Here's a sweet bonus we almost missed among all the Iron Tide update notes: all World of Warcraft expansion packs up to and including Mists of Pandaria are now free. That means that all expansion content, with the exception of the forthcoming Warlords of Draenor pack, is available at no extra cost to subscribers. This includes access to Azeroth, Outland, Northend, The Elemental Planes and Pandaria.
The Iron Tide update is rolling out this week, ushering the new character model updates, as well as a wealth of new content, tweaks and fixes. It's release comes in preparation for the Warlords of Draenor expansion, which hits November 13. Blizzard must be happy: subscribers have risen for the first time since the Mists of Pandaria release back in 2012, and the new expansion isn't even out yet.