Recently, a lot of players left Azeroth for one reason – World of Warcraft is a free game for players up to a certain point. The portion of players who will have to pay a sub just to return to a for a few days have the opportunity to check out what has changed since they were last in the world of … Warcraft thanks to the long-awaited return of the weekend.
— World of Warcraft (@Warcraft) November 5, 2020
So, as it turns out, Welcome Back Weekend will give all Warcraft players full access to the game, assuming you had an inactive account (sorry current subscribers – you’re still paying for the weekend). Players will be able to jump into it with any character and check out Azeroth as it is now, preparing for Shadowlands.
If you’re new to World of Warcraft, you’ll be able to check out the new starting region – be sure to check out our new player guide for everything you need to know when you start out in World of Warcraft.