Blizzard announces the release date for World of Warcraft Classic which releases on August 27th, as well as the closed beta which goes lives on May 15th.
World of Warcraft Classic Releases August 27th; Beta Goes Live May 15th
Finally releasing the launch date for World of Warcraft Classic which will go live on August 27th. Blizzard have also announced that the closed beta will take place on May 15th. Those who have a current World of Warcraft subscription will be able to play Classic once it releases in August as part of their subscription.
The drums of war thunder once again.
— World of Warcraft (@Warcraft) May 14, 2019
They have also posted the Stress Test Schedule:
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.
How to Opt-In for Beta
Players who are interested in taking part of the beta will need to log into their Blizzard account, under the “Go to Beta Profile Settings” and make sure World of Warcraft is checked. You can also access the World of Warcraft Classic website to opt in under Beta Profile Settings.
Reserve Your Character
If you’re hoping to reserve your character name in WoW Classic, you will be able to start character creation on August 13th. Those who have an active subscription or game time can create up to three characters per account. So far realm names have not been released but Blizzard assures these will come later, closer to launch.
Collector’s Edition Pre-order
There will also be a World of Warcraft Classic Collector’s Edition Box available for $99.99 which marks WoW 15th anniversary. The collector’s edition includes a limited edition statue of Ragnoras.
This edition includes:
- Ragnaros Statue
- Two in-game Alabaster mounts*: Alabaster Stormtalon (Alliance characters) and Alabaster Thunderwing (Horde characters)
- Onyxia pin
- Map of Azeroth mousepad
- Several commemorative posters
- 30 days of game time
*Mounts are only available for WoW retail not in Classic.
World of Warcraft Classic will release on August 27th and is available as part of the WoW subscription.
For more World of Warcraft Classic content you can find it here in World Of Warcraft Classic Launches Summer 2019; WoW Subscribers Play Free and World Of Warcraft Classic PVP Content Schedule Revealed For Summer 2019. You can also read Blizzard Opts Out Of Gamescom 2019.