Cataclysm family and friends alpha has begun

The friends and family alpha testing for World of Warcraft’s final (?) expansion has begun. From one of the mods:

“Yes, we can confirm that the Family & Friends phase of the testing process for World of Warcraft: Cataclysm has begun. The closed beta test phase has not yet started, but we will provide updated information when it does.”

Yes, that is indeed DeathWing up there…on the doorsteps of Stormwind city! Now that the closed alpha has started, it won’t be long before the closed (and open) beta starts off as well. Perhaps a month or two from now, we can’t say for sure at the moment. Rest assured, we’ll keep you updated as more info gets leaked (like the image above posted on 4chan)! However, don’t expect much in terms of leaks since Blizzard enforces a strict NDA for such closed off tests. WoW: Cataclysm is slated for holiday release this year