WoW Classic Pre-Launch Test 11:00 a.m. PDT August 8 and Minimum Specs
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Our global pre-launch test of WoW Classic will begin on Thursday, August 8 at 11:00 a.m. PDT and is scheduled to end on Friday, August 9. This test will be available to all World of Warcraft players with a current subscription or active game time in all regions. The maximum character level will be 15.

We ask that players please log-in and play as much as possible during the first two hours of the test – 11:00 a.m. PDT to 1:00 p.m. PDT, as that is when we’ll be actively monitoring for issues important to launch.

WoW Classic is now ready for all players to install from the Blizzard Battle.net Desktop App in advance of the test. To install WoW Classic:

  • Open the Blizzard Battle.net Desktop App and select World of Warcraft in the game selection menu on the left.
  • Under the Version dropdown menu, select World of Warcraft Classic. If you have more than one World of Warcraft account, you’ll see a second dropdown for Account. In that column, select the active account to associate with your WoW Classic install.
  • Click the Install button. You’ll see an installation progress bar that will show you when the installation is complete.

Minimum Specs
We’ve finalized the minimum specifications required to play WoW Classic on PC or Mac. Please note that these are much lower than the minimum specs required to play Battle for Azeroth. Recommended specs are the same for both.

In our hardware testing, we found that we were able to successfully run WoW Classic on systems manufactured and released in the 2007-2009 timeframe, and thanks to improvements in how we build and distribute game data, the hard drive space requirements are actually smaller than they were in version 1.12 of original WoW.

  • PC MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
    • OPERATING SYSTEM - Windows® 7 64-bit (with latest Service Packs)
    • PROCESSOR - Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6600 or AMD Phenom™ X3 8750
    • VIDEO - NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800 GT 512 MB or AMD Radeon™ HD 4850 512 MB or Intel® HD Graphics 4000
    • MEMORY - 2 GB RAM (4 GB for integrated graphics such as Intel HD Graphics series)
    • STORAGE - 5 GB available space
    • INTERNET - Broadband internet connection
    • INPUT - Keyboard and mouse required. Other input devices are not supported.
    • RESOLUTION - 1024 x 768 minimum display resolution
  • MAC MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
    • OPERATING SYSTEM - MacOS® 10.12 (latest version)
    • PROCESSOR - Intel® Core™ i5, 2.0 GHz or better
    • VIDEO - Metal capable GPU with 1 GB VRAM
    • MEMORY - 2 GB RAM (4GB for integrated graphics such as Intel HD Graphics series)
    • INTERNET - Broadband internet connection
    • INPUT - Keyboard and mouse required. Other input devices are not supported.
    • RESOLUTION - 1024 x 768 minimum display resolution

We’ll see you in Azeroth on Thursday, August 8 at 11:00 a.m. PDT!
This article was originally published in forum thread: WoW Classic Pre-Launch Test 11:00 a.m. PDT August 8 and Minimum Specs started by Stoy View original post
Comments 34 Comments
  1. Mazzic518's Avatar
    No dial up?
  1. Oncereborn's Avatar
    4am AEST for OCE on Friday 9th

    https://imgur.com/gallery/i4Rwm0U

    Also, being a test does this mean characters deleted after, or? Doesn't specify.
  1. Denizly's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Oncereborn View Post
    Also, being a test does this mean characters deleted after, or? Doesn't specify.
    Obviously they do m8
  1. SniffingPickles's Avatar
    Man, the classic team should just run Blizzard at this point. Everything they've done has brought back that "it works" and "that makes sense" feeling from World of Warcraft that I lost a while back.
  1. Kanegasi's Avatar
    I find the minimum specs thing amusing. It has that "cherry on top" feeling to go with Blizzard's "vanilla experience" goal. Not only have they tried their best to preserve the vanilla experience, you can further it yourself with an actual potato.
  1. Oaklandjrice's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Oncereborn View Post
    4am AEST for OCE on Friday 9th

    https://imgur.com/gallery/i4Rwm0U

    Also, being a test does this mean characters deleted after, or? Doesn't specify.
    I want to actually hear the Devs answer to this question. I would also like to know if they would get deleted after the test is over. I remember reading a post about saving names on a specific date.
  1. birchhh's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Oaklandjrice View Post
    I want to actually hear the Devs answer to this question. I would also like to know if they would get deleted after the test is over. I remember reading a post about saving names on a specific date.
    August 13 is name reservation day.
  1. Nasuuna's Avatar
    that new wrathion model tho
  1. Gulantik's Avatar
    The calia model.

    Please.

    Alliance.

    Undead.

    Please
  1. Bennett's Avatar
    Wrathion you sexy bastard
  1. SinR's Avatar
    oops wrong thread
  1. Lurker1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by SniffingPickles View Post
    Man, the classic team should just run Blizzard at this point. Everything they've done has brought back that "it works" and "that makes sense" feeling from World of Warcraft that I lost a while back.
    Just happy i don't have to put up with these people anymore in retail WoW.
  1. diarx's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Oncereborn View Post
    Also, being a test does this mean characters deleted after, or? Doesn't specify.
    Nah, you clearly get to keep them and have the 15 level advantage on classic launch day
  1. Mendzia's Avatar
    I like that so many people are jebaited to comment here instead newer news, lol.

    On topic: i can finally play Classic next week!
  1. Oneer's Avatar
    For those of us who weren't in the beta or previous stress tests, use this as an opportunity to setup addons and your UI for launch day.
  1. deplorable's Avatar
    did the black flight evilness just glow up.... he's looking mighty fine
  1. justandulas's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Lurker1 View Post
    Just happy i don't have to put up with these people anymore in retail WoW.
    I’m sure the feeling is mutual with that attitude
  1. probert's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by justandulas View Post
    I’m sure the feeling is mutual with that attitude
    while they're running mythic+++++ of some generic dungeon for the 1000th time, i'll be attempting to clear a boss in Uldaman in crafted greens and vendor bought weapons at level 38, dying multiple times, and having the most fun i've had in years with a blizzard product.
  1. Dracullus's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by probert View Post
    while they're running mythic+++++ of some generic dungeon for the 1000th time, i'll be attempting to clear a boss in Uldaman in crafted greens and vendor bought weapons at level 38, dying multiple times, and having the most fun i've had in years with a blizzard product.
    Don't want to crush your dreams, but Vanilla dungeons with our current skills will be easy as shit.
  1. phattsao's Avatar
    "11:00 a.m. PDT to 1:00 p.m. PDT, as that is when we’ll be actively monitoring for issues important to launch."

    Yeah, because I'm sure the middle of a day on a random Thursday is very representative of what the launch population will look like....

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