The wait is almost over – World of Warcraft Classic is upon us! Over the weekend, Blizzard finally announced the date and time for the final WoW Classic test. Furthermore, it won’t be available just to a selected few – everyone with an active World of Warcraft subscription will be able to join the fun.

According to a post on the WoW forums, the test will begin on Thursday, August 8th, at 20:00 CEST and is scheduled to end on Friday, August 9. The test will be available in all regions simultaneously. Blizzard encourages everyone to join the test and play as much as possible in the first two hours of the test, so the developers could gather all the required data to ensure the smooth launch of World of Warcraft Classic.

Over two days of testing, players will be able to level up their character to level 15, so it’s a great way to test your desired race and class for the WoW Classic. If you haven’t yet decided on your character, be sure to check out our World of Warcraft Classic race and class guides.

Players with an active World of Warcraft subscription can now pre-download the required client on their launcher. Blizzard has also revealed the minimum specs required to play the game. It’s safe to say that if you’re not playing games on a wooden PC, you’ll be able to run WoW Classic. 

It’s worth pointing out that the client for World of Warcraft Classic shrunk in size since the early days of the original WoW. Thanks to the improvements in how Blizzard builds and distributes game data, the hard drive space requirements are actually smaller than they were in version 1.12 of the original WoW.

So, who’s ready to revisit the past?