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Don't forget to opt-in for War Within Beta for a chance to join the testing or pre-purchase the Epic Edition which contains Beta access to the latest expansion! 

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Make an early descent into World of Warcraft®: The War Within™. You'll journey through never-before-seen subterranean worlds filled with hidden wonders, earn the trust of the new Earthen allied race, and face an ancient evil lurking in the darkness when you sign up for the beta!

Sign Up!

Getting Started

Join us in testing The War Within. Players who have opted in can be selected to be testers, and invitations will go out regularly throughout the test. If 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 War Within (listed under In Development) option, then click Install.
  • Allow installation to complete, click Play, and select any available Test Servers.
  • Create a new test character or use the character copy to import your existing Dragonflight character.
  • Enter the game and test the available content.

If you have issues installing and operating The War Within Beta, please check our Common Technical Issues and Solutions to begin troubleshooting.

The Worldsoul Saga™ Begins

Pre-Purchase World of Warcraft: The War Within

The wings of a grand new adventure spread widely across the next three expansions!* Be a part of the epic story that celebrates the first 20 years of World of Warcraft and sets new foundations for Azeroth's future. Pre-purchase the Epic Edition of The War Within to dive into the expansion early with guaranteed beta and early (3 days) access.

Choose Your Edition
Base Edition

Includes the World of Warcraft: The War Within pre-purchase, World of Warcraft: Dragonflight***, an Enhanced Level 70 Character Boost with upgraded gear, reputation progress, and more, to prepare you for your adventures in the depths of the world. Also includes 500 Trader’s Tender to use in the Trading Post ††

Heroic Edition

Includes everything in the Base Edition. Plus, you’ll receive the Algarian Stormrider mount with Dynamic Flying and access to special racecourses, and the Stormrider’s Attire Transmog set. The mount has four color variants, with a slew of additional customization options available. The Transmog set can be upgraded to the Thundering Stormrider’s Attire upon completing the special racecourses available with the Algarian Stormrider. Also includes an additional 250 Trader’s Tender (750 in total) to use in the Trading Post††.

Epic Edition


Base Edition


Heroic Edition

Epic Edition

World of Warcraft: The War Within available at launch**




World of Warcraft: Dragonflight***




Enhanced Level 70 Character Boost




Trader’s Tender




Algarian Stormrider mount with dynamic flying, dozens of customization options, and access to special racecourses




Upgradable Stormrider’s Attire Transmog set




Beta Access to The War Within




3 Days Early Access to The War Within




30 Days of Game Time





Squally, the Storm Hatchling pet





Sandbox Storm Gryphon toy




Deepdweller's Earthen Hearthstone effect 




Pre-Purchase today!

As with previous development cycles, players will also have the opportunity to sign up to participate in The War Within beta test at a future point in time. Stay tuned to the official World of Warcraft site to learn when beta sign-ups begin.

Become a part of a thrilling new story 20 years in the making.

*Future expansions not included in World of Warcraft: The War Within purchase.
**Available on or before December 31, 2024.
***If you already have Dragonflight on your account, it will not be re-granted.
†Beta Access and Early Access dates subject to change.  Early Access duration is 3 days. Limited time only. Play time subject to possible outages and time zone differences. Certain endgame features, including Mythic dungeons and weekly quests, not available during Early Access. Click for more details.
††In-game items not available in WoW Classic games. Boost only usable on the WoW game account on which it was purchased or redeemed.  

  • Upgrading to the Heroic or Epic Edition will not re-grant in-game items previously unlocked on your account.
  • Requires World of Warcraft, Internet connection, and Battle.net® Account and desktop app.
  • Requires World of Warcraft Subscription or Game Time.

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