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World of Warcraft's most recent expansion now part of base game

Draenor is free!

The fifth and most recent World of Warcraft expansion, Warlords of Draenor, is now available as part of the base game. A member of Blizzard Entertainment's customer support confirmed that all players have access to the add-on content after a Reddit user noticed it was no longer up for sale online.

Warlords of Draenor cannot be bought on its own at retailers or on, Blizzard said. A boost bringing characters to level 90 included with previously purchased, individual copies of the expansion may still be claimed by those customers, however.

That Warlords of Draenor now comes included with World of Warcraft is typical for the popular massively multiplayer online game. All five expansion packs have been folded into the basic game, which costs $20 before a monthly subscription fee. That means that World of Warcraft players now have access to the entirety of the game's content, save for its upcoming sixth expansion. Legion will be sold separately when it launches Aug. 30, costing players an extra $49.99.

Blizzard released Warlords of Draenor in 2014, raising the level cap to 100 and changing up the MMO's PvP mode. The expansion met with several issues upon launch, including DDoS attacks. Players were compensated for lost playtime caused by extra-long queues and other issues.

Following the expansion's release, Blizzard reported that World of Warcraft had hits its lowest number of subscribers in 10 years. The company has since stopped publicly giving subscription figures.

Correction: Warlords of Draenor's boost to level 90 is no longer available, although those who purchased the pack separately can still claim it. (Boosts to level 100 are sold separately, however, and one will be included with the upcoming Legion expansion.) The story has been corrected to reflect this.

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