Blizzard is shutting down World of Warcraft Basic’s character clone service on July 26, after just a little over a yr of availability.
The paid service permits gamers to make a duplicate of a WoW Basic character of their selection primarily based on a “snapshot” of that character as they had been on Might 18, 2021. All gamers got the choice on a per-character foundation previous to the discharge of Burning Campaign Basic final summer time of whether or not or to not maintain that character on what Blizzard now calls “Basic Period” realms or to progress to Burning Campaign. For gamers who could not select, character cloning allow them to do each for a small price.
Blizzard did not give a selected purpose for why the service is shutting down in its official weblog, however character cloning will likely be on sale for $5 (66% off) till July 26. For gamers who have not made a selection for every of their character on whether or not to progress to Burning Campaign Basic or keep on a Basic Period realm by July 26, Blizzard says all characters will likely be moved ahead into Burning Campaign Basic, with the Basic Period model of these characters being deleted.
When Blizzard first introduced the character clone service final yr, it discovered itself in scorching water over what many gamers felt was a steep asking value for the service, because it was initially deliberate to be $35. After listening to participant suggestions, Blizzard minimize the worth of the service by greater than half to $15.
Burning Campaign Basic simply acquired its remaining content material replace, Fury of the Sunwell. Blizzard is planning on releasing a Basic model of the sport’s beloved Wrath of the Lich King enlargement later this yr. When Wrath of the Lich King Basic does arrive, all Burning Campaign servers will mechanically be transformed into Wrath of the Lich King servers. Whereas Wrath of the Lich King Basic will function on the enlargement’s remaining patch, it will not embody options just like the automated dungeon finder or minimap quest monitoring, which Blizzard says is not within the spirit of the Basic WoW’s “core values.”
GameSpot could get a fee from retail presents.