'

Blizzard announces WoW Classic pre-launch test and PC system requirements

some hardware requirements are lower than the original WoW.

Blizzard announces WoW Classic pre-launch test and PC system requirements

Blizzard announces WoW Classic pre-launch test and PC system requirements

On August 8th, Blizzard plans to open up WoW Classic to all World of Warcraft Subscribers, granting players access to the game for testing purposes. Blizzard wants as many players as possible to test the game during the test's first two hours, acting as a test for the company's servers before the game's official launch on August 27th (at 12:00 AM CEST). 

The server test will start on Thursday, August 8th at 11 am PDT and is scheduled to end on Friday, August 9th. The test will be available through Blizzard's Battle.net desktop app. During this test, players are limited to a maximum level of 15. 

Alongside this announcement, Blizzard has also revealed the minimum PC system requirements of WoW Classic, which are significantly lower than those of Battle for Azeroth. Thanks to modernisations within WoW, Blizzard has also been able to decrease the game's storage requirements to below that of the original game. Yes, WoW Classic takes up less storage space than the 2007 version of WoW that it's based on.

For existing WOW players, World of Warcraft Classic is effectively free, granting them access to all of the game's original content, quests and more. Much of this content has been wiped away from today's World of Warcraft, as new mechanics replaced the old and world events wiped many of the MMO's classic quests off the map. Now, PC gamers can return to World of Warcraft as it was originally envisioned, complete with a modernised back-end to prevent the original's exploits and cheats from re-emerging.

World of Warcraft Classic will help Blizzard to keep many of their game's longtime fans playing, while also introducing newcomers to the experiences that they missed out on over a decade ago.

  

Blizzard announces WoW Classic pre-launch test and PC system requirements  
Below are the PC system requirements for World of Warcraft Classic on both Windows and macOS. 

PC MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

OPERATING SYSTEM - Windows® 7 64-bit (with latest Service Packs)
PROCESSOR - Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6600 or AMD Phenom™ X3 8750
VIDEO - NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800 GT 512 MB or AMD Radeon™ HD 4850 512 MB or Intel® HD Graphics 4000
MEMORY - 2 GB RAM (4 GB for integrated graphics such as Intel HD Graphics series)
STORAGE-  5 GB available space
INTERNET - Broadband internet connection
INPUT - Keyboard and mouse required. Other input devices are not supported.
RESOLUTION-  1024 x 768 minimum display resolution

MAC MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

OPERATING SYSTEM - MacOS® 10.12 (latest version)
PROCESSOR - Intel® Core™ i5, 2.0 GHz or better
VIDEO - Metal capable GPU with 1 GB VRAM
MEMORY - 2 GB RAM (4GB for integrated graphics such as Intel HD Graphics series)
INTERNET - Broadband internet connection
INPUT - Keyboard and mouse required. Other input devices are not supported.
RESOLUTION - 1024 x 768 minimum display resolution

You can join the discussion on World of Warcraft Classic's pre-launch test and system requirements on the OC3D Forums

«Prev 1 Next»

Most Recent Comments

02-08-2019, 15:50:40

vicsrealms
Ooh. Alright, that might bring me back really quick. Haven't really enjoyed the series since Cata came out.Quote
Reply
x

Register for the OC3D Newsletter

Subscribing to the OC3D newsletter will keep you up-to-date on the latest technology reviews, competitions and goings-on at Overclock3D. We won't share your email address with ANYONE, and we will only email you with updates on site news, reviews, and competitions and you can unsubscribe easily at any time.

Simply enter your name and email address into the box below and be sure to click on the links in the confirmation emails that will arrive in your e-mail shortly after to complete the registration.

If you run into any problems, just drop us a message on the forums.