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by Published on 2024-04-15 05:23 PM

Sign Up To Test The War Within
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Make an early descent into World of Warcraft®: The War Within™. You'll journey through never-before-seen subterranean worlds filled with hidden wonders, earn the trust of the new Earthen allied race, and face an ancient evil lurking in the darkness when you sign up to help us test!

Getting Started
Join us in testing The War Within. Players who have opted in can be selected to be testers, and invitations will go out regularly throughout the test. If selected to participate in the beta test, your account will already be flagged for access.

  • Make sure your graphics drivers are up to date.
  • Run the® desktop app—it may need to update itself if you haven't run it recently. If you don't have the app installed, get started here.
  • Once is installed and updated, select World of Warcraft from the list of games.
  • In the Game Version drop-down menu above the Play button, choose The War Within (listed under In Development) option, then click Install.
  • Allow installation to complete, click Play, and select any available Test Servers.
  • Create a new test character or use the character copy to import your existing Dragonflight character.
  • Enter the game and test the available content.

If you have issues installing and operating The War Within Beta, please check our Common Technical Issues and Solutions to begin troubleshooting.

The Worldsoul Saga™ Begins

Pre-Purchase World of Warcraft: The War Within
The wings of a grand new adventure spread widely across the next three expansions!* Be a part of the epic story that celebrates the first 20 years of World of Warcraft and sets new foundations for Azeroth's future. Pre-purchase the Epic Edition of The War Within to dive into the expansion early with guaranteed beta and early (3 days) access.

Choose Your Edition
Base Edition
Includes the World of Warcraft: The War Within pre-purchase, World of Warcraft: Dragonflight***, an Enhanced Level 70 Character Boost with upgraded gear, reputation progress, and more, to prepare you for your adventures in the depths of the world. Also includes 500 Trader’s Tender to use in the Trading Post ††

Heroic Edition
Includes everything in the Base Edition. Plus, you’ll receive the Algarian Stormrider mount with Dynamic Flying and access to special racecourses, and the Stormrider’s Attire Transmog set. The mount has four color variants, with a slew of additional customization options available. The Transmog set can be upgraded to the Thundering Stormrider’s Attire upon completing the special racecourses available with the Algarian Stormrider. Also includes an additional 250 Trader’s Tender (750 in total) to use in the Trading Post††.

Epic Edition

Includes everything in the Heroic Edition. Plus, you'll have guaranteed beta access and early access (3 days) to The War Within. You'll also receive 30 days of game time, Squally, the Storm Hatchling pet, Sandbox Storm Gryphon toy, and Deepdweller's Earthen Hearthstone effect. Also includes an additional 250 Trader's Tender (1000 in total) to use in the Trading Post††.

Base Edition Heroic Edition Epic Edition
World of Warcraft: The War Within available at launch** X X X
World of Warcraft: Dragonflight*** X X X
Enhanced Level 70 Character Boost X X X
Trader’s Tender 500 750 1000
Algarian Stormrider mount with dynamic flying, dozens of customization options, and access to special racecourses X X
Upgradable Stormrider’s Attire Transmog set X X
Beta Access to The War Within X
3 Days Early Access to The War Within X
30 Days of Game Time X
Squally, the Storm Hatchling pet X
Sandbox Storm Gryphon toy X
Deepdweller's Earthen Hearthstone effect X

As with previous development cycles, players will also have the opportunity to sign up to participate in The War Within beta test at a future point in time. Stay tuned to the official World of Warcraft site to learn when beta sign-ups begin.

Become a part of a thrilling new story 20 years in the making.

*Future expansions not included in World of Warcraft: The War Within purchase.
**Available on or before December 31, 2024.
***If you already have Dragonflight on your account, it will not be re-granted.
†Beta Access and Early Access dates subject to change. Early Access duration is 3 days. Limited time only. Play time subject to possible outages and time zone differences. Certain endgame features, including Mythic dungeons and weekly quests, not available during Early Access. Click for more details.
††In-game items not available in WoW Classic games. Boost only usable on the WoW game account on which it was purchased or redeemed.

  • Upgrading to the Heroic or Epic Edition will not re-grant in-game items previously unlocked on your account.
  • Requires World of Warcraft, Internet connection, and® Account and desktop app.
  • Requires World of Warcraft Subscription or Game Time.

©2024 Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. The Worldsoul Saga and The War Within are trademarks, and World of Warcraft, WoW, Hearthstone, and Blizzard Entertainment are trademarks or registered trademarks of Blizzard Entertainment, Inc., in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the properties of their registered owners.
by Published on 2024-04-15 05:05 PM

Take a Dive into Plunderstorm’s Plundersurge!
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Hoist the sails and batten the hatches; a Plundersurge begins this week with weekly maintenance!

Dive into the battle-royale-inspired Plunderstorm event now to double the reputation earned (including the winner's bonus) from all sources of Plunder during the incoming Plundersurge! This bootyful opportunity lasts until Plunderstorm ends the week of 1 May, helping scallywags catch up on rewards.

Set Sail for the Plunderstorm

Plunge into a challenging battle that earns excellent rewards for World of Warcraft® Modern and Classic progression realms. All you have to do is survive…and plunder. Can't seem to stay in the realm of the living? No problem. Plunderers still gain progression that helps unlock new rewards.

Each match is 10-15 minutes long and has 60 players per match, with the winner being the last one standing. Level up and acquire new abilities and spells by killing creatures and enemies, looting chests, and avoiding the encroaching storm.

A Pirate's Life for You

The Arathi Highlands is the backdrop for this pirating adventure, and you'll have plenty of challenges to keep you busy.

Prepare to Plunder

Plunderstorm is perfect for pick-up and play! No expansion purchase is required, but a World of Warcraft Subscription or Game Time is needed to participate in a high-stakes, play-by-the-seat-your-pants match. This means that Classic players can also participate in a plethora of plundering fun by simply installing the modern (Live) World of Warcraft client:

  • Launch the desktop app.
  • Click the World of Warcraft icon at the top. If the icon is missing, click on All Games and select the game from the list.
  • On top of the Install button is a drop-down menu. Confirm that you wish to install World of Warcraft.
  • Click Install.

Once you’re in modern WoW:

  • Select Plunderstorm2 from the World of Warcraft game menu to get into the action.
  • Create a new, ready-to-play character—player characters are unique to this event. You don't need previous knowledge of races and classes to chart your course for mayhem.
  • Choose between Solo or—to play with your friends—make a group from the Plunderstorm character screen and select Duo. If queued for a Duo without a partner, you'll be automatically matched with one. You can also access chat, customize characters, and see the queue from the Character Select Screen.

Action Bar and Abilities, Worthy Mates

Discover lootable spells, abilities, and upgrades as you plunder treasure chests and defeat enemies. Upon picking up, spells and abilities are automatically added to your Action Bar, with two slots dedicated to offensive skills and two for utilities such as leaps, speed boosts, and crowd-control.

Some abilities are more action-based and require good positioning and player targeting. Have fun discovering and experimenting with different combinations to find what works for you.

Upgrades to Your Spells and Abilities

Your spells and abilities can be upgraded by discovering higher-quality versions from treasure chests or finding the same ability elsewhere and stacking it to Rank 3 (epic). There are also plenty of plundering opportunities—various treasure chests with different rarities that harbor all types of abilities are stashed around the map. Always stay on the lookout for better loot and upgrades.

Spectating Spectre

Upon death, keep watching the match from the perspective of your teammates (if they're still alive) or other players, including their loadout.

Rewards A-Plenty for Plundering Pirates

Players can earn cosmetics, pets, titles, and mounts as they progress through the reward track, including a majestic Plunderlord parrot mount, Bubbles the crab pet, swashbuckling cosmetics, and more. 3 A victory is not required to claim the spoils of a well-fought fight.

Perch on the shoulders of this parrot instead of him perching on yours!

Proper pirate fashion is a must for plundering!

There isn't a better first mate on the high seas than Pirate Pepe!

10.2.6 Content Update Notes

Learn more details about Plunderstorm in our update notes.

We look forward to seeing you drop from the skies to engage in pirate-themed mayhem. We'll see you in Azeroth and wherever the adventure takes you!

1 Requires World of Warcraft® Subscription or Game Time.
2Plunderstorm is accessed from the World of Warcraft® game menu but exists outside of player progression in World of Warcraft® and Wrath of the Lich King Classic™.
3Plunderstorm offers rewards for both World of Warcraft® and Wrath of the Lich King Classic™.
by Published on 2024-04-13 12:10 AM

Dragonflight Alpha renamed on the App Catalog
The app catalog has been updated in preparation for the upcoming War Within Alpha. Note that this is the encrypted client used for internal testing; the public beta client will be added at a later date.

by Published on 2024-04-13 12:09 AM

Season of Discovery Bloodstained Commendations Rank Fix
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
For those of us who didn’t play classic '19 or vanilla, we would never know this.

We identified a significant number of players who appear to have been trying for Rank, and used a lot of Bloodstained Commendations before the deadline, but did not obtain the requisite HKs that week. We’ve developed a one-time-only fixup for you.

On Tuesday, April 16, during scheduled maintenance – before the weekly calculations are started for the week of April 9-16 – we’re going to attempt to change the record for those player-characters who fit the above description for the week of April 2-9. The fixup will essentially change your history to make it look as though you got the requisite 15 HKs during the previous week.
by Published on 2024-04-12 08:44 PM

Taivan Mount Animation Fixes in 10.2.7
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
In order to alleviate some animation bugs with Taivan, we recently reduced the default size of the mount.

This was a temporary measure, and we’re developing fixes for everyone’s goodest good boy. We expect to return Taivan to a larger size in 10.2.7, and we’re planning to test those fixes in an upcoming 10.2.7 PTR build.

We appreciate the enthusiastic feedback we’ve gotten on this!

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