Blizzard Entertainment proudly welcomes you to World of Warcraft, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game based on the award-winning Warcraft universe. The events in World of Warcraft take place three years after the conclusion of Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, as the forces of the Alliance and the Horde brace themselves for a new struggle for dominance. Great challenges face the denizens of Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms, but great rewards abound. Azeroth is now open to receive its first heroes; we hope you enjoy your time here.
Be sure to check back often, as we'll be updating the news regularly moving forward. In the meantime, we've posted some tips below to help you get started on your adventures.
To register your account, find your World of Warcraft authentication key, which is located either on the slip cover that holds your four game discs (Standard Edition) or on the front cover of your game manual (Collector's Edition), and go to our Account Creation page.
To start playing World of Warcraft, you must first create your character. To help you learn more about the various races and classes in the game, please visit the following links:
Races of World of Warcraft
Classes of World of Warcraft
To find out more about how to play World of Warcraft, please visit our Getting Started page.
Thank you for your interest in World of Warcraft; we look forward to seeing you online!