.

Master and Lord of the Scourge
The Lich King
His evil is legend. His power and malice unparalleled. Lord of the undead Scourge, wielder of the cursed runeblade Frostmourne, and nemesis of the living, the Lich King will stop at nothing until all life on Azeroth is extinguished. Relive the legend and end his reign.

Hero Class
Death Knight
Master the necromantic abilities of the Death Knight and use the class-exclusive Runecarving profession to empower your weapons. Create a new Death Knight character with a starting level of 55 and break the chains of the Lich King to forge your own destiny.

Strike at the Scourge
The Lich King’s minions are endless—and so is his resolve. Gather your strength, and prepare for battle. In Wrath of the Lich King Classic, you will:

Delve Dungeons & Raids

Stop the machinations of the reanimated lich Kel’Thuzad, assist the dragons of Wyrmrest Temple against Malygos, and prepare for an inevitable showdown with the Lich King.

Explore Northrend

Power your way through quests and zones as you battle to level 80. Assault the terrifying Wrathgate, war in Lake Wintergrasp, uncover secrets of Dalaran reborn, and much more.

Master the Art of Inscription

Become a scribe and master magical pigments and inks. Etch powerful ability-enhancing glyphs, craft magic-infused scrolls, and more with the Inscription profession.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to purchase Wrath of the Lich King Classic to play it?

No. Access to Wrath of the Lich King Classic is included in and available to all players with an active World of Warcraft subscription—no additional purchase required.

Will I be able to level my Death Knight up before the expansion arrives?

Yes. Sometime before Wrath of the Lich King Classic is released, the game client will be updated, and players who wish to level up a Death Knight character to level 70 will be able do so without restrictions.

What are the requirements to play a Death Knight?

Unlike the original release of Wrath of the Lich King, there are no requirements to create your first new Death Knight character. You may still only have one Death Knight character per realm, and any Death Knights created beyond your first on any realm require you to have an existing level 55 character on that realm.

Will there be a Character Boost for Wrath of the Lich King Classic?

If you don’t have characters ready for the journey to Northrend and are interested in dethroning the Lich King with your friends, we will offer an optional Character Boost service closer to the launch of Wrath of the Lich King Classic.

This boost will not be usable on Classic Era characters; in addition, players will be limited to boosting only one character per World of Warcraft account. Further details, including details around pricing and availability, will be announced at a later date.

Will Wrath of the Lich King Classic support value-added services like Character Transfers?

Yes. Like in WoW Classic and Burning Crusade Classic before it, Wrath of the Lich King Classic will offer the Character Transfer service. We have no plans at this time to offer new services, but keep an eye on for future updates.