Is WoW free? How you can play WOW without a subscription


World of Warcraft or WoW is one the most popular MMORPG games for the past 17 years. Here is how you can play the amazing WoW game for free without a subscription 

World of Warcraft is still considered one of the world’s hottest games seventeen years after its release. Now anyone can play it free without hitting any snags. The players will have limited access, but you’ll be able to spend as long as you would like to explore the amazing universe of World of Warcraft.

purchase additional time so that they can keep their cash. Here is how you can play the MMORPG for free

Account Creation

First of all, you will have to create an account on Blizzard’s website. Go to the account creation page to create your account. You will need to fill up your details to create your free account. Players who have an existing account can skip to the next step. 

You can sign up for a new account by clicking on the signup button and fill in the form with all the required details. You will not require a credit card to create a free account. After you have successfully created your account click on the option called ‘play it free.’ 


You will be required to verify your details to ensure that the game is not spammed with bots. Simply click on the link provided in the email to confirm your account.

gameplay from world of Warcraft
WoW gameplay (screenrant)

Downloading the client

The website will automatically begin downloading the resources required to install the client. If it does not begin downloading automatically, you can click on the download now option. Open the file once it has finished downloading. It will instal the client that you will need to play World of Warcraft. The client is similar to many other clients used by the game companies.

Installing World of Warcraft

Log in to the client using your verified account details. You will be prompted to install World of Warcraft. Click on continue to install the game.

The game will be about 70 GB in size. Make sure that you have enough time and bandwidth to download the game. Once the download is finished, you may need to install some WoW services which the game requires to function smoothly. Accept the terms and conditions and you can begin playing the game.

gameplay from World of Warcraft
WoW gameplay (kotaku)

Account Limitations

The players should note that the free account in World of Warcraft has certain limitations. These limitations are put in place to give more importance to the subscribers of the game as well as to push more players to subscribe to the game.

The free players will only be able to max out their accounts till level 20. The level cap for the subscribers is 120. Free players can still continue to play the game but they will not accumulate experience points.

Free players will also have their in-game communication restricted. They will not be able to join any guilds. The gold level will also be capped at ten. These are not such huge limitations for casual players. But if you enjoy playing the game and want some more content you should consider subscribing to the game.

World of Warcraft is now free to play with certain limitations. The players can try out the game before they decide to subscribe.

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