World of Warcraft Classic will soon be receiving the Wrath of the Lich King expansionsomething of a fanfavourite. As part of this the game will open Fresh Start servers for players who havent yet been tempted back. These realms are intended for players who want the experience of starting with a new character and playing alongside others who are in the same boat.
Players have been requesting Blizzard do this for some timebut Wrath of the Lich King is a hugely popular piece of WoWs historyand no doubt the developer expects it to tempt many new as well as lapsed Classic players. The servers were announced in a blogpost by Blizzard CM Kaivax opens in new taband will be Wrath of the Lich King Classic realms from day oneso when they launchtheyll have all of the talent trees and player abilities coming with Wrath of the Lich King Classicbut all players will start new characters at level 1. The Fresh Start realms also come with certain conditionsall of which are basically intended to stop people boostingcharacter on that same realm.
All of the WoW Classic and Burning Crusade content will be available in these realmswhile Northrend is locked on all servers until Wrath of the Lich King launches.
Ultimatelywe hope to see players spread out onto all of the available realms as Wrath of the Lich King Classic approacheswrites Blizzard. For players looking for a chance at faction balancewere hopeful that by starting freshtheyll have a chance to stay balanced for a long time. For players looking for a chance to level up in dungeonswe hope the presence of other leveling players makes that more likely.
Wrath of the Lich King will definitely pique a lot of interest our own Fraser reckons that it marked the end of WoWs best times opens in new taband the game was never better than during the return of Arthas. Blizzard hasnt yet dated the expansion but expect it sometime later this year. Meanwhileheres everything we know about how the studio is bringing back one of WoWs greatest eras opens in new tab.