The World of Warcraft: Dragonflight Beta Test Begins Today!

September 1st by Blizzard Entertainment

The World of Warcraft®: Dragonflight beta test begins today! Over the course of the test, we’ll be inviting community veterans, press, fansites, and friends and family to check out the upcoming expansion and give us feedback.

Players selected to participate* will receive an email invitation directing them to download the game client directly from the desktop app. As always, please be aware of phishing attempts—if you’re unsure whether your invitation is legitimate, please log in to your account to verify that there is a Dragonflight beta license attached (under Your Game Accounts).

Getting Started

If you'd like to join us in testing Dragonflight, all you need to do is opt in to become a tester. Players who have opted-in can be selected to be a tester, and invitations will go out regularly throughout the test. If you’ve been selected to participate in the beta test, your account will already be flagged for access.

  • Make sure your graphics drivers are up to date.
  • Run the desktop app—it may need to update itself if you haven’t run it recently. If you don’t have the app installed, get started here.
  • Once is installed and updated, select World of Warcraft from the list of games.
  • In the Game Version drop-down menu above the Play button, choose the Dragonflight Beta (listed under In Development) option, then click Install.
  • Allow installation to complete, click Play and select any of the available Test Servers.
  • Create a new test character or use the character copy to import your existing Shadowlands character.
  • Enter the game and test the content.

If you have issues installing and operating the Dragonflight beta, please check our Common Technical Issues and Solutions to begin troubleshooting.

What's Available in the Beta?

New systems, the complete leveling experience, zones, dungeons, and the new playable Dracthyr Evokers are all available in the beta. Raid testing will come at a later time. To read more about these and other changes, head over to the patch notes. To help keep you informed, we’ve rounded up our latest preview articles. 

Ohn'ahran Plains
Zone Preview: Ohn'ahran Plains

Explore the Ohn'ahran Plains, a verdant region filled with sweeping plateaus, mesas, groves, and valleys abundant with life. [LEARN MORE]

Zone Preview: Thaldraszus

Journey to Thaldraszus, an ancient region once the seat of power for the Aspects. [LEARN MORE]

City Preview: Valdrakken

A shining treasure within Thaldraszus, Valdrakken is a testament to the power of cooperation between all the dragonflights. [LEARN MORE]

Waking Shores
Zone Preview: The Waking Shores

Explore the Waking Shores, a wild land teeming with elemental magic. [LEARN MORE]

Azure Span
Zone Preview: The Azure Span

Traverse and explore the snowy peaks, misty forests, and icy tundra of the Azure Span. [LEARN MORE]

The Azure Vault, one of Dragonflight's dungeons. A blue crystal hums with power, floating in the sky surrounded by circular platforms
Preview: Dungeons

Face new challenges and adventures in the Dragon Isles with four new level-up dungeons and four maximum-level dungeons. [LEARN MORE]

A Dracthyr Evoker floating
Preview: Dracthyr Evoker

Meet the new dracthyr race and learn more about the new class—the Evoker—as we take you into who they are and what they are all about [LEARN MORE]

A dragon flies over an altar of power
Preview: Professions

More on the new profession updates and some of the new crafting stations and equipment becoming available in Dragonflight. [LEARN MORE]

A Human warrior clad in plate armor rides a blue Dragon Isles Drake
Dragonriding and You

Master a new skill and learn how to make the most of your Dragon Isles Drakes in Dragonflight. [LEARN MORE]

Providing Feedback

For the latest information on Dragonflight, be sure to check and our official forums. Keep an eye on the WoW Community Council forums to follow the discussions on the Dragonflight Beta.

*Accounts must have an active World of Warcraft subscription or game time to be eligible for beta access selection.