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The War Within Beta: How to Sign Up

Blizzard just announced the beta sign ups for The War Within, the next expansion for World of Warcraft. This is how you can have a chance of getting in.

The next World of Warcraft expansion is on the horizon. The Worldsoul Saga begins with The War Within. Beta details have just been announced.

For a chance to get into the The War Within beta, read our instructions below.

How to sign up for the WoW: War Within Beta

1. Go to the War Within WoW website.

2. Click "Beta opt in" in the center window.

3. Log in with your account. That enters you into The War Within beta. You should see a confirmation screen like this.

The War Within beta sign up

Full information about WoW: The War Within Beta

See the full info on the War Within Beta in a "blue post" from Blizzard here:

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 account will already be flagged for access.

  • Make sure your graphics drivers are up to date.
  • Run the® 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 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
Includes everything in the Heroic Edition. Plus, you'll have guaranteed beta access and early access (3 days) to The War Within†. You'll also receive 30 days of game time, Squally, the Storm Hatchling pet, Sandbox Storm Gryphon toy, and Deepdweller's Earthen Hearthstone effect. Also includes an additional 250 Trader's Tender (1000 in total) to use in the Trading Post††.

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.

†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.

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