World of Warcraft (WoW) was first launched officially in 2004. Since its launch, it has become one of the most popular multiplayer role-playing games. The MMORPG game was widely praised by gamers and gaming critics for its overall gameplay experience and amazingly addictive virtual landscape, with over 12 million active users playing the game monthly.

WoW Classic Free Trial

The game was developed by Blizzard Battle.net, a gaming development company that specializes in the development and publishing of video games. As of 2019, the games developed by Blizzard had an active user base of over 32 million monthly users, which includes World of Warcraft.

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Does WoW Classic offer a Free Trial?

Unfortunately, WoW Classic does not come with any free trial option as of now. The world-famous game currently offers a World of Warcraft subscription, but there are no additional charges or costs added to the main subscription.

Though the game, in general, does not give you any free trial option for its subscription, the good thing is that you can still play the standard game at no extra cost. The developers do not ask you for any payment or credit card details and there is no restriction or limit to how long you can play the game for free. All you need here is an active Blizzard account and a stable internet connection.

WoW Classic offer a Free Trial

If you choose to play the standard version of WoW, then you will be able to enjoy the following features included in the game:

  • Explore and communicate with Non-Player Characters (NPCs)
  • Fight monsters and complete in-game quests
  • Acquire in-game items and accessories
  • Exercise your character’s professional skills and Train your class abilities.
  • Use emotes such as laugh, cry, dance, etc. to express yourself
  • Purchase the level 20 mount, which gives you additional perks like +60% of running speed, but you will also have to purchase an upgraded Riding skill to avail the running speed feature.
  • Get invited to a party by other characters (Possible only up to level 20)

While users will enjoy playing the standard free version for as long as they want, there are certain limitations that you will be bound to while playing the standard version as compared to the subscription version, which includes the following:

  • Standard users can play only up to level 20 out of the total 110 levels
  • Standard users do not have access to real ID or voice chat
  • Standard users do not have access to expansion content
  • Standard users will not find any option to cancel their WoW subscription with the DoNotPay assistance.

How can I Get a WoW Free Trial?

As mentioned earlier, WoW currently does not offer any free trial for its subscription version,  but you can still enjoy playing World of Warcraft for free as a part of the game’s Starter Edition at no extra costs. All you need to do for that is follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Open the official Blizzard Shop website and navigate to the WoW page.

Click on Try Free Button

  • Tap on the ‘Try Free’ option you see on the right
  • Wait till the game downloads on your device.
  • Once the game has successfully installed on your device, set it up!
  • Sign in with your existing Blizzard account or create a new account if you don’t already have an account. (One Blizzard account works with all the games developed by Blizzard)
  • Start playing!

How to get a refund for my WoW Subscription?

In general, Blizzard doesn’t currently have any such open refund policy that promises you a complete or partial refund of your WoW paid subscription, their customer support team does assess any refund requests and queries put forward to them on a case-by-case basis. You might stand a chance to get a complete refund of your purchase if you have not played WoW even once after making the purchase, or in case you are requesting a refund shortly after making the subscription. The longer you take to ask for a refund post-purchase, the slimmer are your chances to successfully get one.

If you wish to know more about Blizzard’s refund policy and conditions, then you are free to visit their official website and check out their refund details.

How much does WoW Cost?

WOW Classic Price

If you have already tried out WoW and explored all the features that are offered under the game’s free standard Starter Edition and are looking forward to having more of it, then you can go ahead with purchasing the paid subscription of the game to enjoy some additional features exclusive to premium WoW users.

Blizzard currently offers the following WoW subscription packages for users to choose from:

  • 1-month Subscription

Price: $14.99 per month

  • 3 months Subscription

Price: $13.99 per month

  • 6 months Subscription

Price: $12.99 per month

What do I get with a paid WoW subscription?

The paid subscription plans of WoW come with several advantages when compared to the free Starter version which includes the following:

  • Six exclusive expansions to discover and explore
  • Save Azeroth by leading your followers on a quest
  • Explore new strategies to play by getting instant and unlimited access to all 110 levels
  • Get access to a vast array of PvP content
  • Access exclusive social features such as in-game chat, guilds, and Auction House

Do the WoW characters expire?

WoW characters

No! Your in-game character does not expire or get deleted/deactivated from the game’s server regardless of whether you play the game after a long period or stop playing it entirely. At most you might just lose your character’s name if you are inactive on the game’s server for a long time. But your account, the character, its attributes, skills, and levels will be there on your account forever. This has been done to make sure that you can join back whenever you want to and continue enjoying the game from where you had left it.

How long can you play WoW for free?

When we consider the WoW standard version, users can play it for free for as long as they want, though the gameplay will be bound by some feature limits and restrictions. If you have been playing the paid WoW subscription, then the amount of time you can play the game depends on the WoW subscription you have purchased. You can choose among three subscription plans which are valid for 1 month, 3 months, or 6 months respectively.

The Blizzard team has also rolled out WoW Tokens, which can be purchased by players using real money to buy in-game accessories which can also be exchanged in return for 30 days of the added subscription period.

What is the WoW Starter Edition?

The WoW Starter Edition offered by Blizzard is a free-to-play feature-limited version of the premium subscription plan that works as a digital download replacement for a conventional 7 days or 14 days free trial period generally offered by gaming developers.

WoW Starter Edition

This Starter Edition will allow you to play the game for free for as long as you want up to level 20. The players will not be bound to any time restrictions that usually come with standard trial gaming accounts. You will just need an active Battle.net account along with a fast and stable internet connection to enjoy this starter edition.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How long does it take to upgrade the paid WoW subscription?

If you enjoyed playing WoW using the starter edition and are willing to go for one of the paid subscription plans and explore the game beyond level 20, then you can go ahead to purchase your desired paid WoW subscription. Once you have made the purchase, the entire process may take up to 72 hours.

What does the Wow standard edition include?

The WoW Starter edition allows all players to enjoy a bunch of features listed below for as long as they want which are only possible up to level 20. These standard features included in the Started pack include:

  • Explore and communicate with Non-Player Characters (NPCs)
  • Fight monsters and complete in-game quests
  • Acquire in-game items and accessories
  • Exercise your character’s professional skills and Train your class abilities.
  • Use emotes such as laugh, cry, dance, etc. to express yourself
  • Get invited to a party by other characters
Can I play WOW Starter Edition with friends?

The WoW Starter Edition currently does not allow players to invite other users to groups, but they can still be made a group or clan leader. You can choose the Death knights and can also customize them, but this character will not be a free-to-play character. The Starter Edition also does not allow users to have a  Real ID, which means you can chat and communicate with other players only on the same server.

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