Thursday, April 25

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Classic Introduces Two New Playable Races


Blizzard Entertainment has announced an exciting update for World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Classic by introducing two new playable races to the game: the Worgen and the Goblins. This addition is part of Blizzard's ongoing effort to enhance the classic gaming experience by reintegrating elements from the original Cataclysm expansion released in 2010. This update not only revitalizes the roster but also adds fresh dynamics to the game's racial balance and lore.

The New Playable Races


  • Faction: Alliance
  • Starting Zone: Gilneas
  • Racial Abilities:
    • Darkflight: Provides a temporary speed boost, perfect for escaping danger or closing in on enemies.
    • Viciousness: Increases critical strike chance, enhancing their prowess in combat.
    • Aberration: Reduces the duration of curses and diseases, reflecting their resilience.
  • Background: The Worgen are cursed humans from the Victorian-inspired kingdom of Gilneas. Initially isolated behind their massive wall, the Worgen were released into the world following the catastrophic events that broke the Greymane Wall. They bring a gothic horror element to the Alliance, with a dual nature that reflects their ability to transform between human and wolf forms.


  • Faction: Horde
  • Starting Zone: Kezan and the Lost Isles
  • Racial Abilities:
    • Rocket Jump: Allows Goblins to launch themselves forward, which can be a game-changer in both combat and navigation.
    • Time is Money: Passively increases attack and casting speed, a nod to their quick-thinking and entrepreneurial spirit.
    • Pack Hobgoblin: Calls a personal servant to allow bank access every 30 minutes, illustrating their knack for convenience and connections.
  • Background: Goblins are ingenious inventors and cutthroat merchants who originally come from the island of Kezan. After a series of cataclysmic events, they find themselves allying with the Horde. Goblins add a layer of cunning and resourcefulness, with a love for technology and explosive devices.

Implications for Gameplay

The introduction of the Worgen and Goblins brings new strategies, aesthetics, and storylines to Cataclysm Classic. Players can explore unique starting zones that are rich in narrative and designed with immersive quests that integrate seamlessly into the broader world events triggered by Deathwing’s return.

Strategic Enhancements

Both races offer distinctive racial abilities that can significantly impact player strategies in PvP (Player vs. Player) and PvE (Player vs. Environment) scenarios. The Worgen’s combat enhancements make them formidable foes in melee situations, while the Goblin’s mobility and utility skills are perfect for those who prefer a dynamic playstyle.


The addition of the Worgen and Goblins to World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Classic represents Blizzard’s commitment to providing a robust and enriched classic experience. These races not only offer new aesthetic and roleplaying opportunities but also ensure that both old players and newcomers have fresh content to explore. As Cataclysm Classic continues to evolve, the community can look forward to experiencing the rich, immersive lore and expanded gameplay that these new races bring to the vibrant world of Azeroth.

FAQs About the New Races in WoW: Cataclysm Classic

  1. Can existing players create a new Worgen or Goblin character?
    • Yes, existing players can create new characters from these races, experiencing their unique starting zones and quests.
  2. Are there any special requirements to unlock these races?
    • There are no additional requirements; these races are available to all players of Cataclysm Classic.
  3. How do the new races fit into the existing lore?
    • Both races are deeply integrated into WoW's lore. The Worgen and Goblins each have rich backstories that are explored through their quests and interactions.
  4. What impact do the new races have on faction balance?
    • The addition aims to balance faction dynamics, with each race bringing unique abilities and styles that may attract different types of players.
  5. Where can players learn more about the racial abilities and lore?
    • Players can find detailed information about racial traits, lore, and starting quests in the official World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Classic guide and on the Blizzard community forums.

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