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. calmsea's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kickbuttmario View Post
    Learn a little bit about economics and how $15 is worth so little, (its literally half the price of a fucking footlong sub, holy shit) *SNIP*
    Where on the planet do you live where a foot long sub costs thirty effing dollars?

    EDIT: I just saw your response to someone asking a similar question. Still though, where does a foot long sub even cost fifteen effing dollars? I've heard Australia is more expensive, are sandwiches the cost of a month of WoW in Australia?
  1. viiq's Avatar
    If I have cata acc, and I'll buy WoD preorder it will upgrade my acc to cata->mop-> WoD ?
  1. grexly75's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by randprin View Post
    December 20th is the only factual date given, therefore people go by it when posting. the game may release before that (or even after, see that "Expect" before giving any other information) but right now that's the only date given and everything else is idle speculation.
    if you plan to buy or do anything, you usually plan your budget and/or time based on definitive dates. not some mysterious date before or after.
    It is just I try not to go off half cocked like some of the posters here have over a somewhat vague date given by Blizz to cover their backsides from the torch and pitchfork crowd..

    Which is why I am waiting I am not going to pre order it.. I think the only time I did anything like that was the annual pass so I could get D3 (which I have not played since.) lol
    And well I am only planning on buying the standard version don't really see the point of all the bells and whistles that comes with the CE version.. The standard version has all I want and the 90 boost is just icing on the cake..

    In the end it's wait and see one the final date..
  1. Kegler's Avatar
    If you powerlevel to 60 first with lvl 1 primary professions, do they still get bumped to 600? Has anyone tried this?
  1. lebil's Avatar
    i want to ask if i buy now the Digital Deluxe Edition i get: NOW 90 lvl boost , flying mount and pet or i get only the boost now and the mount and pet when they release the expansion?
  1. iriecolorado's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by lebil View Post
    i want to ask if i buy now the Digital Deluxe Edition i get: NOW 90 lvl boost , flying mount and pet or i get only the boost now and the mount and pet when they release the expansion?
    Pet and mount are in-game already.
  1. Aliok's Avatar
    I managed to get through seven pages before I had to stop. Does anyone know why (i.e.: a concrete source) the prices have been upped?
  1. Karnige's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Shadee View Post
    Exactly this.

    If enough people unsub, at least until WoD, then Blizzard will get the picture that they can't pull this kind of crap.
    blizzard knows the game is massive in popularity and will continue to do what they want. If they really did something people hated they would change their minds. people are all talk and what blizzard is doing is nothing. people need to quit nerdraging its fucking pathetic. social media makes everyone hardcore now..........
  1. Cows For Life's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kickbuttmario View Post
    Be smart, and be wise consumers. If you truly feel like the game isn't worth $50 + $15 per month, then don't partake in it. Blizzard will hear of it. If not, then enjoy the game.
    Heh. For them to be raising prices, I guess Blizzard hasn't been listening for several years then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Menphis View Post
    I don't think $50 is expensive at all, even the deluxe edition costing $70 is decent if you consider other games on the market.
    Console games are around $60 to $70 and considering the experience a WoW expansion would provide, its worth it, even with the $15 per month sub.
    But $60 for a level boost? hmm...
    People should really stop bringing up the cost of console games.

    Included in the price of console games are the costs of:

    1) physical production of the product (including all boxes and manuals)
    2) distribution and shipping (including costs of warehousing)
    3) profit margins for the companies involved in all of the above steps AND the retailer
    4) game licensing fee paid to the console maker (Sony, Microsoft)

    Blizzard's digital downloads cut all of that out of the equation. Blizzard keeps the ENTIRE cut AND they charge MORE.

    Pulling console games into this context just makes things look worse.
  1. slayerbuffy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Shaverdian View Post
    God damn it I was just fucking joking around when I said November would be the earliest they would launch WoD. I didn't actually think they'd go as far as December.
    EVERY expansion has come out around winter time. This should be a surprise to no one.
  1. chipwood's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by g01851 View Post
    You people need to learn to read:

    "Warlords of Draenor is expected to be released on or BEFORE December 20, 2014"
    "Warlords of Draenor is expected to be released ON OR BEFORE December 20, 2014"

    We can read. Can you?
  1. Roadblock's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by chipwood View Post
    "Warlords of Draenor is expected to be released ON OR BEFORE December 20, 2014"

    We can read. Can you?
    Like on December 19th???
    Mind blown.
  1. Peac3y's Avatar
    I have a simple question, i already have 1 of each class at 90 max everything so this instant boost to 90 thing u get with WOD does it stay on ur account forever is there a time limit on when u can use it?
  1. Musty's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Peac3y View Post
    I have a simple question, i already have 1 of each class at 90 max everything so this instant boost to 90 thing u get with WOD does it stay on ur account forever is there a time limit on when u can use it?
    I think they said it will stay forever in blizzcon but dont quote me on it, they change their minds all the time.
  1. Peac3y's Avatar
    Ok thanks for the reply is the character allowence per relm staying at 11?
  1. draykorinee's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Cows For Life View Post
    Heh. For them to be raising prices, I guess Blizzard hasn't been listening for several years then.

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    People should really stop bringing up the cost of console games.

    Included in the price of console games are the costs of:

    1) physical production of the product (including all boxes and manuals)
    2) distribution and shipping (including costs of warehousing)
    3) profit margins for the companies involved in all of the above steps AND the retailer
    4) game licensing fee paid to the console maker (Sony, Microsoft)

    Blizzard's digital downloads cut all of that out of the equation. Blizzard keeps the ENTIRE cut AND they charge MORE.
    The last of us, made by a Sony company and produced by sony, sold on Sony's psn is £39.99 (more expensive than anywhere else. Fable, developed by a microsoft developer, produced by microsoft, sold on microsofts marketplace is £19.99 (more expensive than anywhere else).

    You're deluded if you think that console gaming is any different. Blizzard sells physical copies and it sells to companies like Amazon, they have all 4 of those costs involved as well as the maintanence of servers and constant development costs. Sony/MS will take a game that is already completely developed, requires little to no maintancence and sell it at full price, pulling console games in to this context just makes things look worse for consoles not Blizzard.
  1. Cows For Life's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by draykorinee View Post
    The last of us, made by a Sony company and produced by sony, sold on Sony's psn is £39.99 (more expensive than anywhere else. Fable, developed by a microsoft developer, produced by microsoft, sold on microsofts marketplace is £19.99 (more expensive than anywhere else).

    You're deluded if you think that console gaming is any different. Blizzard sells physical copies and it sells to companies like Amazon, they have all 4 of those costs involved as well as the maintanence of servers and constant development costs. Sony/MS will take a game that is already completely developed, requires little to no maintancence and sell it at full price, pulling console games in to this context just makes things look worse for consoles not Blizzard.
    Simply put, you're wrong.

    The maintenance of servers and "constant" development costs are part of the operating costs which sub fees more than pay for with lots of profit to spare. The digital download "infrastructure" if you want to call it that is just the patching infrastructure by another name and even large portions of that cost has been pushed to customers via BT.

    As for Sony and MS and their ways, I don't know how much of an outlier those two examples are but it is well known that those companies are afraid of stepping on the toes of retailers, at least for now. One only needs to look at how PSP downloads cost more than the physical game. Plus those prices are still cheaper than Blizzard.

    Compare the typical console game on a store shelf with this purely digital Blizzard product in an honest comparison.
  1. draykorinee's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Cows For Life View Post
    Simply put, you're wrong.

    The maintenance of servers and "constant" development costs are part of the operating costs which sub fees more than pay for with lots of profit to spare.
    Citation needed

    As for Sony and MS and their ways, I don't know how much of an outlier those two examples are but it is well known that those companies are afraid of stepping on the toes of retailers, at least for now. One only needs to look at how PSP downloads cost more than the physical game.
    So I was correct in what I said about consoles and Blizzard, you absolutely can use them in the same context. Sony/MS take the entire cut AND charge more, wasnt that your original point?
    Plus those prices are still cheaper than Blizzard.
    False £39.99 for the last of us is not cheaper than 34.99 for WoD.


    Compare the typical console game on a store shelf with this purely digital Blizzard product in an honest comparison.
    I don't get this comment. The whole post doesn't negate anything I said at all, its also not a purely digital item, it will be available in hard copy, so distribution, marketing, physical production all count here as well. Am I suppose to compare this with say CoD on ps4 that cost £50 and has £100 worth of DLC?

    Blizzards secondary income system of character transfers/pets etc are the only things I would knock Blizzard for. because they are a joke.

    End of the day, call me wrong all you like, doesn't matter, they are all after your money, if people don't like the prices, dont buy it.
  1. MyndZero's Avatar
    So. I just noticed the priced increased $5 on the website, is this true for anyone else or is it just auto matching to what it would be in my currency?
  1. Tyraena's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Guinzil View Post
    15 bucks a months is $180 a year, for a game that updates less than once a year and also asks $50 for expansions.

    How is this acceptable to you? It's not a matter of "pfff I make $4k a month, I don't care about $15", it's about companies getting away with shit like this.
    The game updates at least 5 significant times over every 2 years. At least be correct and honest and if you are going to post.

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