World of Warcraft Cataclysm released on December 7th
Cataclysm release on December 7, digital download available on the Blizzard Store.
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
World of Warcraft(R): Cataclysm(TM) in Stores Starting December 7

IRVINE, Calif., Oct 04, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced that World of Warcraft(R): Cataclysm(TM), the highly anticipated third expansion for the world's most popular subscription-based massively multiplayer online role-playing game*, will be released starting on December 7, 2010. The expansion will be available on DVD-ROM for Windows(R) XP/Windows Vista(R)/Windows(R) 7 and Macintosh(R) at a suggested retail price of $39.99 and will also be offered as a digital download from the Blizzard Store. A special Collector's Edition packed with bonus items will be available exclusively in retail stores for a suggested retail price of $79.99.

"Cataclysm includes the best content we've ever created for World of Warcraft. It's not just an expansion, but a re-creation of much of the original Azeroth, complete with epic new high-level adventures for current players and a redesigned leveling experience for those just starting out," said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. "With the help of our beta testers, we're putting on the final polish, and we look forward to welcoming gamers around the world to enjoy it in just a couple of months."

The first two World of Warcraft expansions, The Burning Crusade(R) and Wrath of the Lich King(R), each shattered PC game sales records upon their release.* In Cataclysm, the face of Azeroth will be forever altered by the return of the corrupted Dragon Aspect Deathwing. Players will explore once-familiar areas of the world that have now been reshaped by the devastation and filled with new adventures. In an effort to survive the planet-shattering cataclysm, two new playable races — worgen and goblins — will join the struggle between the Alliance and the Horde. As players journey to the new level cap of 85, they'll discover newly revealed locations, acquire new levels of power, and come face to face with Deathwing in a battle to determine the fate of the world.

The beta test for World of Warcraft: Cataclysm is currently underway. Visit the official website at to set up a account and sign up for a chance to participate. To learn more about World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, visit
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  1. Izic's Avatar
    SICK! Finally!
  1. Mojo Risin's Avatar
    Anyone know if some store in London usually keep a midnight event for the release of WoW expansions?
  1. Evolixe's Avatar
    Hell yeah! bring it on already
  1. TheWaffler's Avatar
    Awesome. My sister and I already have our collectors editions pre ordered.
  1. mmathes339's Avatar
    So much for my original assumption that they were gonna keep the release date under their hats til Blizzcon.
  1. Alopex Major's Avatar
    I like the digital download, I won't have to wait outside at midnight for my second account's copy XD
  1. Xzard's Avatar
    Wonderful, no more guessing needed! & digital downloadin is just awesome.
  1. Traces's Avatar
    World of Warcraft: Cataclysm - Collector's Edition (PC/Mac) - Windows 7 / Vista / XP
    Buy new: £59.99

    World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Expansion Pack (PC/Mac DVD) - Mac OS X, Windows Vista / XP
    Buy new: £24.99 £17.91 Amazon delivers all over EU too.

    USA sorry i can't help you.
  1. Seregon's Avatar
    Oh joy... 2 days before my first exam and 7 days before my last... I guess I won't be playing until a week after release. Gee, thanks Blizz!
  1. Vasz's Avatar
    I love the idea of the digital download, but anyone know how reliable it is? Would love to start playing just as the servers come up, but would hate the download to be delayed.
  1. Jonin's Avatar
    YES! I'm filling out a vacation request today!
  1. AuthurDent's Avatar
    They said it would be avail for digital download.. but they didnt; say WHEN... they offer all the games digital.. but usually week+ after the official release...

    Also that's over 9 weeks away... PLENTY time to fiish the gme/bugfixes/polish....
  1. makominami's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sellest View Post
    Can't wait for [1:1] Dollar : Euro transition in EU as always.
    Isnt the euro worth more atm ?
  1. Noah37's Avatar
    Wow, really? I was thinking the official release date would be announced at Blizzcon. Hmm, cannot quite decide if I want to get the Collector's Edition, it has a lot of pretty cool stuff and the StarCraft 2 CE I got is pretty awesome. I'll probably just end up getting the normal edition, because $40 seems good, but I think charging double ($80) is a bit excessive.
  1. Dziadu's Avatar
    Oh the Joy
  1. WyriHaximus's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ganodorf View Post
    meh 2 more far away
    Atleast we have a date now
  1. Vasz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by makominami View Post
    Isnt the euro worth more atm ?
    40 Dollars is:
    28.8 Euro's
    25.2 Pounds
  1. WyriHaximus's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by makominami View Post
    Isnt the euro worth more atm ?
    They don't care .
  1. Xiaz89's Avatar
    Pre-ordered as of now, though the site from which i pre-ordered the last 2 times (and got them 1-2 days before release) hasnt listed it in their "upcoming releases" yet

    Oh and its listed for a little less than 30 euros at the store where i pre-ordered, not 39.99.
  1. Shamburger's Avatar
    Pre-ordered back in May, so.... it's nice to know that it's coming soon!

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