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® 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 To set up a account and sign up for a chance to participate in the World of Warcraft: Cataclysm beta test, please visit the official website at
This article was originally published in forum thread: Cataclysm Closed Beta Test started by Boubouille View original post
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  1. Brittany's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by kcquipor View Post
    I think over few hours europe will get
    even with the announcement of blizzard
    I am in Europe. I got an email 20 minutes ago. Looks very legit, same as the screenies I've seen. Problem is I am working :-(
  1. vizrad's Avatar
    cant wait now
  1. Doug's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Beéfheart View Post
    So Boubouille, did you confirm if people with WOW1 (PTR) are actually beta keys or not? The curiosity is killing me.
    I thought that was just for the PTR. O_o. If not, I got a beta key ;D
  1. SJSchmidt93's Avatar
    I've got WoW1 (PTR) on my account. But my WoW account has been inactive for over 8 months and I wonder if I'm even eligible.

    This kind of makes me want to resubscribe. Curse you Blizzard!
  1. Radaney's Avatar
    Praying atm with a mechnical device constantly pushing F5 on my
  1. heresaname's Avatar
    Bawwwww, I never gets to test fancy games and things.
  1. Zelerena's Avatar
    Eh I signed up on the Opt in a little late, But before Cata beta started. Im hoping they flag my account to be in the beta.

    I think it goes by good reputation in the game as well (no temp bans, or warnings) I got one for saying something was bullsh*t but that was it. I Dont think they go by that...but here's praying I get into the beta within the three months ^^

    Edit: Reason why I said bullsh*t. Someone had put Mongoose (back in BC) on a level 60 PVP staff. It was one of the most expensive enchants in the game at the time and all the guy was doing was trolling in trade, so i got a warning for saying it too many times. I was trolled....HARD lolol
  1. S@thi's Avatar
    finally it's lifted...
    I wonder when the first beta player can post us a nice screenie.
    For the moment my mailbox is empty and is aswerll
  1. Rivera's Avatar
    Do you need to have gametime on your account to be able to receive an invite ?
  1. Exovion's Avatar
    Noooo I didnt get an invite
    Unless of course they are not done sending out invites?
  1. Zagash's Avatar
    Is there any better chance for single, not-guilded users to get a key?
    I've read about guild screenshots, 10man progress guild contest but nothing on the solo side.

    Hope we can get a key also. XX
  1. jweeks35's Avatar
    I want in!
  1. ben198321's Avatar
    I got the invite and all I did was sign up somewhere on my account....When can we start playing tho....When I sign in there are no servers available
  1. Buzzinjoe's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ben198321 View Post
    I got the invite and all I did was sign up somewhere on my account....When can we start playing tho....When I sign in there are no servers available
    It kills me that people like you get into the beta. No reading up no nothing. Pathetic.
  1. GaRReTT2k's Avatar
    need invite too...waiting for special subscriptions

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