How should games test upcoming content?
Some games, like Diablo 2: Resurrected, Diablo 3, and World of Warcraft have PTRs where they can test their changes out, put new content up for players to interact with said content, and otherwise perform the Public Test that PTR -- Public Test Realm -- stands for.
Battle for Azeroth alpha testing has begun
The World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth alpha test has started and the first batch of testers are receiving their invitations this afternoon.
Breakfast Topic: How the expansions are made
The really fascinating thing (to me, at least) about an alpha or beta test is getting to see iterative changes.
Breakfast Topic: How much does the Legion alpha matter to you?
The Legion alpha is in full swing which means we're getting tons of data about this expansion to be.