How to Sign Up for the World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Beta Test


Even though World of Warcraft is nearing its 6th birthday, Blizzard’s flagship MMORPG is still the most-subscribed game in the history of mankind. Later this year, they’ll be releasing Cataclysm, the third expansion to the world of Azeroth.

With a late 2010 tentative release, that means that the time for beta testing is drawing near. Soon Blizzard will be starting the closed beta test for Cataclysm, and you can get yourself a chance to participate. If you’ve got a account with a World of Warcraft license attached to it, you’re eligible for the beta test. Here’s how to sign up:

  1. Head over to and log into your account.
  2. Look under the ‘Manage my Games’ option, and click on Beta Profile Settings.
  3. The Beta Profile Settings page has checkboxes for Diablo, Starcraft, and Warcraft. Go ahead, check them all!
  4. Click the ‘Update Preferences’ button.
  5. Once you’ve done all that, look on the right side of the page, and load your system specs using the handy Blizzard tool. This will greatly increase your chances of getting a spot in the beta.

That’s it – shouldn’t take more than 5 or 10 minutes, and you’re all set. Good luck getting selected!

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6 Comments on How to Sign Up for the World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Beta Test


On May 15, 2010 at 8:24 pm

idk what you mean by handy blizzard tool


On July 21, 2010 at 2:31 am



On August 16, 2010 at 10:42 pm

I cant find the Handy Blizzard Tool


On August 17, 2010 at 4:07 am

It;s the system check application located in the lower left portion of the screen
It has the Windows, Mac and Reset Specification on it

james washington

On September 29, 2010 at 12:24 am

blizzard is so cool


On October 5, 2010 at 10:17 pm

I cannot find the “System Check” considering the entire page has nothing even close, I’m confused.