The popularity of fan-hosted hardcore servers in World of Warcraft Classic — an optional challenge that requires players to delete their character upon death — hasn’t escaped Blizzard Entertainment’s developers. This mod is coming soon will receive official support.
There aren’t many details yet: on hardcore servers, players have life without the possibility of resurrection, but with the option to become a ghost after death (for example, to log out of friends or lay down the reins of the guild). It is not possible to transfer characters from other servers – you must create new ones.
The only really new feature of the hardcore official worlds compared to the fan interpretation will be the appearance of Mac’Gore duels, which are fought not to the point of health remaining, but to the death. In other words, death in such a duel would spell the end of the character’s journey.
The hardcore servers in World of Warcraft Classic will be released this summer and testing will begin in the coming weeks. Blizzard will announce details of this later, but for now Blizzard has assured that it will not dictate to the current hardcore gamers how to continue playing, but will only offer them official support.
World of Warcraft Classic has been available for PC since August 2019. The classic server appeared due to numerous requests from fans and has already acquired The Burning Crusade Classic (June 2021) and Wrath of the Lich King Classic (September 2022) expansions.