Blizzard has made a few of big announcements regarding its upcoming World of Warcraft expansion pack: Warlords of Draenor. Namely, you can now pre-purchase both the regular game and the digital deluxe edition from the Blizzard store, and it will launch “on or before” December 20 this year. Blizzard stresses that it is currently aiming for a fall release, and the December 20 date is more of a “worst-case-scenario” than an official release date.
The regular version of the game costs $50, while the digital deluxe edition edition will set you back $70. Pre-purchasing either edition gives you a free level 90 character boost that you can use straight away.
The digital deluxe edition will contain “a Dread Raven mount and Dread Hatchling pet to accompany you in World of Warcraft.” Just like the level 90 character boost, the digital deluxe edition rewards will be made available as soon as you pre-purchase the game.
There will also be a physical collector’s edition made available to retailers in small quantities, which will contain all of the digital deluxe goodies, plus a hardcover art book, behind-the-scenes Blu-ray/DVD set, Warlords of Draenor mouse pad, and CD soundtrack featuring epic music from the expansion.
If you’d like an additional level 90 character boost, Blizzard recently announced that they would also be sold stand-alone, albeit with a $60 price tag.