The subscription price to play World of Warcraft is going to increase upon the release of the Warlords of Draenor expansion on 13th November.
"We regularly look at our pricing around the world and from time to time we make changes in light of local and regional market conditions," Blizzard has noted on its official Battle.net forums. "As such, we want to give everyone a heads-up that we will shortly be adjusting the pound sterling subscription price of World of Warcraft."
Following 13th November, these will be the new prices of recurring subscriptions (with the old in parenthesis):
- 30 Days - £9.99 (£8.99)
- 90 Days - £28.17 (£25.17)
- 180 Days - £52.14 (£46.14)
Additionally, the suggested retail price of a 60-day prepaid time card will be £20.99.
The publisher noted that those who are in a recurring subscription plan at the time of the change will continue to receive their current rate for two years after the price increase - so long as they don't change their plan. Blizzard noted that it will send WoW players a reminder two months before the price increase, so they'll have time to lock down their preferred plan accordingly.