So far, there have been no beta keys for WoW: Shadowlands. Instead, the WoW developers have relied on the beta opt-in via the official Shadowlands website to select candidates for the test servers of the next expansion of the online role-playing game and flag their accounts for access. So, this means that in most cases you didn't have to use a real beta key, which in turn you would have had to enter in your account management. That has now changed, as community manager Kaivax reports in the US forums.

Editor's comment: As our user Blades correctly notes, these are not keys directly, but beta access slots. The developers at Blizzard have expressed themselves somewhat unfortunate. Thank you for pointing this out.

"It is now possible to gain access to the Shadowlands beta via limited-use "keys," Kaivax notes. "We're offering some WoW community content creators the opportunity to give away access to the Shadowlands beta."

So don't be surprised if you find members of the WoW community, fan sites, and influencers giving away beta keys in the coming days, it's all

above board!

That said, we want to warn any of you who are eager to participate in the Shadowlands beta. If you stumble across auctions or traders of WoW Shadowlands beta keys, please report them immediately and don't put any money on the table for them. As Kaivax also writes: "These beta keys are not for sale. Offers for Shadowlands beta access for sale or auction are false and should be reported as such to the company where they are listed." Just try your luck at reputable key raffles or through Blizzard's beta opt-in, which regularly gets new testers onto the Shadowlands servers. Don't let anyone pull the wool over your eyes!

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