Cata Classic: Blizzard Has Removed Garrosh’s B-Word, Again

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The WoW community’s joy is short-lived as Blizzard has removed Garrosh’s B-word from Cataclysm Classic.

Cata Classic Blizzard Has Removed Garrosh's B-Word, Again

Key Takeaways

  • Blizzard once again removed Garrosh’s B-word.
  • The majority of the community is not offended by the word.
  • Players question Blizzard’s selective censorship, especially considering the game’s exploration of other contentious topics like genocide and racism.

Back in March this year, the WoW community was overjoyed to see Garrosh’s aggression and profanity return as he once again addressed Sylvannas as a “b***.” Some hoped Blizzard was reigniting the “war” in Warcraft. Yet, others speculated this could be a remnant of old Cataclysm, yet to be removed. After all, it’s not the first time elements from past expansions resurfaced in WoW Classic.

As it turns out, these astute gamers were correct. MrGM was the first to notice that Garrosh’s dialogue no longer includes the contentious B-word when addressing Sylvannas. This repeated decision from Blizzard raises eyebrows within the community.

Garrosh, being the villainous, bloodthirsty warchief he is, such language only adds more depth to his character. Not only did it mark a notable moment in the game, but the inclusion of this word also set Garrosh apart as a provocative antagonist unafraid to push boundaries. Even Sylvannas’s supporters admitted that upon first hearing it, the word truly stoked their ire, enhancing the immersive and their overall emotional experience of the game.

Fans Are Unhappy as Blizzard Removed Garrosh’s B-Word

Cata Classic: Blizzard Has Removed Garrosh's B-Word, Again

Blizzard’s decision to censor this specific term is curious. After all, World of Warcraft is a game that explores even more contentious topics like genocide and racism. This selective censorship approach has left many puzzled and questioning Blizzard’s standards.

What’s even more interesting is that a quick glance at the comments reveals that the vast majority, if not the entirety, of the WoW community is not offended by the B-word’s presence. Instead, they’re voicing frustration at Blizzard for toning down the raw intensity of the war narrative once again.

What do you think about the removal of Garrosh’s controversial word? Share your opinions with us in the comments below!

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