World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Launches Beta Next Week

Sylvanas is up to her old tricks with World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, here's how you can play the beta.

Blizzard hosted a new livestream today for World of Warcraft: Shadowlands and part of the reveal included beta information that players can look forward to next week. 

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The World of Warcraft Shadowlands beta is a phenomenal opportunity for WoW fans to get in on the latest expansion early while also checking out the new locations, dungeons, and so much more. It’s also a great way to share feedback with the devs before the full launch later this year. 

Shadowlands beta invites will start going out at the beginning of next week and will be available through the beta client through the launcher. The team also shared a few details about what’s new with the upcoming beta, especially for those that took part in the closed Alpha test earlier this year. 

For the Shadowlands beta, players will be able to play to the full level cap. According to game director Ion Hazzikostas, the beta will be “feature complete” in terms of what players can explore, though it is important to remember that this is a beta test which means bugs and glitches are to be expected. 

For those looking to take part in the upcoming beta, be sure to go to your account and make sure the “receive beta invites” option is turned on. Blizzard also promised more about Shadowlands in the coming week ahead of its launch later this Fall. 

Unfortunately, we don’t have a release date quite yet for World of Warcraft Shadowlands but we do know it is slated for later this year in the Fall! Be sure to also check out our Game Hub for more news about all things World of Warcraft including some pretty epic cosplay! 

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