On Friday the 13th, at 2PM EST, World of Warcraft is going all in on a Shadowlands Beta on the Torghast realm. The plan is to set the conditions for the Shadowlands launch, and test the transition between Battle for Azeroth to Shadowlands, they request players join them for the test.
Testers during the Shadowlands launch-condition beta will be able to play through the starter areas and see the opening sequences for 2 hours, before they finalize the Shadowlands Torghast Beta test. The details are below, but can also be found on the forum post by Kaivax:
- The test will take place on the Shadowlands Beta realm Torghast.
- Starting at 9:00 a.m. PST (12:00 Noon EST), the Torghast realm will be restarted and set to Battle for Azeroth conditions.
- Before 11:00 a.m. PST, testers can copy of their character(s) over from their live realms.
- At 11:00 a.m. PST, we will launch Shadowlands on Torghast.
There was also one stipulation as well, all characters above level 50 or already in Shadowlands content will be unavailable during the test. Once the test is completed, those characters will be available for play again.