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World Of Warcraft 4.2 Update Adds Free-To-Play Option
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

Blizzard Entertainment has announced the release of the second content update for World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. Patch 4.2, Rage of the Firelands, includes a new raid, a legendary quest line, all-new raid tier and PvP armor sets, more diverse daily questing options, major story developments, and PvP Season 10.

The update also kicks off a new free-to-play option Blizzard has named World of Warcraft Starter Edition. Replacing the 10 and 14 day trial options, the starter edition will allow gamers to play the base game for free up to a maximum character level of 20.

Blizzard also revealed a new digital Battle Chest offering the original game and as well as the Burning Crusade expansion for $19.99 from Blizzard's online store. In addition, owners of World of Warcraft will receive all the content and features of the Burning Crusade expansion for free.

The second content update for World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, Rage of the Firelands (patch 4.2), is erupting across Azeroth. With a new raid, a legendary DPS staff quest line, the most diverse daily questing experience to date, PvP Season 10, user-interface enhancements such as the Dungeon Journal, and much more, Rage of the Firelands brings a little something for everyone.

We also thought your readers might be interested to know that the World of Warcraft trial has undergone a few big changes with the launch of today’s content update. Starting today, we’ve removed the previous 10- and 14-day trial time restrictions, and players who are interested in trying out World of Warcraft can now play the base game for free up to a maximum character level of 20, including draenei and blood elf characters – all they need is a Battle.net account and an Internet connection. To mark the occasion, we’ve also given the trial a new name: World of Warcraft Starter Edition. Players who had previously signed up for 10- or 14-day trials will be able to hop back into the Starter Edition right where they left off.

In addition, for anyone who hasn’t yet ventured beyond the Dark Portal, beginning today, players will be able to get both the original World of Warcraft and the game’s first expansion set, The Burning Crusade, for only $19.99 as part of the new digital Battle Chest now available in the online Blizzard Store. In addition, anyone who owns the original World of Warcraft, regardless of when they purchased the game, will automatically be able to access all of the content and features from The Burning Crusade expansion at no additional cost.
Check out the links below to read more about the latest World of Warcraft developments.

WoW Patch 4.2 Rage Of The Firelands Is Live
Ten Ton Hammer: WoW Patch 4.2 Q&A
Blizzard Entertainment
World Of Warcraft: Cataclysm


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