The icy winds of Northrend have begun their mournful wail, warning the heroes of Azeroth of the imminent danger the Lich King and his undead Scourge present to all life. Gather your allies, stock up on supplies, and prepare to face the threat ahead.
With the release of the Wrath of the Lich King pre-patch, players can create their first Death Knight Hero class, take up the way of the scribe with the new Inscription Profession, and experience a host of new system updates.
Players in Burning Crusade Classic will get the Joyous Journeys buff to help prepare for Wrath of the Lich King Classic. This buff will increase your experience gains by 50%!
The Road Ahead
To set you on the path to success, we’ve laid out the roadmap of the events ahead.
- August 30
- Pre-patch Begins: Wrath of the Lich King Pre-patch Launches and Fresh Start Realms go live during regional maintenance.
- September 6–13
- Zombie Plague Event: A mysterious affliction begins to make its way through the capital cities. Players must be vigilant to avoid falling victim to its deadly effects.
- September 13 – Launch
- Scourge Invasion Event: In several locations throughout Azeroth, players must coordinate a defensive stand against the attacking Necropolis and defeat Scourge forces to gain powerful rewards.
- September 20–October 6
- Brewfest Begins: Do you love eating delicious fair food, drinking bountiful beverages, and riding rams around barrels of apples?… Continue reading
At 10:00 a.m. PDT tomorrow (Wednesday, August 10), we’ll initiate the Zombie Plague for testing on the Pre-expansion PTR.
Log in to Blizzard Account Management.
Select Games and Subscriptions.
In the Starter Editions & Public Test Regions section, select Create PTR Account.
Click the Create Account button.
Open the Blizzard Battle.net App and select World of Warcraft Classic from your Games list.
In the selector above the Play button, change your Region /
Account to Public Test Realm (Classic).
Click Install (or Update) to install the PTR client. This becomes a Play button when ready.
Click Play to log in to the PTR, and select any of the available Test Servers.
Create a new test character, or copy over a character from your live account using the Copy Character button.
Enter the game and test the new content!