Warlords of Draenor expansion is now available for pre-order

The World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor expansion is now available for pre-order, granting access to various bonuses including an instant boost to level 90.

It’s available now through the official site, in standard ($50) or Digital Deluxe ($70) versions. Pre-purchasing gets you the level boost, while going for the Deluxe Edition also nets you a dread raven mount and dread hatchling pet. In addition, the Digital Deluxe edition comes with Grommash Hellscream and Blackhand StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm portraits and a Warsong pennant for your Diablo III characters.

Blizzard explained that it initially planned on providing the boost once players installed the expansion, but decided to provide it earlier so they could get a chance to familiarize themselves with their new skills, and experience the current end-game content leading to the story of Draenor. The expansion itself will raise the level cap to 100.

The boost also led Blizzard to consider selling the boosts separately for players who have multiple builds or characters on different servers. After a leak showed the standalone price to be $60, lead encounter designer Ion Hazzikostas told Eurogamer that the company didn’t want to “devalue the accomplishment of leveling.”

You can read more about Warlords of Draenor with our in-depth preview.