WoW: The War Within: Official Release Date, Beta & How to Access

Calling all Azerothian adventurers! World of Warcraft: The War Within has a release date, and it’s time to gear up for a subterranean adventure.

WoW: The War Within Release Date

Mark your calendars! World of Warcraft: The War Within launches globally on Monday, August 26th, 2024. The announcement came alongside a cinematic trailer that showcased a montage of past Warcraft expansions, culminating in a glimpse of the wonders and horrors that await players in Khaz Algar.

Beta Test

The War Within beta kicked off on Wednesday, June 5th, 2024. So, if you’ve been itching to explore new zones, test out revamped features, and provide valuable feedback, it’s your time to shine!

How to Access the Beta

There are two ways to secure your spot in the testing phase:

  • Pre-order the Epic Edition: Pre-ordering the Epic Edition of The War Within grants you immediate access to the beta, along with other bonus goodies like a character boost and in-game items.
  • Opt-in for Beta Testing: Don’t want to shell out for the Epic Edition? No worries! You can still sign up for a chance to be selected as a beta tester by heading over to the official World of Warcraft website. While selection is random, signing up increases your odds of experiencing the expansion early and helping shape its development.

If you pre-ordered the Epic Edition or were lucky enough to be chosen for the beta, you’re good to go! Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Open the Battle.net desktop app and ensure it’s up to date.
  2. Select World of Warcraft from your favorites or the Games tab.
  3. Look for the “Game Version” dropdown menu near the play button.
  4. From the dropdown menu, choose “World of Warcraft: The War Within Beta.”
  5. Hit play and dive into the action!

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Remember: The beta test is subject to outages and time zone differences. Certain endgame features might also be unavailable during this testing phase.

What to Expect in the Beta?

The beta will allow players to experience a portion of The War Within’s content, including new zones, dungeons, features, and class changes. However, keep in mind that the beta is still under development. You may encounter bugs, crashes, and unfinished content. Your feedback is crucial during this stage, so be sure to report any issues you come across.

This is just a taste of what awaits you in the World of Warcraft: The War Within beta test. So, what are you waiting for? Gear up, adventurers, and prepare to descend into the uncharted depths of Azeroth!