During BlizzCon 2018 a limited, but playable demo of World of Warcraft: Classic was available to play for convention attendees and Virtual Ticket purchasers (from Blizzard desktop app). Roughly 20 demo realms were setup to play on. These realms had no known collective name. The demo was no longer playable a week after the convention.
After the demo, a variety of Closed and Open Beta realms were made available until a few weeks before release. The client version was updated to Patch 1.13.2 for the beta releases.
- ^ Blizzard Entertainment 2018-09-26. Bring Home the BlizzCon® WoW® Classic Demo With the Virtual Ticket. World of Warcraft official game site (US).