How to Join the WoW Classic Cataclysm Beta Opt In

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How to Join the WoW Classic Cataclysm Beta Opt In

The Cataclysm beta is here, and the option to join it is open to anyone who fancies it.

While it was delayed a short period, and we still don't know when Cataclysm will go live. But, at least for now, we can get in the beta and test it out. Blizzard has opened the beta up to anyone that wants to, which you can do by following the steps below.

How to Join the Cataclysm Beta Opt In

  • Open the Blizzard App and select World of Warcraft from your Games list
  • In the selector above the Play button, change your Game Version to In Development: Cataclysm Classic Beta.
  • Click Install to install the Beta client. This becomes a Play button when ready.
  • Click Play to log in to the Beta, and select any of the available Test Servers.
  • Create a new test character (or when available, copy over a character from your live WoW Classic account using the Copy Character button), then enter the game and test the content!

This isn't like what we see with Retail, where Blizzard dishes out invites on a wave-by-wave basis. With Cataclysm anyone can install the client. As for what comes next, we don't know. The Roadmap for Classic has Cataclysm coming out in the middle of the year, but it does look like it might slip to the latter end of that.

How to Join the WoW Classic Cataclysm Beta Opt In
David Hollingsworth
David has written for games media outlets for the last ten years. With his first major esports role being with Esports News UK covering mostly UK League of Legends. David is also a member of the British Esports Association and is an advisor to them on World of Warcraft Esports. More recently David has worked for Esports Insider and Red Bull as an esports journalist. David later became Editor at ESTNN and now leads the current team.