WoW can be played without subscription for now

General
http://www.wowhead.com/news=285074.2/world-of-warcraft-is-temporarily-free-to-play

No one knows exactly what is happening but acccounts without gametime are able to login without restrictions.

EDIT it's a free weekend as other users have pointed out. Enjoy it while it lasts!
Better be a glitch or they better give me my money back
Yeah, either a glitch or they're reactivating all accounts to make everyone excited for BfA.

I read somewhere that they were planning something pretty big for the release of BfA, and unfreezing all accounts, even for a mere few minutes is already pretty big for Blizzard.
No announcement or anything? Sounds like an error.
Why am I paying my subscription? I want my money back!
21/06/2018 19:32Posted by Haiete
http://www.wowhead.com/news=285074.2/world-of-warcraft-is-temporarily-free-to-pla


if wow goes f2p then iam quitting its bad enough now without more trash joining.
I can't see Blizzard just giving people free gametime out of the blue with no email or announcement. Usually they'd send you an email with 7 days' free game time to tempt you back. I have the feeling this wasn't entirely intentional.

EDIT: it's a free weekend for inactive accounts https://welcomeback.worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/
it's free until June 24th - they just posted on twitter :)

https://twitter.com/Warcraft?lang=en
https://welcomeback.worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/

It's free for the weekend.
Just for inactive accounts? My sub runs out tomorrow, wouldn't mind a few free days :p
21/06/2018 20:01Posted by Kraza
it's free until June 24th - they just posted on twitter :)

https://twitter.com/Warcraft?lang=en


You were 6 seconds quicker than me! What is this sorcery? (and now I have to wait like 40 seconds to post this...)
How does this work for trials? can they go beyond level 20 for the time?
21/06/2018 20:08Posted by Christmas
How does this work for trials? can they go beyond level 20 for the time?


Yes, and they will have access to everything but Legion content.
21/06/2018 20:17Posted by Haiete
21/06/2018 20:08Posted by Christmas
How does this work for trials? can they go beyond level 20 for the time?


Yes, and they will have access to everything but Legion content.

But I would urge caution.

Remember, if you level above 20, you will not be able to use that character again after the free weekend unless you subscribe. Hmmm, it's almost like that is deliberate ... :)

Incidentally, interesting timing, considering what "unofficial" WoW event launches this wekend. Well played, suh, Ah say well played!
Darn it...hope it stays this way indefinitely :)
21/06/2018 20:21Posted by Gráinne
Hmmm, it's almost like that is deliberate ... :)


Ha, even the nearly endless generosity of uncle Blizzard knows its limits!
So you know it's both US and EU accounts, I've tested it.
Isn't it great? All this in honor of my birthday, which actually is this sunday.
No joke, I'm getting my "Reached lvl 50" achievement IRL this time.
I wanted to keep it small, but Blizz obviously had other plans. Who'd have thunk that?
There is a popup when you start B-net about it. 22-24 June Free play if you return.

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