Rumors about potential start dates for Phase 6, the Naxxramas raid, and the legendary Burning Crusade expansion in Classic WoW have started to appear – and we could be seeing this “new” content sooner than we thought.
Classic takes players back to the “good old days” of World of Warcraft, re-releasing all of the original content on servers separate to the main game, which is now known as “Retail” to players who mainly play the re-release.
We’ve already battled our way through the Molten Core, Blackwing Lair, and most guilds are now making their way through the recently released Ahn’Qiraj following the Ten Hour War.
Just a few weeks after the release of AQ though, rumors have started to sprout up that claim we could see Naxxramas and The Burning Crusade expansion arrive much sooner than expected.
Haven't confirmed it yet but the hottest rumors for Classic WoW: Naxxramas release is planned for early December with a TBC Beta rolling out in March/April of 2021! Sooner than expected but we'll see! pic.twitter.com/RmhTX1x1nb
— Nano (@NanoNost) September 8, 2020
According to Twitch streamer Nano, the latest rumors surrounding WoW Classic say the original Naxxramas raid will be released sometime in “early December” of 2020. This is different from the level 80 version that came to retail in Wrath of the Lich King and was known to be notoriously hard on its release back in June of 2006.
On top of that, the beta for Classic’s version of the fan-favorite Burning Crusade expansion is said to be arriving sometime in the spring (March/April) of 2021.
It’s important to note that there is no official confirmation from Blizzard on these rumored release dates so far, so be sure to take these rumors with a grain of salt, as they might not be 100% accurate.
Not everyone in the WoW community is convinced these rumors are legit either, with many pointing to the fact that a holiday release window for Naxx would only leave a short 3-4 months of AQ raiding for most servers, making a release date sometime after new years much more likely.
Whatever happens, we know Naxx and TBC are coming to Classic eventually, and even with these release date rumors, we still have a ton of questions on how they’ll work. Like, whether Blizzard will start new TBC servers or release the expansion on Classic’s already existing servers.
Only time and an official word from Blizzard will tell, so stick with Dexerto for all the latest Classic WoW news and updates as they happen.