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WoW: Cataclysm will be taking pre-orders soon

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Blizzard have announced that pre-orders will soon be available for World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, letting you download the game ahead of its release on December 7th.

Speaking at Blizzcon, Blizzard's President, Michael Morhaime announced that "For the first time, you will be able to pre-order the expansion directly from Blizzard," saying that "all of the content on the game DVD can be downloaded in advance and you can start playing the moment we turn the servers on, which will be at midnight Pacific Standard Time on December 7th."

World of Warcraft's expansions have been downloadable before, but this is the first time one's been available to pre-order. It's sure to be the fastest way to get hold of Cataclysm, and is bound to save many people a cold night of queueing at launch.

Morhaime said that pre-orders will be available soon from the Blizzard Store . We'll let you know as soon as it goes live.

[via The Escapist (opens in new tab) ]

Tom Senior
Tom Senior

Part of the UK team, Tom was with PC Gamer at the very beginning of the website's launch—first as a news writer, and then as online editor until his departure in 2020. His specialties are strategy games, action RPGs, hack ‘n slash games, digital card games… basically anything that he can fit on a hard drive. His final boss form is Deckard Cain.