World of Warcraft Cataclysm Beta: Release date update

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We have some good news for World of Warcraft fans now, as it looks as if the release date for the closed beta of Cataclysm is drawing closer, after some recent hints from Blizzard.

As reported from VG247, Blizzard are now starting to send out emails with press invites into the beta, adding that the MMO world are now ‘gearing up’ for the release of the game.

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Hopefully it won’t be too long until Blizzard reveal details on how you guys can get into the beta – closed betas are not too fun really are they?

What are your thoughts on the game? We imagine some of you have been waiting a very long time for this. We’ll update you when we hear more details from Blizzard on the game.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/moxiegraphix Jeanette Thompson

    Players can opt in to the beta on their account management pages. I don't know what the deadline will be for opting in, but the option is almost always there. Blizzard will only invite players who have opted in via the battle.net account management page. They started the 'opt in' thing with the Wrath beta, to avoid sending invites to people who had no interest in the beta.

  • eponymous

    crap!

  • Richard W. Brown

    I have been SO excited about Cataclysm! I have been in several Beta testings for several games over the years and I enjoy that process. I've played WoW since the beginning so I really hope I am fortunate enough to be chosen for the Beta testing but even more then that I hope the finishing touches are done soon and glicth free. I'd be happy if Cataclysm came out today…My exicitement promts be to say "it can't happen soon enough" but my experience with gaming (way back from the D&D days and the first games on an Apple IIe system) demands patience while the glitches are found and corrected. Games are SO much better when you do not have the frustrations involved with a 'released' game full of problems. Take you time, Blizzard. Don't dissappoint us. We expect nothing less from you.

  • Richard W. Brown

    I have been SO excited about Cataclysm! I have been in several Beta testings for several games over the years and I enjoy that process. I've played WoW since the beginning so I really hope I am fortunate enough to be chosen for the Beta testing but even more then that I hope the finishing touches are done soon and glicth free. I'd be happy if Cataclysm came out today…My exicitement promts be to say "it can't happen soon enough" but my experience with gaming (way back from the D&D days and the first games on an Apple IIe system) demands patience while the glitches are found and corrected. Games are SO much better when you do not have the frustrations involved with a 'released' game full of problems. Take you time, Blizzard. Don't dissappoint us. We expect nothing less from you.

  • http://assistedlivingregistry.com Steve

    Counting down the days myself. Wonder if file planet will have beta keys.

  • Andrew

    So heres the real question…. When the hell is cataclysm really coming out??

  • DeathBringer

    When the Beta does come out…….hopefully late this month or next month. I will be rampaging through the plains and mountains of Azeroth! I SHALL PWN YOU ALL AND ONPEN A CAN OF FUCKING RAW PWNGE!!!

  • Alexa

    Early november to mid november Andrew.

  • Mark

    they cant afford to wait to until November. They have lost 30% of their base subscribers already as all the top guilds have run out of achievements and raiding material. Wrath was made to easy and guilds were smoking these sorry ass dungeons within hours of their release. Furthermore, there are 4 other MMO's set to release for this Christmas and Blizzard wont get cought up in that because of the lost 30% base subscribers who are already looking for alternatives to WoW! They have also said in a news release that when they start Bliz-Con people will be complaining about Goblin Rogues!! Im predicting Mid August or Early September.

  • Shaun

    I hope it's sooner rather than later ofc, but with no official release date yet it's looking at 2 months minimum surely?

    That brings us to around oct, I'm thinking the November post by Alexa may not be far out, sadly ;(

  • Jean P

    The person who posted this is an idiot. Blizzard never gave an exact date for the release. They said it was targeted for a 2010 release. Besides, it's almost september now, so that just proves that the poster is an idiot.

  • FADeNinno

    I am trying to keep from going on a rant, but, I am so fed up with all the questionable release dates for Cataclysm. I have seen links speculating game release from early April, various May dates, June dates, July, etc. You get my point.
    Blizzard has yet to post ANY possible release date for Cataclysm, but everyone else has 'inside' information of it's release. Why won't Blizzard set even a 'possible' release date instead of just shutting down servers to update the game and get it ready for Cataclysm?
    I have been trying to wait patiently for it's release, but it seems most of the online populace has information that Blizzard refuses to share.
    Whassup?