Blizzard's WORLD OF WARCRAFT: SHADOWLANDS Will No Longer Make Its Debut on October 27
Blizzard Entertainment has some pretty bad news for all fans of World of Warcraft, as the big Shadowlands expansion will no longer make its debut on October 27. Thankfully, it'll still arrive on PC sometime this year.
If you want to play Shadowlands without worrying about downloading gigabytes of data at launch, you may want to keep a close eye on the major Shadowlands pre-patch, which will be released on October 13, 2020.
"Over the past several months of testing, we’ve made significant progress iterating on and polishing the core features and gameplay of Shadowlands," Executive Producer John Hight said. "We’re at a point where the zones, the campaign, the level-up questing experience, and the story we have to tell are essentially ready to share. We’re excited by the Covenants at the heart of the expansion, and it’s been a thrill to see Torghast take shape into a fun new kind of WoW experience, thanks [...] to your input."
"However, as everything started coming together and we’ve been listening to and building upon your feedback, it’s become clear we need [...] more time for additional polish, and to balance and iterate on some interlocking pieces—particularly those related to the endgame," Hight added. "Shadowlands is one of the most intricate expansions we’ve yet created, and while we’ve made great progress, the challenge of tuning the endgame was compounded by the team having to work from home."
Considering that the eight major expansion for the world's biggest MMO will introduce a plethora of long-awaited features and improvements — including the aforementioned Covenants, the game's reimagined endgame component that will give you a chance to join one of four deadly factions and duke it out in the realm of the dead — it's good to know that Blizzard is taking their time to deliver a refreshing experience.
To learn more about the rulers of the 4 new zones in the Shadowlands — namely Master of Revendreth Sire Denathrius, Uther the Lightbringerm, Draka of the Frostwolf Clan & Ara'lon's Arc — check out these trailers: