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World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor beta invites rolling out today

Beta invites for World of Warcraft's Warlords of Draenor expansion are rolling out today, according to a tweet from Blizzard community manager Micah "Bashiok" Whipple.

The first wave for the closed beta will begin today, June 27 at 5 p.m. ET, according to an email being sent out by Blizzard. Whipple notes in his tweet that this first wave is targeting veteran World of Warcraft players and those who are selected will have their accounts flagged for it.

The Warlords of Draenor beta will send players through the Dark Portal and allow them to establish Garrisons — personal fortresses — and take a first crack at fighting against new enemies in the Iron Horde. More content will roll out throughout the beta process.

The Warlords of Draenor alpha test launched earlier this month. The expansion — the fifth for World of Warcraft — was announced at BlizzCon last November and will raise the MMO's level cap to 100. The expansion will also introduce the land of Draenor, home of the orc and draenei races as well as new character models and animations.

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