With the release of the latest content patch, Blizzard has announced that World of Warcraft is now free-to-play through level 20. New players can download the WoW Starter Edition free from worldofwarcraft.com. Players will have access to content from The Burning Crusade, including the draenei and blood elf characters. If they wish to continue playing beyond level 20, both the original WoW and The Burning Crusade are available together for $19.99.
Free-to-play has become increasingly popular for online games, with companies making money off of downloadable content or enhanced play.
For more experienced players, the 4.2 patch—Rage in the Fireland—offers a slew of enhancements:
World of Warcraft Patch 4.2, Rage of the Firelands is here! With a new raid, a legendary questline, all-new raid tier and PvP armor sets, the most diverse daily questing experience to date, major story developments, PvP Season 10, user interface enhancements, and much more, patch 4.2 has brought Azeroth a little something for everyone.
For more information about the 4.2 patch, you can read the release notes on the WoW website.
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