Welcome to Wowhead's guide for new players. In this guide, we will help you get informed about the system requirements for World of Warcraft, as well as how to create an account, purchase, download and install the game. Lots of people want to start adventuring through Azeroth, but aren't informed about certain things and sometimes not even the basic things. Not everyone knows everything, therefore this guide is there to help anyone who needs to get informed about a few basic and routine things that are necessary before starting off on your adventure. R r r These are the minimum and recommended system specifications for World of Warcraft u00ae: Battle for Azeroth for both Windows u00ae and Mac u00ae. R This is however not the final set of system requirements, as the game's programming might change over time. R r r r For a list of compatible video hardware, see Blizzard's article regarding Supported Video Cards list: https: / /battle.net /support /en /article /31372 r r r r In order to start your journeys, the best place to start at is the official website https: / /worldofwarcraft.com /en-us /.
There, you will find (in the upper right corner of your screen) options to Log In or Create Your Blizzard Account. This account is shared with all other Blizzard games such as Diablo, Overwatch, Starcraft, Hearthstone and Destiny. If you already own one of those games, you can use that account to play World of Warcraft as well. Once you're logged in, click under your username in the upper right corner of your screen and go into Account Settings.
R r test r r Afterwards, click on Download Clients and then find World of Warcraft in the clients list. Then, click on the download link for your operating system (currently World of Warcraft supports both Windows and Mac OS X). Once the download has finished, open the downloaded file and it will prompt you to log in with your Blizzard Account.
R r r r If you've never played any other Blizzard games or if you haven't played them in a while, it will ask you to create your BattleTag. BattleTag works as your account-wide nickname (not to be confused with your World of Warcraft characters' nicknames). This nickname will be your cross-game identity for your account, and people in your account's friends' list will see that nickname.
You can only change your BattleTag once for free. Any additional changes will require payment in order to do so, so keep that in mind. R r r r If you already have a BattleTag, or after you have created one, the download for World for Warcraft will begin.
Since the game is very big, the download might take a while. R r r r r r World of Warcraft offers players a 'Starter Edition' which makes the game free-to-play up to level 20, so that new players can first experience the game without first having to buy it. R r If you are from the American or Oceanic region, you should play on the US servers. Therefore, you should purchase the game from the US store: https: / /us.shop.battle.net /en-us /family /world-of-warcraft r r If you are from European region, you should play on the EU servers. Therefore, you should purchase the game from the EU store: https: / /eu.shop.battle.net /en-us /family /world-of-warcraft r r There are currently 2 things that you have to purchase from the shop in order to unlock all of the features of the game: r World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth - The latest expansion that will go live on August 14, which you can read more about here. R World of Warcraft: Subscription - A monthly subscription is required to access all the features in the game. R r r r The easiest way to purchase WoW game time is via the Battle.net Shop.
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