Do you have an active World of Warcraft account? Do you live in the Americas or the Oceania region? Are you free on June 19th, 2pm PT? Good news! Blizzard wants you to try and crash WoW Classic’s servers.
If you’re not too sure what World of Warcraft Classic is and you’ve managed to miss all the news about it, no worries. To keep it brief: World of Warcraft is getting special legacy servers dedicated to WoW’s olden days.
A closed beta for the Classic servers opened on May 15th, with the first public stress test happening between May 22nd and May 23rd. Just over a month later, Blizzard is re-opening the servers to anyone with an active subscription in the aforementioned regions for a second stress test.
?? #WoWClassic Stress Test ??
?: Anyone with an active WoW account in the Americas & Oceania region
?: June 19 at 2:00 p.m. PDT
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— World of Warcraft (@Warcraft) June 17, 2019
The point of a stress test is to test the stability and limits of something. In this case, it’s WoW Classic’s servers. You don’t need to do anything out the ordinary to take part – just play as you normally would and make sure to report any bugs you run into.
In an official post on the Blizzard forums, Community Manager Kalvas outlined what’ll be available in this stress test:
- All races and classes will be available for creation
- Maximum character level capped at 15
- Instanced content also available at level 15, including Warsong Gulch for PvP, Ragefire Chasm, Wailing Caverns, and Deadmines
You can pre-download World of Warcraft Classic on June 18th in preparation for the stress test. Just remember: it’s only available to players with an active subscription in the Americas and the Oceania region.