Goodbye Battle Chest.
All six of the currently available expansions for World of Warcraft are now free to download and are included in the game’s monthly fee.
Blizzard announced the change to World of Warcraft’s payment model on its blog along with the Battle for Azeroth pre-patch.
All World of Warcraft subscribers have been automatically upgraded to the most recent expansion of the game, Legion, free of charge. This effectively opens all of the game’s available expansions for the entire player base – that is, until Battle for Azeroth comes out next month.
The Battle Chest, the version of World of Warcraft that included all of the game’s expansions for a cost, has been removed from Blizzard’s storefront. With this, the entirely of the current version of World of Warcraft is free to download, with subscriptions starting at $12.99 a month for a full year.
The next expansion for World of Warcraft, Battle for Azeroth, will still have a one-time cost of $49.99 when it releases on August 14. If you’re interested in getting the expansion, take a look at our complete guide to its preorder bonuses and collector’s editions.
In other World of Warcraft news, a player was recently sentenced to one year in prison for DDOS attacks against Blizzard. Feel free to take a look at all of the trailers from Blizzcon 2017’s opening ceremony.
Colin Stevens is a freelance writer for IGN. Follow him on Twitter.