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Death Knight > WoW > WoW ClassicSep 21, 2022 2:00 pm CT

Complete the Death Knight starting experience in Wrath Classic to earn Frostbrood Proto-Wyrm in WoW

Frostbrood Proto-Wyrm mount in flight

A surprise new mount showed up in World of Warcraft: the Frostbrood Proto-Wyrm. Earning this new mount is pretty easy, because all you have to do is create a Death Knight in Wrath Classic and complete the intro scenario. Once you’ve done so, this shiny new mount will arrive for you in retail WoW.

This is actually a pretty remarkable gift to players; playing on the Classic servers is still included as part of your standard WoW subscription, and unlike when Wrath originally released you don’t need a level 55 character before creating a Death Knight — anyone can log on and make one. The introductory experience for Death Knights isn’t exactly a breeze — looking at you How to Win Friends and Influence Enemies — but even those unfamiliar with the class should be able to unlock the mount after an hour or so of play. And if you’ve already played through the Death Knight starting experience, the mount should be waiting for you already.

That is, of course, if you can even get logged into Wrath Classic; the server queues for the most popular servers have been hours long — long enough that Blizzard has shut down character creations on the most populous realms. Fortunately for newcomers who just want the mount, the servers you can create characters on will all be lower population. If you’re just interested in getting the mount to ride in retail — you can’t actually use the mount in Wrath Classic, just to be clear — you can create your DK on any lower popular server with the exception of the “Fresh Start” servers.

What we don’t know is how long this mount will be available. Blizzard didn’t announce a time limit on obtaining this mount, it’s likely to be available for a limited time — perhaps tied to the Wrath Classic launch on September 26 or the Dragonflight release later this year. Without a confirmed end date, this Proto-Wrym isn’t likely to go away any time soon, but you may not want to put off collecting it for too long.

In the past a mount this nice would’ve been a promotional or store mount that required you to surrender real money. Rewarding players as a way to encourage them to try new things is a nice shift for Blizzard and I hope it’s one they continue to use in the future.

Originally published September 8, 2022. Updated September 21, 2022.

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