Welcome Back Weekend - Return Free From March 21 through March 24
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Battle for Azeroth™ is in full swing, and everyone is needed on the front lines. This weekend, we’re upgrading all inactive World of Warcraft accounts, granting returning players full access to the game* and all their characters—including;the Battle for Azeroth trial experience, for those who don’t own the latest expansion—through March 24.

Spread the Word!
As the war in Azeroth rages on, the champions of the Horde and the Alliance look to their in-game friends for help. Whether it’s levelling up for experience, gearing up for combat, or mounting up to see the world, World of Warcraft is always best enjoyed in groups, however big or small. If you have guildmates, friends, or family who haven’t been in Azeroth for a while, let them know they can play for free this weekend.

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Save on World of Warcraft ® and 30% off Select Game Services
If you’re a returning player, it’s the perfect time to take advantage of our current sales. We’re offering 30% off select game services** and $20 off World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth or the World of Warcraft Complete Collection.

  • Character Transfer
  • Faction Change
  • Race Change

Learn more about the Welcome Back Weekend and game services sale.

*Offer available through March 24, 2019. Player is responsible for any online connection fees. Game access will be granted at the last expansion purchased or World of Warcraft®: Legion®, whichever is greater. The Battle for Azeroth trial experience ends after three hours of game play in Battle for Azeroth, or after the quest "We Need Each Other" (for Horde) or "A Nation Divided" (for Alliance), whichever comes first. Players can repeat the trial experience with up to 12 characters per qualifying account during the welcome back weekend.

**Sale does not include Guild Services, WoW Token, Character Boost, Pets, Mounts or Transmog items.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Welcome Back Weekend - Return Free From March 21 through March 24 started by chaud View original post
Comments 148 Comments
  1. Eleccybubb's Avatar
    Must be in need of players. Haven't had one of these for a while.

    Like how they are so stingy they won't discount a character boost that costs more than some AAA games. Stay classy ActiBlizz.
  1. Grimalkin of Old's Avatar
    Don't worry guys, 3 hours is plenty of time to do all the 8.1.5 content.
  1. The Stormbringer's Avatar
    I might log in to check a couple of things, since my game is up to date, but meh.
  1. letssee's Avatar
    bhahahahaa
  1. Ardourdan's Avatar
    Wow. I haven't logged in for 3 months now. This expansion is utter drivel. Wake me up when its over!
  1. dragothica's Avatar
    Timing of this free weekend is not that well thought out when the game Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice releases on the same time period from the same company even. Of course the audiences don't match 100% but you would think that Activision-Blizzard would have some kind of communication going on between companies so that these kind of things don't happen in the same time..
  1. THEORACLE64's Avatar
    Low sub numbers they’ll say. Not enough players they’ll say. The game’s dying they’ll say.
  1. McNeil's Avatar
    If you’re a returning player, it’s the perfect time to take advantage of our current sales.

    I guess they needed to boost that revenue for the next quarterly reports somehow.
  1. Justpassing's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by THEORACLE64 View Post
    Low sub numbers they’ll say. Not enough players they’ll say. The game’s dying they’ll say.
    First reply, so.
  1. Arafal's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by dragothica View Post
    Timing of this free weekend is not that well thought out when the game Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice releases on the same time period from the same company even. Of course the audiences don't match 100% but you would think that Activision-Blizzard would have some kind of communication going on between companies so that these kind of things don't happen in the same time..
    they do this on purpose.
  1. Hexme's Avatar
    New races still locked behind time gating mechanics?

    Looks like I'm not coming back and still gonna play better MMOs out there.
  1. Casperite's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by McNeil View Post
    If you’re a returning player, it’s the perfect time to take advantage of our current sales.

    I guess they needed to boost that revenue for the next quarterly reports somehow.
    Wow, a corporation doing something to increase revenue! What other mind boggling insights do you have to share with us?
  1. Eleccybubb's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Hexme View Post
    New races still locked behind time gating mechanics?

    Looks like I'm not coming back and still gonna play better MMOs out there.
    Aye same. Got Japanese FF14 fanfest to look forward to that weekend and part 2 of patch 4.5.

    As for ESO. Still chugging along towards 50/160CP.
  1. Kathranis's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Eleccybubb View Post
    Haven't had one of these for a while.
    They've done it about once a year for the last few years. Also not the only MMORPG doing free weekends. FFXIV does them pretty regularly.
  1. Eapoe's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kathranis View Post
    They've done it about once a year for the last few years. Also not the only MMORPG doing free weekends. FFXIV does them pretty regularly.
    Wouldn’t even bother. He’s been going into every thread talking nonsense because he’s mad at Blizz. His most recent antic was complaining about time gated content in BfA while praising time gated content announcement in Classic.
  1. Pawstruck's Avatar
    3 hours? ROFL. What the fuck do they think their game is? I'd be insulted.
  1. Eleccybubb's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by McNeil View Post
    If you’re a returning player, it’s the perfect time to take advantage of our current sales.

    I guess they needed to boost that revenue for the next quarterly reports somehow.
    Pretty much. They aren't even trying to hide the fact now that they just want a quick buck. Pitiful.
  1. Vampyr78's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Grimalkin of Old View Post
    Don't worry guys, 3 hours is plenty of time to do all the 8.1.5 content.
    People can't read. If you don't own BfA you can play BfA content for 3 hours or until you complete the intro scenario.
    If you own Bfa you can play it whole weekend. If you don't own BfA then you can play whole weekend up to Legion.
  1. Eleccybubb's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Vampyr78 View Post
    People can't read. If you don't own BfA you can play BfA content for 3 hours or until you complete the intro scenario.
    If you own Bfa you can play it whole weekend. If you don't own BfA then you can play whole weekend up to Legion.
    You make it sound like that's better lol.

    Basically they are saying "buy the expansion or enjoy your crappy 3 hours".

    Jesus how scummy can this company get these days lol.
  1. Vegas82's Avatar
    Oh goody, I can play content I already tested in beta. How enticing.

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