World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Release Date has been confirmed as November 23, 2020.
Shadowlands was previously scheduled for release in late October, but was delayed "to allow more time for fine-tuning and polish based on feedback from the ongoing beta test," Blizzard explained in a press release sent this afternoon.
Thankfully, it seems the wait won't be as long as first feared and it means the developer can ensure players' journey into Azeroth's afterlife will be an epic well before the end of 2020.
Before we get to the official press release confirming all the important details, here's a brand new story trailer to ogle.
What Is World of Warcraft: Shadowlands?
"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 eighth World of Warcraft expansion sends players on a journey into the Shadowlands, a realm of infinite afterlives where mortal souls go to find new purpose—or suffer eternal torment at the mercy of the Jailer in his Tower of the Damned.
"As players explore this otherworldly frontier, they’ll discover the fates of Warcraft legends, forge a bond with one of four Covenants who rule over the Shadowlands’ disparate domains, and ultimately confront a threat shrouded in darkness with designs to unmake the cosmos."
Important World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Dates:
Blizzard has also announced two rather important dates for several upcoming Shadowlands-related content releases coming to the game before Shadowlands officially launches.
- The Scourge Invade Azeroth November 11 – With the Helm of Domination torn apart and the sky over Icecrown shattered, the undead Scourge make a resurgence—and Azeroth’s heroes must confront this Death-born threat before it consumes the mortal world of Azeroth. This Shadowlands pre-expansion event goes live starting November 11.
- The Gates of Castle Nathria Open December 9 – Castle Nathria, the first epic 10-boss raid of Shadowlands, will be available starting December 9. The opening of the raid also signals the start of Shadowlands Raid, Mythic Dungeon, and PvP Season 1.
Stay tuned for more details.