Posted on March 30, 2012, Phil Hornshaw Blizzard Says 100,000 Pandaria Beta Keys Coming to WoW Annual Pass Holders
If you bought a World of Warcraft Annual Pass, you’re getting into the Mists of Pandaria beta. Soon(ish).
Blizzard said this week on the developer’s official forums that it’s in the process of dishing out 100,000 beta keys to Annual Pass holders, and that all Annual Pass holders are getting keys to the beta test of the game’s latest expansion before anyone who has “opted-in” to be a beta tester. The trouble, however, is technological.
You can’t just flood a fledgling system with users, and a big point in the Pandaria beta is stress-testing that system in order to make sure it can handle the full World of Warcraft crowd. To that end, Blizzard says it’s adding people slowly. It sent out a wave of Pandaria invites earlier this week, and the forum post recommends users keep an eye on inboxes and Battle.net accounts in order to make sure they’re ready when their beta keys eventually arrive.
Beta keys are coming, Annual Pass holders. Blizzard says it’s in the process of sending out those 100,000 keys, although it didn’t give a timetable as to when all those passes would be distributed.