World of Warcraft fans are eagerly awaiting the announcement of the World of Warcraft Classic expansion The Burning Crusade’s release date, and they might not have to wait much longer.
Blizzard, possibly accidentally, ran an advertisement in the Battle.net launcher that let slip the release date for the WoW Classic version of The Burning Crusade. And if the slip-up is correct, it means that the expansion will drop in less than a month.
The ads have been taken down and Blizzard has not officially announced a release date for WoW Classic TBC. Still, the ads were screen-grabbed by WoW Classic players and quickly spread across social media.
This would be far from the first time that companies have unintentionally spoiled their own surprises. Video game publishers often spoil upcoming titles by running recruiting campaigns for games that haven’t been officially announced yet. Retailers including Amazon, the PlayStation Store, and Gamestop have all failed to keep things secret as they run similar ads for games and content that haven’t been officially revealed.