Battle for Azeroth Alpha Live
Battle for Azeroth alpha servers are live! Only a very small number of people have been invited so far. Be sure to opt in if you want a chance to get an invite.


UI Updates
This build contains UI updates that were in the BlizzCon build.

  • The bottom right actionbar is now twelve buttons in two rows of six rather than two rows of ten.
  • The micromenu and bags have all been moved to the bottom right.



Alpha Development Notes - February 6
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
Welcome to the World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth alpha test!

Please note that this test provides a very early look at the next expansion, so your feedback and understanding are very much appreciated at this stage. As with any test environment, none of your progress here applies to your live character, and anything you see here is subject to change before the final version. You’re welcome to publicly share your experiences and adventures in the alpha , so feel free to stream, record video, and post articles and screenshots.

Here's a quick summary of what’s available in this phase of the alpha test:

Two Zones: Drustvar (Alliance) and Nazmir (Horde)

Drustvar: The harsh lands of Drustvar are ruled by House Waycrest, who conquered these lands after vanquishing the ancient, evil Drust. The edifices of the Drust still stand in ruin across the land, but that’s not all that remains of this accursed people. Recently, their evil leader has been awakened—and if left unchecked, his dark power will spread throughout all of Kul Tiras.

Upon arriving in Drustvar, you will be met with a request to visit Mayor Cyril White of Fallhaven in eastern Drustvar.

Nazmir: Once the shining heart of troll civilization, Nazmir is now a swamp riddled with bleak, ruined reminders of its greatness. Its inhabitants are the vile blood trolls, dedicated to the worship of the Blood God G’huun and to a single-minded purpose: the destruction of the last functioning titan disc within the city of Zuldazar. Should the trolls shatter this seal, G’huun will be freed from its eons-long confinement to rule the world.

Upon arriving in Nazmir, you will meet Princess Talanji, who will ask you to escort her as you look for signs of blood troll activity in the area.

Two Dungeons: Atal’Dazar and Freehold

Atal’Dazar: For millennia, the Zandalari kings were laid to rest within the tombs of Atal’Dazar, secluded high atop the mountain Mugamba. These pyramids grew more elaborate with each passing ruler, as new rooms were constructed to house the deceased’s vast wealth. Now, these once pristine halls have been corrupted by the Prophet Zul and his trusted lieutenant, Yazma, who seek to twist the power of these ancient kings for their own dark machinations.

Freehold: Freehold has traditionally served as a haven for pirates, scoundrels, and those who wish to live free of Kul Tiran control. Now, the Irontide Raiders have brought the city under their harsh rule and are coercing the various pirate crews under their banner. While the pirates gather, a small group of heroes must infiltrate the town and eliminate their leadership to dissolve this growing alliance of cutthroats.

Dungeons
You can access dungeons via the Dungeon Finder system (hotkey “I”). Select Random Battle for Azeroth Dungeon or specify which one of the dungeons you’d like to explore, then select Find Group.

General Known Issues:
  • Not all class talents will work as intended.
  • Boss mechanics may not work as intended.
  • Not all areas of the zones are active.
  • Players may receive UI errors.
  • Terrain and NPCs may clip.
  • Work-in-progress art assets will be present.
  • Limited voiceover, audio, and music is present.

Please feel free to report unexpected bugs in the Battle for Azeroth Alpha Bug Report forum.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Battle for Azeroth Alpha Live started by chaud View original post
Comments 89 Comments
  1. Theed's Avatar
    hypetrain, go!
  1. Sigxy the Lemming's Avatar
    Here we goooo!
  1. SkyTides's Avatar
    woooooo choo choo
  1. Villager720's Avatar
    My day and it's productivity just ended abruptly.
  1. Saphyron's Avatar
    sadly I will never get an expansion alpha.
  1. The Glitch's Avatar
    Wooo, just checked my launcher and the Alpha option is there for me <3
  1. MajesticMrZombie's Avatar
    Not another Streamer only start please Blizzard, let some normies in too.
  1. Justpassing's Avatar
    Is alpha beta now? Aren't alphas like family & friends?
  1. Leowyld's Avatar
    Haha, I'll double-check my opt-in settings but I *think* it is a bit early for me to get in. I'll be lucky to get in regular Beta. Entered and lost so many contests for Legion - and only got in at the very end on an old account I didn't really use anymore. Heh.
  1. Daedius's Avatar
    Hmm .
  1. EyelessCrow's Avatar
    Aren't there NDA's with this? How are they allowing streaming? Maybe I'm just being dumb.
  1. Felthan's Avatar
    Streamers, fansites owners and server first mythic raiders only like last time or they allowing the common man in this time?
  1. Nightstalker's Avatar
    When it comes to getting early beta/alpha access:
    Be sure to have constant 3-digit viewers on twich or a 5-digit sub YT-Channel, been affiliated with Blizzard before. Otherwise I would rather play the lottery.
  1. Rukario's Avatar
    Yay! Most annoying dude on earth got Alpha...they could have given it to someone watchable.
  1. The Glitch's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Felthan View Post
    Streamers, fansites owners and server first mythic raiders only like last time or they allowing the common man in this time?
    Am none of those things

    There are also friends and family ^^

    They usually start off small and trickle folks in though, so shouldn't be too long.
  1. Atherions's Avatar
    This is the streamer/media alpha, only people with a popular stream/YT have been given an invite. World first mythic raiders gets it next batch.
  1. furydeath's Avatar
    Only a very small number of people(who steam/youbtbe and kiss blizzards butt) have been invited so far


    {FIXED}
  1. ls-'s Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by EyelessCrow View Post
    Aren't there NDA's with this? How are they allowing streaming? Maybe I'm just being dumb.
    There hasn't been any NDAs since Cata Alpha, IIRC.

    On topic though. Enough non-streamers and even non-raiders got their invites as well.
  1. Lolsteak's Avatar
    Whelp interesting to see the Alpha up but gonna have to wait a bit longer for some less bias reviews

    And lol Botted89 gets in despite basically botting twitch views
  1. Tirilka's Avatar
    Watching them going through the dungeon and seeing these stupid fucking class buffs make a return is mind-boggling.

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