During Blizzcon 2019 there was the first announcement of the new expansion of World of Warcraft: Shadowlands. Which of course was announced with another spectacular cinematic . Unfortunately for the fans, they had to wait a little longer before they can enter the Shadowlands. But an official launch date has finally been announced: November 24, 12:00 PM CET .
No living soul on Azeroth truly knows what awaits in the world beyond their own — but the heroes of the Horde and the Alliance will soon find out.
The original release was scheduled for the end of October, but Shadowlands was delayed slightly to allow more time to fine-tune and tune based on feedback from the ongoing beta testing. So that the journey of all heroes of the Horde and Alliance to the afterlife of Azeroth will be an epic experience, right at launch. Read more about the upcoming launch in this blog post from John Hight, Executive Producer of World of Warcraft.
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
It is already the eighth expansion of the popular MMO.
- The Burning Crusade (2007)
- The Wrath of the Lich King (2008)
- Cataclysm (2010)
- Mists of Pandaria (2012)
- Warlords of Draenor (2014)
- Legion (2016)
- Battle for Azeroth (2018)
- Shadowlands (2020)
The eighth World of Warcraft expansion sends players on a journey to the Shadowlands, a realm of never-ending life, and where they eventually face the Jailer in his Tower of the Damned. As players explore this new realm, they will discover the fate of a number of Warcraft legends and forge a bond with one of the four Covenants that rule the different domains of the Shadowlands.
The pre-patch already came live on October 14. This has already provided a completely new experience. The maximum level has been adjusted from 120 to 50. As a result, it is now possible for new players to reach the maximum level within an hour or 6. Something that cannot be compared with, for example, World of Warcraft: Classic . In addition, many new things have also been added per class. For a complete overview, check this pre-patch survival guide.
- The Scourge invasion of Azeroth will start on 11 November.
- On December 9, Castle Nathria, the first epic 10-boss raid in Shadowlands, opens. This also marks the start of Mythic Dungeons and PvP Season 1.