World of Warcraft goes free-to-play with new endless trial mode

World of Warcraft

The free-to-play videogame scenario has become increasingly popular lately, with City of Heroes taking that route under the new name City of Heroes Freedom last week followed by Team Fortress 2 just a few days later. The latest game to join the club is World of Warcraft.

Blizzard is introducing a new endless trial mode that allows prospective subscribers to play WoW for as long as they want at no charge. The caveat is that players will only be able to reach level 20 during the trial mode. But there will be no specific restrictions on how many characters can be created.

If players enjoy the trial they can opt to purchase the game and the Burning Crusdade expansion for $20. In addition, current subscribers who don’t already own Burning Crusade will have the expansion added to their account for free.

World of Warcraft came out back in 2004, but the MMO is still going strong with over 11 million subscribers. This new endless trial mode is sure to add a few more people to that growing number.

[PC Gamer]


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