Blizzard has put a positive spin on things, inviting UK gamers to get in quick and secure their current World of Warcraft subscription price for two years. That might not sound like much, but subscription rates for the MMO are about to jump for fans who pay in pound sterling, so it could save you big bucks.
When they do, they’ll be stung with (slightly) higher fees, as the studio makes changes “in light of local and regional market conditions”. While prices still vary by region, the changes will see UK gamers paying a similar price to their European brethren.
The price changes:
30 Days: £8.99 -> £9.99
90 Days: £25.17 -> £28.17
180 Days: £46.14 -> £52.14
…on the other hand, if you want a pre-paid 60 day subscription card (that is, a non-renewing subscription), the RRP is £20.99, so it’s still one of the cheapest ways to pay for access.
If you hold a recurring, auto-renewing subscription to WoW (that is, not using game cards) at the time of the price change, you’ll be able to keep paying your current rate for two years – as long as you don’t let your account lapse in that time.