Blizzard announce UK price increase for World of Warcraft subs

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Subscriptions for Blizzard’s hugely popular MMORPG World of Warcraft are to rise in November, the developers have announced.

At present the price for a 30-day subscription is £8.99, this will increase to £9.99. The price of 60 and 90-day subscriptions will rise to £28.17 and £52.14 respectively and the RRP of a 60-day time card will be set at £20.99

“We regularly look at our pricing around the world and from time to time we make changes in light of local and regional market conditions,” wrote Blizzard on Battle.net. “As such, we want to give everyone a heads-up that we will shortly be adjusting the pound sterling subscription price of World of Warcraft.”

Due to exchange rates a WoW subscription in the UK is currently cheaper when compared to the rest of Europe, 30 days at present is €12.99 (approx. £10.00) which goes some way to explaining the rise in the UK.

Blizzard have noted that current subscribers will be able to continue paying on the existing prices for the next two years, provided they keep an ongoing subscription active throughout this time.

“As a thank you for current World of Warcraft subscribers, we guarantee that players with recurring (auto-renewing) subscriptions at the time of the price change will retain their current price for two years, as long as they remain in the same recurring subscription without interruption,” state Blizzard. “This applies to anyone who is already in, or signs up for, a recurring subscription prior to the price change, which is scheduled to take place at the Warlords of Draenor release. We will reach out to relevant players approximately two months prior to the price change with a reminder.”

WoW’s new expansion, Warlords of Draenor has been recently confirmed for a release on 13th November.

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