Rumor: The Burning Crusade expansion is arriving to WoW Classic in early May, beta in mid-February


Got your grains of salt at the ready? Tinfoil tricorns fashionably formed and atop your heads? Very good, then let’s hop into the rumor mill: World of Warcraft: Classic is apparently going to be seeing The Burning Crusade at the beginning of May, with a beta at some point in mid-February.

This rumor comes by way of YouTuber Staysafe, who cites a “leak” posted on a WoW fan forum as well as in DMs sent to him that were then run by “a very trusted source.” The post mentions that TBC beta is being eyeballed for mid-February, a TBC 2.0 pre-patch is earmarked for April 13th or 14th, and a global release is set for May 3rd at 6:00 p.m. EST. There’s also suggestions that the expansion’s arrival will be announced at the upcoming Blizz Conline.

This rumor appears to be corroborated by former Nostalrus team member Nano, who sent out a couple of cryptic tweets suggesting that fans will be having something to talk about in the coming year.

These rumored dates are further fuel to the expectation fire of TBC’s arrival to WoW Classic, which readers will recall was also pushed forward thanks to surveys sent by Blizzard to players about Classic’s next steps and the expansion. So once more, it all sounds like a question of when and not whether; we’re just all seeing darts land on a bunch of different months.

sources: YouTube and Twitter via WCCFTech, thanks to Wilhelm for the tip
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