World of Warcraft’s beta client is no longer deprecated in the launcher

Let the dead bury their dead, they will come out in droves.

We know that you are probably as tired of hearing about new encrypted builds for World of Warcraft: Shadowlands as we are of having nothing else to preview. (It’s a notable title, after all.) But there’s a sign that this is changing, as the game’s beta client is no longer deprecated in the launcher. This is significant, as it’s a sign that all of the encrypted alphas are starting to move toward an actual beta of some kind, albeit with limited access.

For those of you who have never taken part in a beta test for a WoW expansion, some explanation is in order. Installing the beta requires installing a new version of the client on your computer, much like how WoW Classic is a separate installation from the retail game. So long as that particular “product” is deprecated, no one can install it whether flagged or not; however, making it active again is an indicator that the designers expect players to be able to install and use the option when appropriately flagged in the near future. It may be this week or next when people can finally start exploring the next expansion in a more comprehensive format.

Source: Wowhead

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Ashfyn Ninegold

Yeah, mistakenly downloaded it last night. Then accidentally logged on and created a character. Azeroth erroneously refused to load me. One day . . .

Chris Barber

Is it going be a horde only story or will the alliance get something good this time around


Currently back to unlock some Allied Races to have something interesting to play with when Shadowlands releases with, hopefully, the revamped leveling experience. As much as I hate to say it I actually like the storybeats in BfA, except of course for the vilification of my personal waifu, Sylvanas. We could have done without another Warchief-turned-traitor. I firmly believe, though, that Sylvanas had very good reasons for her actions as everybody will see on her upcoming redemption arc. I can’t say much about what BfA might have done wrong mechanically, as I’m playing too casual for that but I’d loathe to see the Heart of Azeroth gone like the artifact weapons, like so many gameplay-systems which Blizzard has abandoned over the years(Garrisons, Orderhalls, Artifact Weapons etc.)

Bruno Brito

Sylvanas had every reason to be as evil as she was. The problem was consistency towards her actions. She was ever since the Wrathgate, loud-spoken and the center of attention. Hardly someone who backstabs for a living.

The problem is that WoW’s writing is atrocious, and made her become an anime protagonist. She’s all powerful, even stronger than Thrall, when formely, they all had similar peaks of power.


New word for the week: Deprecated!


Last week it was FOMO. o.O