World Of Warcraft Classic Beta Entry Appears In Blizzard CDN

Data miners have figured out some entries belonging to a possible beta test for the upcoming MMO refresh.
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Title card for World of Warcraft Classic.
Title card for World of Warcraft Classic. Activision-Blizzard

It looks like the beta for World of Warcraft Classic is closer than we think.

A few Blizzard data miners on a Blizzard Discord group managed to find some new entries in Blizzard’s CDN (content delivery network). Apparently, some of the files are named for Blizzard’s upcoming refreshed MMO.

For those of you who don’t know, a content delivery network is a “geographically distributed group of servers which work together to provide fast delivery of internet content”. Blizzard uses one for the transfer of terabytes worth of assets, patches, updates, and other game content for use in their game service, as with a number of other online services.

If the recent scheduling of the patch 8.2 PTR for World of Warcraft Battle of Azeroth is to be followed, we can expect the playable PTR beta for World of Warcraft Classic to hit two weeks after, that is, if Blizzard allows it.

The news broke big in social media after a tweet from user @MrGMYT confirmed it, a few minutes after the initial post made it to, one of the game’s leading story brokers.

For those interested, Blizzard released a guide on how to sign up for a World of Warcraft Classic beta once it becomes available.

World of Warcraft Classic Beta Access

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How do I sign up for WoW Classic Beta?”

There is currently no public Beta version of WoW Classic. For a chance at being selected if a Beta becomes available, make sure Warcraft is checked on the Beta Profile settings in Blizzard account management.

If you are selected to participate in a Beta test, you'll receive an email with information on how to install the client and provide feedback.

Once released, it would be the first time the World of Warcraft Classic beta will be available to a greater number of players. The first taste we got was back in November last year, during Blizzcon’s official reveal of Classic. This beta started you off at level 15 and capped at 19, probably because there was only a limited time to play. The beta also included only two zones, Barrens for the Horde and Westfall for the Allliance. Here’s hoping that this new beta will be much more expansive and can accommodate more players.

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