13 Sep 2021 7:56 AM +00:00

World Of Warcraft Shadowlands: Patch 9.1.5 Everything We Know

Now that the Chains of Domination story has ended, and the Hall of Fame for Horde has now closed, we are starting to see Blizzard releasing new information about what to expect from patch 9.1.5.

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While there won't be any game-changing systems added, based on what we have seen so far, we can expect this patch to focus on the quality of life improvements, and Legion Timewalking added into the rotation.

World Of Warcraft Shadowlands: Patch 9.1.5 Everything We Know

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Blizzard has released information detailing their plans to add more customization options for Allied Races, who did not receive as much as some of the others during Battle for Azeroth.

Read more: First Look At The Allied Race Customization Options Coming In Patch 9.1.5.

Blizzard also announced that in patch 9.1.5, players will be able to solo queue for Island Expeditions, which has been a much-requested change.

The first major build of the PTR has seen the addition of the AoE cap Removal, as well as many catchup quality of life mechanics, which will make it easier for players to return to the game just in time for Legion Timewalking.

Legion Timewalking

Blizzard has confirmed Legion Timewalking will be coming in patch 9.1.5, and it will feature a mythic+ system, as Legion was the first expansion to introduce the system.

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When patch 9.1.5 comes out, Legion Timewalking will be available for two weeks, up from the typical one week.

Read more: Legion Timewalking Mythic+ Dungeons Will Count Towards The Great Vault But Award Shadowlands Loot.

Shadowlands System Updates

Blizzard has announced they will be removing the restrictions on many of the systems players did not enjoy in the Shadowlands, here is a full list of the changes:

  • Freely Switch Covenants
  • Conduit Energy removed
  • Skip covenant campaign story on an alt of the same covenant
  • Maw introduction is now skippable
  • Solo Island Expeditions
  • Talent and Ability improvements
  • Allied race unlock improvements
  • Additional travel points in the Maw
  • Instant Anima hand-ins
  • Link a full set of transmog
  • Alt Leveling improvements
  • PvP gear power level scaling
  • Runecarving recipes 100% drop from dungeons
  • BFA legacy loot
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Release Date

Based on the previous two X.1.5 release dates, they normally launch three months after the previous patch, as they typically don't bring any new game-breaking systems, so we can expect to see the new patch sometime in October.

With the recent State of California Lawsuit going on at Activision Blizzard, and reports from developers saying they are finding it tough to work while it plays out, we are unsure how this will affect the future timeline of World of Warcraft.

There is a Timewalking week planned for the week of October 19th, which could line up for a potential release date and introduction for Legion.

Burning Crusade Classic phase 2 is to release in September, and Blizzard is unlikely to release both around the same time.