wrath of the lich king beta

Welcome to the Wrath of the Lich King Beta Test! You are almost ready to preview some of the exciting new content that World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King has to offer, and in the process, assist with this vital stage of development. During your adventures in the frozen north, we welcome your feedback on the overall experience, including quests, monsters, zones, and aesthetics, as well as reports on any bugs you may encounter.

There are four steps you must follow before you can begin your journeys in Northrend. First, you must upgrade the World of Warcraft account you play to a beta account. Next, you can copy one or more characters to the beta realms. Third, you must create a temporary Blizzard Account, which will be used as your login information for the beta client. Last, you must download the beta client itself.

Upgrade a World of Warcraft Account

To participate in the beta test, you need to upgrade an existing World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade account, which will grant eligibility to connect to the Wrath of the Lich King beta realms. Be prepared to enter the current retail World of Warcraft account name and password you use, and the beta key that was sent to your registered email address to authenticate your eligibility.

2Copy a Character or Template

It is recommended that you copy one or more high-level characters to the beta realms. To adventure in Northrend, you must be using a character that is at least level 68. You may also create a Death Knight or other new character if you wish, in which case you may opt to bypass this step for the time being. You can copy a maximum of four characters per account for each stage of testing.

3Create a Temporary Blizzard Account

To play on the beta realms, you will need to create a temporary Blizzard Account. This temporary account will solely be used as your login information for the beta realms. You will be prompted to enter the account name for the retail World of Warcraft account you play in order to associate it with your temporary Blizzard Account.

4Download the Client

Lastly, to play on the beta realms, you'll need to download and install the beta client. Upon launching the client, log in with the temporary Blizzard Account created in step 3. We recommend you also take the opportunity to review the latest beta patch notes, which outline the many changes and additions included in the beta.
Information and Resources


Learn more about the wealth of new content and features included in World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King, and participate in the beta community.

Visit the Wrath of the Lich King Beta Forums to provide feedback, get technical support, and join discussions with other beta testers
Read the Wrath of the Lich King Beta Test FAQ
View the most recent patch notes for the Wrath of the Lich King beta
Visit the Wrath of the Lich King features page
Click here to reset the password for your temporary Blizzard Account


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