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 689 Comments
  1. chazus's Avatar
    My question is.. Why is this expansion $10 more than all the previous ones?
  1. Azgraal's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Shirohibiki View Post
    Do you think they'll do that? Should I just hold off and see? Or would that not count for the DDE so I have to eat 70$ anyway?
    I HOPE they do that, but realisticaly I think they've got the pricetags written in stone by now...
  1. Adoxe's Avatar
    Shut up already Doomsayers.
  1. Weirdness's Avatar
    $50,- = 50 x €0.73
    $50,- = €45,-

    Seems fair
  1. CheeseSandwich's Avatar
    Imma put on my ultra cynical mask and say they are putting out the pre-purchase this early and with such a shakey release date to boost the revenue for this quarter.
  1. chaddd's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sarevokcz View Post
    why preorder DIGITAL at all? =
    But I do want they flying raven lord ASAP!
  1. Blaiz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Frozenbeef View Post
    Or you know..they are going on what blizzard has told them...damn idiots using the evidence provided to come up with a reasonable conclusion compared to just guesstimating 0o
    That is the point I'm making, we're all going by what Blizzard has told us so no reason to take it as gospel, after Blizzcon I expected 3rd quarter (July/Aug/Sept) release but had already lost any hope of that happening. Fortunately Steam sales and PS+ have given me a whole library of games I have yet to play.

    For the record I've had an active EU subscription since release in Feb 2005, on top of that I've also had a second (always active) subscription since early 2008. They've both been on three-month rolling subs and both will next renew in early April, this though is the first time I've really thought about freezing both accounts.

    It's not some kind of personal protest since I'd rather play a polished WoD than a rushed out release, right now I just don't have much enthusiam for the next expansion and now seems as a good a time as any for me to maybe take my first forced break away from the game. What I mean by that is that I've taken breaks in the past but since the accounts have been active I always had the choice to log in if I wanted. So I'm being completely selfish here but all these delays... well for me they could all be a blessing in disguise.
  1. grexly75's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Durandro View Post
    People really are losing their minds over this aren't they?

    How... Amusing.
    Yeah I am laughing at the frenzied frothing at the mouths people going nuts over the "latest we have allowed for release date" rants and the "I am unsubbing because of this crowd.."

    I reckon a good tv producer could make a wicked soap opera about half of what goes on, on this forum..
  1. Moraven's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by azurrei View Post
    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?
    That is my thoughts also. Not much of a $60 value if they raise the price of the expansion by $10.

    Rather skip the boost and save $10.
  1. flavie's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by nomorepriest View Post
    For all those complaining about price... How about you quit wow for the next 8 months and get better jobs.
    haha so much this xD lol'd irl
  1. Hulkovius's Avatar
    CHRISTMAS?!r U be Med... Shiet, dat blizzcon date "spring, or Summer"...
  1. Meredi's Avatar
    everyone flip out over an xpac that cost $10 more than the previous one did. Hate to jump on this response but get a real job or something, unsubscribe for 1 month to save the difference from what you expected, there are options that are viable. I get the date being frustrating, but the cost of the game makes everyone look really cheap.
  1. Magjee's Avatar
    Is that Grom on the box art?

    Don't like the cover much this time around.
  1. jason1975'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..
    You realize you can make a character (of any race) on any server you'd like and boost it right?
  1. Cursey's Avatar
    Does the pre-purchase DD only include the boost? or mount and pet as well?
  1. Verdell's Avatar

    That fine print. I think it reads better than "On or before 12/20/14". They really stirred it up with that message. GGWP
  1. CrusaderNerò87's Avatar
    Well, maybe I'll get my Rogue boosted so I can finally be annoying to horde with him :P Always wanted one, never made it to max level, not even close :P
  1. Feerles's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pixor View Post
    Lol, why december? Can it end up being that late?
    All of you please go back to school and learn something. It says on the site FALL 2014. For tards that don't know, the reason for the December 20th date is cause WINTER BEGINS DECEMBER 21ST!!!!.
  1. mitbrandir's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Weirdness View Post
    $50,- = 50 x €0.73
    $50,- = €45,-

    Seems fair
    Happens with so many games. Most AAA games are being sold for 60 dollar aswell as 60 euro, while 60 euro is quite abit more than 60 dollar. It's just major companies taking advtange of the stock exchange, while screwing the customers.
  1. lagmoose's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by NonameXADX View Post

    Sadly once it's started, you can't convince them otherwise. It was obvious the 20th wasn't the finalized date, people overreacted as usual. It was no different than if Gamestop had the release date of Dec 31st, 2014 as release. A hardened date won't be announced til it's about 3 months away from actual release.

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