World of Warcraft has ditched its fees in favour of a more user-friendly approach to subscription gaming.

World Of Warcraft Can Now Be Played Just By Subscribing – All Expansions Now Free

It might be one of the most recognisable names in PC gaming, but World of Warcraft definitely isn’t the most budget-friendly MMO on the market, at least until now.

Blizzard have decided to make a change to the way fans access and pay for the game, which could make it considerably cheaper for a lot of players.

The game previously featured an upfront fee to play for the base product, fees for the following expansion packs and then a monthly charge for the subscription as well, which meant getting your WoW daily dose could be extremely pricey.

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Now however, it looks like Blizzard has made a smart choice as it’s decided to ditch the costs and simply charge the monthly subscription fee of $15 (that’s £9.99 if you’re in the UK).

Just paying the subscription cost means you’ll get access to the base game, plus every expansion pack except for the new one – Battle for Azerothwhich hasn’t actually launched yet.

Although it sounds like a step in the right direction for Blizzard, if you do want the full WoW experience then Battle for Azeroth will be selling for $49.99 if you’re in the U.S, or £39.99 in the UK – and that’s just the standard edition.

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The Digital Deluxe edition of the expansion will set you back even more, with the pre-order price set at $69.99/£52.99.

Maybe you won’t be saving too much money after all.

Thanks Blizzard…

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If you’re looking to add Battle for Azeroth to your WoW library, then you’ll be pleased to learn it’s launching fairly soon, with a release date of August 14th 2018.

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As for the change in the fees for the game, they’ve already been implemented, so if you’ve never delved into the huge and expansive world and are keen to give WoW a whirl then now might be the best time!