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World of Warcraft: Public Test Realm

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Test realm

Logo used during The Burning Crusade.

A test realm or test server is a realm made for trying out features in development for the next patch. Blizzard Entertainment occasionally announces "Public Test Realms" or "PTRs" for players of World of Warcraft to test features. Blizzard has also recently done a "Tournament Test Realm" or "TTR" to get ready for the Arena Competition.

You can make a character on the test realm from a copy of one of your characters on a normal realm or from a premade. Whether there will be premade or not will be clearly announced. Players on test realms should not be surprised by character wipes, item wipes, or frequent downtime to make changes or apply patches, so don't get too attached to your character on these servers.

For a guide to getting on the test realm, see Getting on the Test Realm.


  • It is called Public Test Region for Overwatch.

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