World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Beta Testing Begins

A post to the official World of Warcraft website alerts us to the fact that beta testing of the game's upcoming Warlords of Draenor expansion pack is now underway, ensuring that thousands if not millions of MMORPG enthusiasts will once again be headed back to Azeroth over the coming months. A bit of what to expect if you're chosen to participate:

This phase of the beta test focuses on the Tanaan Jungle starting experience and allows players to continue on into Shadowmoon Valley (Alliance) and Frostfire Ridge (Horde). High-level content will become available for testing in future updates. Level-90 character templates are available if you'd like to try a new character, or you can copy over your own high-level characters.

As there's no NDA (non-disclosure agreement) for the Warlords of Draenor beta test, those invited to play are free to take screenshots and movies or stream game content. Please keep in mind that the expansion is still in development we'll be making changes to the game as the beta evolves, and what you'll see during the beta test is not necessarily representative of the final game.

Players selected to participate in the beta test will receive an email invitation directing them to download the beta client directly from their account. As always, please be aware of phishing attempts if you're unsure whether your invitation is legitimate, please log in to your account to verify that there is a Warlords of Draenor beta license attached (under Your Game Accounts).