The Wrath of the Lich King Classic Beta Has Begun!


The Wrath of the Lich King Classic beta test has begun! Over the course of the test, we’ll be inviting opt-in beta testers and more to check out the upcoming Classic expansion and give us feedback.  

Players selected to participate in the beta test will receive an email invitation directing them to download the beta 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 Wrath of the Lich King Classic beta license attached (under Your Game Accounts).

If you haven't received an invite this time, don’t forget to sign up for the beta* for your chance to participate. Additional invite waves will happen as we get further into development. 

Getting Started 

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 Wrath of the Lich King Classic 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 copy over a character from your live Burning Crusade Classic account using the Copy Character button.
  • Enter the game and test the content.

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

Providing Feedback

We’d love to hear about your experiences in Wrath of the Lich King Classic, so once you’ve had a chance to play, please send us your feedback on the Wrath of the Lich King Classic beta forums, or follow the discussion on the WoW Community Council forums.

For the latest content playable in the Wrath Classic Beta, visit this forum post.

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