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. Frostyfire14's Avatar
    Hotted even said WoW is extremely boring lol. Yet he gets Alpha.
  1. Mhyroth's Avatar
    More Alphas given out to those who won't report anything, but use it so they can find out the best Leveling routes, leveling exploits or other fancy things.
  1. Christhammer's Avatar
    Sodapoppin that HATES Legion gets Alpha hahaha. If he hates Legion he will not like BFA.
  1. rcarp89's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mhyroth View Post
    More Alphas given out to those who won't report anything, but use it so they can find out the best Leveling routes, leveling exploits or other fancy things.
    Not to mention getting tons of viewers on Twitch
  1. Meanshield's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Justpassing View Post
    Is alpha beta now? Aren't alphas like family & friends?
    There's internal and external Alpha. Then there's closed Beta and Open Beta.. usually. Im pretty sure this is the External Alpha part.
  1. Dald's Avatar
    More of the same people that always get in, more of the same bugs never getting reported. Yay.
  1. Gardoc's Avatar
    How does the dmg work? They do like 1k crits at lvl 110, so what dmg do they do at level 1?
  1. heartless8604's Avatar
    By "small numbers" you mean only streamers. Looks like Legion part 2 only streamers get in again. Better chance of getting a key from a streamer then blizz.
  1. Crillam's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Justpassing View Post
    Is alpha beta now? Aren't alphas like family & friends?
    A lot you youtubers and streamers get it. Sure prob family and friends too and some lucky random.
  1. ls-'s Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by heartless8604 View Post
    By "small numbers" you mean only streamers. Looks like Legion part 2 only streamers get in again. Better chance of getting a key from a streamer then blizz.
    Nah. I have a buddy who's 2/11 LFR "raider" and a tmog hunter, he got an invite >_> But streamers are the majority of those who received the first wave of invites, as always.
  1. aarynn'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?
    Xyronic didn't get in alpha and he was in the US first Argus kill :thinking:
  1. morph4037's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Christhammer View Post
    Sodapoppin that HATES Legion gets Alpha hahaha. If he hates Legion he will not like BFA.
    Yarp, thanks in part to the project 60/70 ruckus he was a part of. Seems pretty damned coincidental. /shrug
  1. kaid's Avatar
    It does make sense streamers get it. Fastest way to have the largest amount of people see the stuff if they want to while still having pretty limited user base in alpha as they spool it up.
  1. Mhyroth's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by kaid View Post
    It does make sense streamers get it. Fastest way to have the largest amount of people see the stuff if they want to while still having pretty limited user base in alpha as they spool it up.
    Does not solve what an Alpha is for: fixing bugs and getting feedback.
  1. TheEaterofSouls's Avatar
    I don't know if i want access this time. Been in the beta for 3 expansions already. There are other gamers i wanna play when ive exhausted live wow and the drought isn't nearly as bad as last time.
  1. tangers58's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mhyroth View Post
    More Alphas given out to those who won't report anything, but use it so they can find out the best Leveling routes, leveling exploits or other fancy things.
    Hardly matters, every bug I have ever reported has made it to live, the only exception being in WoD beta when looting quest items literally killed your character. Blizz just doesn't pay attention to bug reports.
  1. Craaazyyy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Tirilka View Post
    Watching them going through the dungeon and seeing these stupid fucking class buffs make a return is mind-boggling.
    stupid? how are they stupid lol
  1. Lolsteak's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by kaid View Post
    It does make sense streamers get it. Fastest way to have the largest amount of people see the stuff if they want to while still having pretty limited user base in alpha as they spool it up.
    Actually it doesn't, The entire purpose of Alpha/Beta is to test for bugs / exploits and report them, All this does is highlight to a large amount of people the issues / unfinished content and boost the streamers view count, They won't even be reporting or testing things only treating it as a demo.
  1. iamthedevil's Avatar
    Can ya get some better streamers up these dudes suck.
  1. Allaria's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by tangers58 View Post
    Hardly matters, every bug I have ever reported has made it to live, the only exception being in WoD beta when looting quest items literally killed your character. Blizz just doesn't pay attention to bug reports.
    This isn't how software is made, bugs get logged but normally they have much more pressing matters to deal with and bugs get fixed if they're big issues.

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