Zarhym has confirmed the World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Friends and Family Alpha testing began today. Beta Testing has no ETA at the moment, but it’s clear it won’t be long before closed beta starts. Please, beware any type of email scam inviting you into alpha. Only friends and family are in it and under strict NDA. Don’t believe in beta invites at this point either until you see it in the official website and forums.
For now, knowing alpha testing started is exciting enough. Blizzplanet and other fansites will be covering Closed Beta whenever it starts, and make sure to stick around for possible beta key giveaways on the fansites at some point.
|Yes, we can confirm that the Family & Friends phase of the testing process for World of Warcraft: Cataclysm has begun. The closed beta test phase has not yet started, but we will provide updated information when it does.
This phase of testing is under a confidentiality agreement. As we get further along in the testing process and open it up to the public, the NDA will be lifted.
Hmm…I wonder when the beta will start. I’m guessing anywhere from the beginning of June at the earliest and shortly following the launch of Wings of Liberty at the absolute latest (though if they wanted a 2010 release, they’d be cutting it a little close, unless they are fine with less than the time they had for Wrath’s beta, but I really can’t imagine that).