MMO-Champion - Warlords of Draenor Pre-Order and Level 90 Boosts Now Available
Warlords of Draenor Pre-Order Now Available
The expansion pre-order is now available!

  • The regular version costs $50 / €45
  • The Digital Deluxe edition costs $70.
  • Purchasing either edition gives you a Level 90 Boost to use today.
  • Warlords of Draenor is expected to release on or before 12/20/2014, with a fall release expected. This is not a release date.



Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
The Iron Horde must be stopped. Garrosh Hellscream has escaped to the past and united with his father Grommash, fierce leader of Warsong clan. Together they are forging the orc clans of Draenor into a savage war machine.

It falls to you to crush the Iron Horde before the Dark Portal is completed and the invasion begins. Travel to the Draenor of the past: a world of giants and monsters, a world the fearsome and legendary orc chieftains call home. Face the dangers of this untamable world and bring down the Iron Horde—before both the past and the future are lost forever.

Warlords of Draenor launches worldwide this fall, and you can prepare for the coming invasion now by immediately* boosting a character to level 90 with your pre-purchase of the expansion digitally.

To stop Garrosh’s engines of conquest, you’ll need to recruit allies to your cause and construct a mighty Garrison; explore all-new zones, dungeons, raids, and scenarios across Draenor for resources to aid in your quest; and achieve new heights of power on the way to the new level cap of 100.

Interested in boosting more than one character to level 90 right away? In addition to the boost you get with your Warlords of Draenor pre-purchase, you also have the option of buying additional character boosts directly through the Shop in-game.

Warlords of Draenor is available for pre-purchase digitally in standard and Digital Deluxe editions. The Digital Deluxe Edition comes with a cache of in-game goodies for your favorite Blizzard games, including a Dread Raven mount and Dread Hatchling pet to accompany you in World of Warcraft, Grommash Hellscream and Blackhand Battle.net portraits to intimidate your foes with in StarCraft II, and a battle-torn Warsong Pennant to fuel your demon-slaying rage in Diablo III. What’s more, like the instant character boost, these will be available to you immediately upon your pre-purchase of the expansion.*

Warlords of Draenor will also be available as a retail-exclusive Collector’s Edition (in limited quantities), which comes with the in-game extras from the Digital Deluxe Edition along with an array of awesome artifacts from the physical realm, including 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. Check with your local retailer for pre-ordering details. We’ll have more specifics to share on the Collector’s Edition closer to the game’s launch.

For more information on this fall’s launch of Warlords of Draenor, check out the official press release and the Warlords of Draenor web page.

Level 90 Boosts Now Available
You are now able to purchase Level 90 Boosts for $60 in game! Your boosted character gets:

  • Item level 483 gear. You can quickly upgrade to the epic item level 496 gear from Timeless Isle chests.
  • 150 gold
  • 4 Embersilk (22-slot) bags
  • A stack of 20 food items
  • If a boosted character was already level 60 or above, their existing Primary Professions and First Aid are bumped up to level 600, as mentioned above
  • A faction-specific flying mount - a traditional Wind Rider for Horde or Gryphon for Alliance
  • Artisan flying - that’s one rank below max flight speed
  • Northrend, Kalimdor/Eastern Kingdoms, and Pandaria regional flying skills trained





Digital Deluxe - Dread Raven Mount and Pet
The Reins of the Dread Raven is the Digital Deluxe edition mount that goes with the Dread Hatchling Digital Deluxe edition pet.



Pre-Order and Boost FAQ
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Q: How does boosting a character work?
When you pre-purchase the expansion* or purchase a standalone character boost from within the game, a Character Boost token will appear on the character-select screen in World of Warcraft. Once you purchase it through either method, you can click the token to apply your boost at any time—no need to use it right away if you’re not ready. Keep in mind that character boosts are irreversible, so it’s a good idea to make sure you’re boosting the character you really want to.

If you boost a level-60 or higher character, you’ll also get an extra bonus: both of your Primary Professions will be bumped up to 600, so you’ll be an instant pro at your chosen callings. If you’re boosting an existing character and want to change professions, just make sure you train the professions you want before you apply the boost. Also, if you’re not quite level 60 yet (but thiiiiiiis close), you might want to consider holding on to your boost token until you earn those last couple of levels—your boost will still be waiting for you when you’re ready.

Check out the Character Boost web page, watch our video guide, or read the support article for lots more information.

Q: Can I apply my character boost to any character on any World of Warcraft account?
That depends! If you pre-purchase the expansion, the Character Boost token will only appear when you’re logged in to the WoW account you upgraded to Warlords of Draenor. If you purchase a standalone character boost, you’ll be able to use it on any eligible World of Warcraft account on your Battle.net account.
Note that if you’re upgrading to Warlords of Draenor directly from the World of Warcraft Starter Edition, it may take up to 72 hours for you to receive your character boost.

Q: When will I receive my in-game goodies if I pre-purchase the Digital Deluxe Edition?
If you pre-purchase the Digital Deluxe Edition, you’ll receive the World of Warcraft pet and mount right away, along with the in-game bonuses for StarCraft II and Diablo III.

Q: Can I get a character boost immediately if I decide to pre-order a physical standard or Collector’s Edition from a retailer?
Players who purchase either the physical standard edition or physical Collector’s Edition from a retail store will get their character boost when they receive their copies at the launch of the expansion.

If you’d like to receive your character boost immediately*, several options are currently available:

  • Pre-purchase the expansion digitally through the Battle.net Shop.
  • Pre-purchase the Digital Standard Edition or Digital Deluxe Edition from GameStop in the U.S. or (coming soon) EB Games in Canada (paid in full at the time of pre-purchase). You’ll receive a code redeemable on Battle.net that will unlock your level-90 boost immediately* and also unlock a copy of the expansion pack when it releases.
  • Select retailers in the U.S. are also now selling Battle.net Balance gift cards. You can use these to charge up your Battle.net Balance to pre-purchase a digital copy of the game through the Battle.net Shop and unlock your level-90 boost immediately (sales tax may apply).

*Players upgrading to Warlords of Draenor from World of Warcraft Starter Edition must wait until trial restrictions are removed before character boost becomes available (may take up to 72 hours).
This article was originally published in forum thread: Warlords of Draenor Pre-Order Now Available started by chaud View original post
Comments 686 Comments
  1. Kaynot's Avatar
    That is one savage release date and savage sell price.
  1. tangers58's Avatar
    Sub cancelled
  1. Zoneseek's Avatar
    I played mop for 2 months...2 months. $10 price hike? This will be the first xpac I wait to buy once its in the clearance bin. If I bother at all.
  1. Durandro's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Rocheku View Post
    BETA HASNT EVEN STARTED YET
    And? Blizzard's dev team massively expanded recently and they are clearly doing a lot of internal testing. They don't need to do huge 6 month betas.

    But haters gunna hate.
  1. Rangz's Avatar
    Nothing about the boost including server/race change? So much for reviving an old dead alt on a dead server..
  1. Durandro's Avatar
    People really are losing their minds over this aren't they?

    How... Amusing.
  1. Azahel's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Migas11 View Post
    Idea:

    Make a version of the game available for purchase WITHOUT the boost.

    That's a nice loophole they're using there, technicaly the boost is still free with the purchase of the expansion, the thing is the latter saw its price rise "mysteriously".

    I support that idea
  1. Trumpet's Avatar
    Yeah, I've cancelled as well. As much as I enjoy the game, SoO for 15 months is ridiculous and I'm not paying $105 for zero new content for 7 more months.
  1. azurrei's Avatar
    So the "free" level 90 is actually $10 - how about a version of the game that doesn't come with something I need for the normal $40?
  1. Shirohibiki's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Migas11 View Post
    Idea:

    Make a version of the game available for purchase WITHOUT the boost.

    That's a nice loophole they're using there, technicaly the boost is still free with the purchase of the expansion, the thing is the latter saw its price rise "mysteriously".
    Do you think they'll do that? Should I just hold off and see? Or would that not count for the DDE so I have to eat 70$ anyway?
  1. chaddd's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Rangz View Post
    Nothing about the boost including server/race change? So much for reviving an old dead alt on a dead server..

    Let me help you with the problem... Make a level 1 on any server you want and boost it. Tada!
  1. Emerald's Avatar
    The game will come out september/October dont worry.
    And i guess they have to raise the prices because more and more people only buy the keys now which are much cheaper. That way they can get more money from the key seller.

    Reaper of Souls 39.99 euro from Blizzard.
    Key for Reaper of Souls 27.99 euro on various Key seller sites.
  1. Sarevokcz's Avatar
    why preorder DIGITAL at all? its not like its a limited supply... another half a year without new content, prize have gone up... yep, I think I wont be buying this just like RoS.
  1. Sakashima's Avatar
    The people crying about the 12/20/2014 date are morons.

    Every company pre-selling a product is legally obligated and required to provide a release date for it's product. This is why Game Stop and any other retailer will pull a random date out of their ass which is more often than not a far cry from the actual release date of a game you pre-order from them. This does not mean it's going to come out as late as December 20th. It doesn't say anything at all about the development progress or actual release date.
  1. jangkun's Avatar
    Well..I'll surely be on Elder Scrolls Online and many other games till Dec..Already sick of SoO after 6 months, I won't do 9 more months.. (yeah I know they can release it sooner than Dec. but probably won't be before Oct.-Nov).
  1. alt-ithist's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Naztrak View Post
    What an ugly box cover, no warcraft-vibe at all. Higher price, not a suprise- it is blizzard after all
    It's a box with a picture of Grom on it. How does that not scream Warcraft?

    OT, the price doesn't bother me. I will be getting the physical deluxe. The time frame would bother me but I'll be distracted by ESO for the next few months anyway. Hopefully I can down heroic Garrosh be ESO hits otherwise ill have to come back to it a month or 2 before warlords hit.
  1. CrusaderNerò87's Avatar
    dat release date.. dayyum
  1. Santoryu's Avatar
    7 months until release? Who in their right mind will continue playing MoP for that long?
  1. Weirdness's Avatar
    50 dollar = 50*€0.73
    50 dollar = €45,- ?

    why??
  1. Rangz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by chaddd View Post
    Let me help you with the problem... Make a level 1 on any server you want and boost it. Tada!
    Rather get that old alt, since its over 60, so I get the proffesion boosts aswell..

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