Welcome to the Wowhead pages for new players. From this guide, you will learn the system requirements of WoW for your computer, how to create an account, purchase, download and install the game. Lots of people want to explore the world of Azeroth, but not all of them are aware of some things, sometimes even the basics. No one knows everything, and that's the purpose of this guide is to help the reader understand the basic things and routines to take before setting out on their adventures!
WoW System Requirements
The images show the minimum and recommended requirements to play World of Warcraft®: Battle for Azeroth, both for Windows® and Mac®.
Note that the system requirements listed are not final, as the game may change over time.
Check out Blizzard's supported graphics card article for a complete list of supported video adapters: https://battle.net/support/ru/article/31372
How to download and install WoW
Looking for a new adventure? The best place a newcomer can find is the official website https://worldofwarcraft.com/ru-ru/. Once you go to the site, you will find two options in the top right corner of the screen: "Login" and "Create Account". This account is common to all Blizzard games - Diablo, Overwatch, Starcraft, Hearthstone and Destiny. If you already own one of these games, you can use the account to which that game is attached to play World of Warcraft. Once you are logged in, open the menu presented in the upper right corner of the screen and select the "Options" option.
Select the "Game Client Downloads" option. A list of games with links to download clients will open. Select World of Warcraft from the list provided. Left-click on the icon with the logo of the operating system (at the moment World of Warcraft is supported by both Windows and Mac OS X). Once the download is complete, run the downloaded file. The program will prompt you to sign in with your Blizzard account.
If you have not played a Blizzard game before or if you have played a game a long time ago, you will be asked to create a BattleTag. The BattleTag is your Blizzard username and should not be confused with your character username. The BattleTag is your nickname on all Blizzard games. It will also be visible to those on your friend list. You can change your BattleTag once at no cost - you will have to pay a fee to do so.
After creating a BattleTag (or if you already have one), you will start downloading the World of Warcraft Client. Because the game is so large, it can take a long time to download.
How to buy WoW
World of Warcraft is ready to offer players a "Starter Version" - you can play and develop your character up to level 20 for free. Thus, players will be able to build their impressions of the game without buying it in advance.
Since you are a European player, you will have to play on European servers. Remember that you must purchase the game from the Blizzard European Store: https://eu.shop.battle.net/ru-ru/family/world-of-warcraft
There are currently 2 items you need to buy in the store to unlock the full potential of the game:
- World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth - the latest addition will see the light of day on August 14. Follow the link to get a closer look at the add-on.
- World of Warcraft Subscription - A monthly subscription is required to access all of the game's features.