How to Play Plunderstorm: Guide to Playing WoW’s Newest Battle Royale Event

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How to Play Plunderstorm: Guide to Playing WoW’s Newest Battle Royale Event

World of Warcraft’s new limited-time event called Plunderstorm is here and players are quite excited, so, how to play Plunderstorm is a question you might ask and we have the answer to that.


Plunderstorm is World of Warcraft’s latest limited-time battle royale event announced on March 19, 2024. It is a pirate-themed event with lots of rewards, new abilities, and upgrades for players. This event is revolutionary because it brings the concept of a battle royale into the open-world game. However, how do you play the battle royale event? Keep on reading to find out exactly how to play Plunderstorm in World of Warcraft right now. 

How to Play Plunderstorm in World of Warcraft

How to Play Plunderstorm: Guide to Playing WoW’s Newest Battle Royale Event
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Now, the answer to how to play Plunderstorm is very simple. The Plunderstorm event is fortunately not an expansion pack or DLC that you need to purchase. However, you do need to have a World of Warcraft subscription or Game Time, either one works. Subscriptions for the game are recurring while Game Time is a one-time purchase you get for 60 days. If you already have a subscription to Wrath of the Lich King Classic, Classic Hardcore, or Classic Season of Discovery in World of Warcraft, that subscription includes access to the Plunderstorm event. This basically means that Classic players can also play the event, but there is a simple requirement for it. 

How to Play Plunderstorm: Guide to Playing WoW’s Newest Battle Royale Event

The requirement is that you need to install the Modern or Live World of Warcraft client through Battle.net. Here is how to install the Modern or Live World of Warcraft client: 

  • Step 1: Install the Battle.net desktop app from the official website.

  • Step 2: Create a Battle.net account on the official website as well. Also, ensure that you have a World of Warcraft account, so you can actually play the event.

  • Step 3: Launch the Battle.net desktop app on your computer once it’s done installing.

  • Step 4: Click the World of Warcraft icon at the top of the screen once the app loads. If the icon is missing from the top, click on Games and select the game from the list. Make sure to download “World of Warcraft” and not “World of Warcraft: Classic.”

  • Step 5: After locating the game or searching for it, click Install. Confirm that you wish to install World of Warcraft when the dialog box pops up.
How to Play Plunderstorm: Guide to Playing WoW’s Newest Battle Royale Event
Credit: @MrGM on YouTube

Then, just wait for the Modern or Live World of Warcraft client to install fully. After that, it is time to learn how to play Plunderstorm, the battle royale event. Here are the steps you need to follow to play Plunderstorm in World of Warcraft:

  • Step 1: Select Plunderstorm from the World of Warcraft game menu on your screen to get right into the battle royale action.

  • Step 2: Create a new, ready-to-play character for the Plunderstorm event. Keep in mind that you need to do this because player characters are unique to this event specifically. You don't need to have any previous knowledge of races and classes in World of Warcraft to chart your course for the mayhem about to ensue in the world of Azeroth.

  • Step 3: Choose between Solo or Duo to play matches in the event. If you choose to play Duo, select “Make a group” from the Plunderstorm character screen and invite your friends added on Batttle.net. However, you can also queue for a Duo without a partner, in which case you'll be automatically matched with another player. After that, just wait for your match to load up and jump right into the chaos!

With that, you’re done learning how to play Plunderstorm in World of Warcraft! It is quite easy but the only drawback is that you need to install the Modern or Live version of World of Warcraft. Players used to the Classic might be a little disappointed, but we hope that the allure of the pirate-themed event is strong enough to get them interested. In the Plunderstore event, you also have access to an in-game chat, customize characters whenever and however you want and also see the queue from the Character Select Screen at any time.

Also, make sure to check out the items list and best skill combos for the Plunderstore event to be more properly equipped to play against 60 players and become the last one or shall we say, Pirate standing. Stay tuned for more such content from ESTNN!

How to Play Plunderstorm: Guide to Playing WoW’s Newest Battle Royale Event
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