Cataclysm Beta Test Weekends

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#1 - April 29, 2024, 11:44 p.m.
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As we head towards our Cataclysm Classic launch in late May, we’re planning some special test weekends in the Cataclysm Beta.

May 3-6 – Cataclysm Raids Test 1

We’re opening the doors to the new raids that will launch shortly after the expansion, and your testing will help to ensure it’s a great experience.

  • Take on the pit Lord Argaloth deep in the prison of Tol Barad.
  • Battle the cult of the Twilight’s Hammer in Bastion of Twilight.
  • Storm the personal lair of the Windlord in Throne of the Four Winds.
  • Survive the gruesome draconic experiments and the reanimated Nefarian, son of Deathwing, in Blackwing Descent.

May 10-13 – Tol Barad Battleground

Tol Barad, once an outdoor PvP zone, has been reimagined as an instanced 80 v 80 battleground, similar to Wintergrasp in Wrath Classic.

  • We’re also planning a Brawl with the Blues event for Tol Barad. We’ll let you know exactly when.

May 14-17 – Cataclysm Raids Test 2

We’re planning a second raid test to make sure we’re ready for raids to open shortly after launch.

  • This test will include the same raids as weekend 1.

Thank you for all of your testing and feedback. We hope to see you there!

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#12 - May 3, 2024, 5:25 p.m.
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Today’s raid testing will begin at 22:00 CEST (and will end at 22:00 CEST on Monday).

See you there!

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#17 - May 10, 2024, 3:03 p.m.
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The Tol Barad Brawl with the Blues playtest begins later today.

Don’t forget

We’ll see you back on the Cataclysm Beta PvE realm for our next round of testing on Tuesday, May 14.