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World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Classic’s pre-patch events are on the way

Prepare to combat zombies (or to become one!)

Wrath of the Lich King Classic is swiftly nearing its September 26 release date, and World of Warcraft players may dive into the nostalgic re-release with a pre-expansion patch beginning on August 30. The pre-patch brings Wrath of the Lich King systems to World of Warcraft Classic, including character reworks, balance, Inscription, landscape upgrades to Stormwind and Orgrimmar, and achievements.

On August 30, the game’s first hero class will also join the fray. Players can build one Death Knight without limitation, but any additional Death Knights must be produced by a level 55 character on the realm, and there is a limit of one Death Knight per player per realm. Death Knights are the first class to not begin at level one; instead, they begin at level 55, with a lengthy introduction explaining how they broke free from the Lich King’s power and went home to join either the Horde or the Alliance.

The Zombie Plague event, which spreads the mysterious Scourge illness over capital cities, begins on September 6. The Scourge Invasion then begins in earnest on September 13. Players may go to Necropolis across Azeroth to combat hordes of Scourge that sprout from crystals. The Invasion will last until September 26, when Wrath of the Lich King will be released and players will be able to go return to Northrend to the Howling Fjord or Borean Tundra.

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