World of Warcraft Warlords of Draenor Expansion: Purchase Before Release and Get Character Boost

March 14, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Those who pre-purchase the World of Warcraft Warlords of Draenor expansion will receive a level-90 character boost, Blizzard Entertainment announced.

A release date for the expansion hasn’t been announced but it’s said to be released in the fall and it’s already being pre-sold for $60.

“To stop Garrosh’s engines of conquest, you’ll need to recruit allies to your cause and construct a mighty Garrison; explore all-new zones, dungeons, raids, and scenarios across Draenor for resources to aid in your quest; and achieve new heights of power on the way to the new level cap of 100,” Blizzard said.

Interested in boosting more than one character to level 90 right away? In addition to the boost you get with your Warlords of Draenor pre-purchase, you also have the option of buying additional character boosts directly through the Shop in-game. Check out the video below to learn more about how it all works:

In addition, here’s two questions and answers from Blizzard about the boost:

Q: What do I get with my character boost?

When you boost a character to level 90, whether it’s a newly created level-1 character or an existing character with some experience under their belt, you’ll receive the following:


  • 150 gold
  • 4 Embersilk (22-slot) bags
  • A stack of 20 food items
  • Full set of spec-appropriate Item Level 483 (green-quality) gear
  • If a boosted character was already level 60 or above, their existing Primary Professions and First Aid are bumped up to level 600, as mentioned above
  • A faction-specific flying mount—a traditional Wind Rider for Horde or Gryphon for Alliance
  • Artisan flying—that’s one rank below max flight speed
  • Northrend, Kalimdor/Eastern Kingdoms, and Pandaria regional flying skills trained

Q: Can I apply my character boost to any character on any World of Warcraft account?

That depends! If you pre-purchase the expansion, the Character Boost token will only appear when you’re logged in to the WoW account you upgraded to Warlords of Draenor. If you purchase a standalone character boost, you’ll be able to use it on any eligible World of Warcraft account on your account.

Note that if you’re upgrading to Warlords of Draenor directly from the World of Warcraft Starter Edition, it may take up to 72 hours for you to receive your character boost.



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