Questions on Starting World of Warcraft

Updated: 2 months ago
Article ID: 15670
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Common Problems

  • Not sure what to purchase to start playing WoW
  • What are the benefits of upgrading from a trial to the full game?
  • How many expansions do I need to purchase?

Check out our New Player's Guide. This tutorial will help you learn about the basics of World of Warcraft so you can join in as a protector of Azeroth as quickly as possible!

To gain full access to World of Warcraft and World of Warcraft Classic, you will need to add game time to your account. This will automatically give you access to all in-game content, excluding the most recent expansion. If you want to access the current expansion, you will need to purchase a copy of it.

If you are unable to access World of Warcraft Classic after adding game time on your main WoW account, please visit our Cannot Play WoW Classic After Adding Game Time article.