How To Opt-In For The World Of Warcraft: Cataclysm Beta

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The closed beta test for World of Warcraft's Cataclysm expansion is just around the corner, and Blizzard is encouraging players to opt-in for their chance at early access. Here's how you do that.

You'll need a account with a World of Warcraft license attached to it in order to opt-in for the Cataclysm beta. IF you've got that covered, head over to and enter your username and password. Once you've logged in, you'll want to click on the fourth option under the 'Manage My Games' heading, 'Beta Profile Settings.'

Once there, you'll see check boxes on the right side for StarCraft, Diablo, and Warcraft. Check all of those, and then click on the 'Update Preference' button. Now you're ready to be considered for a place in the Cataclysm beta!


To help your chances, be sure to load your system specifications on the right side of the page. The more data Blizzard has, the more likely you are to be chosen, and the section has a nifty tool that you can download that detects your settings and automatically uploads them for you. No fuss, no muss!

Blizzard recommends you do this in a timely fashion, as the team is "worgen real hard to get the beta going soon!"

I don't get it.

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I feel like WoW is the kind of game that if I play in the beta, I won't really give a crap anymore by the time the game actually comes out. I was bored with WoTLK way fast and I think for someone like myself, the beta is just going to keep me from spending the cash they want down the road.

I'm pretty excited to play Cataclysm, I can't wait for it to come out. Neither can Blizzard since my account isn't active currently.