World of Warcraft: Shadowlands has been delayed

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Blizzard is delaying Shadowlands, the next expansion for World of Warcraft. The developer broke the news in a blog post on Thursday.

“I wanted to let you know that we’re delaying the release of Shadowlands to later this year — and while we’re still in the process of determining the right new date to launch, we felt it was important to let you know about this change in plans as soon as we could,” said executive producer John Hight.


“This was an incredibly difficult decision for the team, as we’re as eager to get the expansion into your hands as you are to play it — but, ultimately, we feel it’s the right decision for the game — and for our players.”

The Shadowlands expansion was originally scheduled to go live on October 27. Now, Blizzard seems to be targeting a November or December launch.

“Over the past several months of testing, we’ve made significant progress iterating on and polishing the core features and gameplay of Shadowlands,” Hight added.

“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 in no small part to your input.”


No new release date has been set.