Posted on August 17, 2014, Stew Shearer World of Warcraft Subscriptions Getting Post-Draenor Price Hike in UK
Blizzard has announced plans to increase the cost of a World of Warcraft subscription for UK users.
The company announced this price boost in a forum posting on the official World of Warcraft website. According the post, the cost of a monthly subscription is being raised from £8.99 to £9.99. The cost for three months, in turn, will jump up to £28.17 from £25.17 with six months costing £52.14 instead of the current £46.14. According to Blizzard, the changes will occur with the launch of the Warlords of Draenor expansion. Perhaps anticipating some bad feelings on the part of its player base, it’s also announced that current players with recurring subscriptions will be given two more years of the current price model as “thank you” for their loyalty.
“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,” said the company. his 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.”
A spokesman with Blizzard has apparently confirmed that these changes will be localized to the UK and will not include Australia or New Zealand.