PLEASE NOTE that you must be logged-in and a WoW: Cataclysm beta key winner to access this page or the download link below, and your account must be flagged for beta to get into the game. Passing around these links or this file will not let your friends download the client, much less get into beta :)

If you're not able to download the client from your account page in, you can get the client downloader here:

WoW: Catacylsm client download (2.51 MB) (click here)

Complete key redemption instructions:

  1. Log into your account by navigating to and clicking "Account" at the top of the page.
  2. Click the green "Add a Game" button.
  3. Input the key sent to your email address in the "Enter Game Key" box, then click "Activate Game".
  4. If you've input the key correctly, you'll return to the Account Summary screen. (Hint: to double check that your key has been entered, try adding it again - you should get a "This key has already been claimed." error.)


PLEASE NOTE:  If you don't immediately see "World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Beta" appear in "Your Game Accounts" under World of Warcraft, don't panic - you're still authorized for beta but you may not be able to copy characters to the test realm until this known bug is resolved. To create new characters in the beta, click the link above to get the client downloader, then log into the beta with your authorized account.

Having trouble? Contacting Blizzard Support is the fastest way to resolve any key or download issues, but please let us know if you're experiencing difficulty by responding to [email protected] and we'll help you as best we can.

Last Updated: Mar 13, 2016

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