death knights playable in wotlk classic prepatch

During the WotLK Classic announcement Lead Producer of WoW Classic, Holly Longdale, stated that Death Knights will be playable during the prepatch.

So as you know with this expansion you will, in prepatch, be able to play the Death Knight. They will start at level 55, you don’t have to have a high level character to make a Death Knight so everyone will be able to make one.

Holly Longdale – Lead Producer, WoW Classic

We’re excited to give players some time before Wrath officially launches to get geared up and ready to jump into Northrend with everyone else.

Ion Hazzikostas – Game Director & VP, World of Warcraft
Blizzard – (Source)

The Rise of Death Knights – Available to both factions and starting at level 55, Death Knights—World of Warcraft’s first hero class—harness the powers of darkness to help combat the evil that threatens Azeroth. While Death Knights are limited to one per server and require a level 55 character on that server to create, in Wrath Classic, we will be bypassing that requirement for a player’s first Death Knight.

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1 year ago

So is it true that when Wotlk releases on classic servers, Death knight wont require a level 55 anymore?

Reply to  Yeeter
1 year ago

According to the article we can assume that we indeed won’t need a level 55 character beforehand to make our first Death Knight.

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