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How to sign up to the WoW The War Within beta

Here's how to sign up to become a tester for the upcoming The War Within beta and how to gain access once you've recieved your invitation.

How to access The War Within beta in World of Warcraft

How do you sign up for the World of Warcraft The War Within beta? If you’re looking forward to the opening chapter of The Worldsoul Saga, starting with The War Within, here’s how you could explore the depths of Azeroth in a subterranean world before the full expansion arrives this year.

The War Within release date arrives in 2024, but in the meantime, you can sign up for a chance to be a tester in the beta. If you’ve preordered the game and purchased the Epic Edition, you’ll automatically get access, otherwise you’ll need to sign up to World of Warcraft: The War Within beta at the official site. If successful, you’ll be sent an invitation to participate, so here are the steps to follow to access the beta on your Blizzard account.

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How to access The War Within beta

Here are the steps to follow to access the World of Warcraft: The War Within beta:

  • Make sure you sign up for the beta at the official website.
  • If you’re granted entry to the beta, open Battle.net or install it if you don’t already have it.
  • Select World of Warcraft, and in the game version drop-down menu above the ‘play’ button, choose The War Within. It will be listed under Development.
  • Click install.
  • Once installed, click play and select any available test servers.
  • Create a new character or use the character copy to import your existing Dragonflight character.
  • Enter and play the game!

Players will be notified via email about access to The War Within beta before and during the beta, so it’s worth keeping your eyes peeled for an invitation. Don’t forget to check out our list of the best MMOs to see where games like WoW stack up against the competition. We also have a list of the best RPGs if you’d rather try something that doesn’t require an active internet connection.