Warlords of Draenor release date

March 24, 2014

Warlords of Draenor release date hasn’t been officially announced yet, but we’ve got a whole stack of clues. Blizzard had already said it would release this fall. Now that official preorders are open, we also know that the game will release “on or before December 20, 2014.”

The Warlords of Draenor release date ambiguity isn’t terribly surprising.That’s because, this year, World of Warcraft celebrates the tenth anniversary of its original release on November 23, 2004. That’s a Sunday, not Blizzard’s traditional game release date, but for such a seminal anniversary they will probably make an exception, at least for digital downloadery. Besides, that gives them a full extra month of exposure to holiday sales, which matter even for a game like World of Warcraft. Launching before Black Friday and the holiday shopping season will help immensely, assuming they can finish the game in time.

In addition to the loose release date window, Blizzard announced the Warlords of Draenor Digital Deluxe Edition bonuses, which are, in a word, garbage. The regular version costs $49.99, already pretty steep. The Digital Deluxe Edition jacks that up to $69.99 and includes a Dread Raven flying mount and Dread Hatchling pet for WoW… and the flying mount is theoretically cool, but really, it’s not a major draw. It also comes with two new portraits for StarCraft II and a Grimpola Warsong pennant for Diablo III.

The new World of Warcraft expansion updates all the character models in the gameand Blizzard has been revealing the Warlords of Draenor new graphics slowly.

Will the Warlords of Draenor release date be November 23, 2014, the game’s tenth anniversary? Let me know what you think below.