Welcome to our WoW Classic content hub! Here, you will find links to our latest Classic news coverage and guides.
WoW Classic is now live. Don’t forget to check out:
WoW Classic Class Guides for everything you need to know about your main.
Best WoW Classic Addons for a list of the best addons currently available.
Which Class Should You Play? if you can’t decide which class to main in Classic.
Many servers are experiencing long queues, so Blizzard decided to open up new realms after launch. Realms with Medium population are still experiencing prolonged queue times and Ion Hazzikostas explained why here. Check out WoW Classic Realm Population Hub for the latest news.
WoW Classic is set to launch on August 26 in the US // August 27.
WoW Classic Launch Date: August 27th
See below for details on the exact time you can log in and experience the origins of World of Warcraft.
Blizzard will use a new technology called layering to ensure a smooth launch. They’ve fixed a lot of bugs since we last looked at layering and provided more clarifications in the latest Reddit AMA.
Layering Technology in WoW Classic
Clearing Up Layering Misconceptions
An active subscription is required to play the game and to reserve up to three characters ahead of launch. We’ve created a short guide, where we go through how to install the game, realm types and differences to help you pick the best server.
Avoid Streamers in WoW Classic
Faerlina Will Be the Main Streamer Realm in WoW Classic
How to Pick a Realm and Create a Character in WoW Classic
Realm Population Reports
We also post realm population reports on a regular basis to inform you about the current realm population, based on available data.
Classic Realm Population Hub
Realm Population Report #1: August 14th
Realm Population Report #2: August 15th
Realm Population Report #3: August 16th
Blizzard Urges Players to Stay Away from Herod (US) & Shazzrah (EU)
Realm Population Report #4: August 17th
New Realms Coming in WoW Classic: August 19th
Realm Population Report #5: August 21st
Realm Population Report #6: August 22nd
New Realms Coming on August 26th
Realm Population Report #7: August 23rd
Realm Population Report #8: August 26th
New Realms Opening in All Regions & Overpopulation Update
Realm Population Report #9: August 27th
Realm Population Report #10: August 28th
Realm Population Report #11: August 29th
Realm Population Report #12: August 31st
New & Returning Players
It doesn’t matter if you’re completely new to the game or a veteran, here are some interesting links to get you started with Classic WoW
WoW Classic Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
WoW Classic Official Survival Guide
Glossary of Classic WoW Terms
Reconnect with Friends
If you’re looking for old friends that you played Vanilla with, the community resources listed below may prove to be useful:
Introducing Vanilla Friends
WoW Classic Connections
WoW Classic Guides
Our team has been hard at work to bring you guides for WoW Classic before launch! The goal is to have Class, Dungeon, Profession, and Reputation guides up as soon as possible with Raid guides and more to follow in the coming weeks.
WoW Classic Class Guides
WoW Classic Dungeon Guides
Which Profession is the Best for My Class?
WoW Classic Profession Guides
WoW Classic Reputation Guides
Content Release Phases
To allow for meaningful progression, Classic will have 6 content phases that will be released over the course of the game to mimic Vanilla patches. In the initial phase, players will be able to access Molten Core, Onyxia’s Lair, and Maraudon.
Phase 1 (Launch)
Open World PvP only (no honor or rewards)
Honor System (including Dishonorable Kills)
PvP Rank Rewards
Darkmoon Faire deck drops begin
Alterac Valley (version 1.12 4.1k)
Ahn Qiraj War Effort begins
Ahn’Qiraj raids open when the war effort dictates
Dungeon loot reconfiguration: Tier 0.5 dungeon gear, Relics, drop rates, and location changes
World PvP objectives in Silithus and Eastern Plaguelands
WoW Classic Addons
Nobody is forcing you to use addons for Classic, but for those of you who don’t want to waste their time with searching for every single quest, here’s a list of addons that we previewed throughout Beta:
AtlasLootClassic (Loot Helper) Classic Addon
Azeroth Auto Pilot Classic Addon
IAmAMerchant Classic Addon
Details (Damage Meter), Vendor Price, WeekAuras2 Classic
Questie (Classic Quest Helper) Classic Addon
TukUI (Classic User Interface)
WoW Classic AMAs & Interviews
On August 20, Blizzard conducted an AMA on Reddit and we’ve learned more about the intended player cap for dungeons, loot tables, and other sub
WoW Classic Reddit AMA Recap: August 20th
Eurogamer Wow Classic Interview
WoW Classic “Not a Bug List”
Here we have a list of the most common misconceptions. Features that are perceived by players as bugs.
Not a Bug List (Final)
WoW Classic “Fixed Bugs List”
A list of bugs that have been fixed thanks to thousands of detailed bug reports sent by beta and stress testers who provided invaluable feedback over the course of testing!
Fixed Bugs List
Links to articles that cover a variety of Classic topics.
Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian
Classic WoW Racials and Passives
Players Form Lines to Complete Quests on Beta
Riding Skill & Cost in Classic WoW
Sulfuras, Hand of Ragnaros
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker
It’s almost time for Classic and our content hub has you covered with the latest news and guides!