Level 80-85 Content and Character Copy Now Available on Cataclysm Beta

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  • Author: Luxrah
  • Date: March 29, 2024
  • Updated: March 29, 2024
  • Expansion: Cataclysm

After a long delay, high level content has now been added to the Cataclysm Beta, including all level 80-85 zones and dungeons.

Players can now copy characters over from Wrath Classic or create a new level 80 character using a template to jump straight into the new zones. Archaeology has also been added to the game.

Reforging and Transmogrification are still not in, and neither is the new guild system, dungeon journal, LFD, or Tol Barad. The new races, goblin and worgen, were already added along with their starting zones.

Even with a lot of content still missing, most Beta players have been waiting for the ability to transfer their existing characters, and we imagine that testing will really take off now that high level content is available.

Blizzard – (Source)

Today, we’ve updated the Cataclysm Beta to build 53973, which includes the 80-85 Cataclysm leveling experience, the character copy function, and templates to get you straight into the endgame.

At this time, the following features have been added:

  • Level 80-85 zones are unlocked.
    • Vash’jir (Level 80-82)
    • Mount Hyjal (Level 80-82)
    • Deepholm (82-83)
    • Uldum (83-84)
    • Twilight Highlands (84-85)
  • Leveling Dungeons
  • Level 80 players will begin to gain experience.
  • Character copy
  • Archaeology

The following features are still a work-in-progress, and are unavailable for now:

  • Reforging
  • Transmogrification
  • Guild system updates
  • Dungeon Journal
  • LFD
  • Tol Barad

We’re currently tracking the following known issues:


  • The cinematic doesn’t play properly during “The Eye of the Storm”, causing the player to be stuck for ~4 minutes without being able to interact with the questgiver.
  • The quest “Be Raptor” is not completable.
  • Some cinematics don’t play properly, requiring players to Esc out of them.

Class & Combat:

  • Players can still learn some weapon skills.
  • Resistances aren’t calculating properly.
  • Druid – The Euphoria proc rate when casting Starfire and Wrat is significantly lower than it should be.
  • Druid – Mangle (cat & bear) are unlearned on logout.
  • Druid – Rejuvenation is doing significantly lower healing than it should.
  • Death Knight – Raise Dead doesn’t raise a ghoul
  • Death Knight – Rune Tap does not activate a rune immediately.
  • Goblin – Rocket Barrage doesn’t scale with attack power
  • Paladin & Warrior – Block only block 1 damage.
  • Warlock – Blood Pact gives strength instead of stamina


  • Some Orc and Gnome NPCs are displaying untextured pink facial hair (questionable fashion choice)

About the Author


I've been playing World of Warcraft on and off since vanilla, usually as a healer or caster and often as a guild leader. I play both retail and classic. I also love RPGs, sandboxes, and sims.

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