In an unexpected surprise, Warcraft Rumble is out early. Blizzard’s new free-to-play mobile spin-off popped up on the App Store earlier today, and it seems to be fully playable based on initial testing.
Originally called Warcraft Arclight Rumble, Warcraft Rumble was previously expected to release on BlizzCon, which kicks off tomorrow. Instead it’s out a day early.
Warcraft Rumble was first announced back in 2022, where it was billed as a mix of tower defense and MOBA. Players can collect more than 65 miniatures while developing their own army.
We wrote in our original preview, “I was impressed with the depth of strategy it can offer. But it is still basically a Warcraft spin on a type of mobile strategy game that’s much more geared toward finding something to do while you wait for your lunch order to be called than the sort of life-devouring adventures Blizzard is most known for.
“And you know, that may not get me vibrating with excitement, but it’s perfectly fine as long as they can avoid some of the worst tendencies of mobile game monetization that would make even Trade Prince Gallywix wince. The fun is there, even in this early build.”
Elsewhere, BlizzCon will kick off this weekend, with expected updates on World of Warcraft, Diablo IV, and more. Check out our full BlizzCon 2023: How to Watch and What to Expect for the full schedule.
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