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 Battle.net desktop app. As always, please be aware of phishing attempts—if you’re unsure whether your invitation is legitimate, please log in to your Battle.net account to verify that there is a Dragonflight beta license attached (under Your Game Accounts).
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 Battle.net account will already be flagged for access.
- Make sure your graphics drivers are up to date.
- Run the Battle.net 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 Battle.net 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.
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]
Zone Preview: The Waking Shores
Explore the Waking Shores, a wild land teeming with elemental magic. [LEARN MORE]
Zone Preview: The Azure Span
Traverse and explore the snowy peaks, misty forests, and icy tundra of the Azure Span. [LEARN MORE]
Face new challenges and adventures in the Dragon Isles with four new level-up dungeons and four maximum-level dungeons. [LEARN MORE]
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]
More on the new profession updates and some of the new crafting stations and equipment becoming available in Dragonflight. [LEARN MORE]
Dragonriding and You
Master a new skill and learn how to make the most of your Dragon Isles Drakes in Dragonflight. [LEARN MORE]
For the latest information on Dragonflight, be sure to check https://worldofwarcraft.com/news 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.