World of Warcraft Subscription Costs Increasing This November For UK Region

The cost of subscribing to Blizzard’s MMORPG World of Warcraft will rise for the UK region when the Warlords of Draenor expansion launches on November 13.

The announcement was made on the World of Warcraft forums for the Europe region by Blizzard community manager Taepsilum. According to the post, the recommended retail pricing of the subscription periods will be increased to £9.99 for 30 days, £28.17 for 90 days, and £52.14 for 180 days. The 60-day prepaid time card will have a RRP of £20.99.

At present, subscription pricing stands at £8.99 for 30 days, £25.17 for 90 days, and £46.14 for 180 days. This marks increases of up to £6 when the changes hit in November.

However, Blizzard also announced that World of Warcraft subscribers who are currently on a recurring subscription will be able to retain their current subscription price for two years, as long as the subscription is not interrupted. This will extend to players who sign up for the auto-renewing subscriptions before the Warlords of Draenor expansion is released. Taepsilum also stated that Blizzard will be reminding players of the price increase two months before the changes will occur.

What do you think, is Blizzard encouraging players to sign up for the recurring subscription? Let us know in the comments below.

Zorine Te is an associate editor at GameSpot, and you can follow her on Twitter @ztharli
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