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Shadowlands Development Update Notes: April 9th

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Shadowlands Alpha has begun! Available for testing is Bastion and the Necrotic Wake dungeon. The current cap is level 53. Exile's Reach (the new 1-10 zone) is available to Alliance characters only for now. Don't forget to opt-in for Beta to have a chance to be invited later in the testing phase!

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UPDATED APRIL 9, 10:00 a.m. PDT

Welcome to the World of Warcraft: Shadowlands test environment. Please read on for an outline of what’s currently being tested, what has recently changed, and what’s coming for testing later in the Alpha.

Read the first developer update here.

Current Content Testing

Work in Progress
We’re currently working through the following issues and limitations:

  • Allied Races are not available for character creation.
  • The new starting experience can only be tested by level 1 Alliance characters.

Coming Soon
We’re unlocking much more content for testing over the next few weeks:

  • Torghast, Tower of the Damned
  • Initial Character Creation/Customization Updates
  • Revendreth (Zone and Covenant)
  • Halls of Atonement (Dungeon)
  • Oribos (Capital)

Coming in Later Updates

  • Ardenweald (Zone and Covenant)
  • Maldraxxus (Zone and Covenant)
  • Mists of Tirna Scithe (Dungeon)
  • Plaguefall (Dungeon)
  • More Character Creation/Customization Updates

Please note that the above is not a comprehensive list of features to be tested in the entirety of the Shadowlands Alpha.

Thank you very much!

How to Join the Testing?

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If you’d like to join us in testing Shadowlands, 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.

Once you’ve been added:

  • Open the Blizzard Battle.net App and select World of Warcraft from your Games list.
  • In the selector above the Play button, change your Region / Account to Alpha: Shadowlands.
  • Click Install to install the PTR client. This becomes a Play button when ready.
  • Click Play to log in to the PTR, and select any of the available Test Servers.
  • Create a new test character, or copy over a character from your live account using the Copy Character button.
  • Enter the game and test the new content!

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

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I swear I opted in before but when I went to the opt in link it said I hadn't. Not like I'll get picked anyway. I've been in a LOT of betas, but none for WoW.

 

Are there requirements for being selected? Do you need an active subscription or certain gameplay milestones?

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