When Did World Of Warcraft: Shadowlands Come Out?

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Shadowlands is the 8th and current World of Warcraft expansion which tells the story of the Afterlife of Azeroth, and following characters such as the alliance factions, Sylvanas Windrunner, Anduin Wrynn, and the Jailer.

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands was delayed upon its first release due to Covid restrictions, with its initial release date set for October 27th, 2020.


On October 1st, Blizzard announced they would be delaying the expansion to ensure the game was ready for launch, and on October 29th a new date was given.

The new and final release date for the shadowlands was November 24th, 2020.

Read more: World Of Warcraft Shadowlands: Patch 9.1.5 Everything We Know.

When Did World Of Warcraft: Shadowlands Come Out?

The expansion was released on November 1st, 2019, during the opening ceremony where they presented a new cinematic where Sylvanas took on the current Lich King Bolvar Fordragon and shattered the Helm of Domination opening a connection to the afterlife.

Patch 9.1 went live 217 days after the launch of the Shadowlands, making it the longest opening patch in the game's history.


Patch 9.1 Chains of Domination added the new Sanctum of Domination raid where Sylvanas Windrunner was the final boss.

Nine weeks after the launch of the patch, the story had ended, with a cinematic showing a conversation between Sylvanas and Anduin before the events of the new raid.

There is no confirmed information about the future of the Shadowlands, although we can expect 9.2 to be about confronting the Jailer and saving Anduin before he is lost for good.