World of Warcraft Will Retain Subscription Fees, CEO Confirms

Brittany Vincent

Blizzard CEO shoots down rumors of possible F2P future for WoW

With BlizzCon in full force, plenty of juicy news tidbits are coming out of the two-day convention celebrating everything Blizzard, including one in particular: the monthly subscription fee isn't going away anytime soon.

According to a report via PCGamesN , the CEO of Blizzard himself, Mike Morhaime, has squashed rumors that the MMO giant would be doing away with the month-to-month model to go F2P.

"We've always taken the business model on a case by case basis. In the case of World of Warcraft , the first 20 levels are free. It wasn't designed as a free-to-play game. I don't see that type of transition happening in World of Warcraft , although we are always looking for new ways to make the game more accessible."

Looks like if you want to get your WoW fix you'll still be shelling out a monthly subscription fee, now and forever, as the years wear on. Will you be staying on-board with World of Warcraft to see the new expansion through to the end or will you be jumping ship for something else?

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