World of Warcraft expansion Cataclysm is officially available for pre-order through Battle.net. If you purchase your copy now you will be able to download the expansion before the release date, allowing you to start playing the second the title is launches.
Blizzard has also made digital upgrades available now, however they wont unlock until the officially launch time, which is December 7th at 12:01 am PST. If you have any questions about upgrading, launch dates and times, or the Collector’s Edition, you will most likely find the answers in the Q&A below provided Blizzard. Questions about gameplay can be found here.
You can order pre-order World of Warcraft: Cataclysm digital download for $39.99 here.
Q. When will my credit card (or other payment method) be charged?
A. You will be charged on the day that you place your pre-order for World of Warcraft: Cataclysm.
Q. Why do I need to log in to the game once after I’ve upgraded?
A. The first time you log in after pre-ordering, your account will become eligible to begin receiving the Cataclysm data when it’s available. The data will automatically download in the background while you play World of Warcraft or while you have the Launcher window open.
Q. Can I pre-order a physical copy of Cataclysm and have it shipped?
A. Not from Blizzard Entertainment, but many retailers offer pre-orders of physical boxes and Collector’s Editions.
Q. In what regions is the Cataclysm pre-sale available? What day/time is Cataclysm launching in my region?
The pre-sale is available in the following regions, with realms scheduled to launch at the following times:
· Americas, Australia, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia – December 7 at 12:01 a.m. PST
· Europe and Russia – December 7 at 12:01 a.m. CET
Q. Will a digital version of the Collector’s Edition, with the exclusive pet, be available?
A. No. The World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Collector’s Edition is exclusive to physical retail copies. The digital version consists of the standard edition.