World of Warcraft Shadowlands finally has a release date. Blizzard’s next expansion takes travelers to the realm of the dead. Leading up to the Shadowlands release, players get two weeks to take on hordes of the scourge in Azeroth. The pre-launch event leads us into the Shadowlands story. Here’s everything you need to know about the World of Warcraft Shadowlands release date, pre-launch event, and upcoming raid content.
World of Warcraft Shadowlands release date
World of Warcraft Shadowlands releases on November 23 at 3 pm PST. Blizzard was aiming for an October release but decided to delay a few weeks to polish the game further. Improvements include endgame tweaks, overhauling combat and rewards in the Maw, and reworking the covenant systems.
According to the press release from John Hight, Executive Producer of World of Warcraft, “the team is in a great position to get things the rest of the way to the finish line before November 23—and as always, we’re committed to working with you to improve the game for as long as you’re out there playing it.”
The pre-launch event kicks off on November 10, so get ready to battle some Scourge. Additionally, December 8 marks the opening of Castle Nathria, the first Shadowlands raid that takes players into Sire Denathrius’ lair in Revendreth. The date also marks the beginning of Shadowlands’ first season.
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