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WoW Classic Launches August 27, 2019. Beta Starts May 15th
Blizzard announced this morning that WoW Classic will launch on August 27th, 2019. The beta starts May 15th!

Be sure you have opted in for beta!


Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Mark your calendars: WoW Classic goes live worldwide August 27! Whether your battle cry is “For the Horde!” or “For the Alliance!”, there’s no shortage of adventure awaiting you in the vast continents of Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms.

See below for details on the exact time you can log in and experience the origins of World of Warcraft.




Classic WoW Testing Schedule
Beginning May 15, select WoW players will be invited to participate in a small-scale, focused closed beta test. Players will also get a chance to help put our servers and technology through their paces in a series of stress tests running from May through July—you can opt in now through Account Management and select the WoW Classic beta. Subsequent stress tests will extend the opportunity to even more players. Level caps will also be in place to ensure we’re emphasizing the “stress” in “stress test”

—we want to push our tech to the limit, and that means a critical mass of players in close proximity.

Stress Test Schedule*
Stress Test 1: Wed May 22–Thurs May 23
Stress Test 2: Wed Jun 19– Thurs Jun 20
Stress Test 3: Thurs Jul 18– Fri July 19
*Dates of each stress test are subject to change.

To fill our pool of beta and stress test participants, we’ll be choosing dedicated players who meet select criteria from both the WoW Classic beta opt-in and the standard Warcraft beta opt-in. Participants will also need to have an active subscription or active game time on their Battle.net Account. While opting-in to the beta is the primary way to make sure you’re in the running to join the test it doesn’t guarantee an invitation to the closed beta test. We may also consider additional factors such as how long a player has been subscribed to the game so that we have the right mix of players to ensure great feedback toward making WoW Classic the very best experience for the community.

Create Your Character
If you’re eager to claim your character name in WoW Classic, take note: we’ll be opening character creation on Tuesday, August 13.** Players with an active subscription or game time on their account will be able to create up to three characters per World of Warcraft account. We’ll have more information on realm names closer to launch, but rest assured—you’ll have plenty of time to figure out your plans for realm domination!

*To align with other regions, the Americas will launch slightly ahead of August 27 in local time.
** To align with other regions, the Americas character creation will occur slightly ahead of August 13.
This article was originally published in forum thread: WoW Classic Launches August 27th, Beta May 15th started by Stoy View original post
Comments 221 Comments
  1. fupr's Avatar
    Been hooked on pserv for more than 4 years now. Can't wait for classic! <3
  1. Castration's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by FelPlague View Post
    Extremly unlikely speaking that it literally just went up today, screenshot it my dude.
    just because you did not get the invite, doesn't mean nobody else did, my dude.
  1. Scroolooseuk's Avatar
  1. supermany2's Avatar
    When does the Beta start?
  1. FelPlague's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Castration View Post
    just because you did not get the invite, doesn't mean nobody else did, my dude.
    no invites went out yesterday...
    and again there was no screenshots provided, so it was literally fake.
  1. Castration's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by FelPlague View Post
    no invites went out yesterday...
    and again there was no screenshots provided, so it was literally fake.
    believe what you want, I'll enjoy Classic while you fume on the forums about not being invited.
  1. FelPlague's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Castration View Post
    believe what you want, I'll enjoy Classic while you fume on the forums about not being invited.
    well do you have ANY evidance? still no screenshots, still no evidance anywhere, literally noe one has been invited yet dude
  1. Akka's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Felixon View Post
    The fact,that there was a bunch of people,who were playing on a private server
    [...]
    People seriously don't understand or have forgotten what it's like
    I'll never understand how people can manage to say in the same breath "people have forgotten what Vanilla was like" and "people play private server".
    It's like their brain is so damaged it can only hold "I don't like Vanilla herp derp" idea in it, and everything that could support their point is okay, even if self-contradictory or factually wrong.
  1. Castration's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by FelPlague View Post
    well do you have ANY evidance? still no screenshots, still no evidance anywhere, literally noe one has been invited yet dude
    no need to prove it to you just so you can cry while we play, dude.
  1. FelPlague's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Castration View Post
    no need to prove it to you just so you can cry while we play, dude.
    So you dont have beta, gotcha man, pathetic that you need to lie about being the only person on the internet who got beta yesterday, even the content creatyors have not been invited yet.
  1. Akka's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by korijenkins View Post
    Nobody cares now, nobody will care then.
    So few people care that you're here shitposting about it
  1. Castration's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by FelPlague View Post
    So you dont have beta, gotcha man, pathetic that you need to lie about being the only person on the internet who got beta yesterday, even the content creatyors have not been invited yet.
    like i said before, believe what you want... you can just enjoy waiting, while others like myself, are already playing.

    and yes... they have... man.
  1. FelPlague's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Castration View Post
    like i said before, believe what you want... you can just enjoy waiting, while others like myself, are already playing.

    and yes... they have... man.
    Asmongold not on beta, no beta in launcher
    towelliee not on beta, no beta in launcher
    nobbel not on beta, no beta on launcher
    taliesin no beta, not on launcher
    MR GM no beta, its not on his launcher

    it is seriously pathetic that you think lying about having beta while literally no one else does makes you special.

    oh look i have beta!
  1. Castration's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by FelPlague View Post
    Asmongold not on beta, no beta in launcher
    towelliee not on beta, no beta in launcher
    nobbel not on beta, no beta on launcher
    taliesin no beta, not on launcher
    MR GM no beta, its not on his launcher

    it is seriously pathetic that you think lying about having beta while literally no one else does makes you special.

    oh look i have beta!
    ok then, believe what you want... continue to rage about something you don't have... i don't mind at all. back to it for me.
  1. FelPlague's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Castration View Post
    ok then, believe what you want... continue to rage about something you don't have... i don't mind at all. back to it for me.
    Just sad, go watch some Tseries buddy.
  1. Castration's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by FelPlague View Post
    Just sad, go watch some Tseries buddy.
    naw, back to classic beta for me.

    enjoy waiting.
  1. The Stormbringer's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by supermany2 View Post
    When does the Beta start?
    Today, friend. But it sounds like invites may come in waves or be limited. Still, look forward to stress tests!

    Stress Test Schedule*
    Stress Test 1: Wed May 22–Thurs May 23
    Stress Test 2: Wed Jun 19– Thurs Jun 20
    Stress Test 3: Thurs Jul 18– Fri July 19
    *Dates of each stress test are subject to change.
  1. Stockers's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Valhalladin View Post
    Doesn’t help lol 26th going into 27th or 27th going into 28th?
    Do you not know 24 hours clocks?

    2358hrs... is the 26th...

    2359hrs... is the 26th...

    0000hrs... is the 27th...

    0001hrs... is the 27th...

    At midnight, aka 0000hrs the day changes.
  1. Helgrimm's Avatar
    I knew when they said summer, it'd be at the far end of it. September is basically Autumn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cassidin View Post
    I'll be very surprised if they will be empty..... There wont be nearly as many classic servers as live servers and I strongly suspect there will be four types of players on them:


    • Dedicated hard-core classic fans (who will be frustrated with things they see as not true to vanilla - but will still play regularly).
    • Players who want to play again what they played years ago - many of these will level a bit or even up to 60 and maybe raid a bit - but then will move on to something else - but many of these will still come back every so often for their "fix"
    • Players who never played vanilla and want to see what it's about. I don't expect many of these to be dedicated classic players - but some will likely. Most will try it and decide its too slow progress and give up - but that's fine they will have at least seen what it's about.
    • Players who want to go to classic just to find fault with it. most of these will only log in a few times and can pretty much be ignored as irrelevant.

    Of these player types - with the lower number of servers and the combination of players who log in occasionally and the dedicated players there will likely still be plenty of players to keep a limited number of servers up and running.

    What I do expect may happen is to merge some servers after its been up and running a year or two and the number of players more closely represented once the "gimmick" of it dies down.
    It will probably be like OSRS; the games still quite alive when the average people online at a time is only like 80k.
  1. Castration's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by FelPlague View Post
    Just sad, go watch some Tseries buddy.
    ooohh it's so good... make sure you tick the Opt-in box for classic so you can join the rest of us playing right now while you sulk in the corner.

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