he World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor expansion will enter closed beta today, Blizzard Entertainment has revealed.
In the first wave, beta testers will be able to see the new character models, head through the Dark Portal, establish Garrisons, and fight against members of the Iron Horde. Additionally, the Alliance starting experience in Shadowmoon Valley, the Horde starting experience in Frostfire Ridge, and the Tanaan Jungle starting zone will also be available.
For those wanting to compete against others in the beta, the Mekkatorque pvp server has been opened exclusively for level 100 player vs. player (PvP) testing. When you make a character on this server, players will instantly be boosted to level 100 and given level 100 PvP gear.
According to World of Warcraft community manager Bashiok
, the first wave of invites targeted World of Warcraft veterans in both the US and EU, though not every veteran got an invite in this wave. Additionally, you don't need to be a current World of Warcraft subscriber to get a beta invite, as long as you have ticked the beta invitation setting for your battle.net account you should be good.