WoW Classic Beta starts today! There will be no Beta Keys for this test session, and to get in you will have to opt in to "World of Warcraft Classic" on the Beta Profile Settings page in your account.

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Source)

With the first WoW Classic Beta Test getting underway imminently, it’s a good time to remind all testers and potential testers that there are no such things at ‘Beta Keys’ for WoW Classic, and there is no way to transfer access to the WoW Classic Beta Test.

To become a tester for the WoW Classic Beta: browse to the Battle.net Beta Profile Settings page, find and select ‘World of Warcraft Classic’ under ‘Beta Tests I’m Interested In’, and then click the ‘Update Preferences’ button. An automated system will add new testers to the WoW Classic Beta Test as necessary.

Any third party e-mail messages, websites, or in-game whispers that offer beta keys or access to the WoW Classic Beta should be considered illegitimate and ignored or reported. Please see our Phishing Scams support article for more details on dealing with such messages.

As always, Blizzard Customer Service cannot assist with beta access.

Blizzard has posted a new cinematic for Rise of Azshara: "Safe Haven". Varok Saurfang realizes that that if he is to secure a future for the Horde, he must reach out to the one who led it in the past.

Blizzard has announced that the Recruit-A-Friend system will be going on hiatus on June 11, 2019. Although unconfirmed officially, the current mounts and pets rewards are here to stay, and new ones will be added when the new system will be live.

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Source)

Recruit-A-Friend (RAF) is heading into the workshop! The longstanding RAF program is going on hiatus while we construct something new that makes it even more rewarding to introduce your friends to World of Warcraft. As of June 11, 2019, the current program will come to an end, and you’ll no longer be able to send new RAF invitations. Don’t worry though—the program will be back in its new form before you know it.

To take advantage of the current RAF program, your friend will need to link a qualifying WoW account to yours before June 11, and will have 90 days to purchase game time to trigger any rewards.* Check out the RAF web page for the details on the current program and the available rewards.

We look forward to sharing the details of the new RAF program with you in the future!

*Recruited friends must not already have a World of Warcraft account, or their account must be fewer than 30 days old. Link period lasts for 90 days after your friend's account was first created.

Current RAF Mounts and Pets Rewards

Mounts:

Pets:

To learn more about the system and how to get these rewards check out the Recruit A Friend page on the World of Warcraft website.

Darkmoon Faire runs from May 5th through May 11th, and is now live in NA and EU. During this time you can get a 10% experience and reputation buff, which is great for unlocking the Allied Races, grinding paragon reputations, and leveling characters!

What's new in Patch 8.1.5

In Patch 8.1.5 there are three new balloon pets to collect. You can purchase them from Carl Goodup for 90 Darkmoon Prize Tickets each.

These pets are not cageable so you cannot purchase them from the Auction House. If you're in need of tickets you can complete the Treasure Hunt for Silas’ Secret Stash, which rewards you with 100 tickets.

There are also some curious Severed Fish Heads that you can put on your head: Severed Crimsonscale Head and Severed Azurefin Head. They are time-limited and have Old Gods hints as descriptions: "Something strange is happening in the waters surrounding Darkmoon Island..."

Patch 8.1.5 also brings out a new attraction to the Darkmoon Faire: The Roller Coaster - a motion sickness simulation in a first-person point of view. Similar to the Darkmoon Carousel, you can take the Roller Coaster to get a 10% experience and reputation buff for 1 hour (WHEE!).

Darkmoon Faire World Event Guide

Check out our Darkmoon Faire World Event Guide for a full list of rewards that you can get during this event, including mounts, pets, toys, transmog and achievements!

Children's Week World Event runs from May 2nd through May 9th, and is now live in NA and EU.

2019 Children's Week Holiday Updates

This year there are four new pets available to collect from Zandalar and Kul Tiras. To start the new quests in Zandalar and Kul Tiras, speak with Caretaker Padae at 54.6 84.7 in Dazar'alor (Horde) or speak with Orphan Matron Westerson at 48.1 40.3 in Boralus (Alliance). For more info about these quests, check the Quests section in our guide.

Children's Week World Event Guide

Check out our Children's Week World Event Guide for a full list of rewards that you can get during this event, including pets, toys and achievements!