Warcraft Timeline and Chronology

Warcraft started as a strategy game and quickly evolved into one of the most expansive and popular gaming franchises of all time, particularly with World of Warcraft, the RPGMMO. This is the Warcraft timeline.

What’s on the Warcraft Timeline?


This is the unofficial Warcraft timeline that includes the main games, the novels, the comics, and the 2016 feature film and its tie-ins. This timeline also includes many of the short stories that can be found online.

Many of these stories take place over multiple eras, but we keep to the house rule that a story is placed on the timeline based on where it ends, and we do not split up the media. This makes the timeline easier to follow and read. So with that said, we hope you enjoy this timeline and reading order for all of the Warcraft stories in chronological order.

Where to Start?

There are a number of good places to start with the Warcraft franchise, and it’s not an exact science. In large part, it will depend on your tastes. If you’re a fan of strategy games, we recommend Warcraft III, which has recently been remastered. But if you’re an MMO fan, start with World of Warcraft. In both cases, we don’t recommend you read the books or comics until you’re familiar with at least one of these games.

The film is another good place to start for those who don’t want a heavy time commitment, but keep in mind that the film does not fully represent the expansive scope of the franchise, nor will it represent the joy you may or may not have with the games themselves.

entries

ChronologicalTimeBuyTitleTypeAuthorReleased

1

Prehistory

Comic Issue

Chris Metzen

2014-08-01

2

-13,000

Short Story

Robert Brooks

Unknown

3

-2,600

Comic Issue

Louise Simonson

2009-09-01

4

-45

Comic Issue

Christie Golden

2009-06-16

5

-45

Comic Issue

Christie Golden

2009-09-01

6

-45

Comic Issue

Robert Brooks

2014-10-10

7

-45

Comic Issue

Raphael Ahad

2015-03-05

8

-1

Comic Issue

Aaron Sparrow

2008-11-11

9

Game

Bill Roper

1994-11-23

10

Novel

Jeff Grubb

2016-11-15

11

Graphic Novel

Paul Cornell

2016-06-07

12

Novel

Christie Golden

2016-05-03

13

Film

Charles Leavitt
Duncan Jones

2016-06-10

14

Novel

Christie Golden

2016-06-07

15

6

Game

Chris Metzen

1995-12-09

16

6

Novel

Glenn Rane

2007-08-28

17

8

Game

Bill Roper
Chris Metzen

1996-05-16

18

8

Novel

Aaron Rosenberg

2008-06-24

19

10

Novel

Richard A. Knaak

2001-02-01

20

10

Short Story

Micky Neilson

Unknown

21

10

Short Story

Evelyn Fredericksen

Unknown

22

19

Short Story

Chris Metzen

2006-10-24

23

19

Novel

Christie Golden

2016-11-15

24

20

Game

2002-06-25

25

20

Short Story

Brian Kindregan

Unknown

26

22

Game

2003-06-01

27

23

Graphic Novel

Richard A. Knaak

2007-10-16

28

23

Novel

Richard A. Knaak

2004-04-01

29

23

Novel

Richard A. Knaak

2004-11-01

30

23

Novel

Richard A. Knaak

2005-08-01

31

24

Comic Issue

Evelyn Fredericksen

2009-09-01

32

24

Novel

Keith R. A. DeCandido

2006-02-01

33

25

Game

Michael Chu

2004-11-23

34

25

Short Story

Unknown

35

25

Short Story

Micky Neilson

Unknown

36

25

Comic Issue

Troy Lewter

2009-03-10

37

25

Comic Issue

Dan Jolley

2009-06-16

38

25

Comic Issue

Dan Jolley

2008-08-12

39

25

Comic Issue

Dan Jolley

2008-11-11

40

25

Comic Issue

Troy Lewter

2008-08-12

41

25

Comic Issue

Grace Randolph

2008-11-11

42

25

Comic Issue

Grace Randolph

2009-09-01

43

26

Graphic Novel

Richard A. Knaak

2010-06-01

44

26

Graphic Novel

Richard A. Knaak

2011-03-01

45

26

Game

Michael Chu

2007-01-16

46

26

Novel

Christie Golden

2006-12-26

47

26

Comic Issue

Troy Lewter

2008-08-12

48

26

Comic Issue

Dan Jolley

2009-03-10

49

26

Comic Issue

Christie Golden

2009-03-10

50

26

Comic Issue

Tim Beedle

2009-06-16

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    Jason Hamilton

    Working on it.

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