Since its announcement back at BlizzCon 2017, fans have been awaiting the return of classic World of Warcraft. Since Blizzard shut down all the fan projects this was the only option, now it’ll launch this August 27th. For those who cannot wait, Blizzard is having a beta period for select users. Starting May 15th Blizzard will select players to participate in the closed beta, simply go to “Account Management” and select the WoW Classic beta option to become an active choice. This does not mean you’re given a guaranteed spot but the possibility of one. Stress Test 1: Wed May 22–Thurs May 23 Stress Test 2: Wed Jun 19– Thurs Jun 20 Stress Test 3: Thurs Jul 18– Fri July 19 To fill our pool of beta and stress test participants, we’ll be choosing dedicated players who meet select criteria from both the WoW Classic beta opt-in and the standard Warcraft beta opt-in. Participants will also need to have an active subscription or active game time on their Battle.net Account. While opting-in to the beta is the primary way to make sure you’re in the running to join the test it doesn’t guarantee an invitation to the closed beta test. We may also consider additional factors such as how long a player has been subscribed to the game so that we have the right mix of players to ensure great feedback toward making WoW Classic the very best experience for the community Since the reveal of Diablo Immortal fans of Blizzard Entertainment have felt the company has lost touch with their PC community. Perhaps the release of WoW classic will regain some hope that the company is still focused on creating great PC experiences.