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Blizzard Entertainment Begins Closed Beta Test for World of Warcraft®: Cataclysm™
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
IRVINE, Calif. – June 30, 2010 – Blizzard Entertainment announced today that the closed beta test for Cataclysm™, its highly anticipated new expansion for World of Warcraft®, has begun. The company has started issuing invitations to participate in the testing process to a wide range of players from around the world who signed up via their Battle.net® accounts. While enjoying an early look at the game, beta testers will provide valuable feedback to help Blizzard Entertainment find bugs, address balance issues, and polish the new content.

"Our focus with Cataclysm has been to build on the knowledge we've gained through the previous expansions to deliver the best, most compelling World of Warcraft content for our players to date," said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. "Gathering focused feedback during the beta test will go a long way in helping us reach that goal when we launch Cataclysm later this year."

Cataclysm is the third expansion for World of Warcraft, the most popular subscription-based massively multiplayer online role-playing game in the world. The first two expansions, The Burning Crusade® and Wrath of the Lich King®, each shattered PC game sales records upon their release. In Cataclysm, the face of Azeroth will be forever altered by the return of the corrupted Dragon Aspect Deathwing. Players will explore once-familiar areas of the world that have now been reshaped by the devastation and filled with new adventures. In an effort to survive the planet-shattering cataclysm, two new playable races -- worgen and goblins -- will join the struggle between the Alliance and the Horde. As players journey to the new level cap of 85, they'll discover newly revealed locations, acquire new levels of power, and come face to face with Deathwing in a battle to determine the fate of the world.

For more information on World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, please visit the official website at http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/cataclysm. To set up a Battle.net account and sign up for a chance to participate in the World of Warcraft: Cataclysm beta test, please visit the official Battle.net website at http://www.battle.net.
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Comments 195 Comments
  1. Marooned's Avatar
    So the real ID battle net integration was holding back Beta test
  1. Dominating's Avatar
    There's never been an "open beta" for any of the WoW expansions. They've all been closed, meaning that you have to opt in and BLizzard will randomly select players to participate in the closed beta. This closed beta test is it; there won't be an open one. Although, there likely will be additional waves of beta invites, meaning that Blizzard might starting inviting a new round of players every few months or so.
  1. Ravegirl's Avatar
    I'M IN!!!!!! OhMyGoshWoWGasim!!... *Screaming like a little girl with my head poping off*





    Thats what my reaction is going to be.
  1. Shéllshock's Avatar
    Has anyone already been invited to the beta test?
  1. Azalu's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Shéllshock View Post
    Has anyone already been invited to the beta test?
    I've not yet *sniff* Gonna spend my entire day off constantly refreshing the battle.net website
  1. Collected's Avatar
    This is a little misleading:

    "So, you may want to check your registered email address periodically during the next 24 hours to see if you've been invited to the Cataclysm beta, or simply keep an eye on the "Manage My Games" section of your Battle.net Account Management page (https://us.battle.net/account). If you've been selected to participate, you'll definitely be notified in one of those two areas."

    Makes it sound like all invites will go out over the next 24 hours which I'm sure isn't correct.. unless Blizzard have totally dropped the idea of waves this time but I doubt that.

    Did Blizz also confirm which accounts are eligable? Normally they say the account had to be active on a certain date? I presume that's when they take a snapshot of opt-ins and build their invites from.

    ---------- Post added 2010-07-01 at 08:31 AM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosis View Post
    As far as i know its just like sc2 beta, u just need the requirements theyre looking for (comp specs) and a bnet account doesnt matter if you have 3 active wow accounts or just a wc3 account according to the blizz techs i talked to last night.
    That's interesting.. traditionally they've always stated your account needed to be active on a set day. But they've not done that this year so perhaps you're right, even non-active accounts can be selected? Would be a big change if they did. What if you've no active Blizzard subscriptions at all?
  1. AtotheJ's Avatar
    I literally drooled when I saw cataclysm beta and nda lift
  1. Azerox's Avatar
    I bet when someone gets a Beta invite, it will be on the frontpage

    Till then, im waiting patience.
  1. Mengucekli's Avatar
    Here comes my beta invite!
  1. stereoprologic's Avatar
    about time!
  1. Lori's Avatar
    Smart to announce it but not unlocking the accs. :/
  1. jarmale's Avatar
    YEY I GOT DA BETA !!!!!!

    and than i woke up /cry
  1. strutzen's Avatar
    Anyone knows if EU invites started?
  1. Lori's Avatar
    If there would be invites out, there would be alot of "YAY Invite /guffaw!" Threads here.
  1. Kaavis's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by strutzen View Post
    Anyone knows if EU invites started?
    Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
    IRVINE, Calif. – June 30, 2010 – Blizzard Entertainment announced today that the closed beta test for Cataclysm™, its highly anticipated new expansion for World of Warcraft®, has begun. The company has started issuing invitations to participate in the testing process to a wide range of players from around the world who signed up via their Battle.net® accounts.

    You could just read it from front page instead of asking about it...
  1. Zetous's Avatar
    Sorry I am noob. But, how do we sign up for beta?Is it just going to your account and get your computer spec details in sent to them?
  1. kcquipor's Avatar
    I think over few hours europe will get
    even with the announcement of blizzard
  1. K1boRG's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jarmale View Post
    yey i got da beta !!!!!!

    And than i woke up /cry
    good 1 ;d
  1. Consata's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by kcquipor View Post
    I think over few hours europe will get
    even with the announcement of blizzard
    Hopefully mate, hopefully
  1. Typhron's Avatar
    Hells to the yeah to the he to the ho

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