Blizzard Presents Plunderstorm: The World of Warcraft Battle Royale

Blizzard Presents Plunderstorm: The World of Warcraft Battle Royale

20. March 2024 by Valentin Pasetti

Blizzard surprises the gaming community with the unveiling of Plunderstorm, the Battle Royale mode in World of Warcraft’s latest content update.

In a recent content update, Blizzard has dropped a bombshell on the gaming community by introducing a brand new game mode. This Tuesday, the developer unveiled Plunderstorm, a free-to-play Battle Royale set in the World of Warcraft universe. Here at CodigoEsports, we bring you all the details about this mode and how to get started.

Blizzard’s Surprise Announcement

On this Tuesday, Blizzard made a groundbreaking announcement that captured the attention of gamers worldwide. Within the latest content update notes 10.2.6, the developer introduced a standout feature: Plunderstorm, the Battle Royale mode of World of Warcraft with a pirate theme. According to Blizzard’s revelations, matches will host up to 60 participants and will last between 10 to 15 minutes.

Naturally, the last one standing will emerge victorious. Additionally, throughout the match, players can level up and acquire abilities and spells by defeating creatures and enemies.

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How to Play Plunderstorm?

First and foremost, it’s crucial to note that this game mode will only be available for a limited time, spanning a few weeks. Furthermore, playing Plunderstorm is entirely free, requiring only a World of Warcraft subscription. Below are the steps to dive into the action, whether you’re a WoW Classic player or in the modern client.

For Classic Players:

  1. Launch the desktop application.
  2. Click on the World of Warcraft icon at the top. If the icon is not visible, click on “All Games” and select the game from the list.
  3. At the top of the installation button, there is a dropdown menu. Confirm that you want to install World of Warcraft.
  4. Click on Install.


Using the Modern WoW Client:

  1. Select Plunderstorm from the World of Warcraft game menu to jump into action.
  2. Create a new character ready to play. Player characters are unique and specific to the event. No prior knowledge of races and classes is needed to chart a course towards chaos.
  3. Choose between solo mode or, if you prefer to play with a friend, open the Plunderstorm character screen and select duo. If you queue for duos without a partner, one will be automatically assigned to you. You can also access chat, customize characters, and view the queue from the character selection screen.


In conclusion, Plunderstorm will officially debut on March 20th with the update release. Lastly, players will have the opportunity to acquire cosmetics, pets, titles, and mounts by progressing through a rewards track, including the majestic Booty Raider’s Parrot mount, the Pompas the Crab pet, pirate cosmetics, among others.


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