#1 - June 5, 2019, 9:51 a.m.
Blizzard Post

A new WoW Classic closed beta build has been deployed which increases the level cap from 30 to 40. This new build will also allow testers to level up in zones such as Stranglethorn Vale, Desolace, and Arathi Highlands (among others). At the same time, Warsong Gulch will close.

To further assist testing efforts, we will reduce the cost to respec closed beta characters. The new cost will be charged in silver instead of gold, a 99% reduction in cost, and will only be applied to the beta test.

We’re also going to open Arathi Basin for limited testing in the closed beta. There will be no templates, so all characters will need to be level 20 or higher to participate. The test will begin on the afternoon of Thursday, June 6.

We’ve also put the clock onto the minimap in the default UI - We expect it to save us a lot of time when we’re debugging using screenshots or video clips.

Please keep an eye on our known issues thread, as well as our growing list of reports we’ve confirmed are not bugs . Thank you for your continued efforts in testing WoW Classic!

P.S. Don’t forget to guard the farm.