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World of Warcraft Classic Launch Date: August 27th

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It's time to get excited! Blizzard just unveiled the release date of WoW Classic. The game will go live on August 27th, with Closed Beta starting tomorrow!

Blizzard today announced the launch date of Classic WoW.

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Mark your calendars: WoW Classic goes live worldwide August 27!

Whether your battle cry is “For the Horde!” or “For the Alliance!”, there’s no shortage of adventure awaiting you in the vast continents of Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms.

See below for details on the exact time you can log in and experience the origins of World of Warcraft.

Starting May 15th, Blizzard will begin flagging accounts to participate in Closed Beta, so make sure to opt in now through Account Management for a chance to be invited in the testing.

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Beginning May 15, select WoW players will be invited to participate in a small-scale, focused closed beta test. Players will also get a chance to help put our servers and technology through their paces in a series of stress tests running from May through July—you can opt in now through Account Management and select the WoW Classic beta. Subsequent stress tests will extend the opportunity to even more players. Level caps will also be in place to ensure we’re emphasizing the “stress” in “stress test”—we want to push our tech to the limit, and that means a critical mass of players in close proximity.

Stress Test Schedule*

  • Stress Test 1: Wed May 22–Thurs May 23
  • Stress Test 2: Wed Jun 19– Thurs Jun 20
  • Stress Test 3: Thurs Jul 18– Fri July 19

*Dates of each stress test are subject to change.

To fill our pool of beta and stress test participants, we’ll be choosing dedicated players who meet select criteria from both the WoW Classic beta opt-in and the standard Warcraft beta opt-in. Participants will also need to have an active subscription or active game time on their Battle.net Account. While opting-in to the beta is the primary way to make sure you’re in the running to join the test it doesn’t guarantee an invitation to the closed beta test. We may also consider additional factors such as how long a player has been subscribed to the game so that we have the right mix of players to ensure great feedback toward making WoW Classic the very best experience for the community.

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I've been consistently sub'd since 2010 and only been given Beta access (outside of MoP for buying it) for BfA, and I had to win that (big thanks to Icy-Veins  =). They better give me Beta for Classic.

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