Well, it had to happen sooner or later, since costs need to be covered. And now Blizzard has confirmed that following the release of Warlords of Draenor expansion this November, the World of Warcraft subscription fee will be increased. With changing local and regional market conditions in mind, Blizzard has to do what they have to do. They have decided to increase the pound sterling subscription price of World of Warcraft.
There is a caveat for players that already have recurring subscriptions however. Blizzard, announced that those who already have a recurring subscription plan at the time of this price change will be locked in to their current subscription fee for two years after the price increase. That is IF you do not change your subscription plan.
This applies to anyone who signs up or already subscribes to a plan. Also you will get a reminder two months before the price increase so that you can lock down your preferred plans for two years. The new pound sterling subscription rates are £9.99 for 30 days, £28.17 for 90 days, and £52.14 for 180 days. Blizzard suggests that the retail price of the 60-day prepaid card is going to be £20.99
So it is a good news bad news deal. That’s good for those who are already locked in.