Originally announced way back during BlizzCon 2019, Blizzard finally revealed the release date for World of Warcraft: Shadowlands during Gamescom’s Opening Night Live stream. This will be the eighth expansion for World of Warcraft and will follow the events after the Battle for Azeroth.
Without a shadow of a doubt, Shadowlands will have a multitude of new features to keep gamers on their toes. Not only that, though, but there will be changes made to the residents of Azeroth themselves.
For instance, there will be all kinds of character customization, ensuring that you’re more than satisfied with your character’s looks and build. The cinematic trailer for the expansion is breathtaking as well. If you haven’t seen it yet, you should definitely watch it now.
The expansion will come in three editions which will have different price points, namely: Base, Heroic, and Epic. If you choose to get the Base Edition, you will have World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, and access to Pandaren and the Allied Race Death Knights.
The Heroic Edition will give you the expansion, a level 120 character boost, a flying mount, as well as the Vestments of the Eternal Traveler transmog set quest. Lastly, the Epic Edition includes everything from the Heroic Edition plus other new features such as the Anima Wyrmling pet, among others.
The official website for World of Warcraft: Shadowlands also boasts of five new zones: Bastion, Ardenweald, Revendreth, Maldraxxus, and The Maw. These zones each have Covenants associated with them, except for The Maw, which is the max level zone.
Asides from these new zones and dungeons, Shadowlands also introduces Torghast, a new endless dungeon that’s procedurally-generated. As you go through the dungeon, it will get harder and harder for you to clear.
Also, you won’t be able to plan ahead, since the dungeon won’t be the same the second time around. Thankfully, you can play with a group of friends so that you can help each other clear the stages.
That being said, there’s currently a Shadowlands beta, but only those who have been invited can try it out. You do have the chance to be chosen for an invite, though. Simply scroll to the bottom of Shadowlands’ official website and you can see a button to opt-in.