World Of Warcraft Classic Beta Outlines Plans For The Alterac Valley Test

A single realm, Field of Strife, will be made available for the duration.
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World of Warcraft Classic is set to be released on August 27, with a closed beta starting tomorrow.
World of Warcraft Classic is set to be released on August 27, with a closed beta starting tomorrow. Blizzard Entertainment

As the beta and stress tests for World of Warcraft Classic continue on, Blizzard is starting to dole out more and more updates in regards to new realms to discover, as well as new ways to test out the MMO before it finally releases this August 27.

Following the release of two stress tests, which took place on May 22 and May 29, Closed Beta players were able to test the Arathi Basin, along with an increased level cap – from 30 to 40. This allowed for leveling in areas like Stranglethorn Vale, Desolace, and Arathi Highlands.

The newest update kicks things up a notch further, now allowing for specific testing for the Alterac Valley. As posted by community manager Kaivax on the Blizzard forums, starting June 14 at 5:00 p.m. EDT, a new realm will be opened in the World of Warcraft Classic Closed Beta to allow for a dedicated testing of Alterac Valley.

Beta testers can log in by that date to find a new realm called Field of Strife, which will carry the Alterac Valley for the duration of the beta test. As an added measure, all other beta realms will be closed during the Alterac Valley beta test. Kaivax has also noted that the test characters on Field of Strife will only be confined to their capital cities. If, however, by some chance you are bugged out of the city, there will be no enemies, quest-givers, dungeons or transports to be found within the rest of the game world.

Once you’re in the Field of Strife realm, all characters created will be relegated to level 58 for appropriate Alterac Valley testing. Accompanying these characters is appropriate gear, some gold, a mount and complete access to class trainers and reagent vendors. However, you won’t get to level your characters past level 58, for testing reasons.

The only thing that remains is to go your respective city’s Battlemasters and queue up for Alterac Valley for as much as you like. All feedback should be directed to an Alterac Valley thread on the Blizzard forums. The Alterac Valley closed beta test will be ending and the Field of Strife realm closed on June 17 at 3:00 p.m. EDT. At the same time, all the other closed beta realms will be made available once again for testing.

Check out the corresponding community post here, along with the thread for more helpful information on the release of the Alterac Valley test.

World of Warcraft Classic will be released on PC on August 27.

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