Shadowlands Launches October 26 (NA) / October 27 (EU)
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Beyond Azeroth’s shattered sky, a realm of infinite afterlives awaits: the Shadowlands, where mortal souls go to reckon with their pasts, discover new purpose . . . or suffer an eternity of torment. Seize your destiny beginning October 26.

Upon entering the Shadowlands, Azeroth’s champions will encounter an otherworld in disarray. Virtuous souls are being wrongfully cast into the eternal darkness of the Maw, while the Covenants—powerful factions who hold dominion over the afterlife’s disparate realms—face ruin and strife as the flow of the Shadowlands’ essential anima mysteriously dwindles. As an ancient, long-bound evil gathers the strength to break its chains, players must carve their path through the uncharted reaches of the beyond, forge a pact with the Covenant that most aligns with their own principles and purpose—and ultimately restore balance to the hereafter.


Join the Global Launch

World of Warcraft’s next expansion will launch in the Americas, Europe, Taiwan, Korea, and Australia/New Zealand at the same time. Wherever you live and whatever path you choose to take, you can be part of one global adventure beyond the shattered sky.

Check the details below for the exact time you can begin playing and begin your journey into the Shadowlands.

  • Americas (PDT) - 4:00p.m. - October 26*
  • Europe (CET) - 12:00a.m. - October 27
  • Taiwan (CST) - 7:00a.m. - October 27
  • Korea (KST) - 8:00a.m. - October 27
  • ANZ (AEST) - 10:00a.m. - October 27
  • UTC - 11:00 p.m. - October 26


Pre-Purchase Now

Shadowlands is now available for purchase in three digital editions: Base, Heroic, and Epic.

Base edition Contents

  • The complete Shadowlands experience.

Heroic Edition Contents

  • The complete Shadowlands experience.
  • Shadowlands-level character boost, available on pre-purchase.
  • Ensorcelled Everwyrm Mount, which grants access to a questline that awards the Vestments of the Eternal Traveler transmogrification set.

Epic Edition Contents

  • All content from the Heroic Edition
  • Anima Wyrmling pet
  • Wraithchill cosmetic weapon effect
  • Eternal Traveler’s Hearthstone
  • 30 Days of game time

All bonuses from the Heroic and Epic Editions are unlocked immediately upon pre-purchase.

Begin your path into World of Warcraft’s eighth expansion by pre-purchasing Shadowlands now! For more information on World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, visit the official site.

*To align with other regions, the Americas will launch slightly ahead of October 27 in local time.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Shadowlands Launches October 26 started by Lumy View original post
Comments 153 Comments
  1. Michael Jackson's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by RoKPaNda View Post
    I thought Legion was WoD 2.0? And then BFA was WoD 2.0, and now SL is WoD 2.0? Weird.
    Legion was the best expansion WoW ever had and that will ever have. They poured their soul into creating tons of new and interesting lore and creating new systems to make the game more dynamic and they got only shit for it.

    Only shit.

    From a bunch of bitch ass players who should have encouraged them down this path especially after the atrocities that were crapdaria dailies land and shitlords of shitsville.

    People have no idea why they even hate Legion, can't have any opinions of their own.
  1. Goat7's Avatar
    TOOOOO FRICKEN SOOOON. GONNA BE A POOP SHOW.

    They couldn't get WC3 Reforged by the release date they set, they had to push it back and it still was the worst release in the history of games.

    After following the beta testing so hard for the last month, I REALLY wish i didnt see this date. DAT MONEY GRAB IS REAL
  1. Zonnis's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Cavox View Post
    Oh god I hope it fails so much. Let it die, please. It's just suffering at this point.
    What are you even talking about?!
  1. Queen of Hamsters's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by RoKPaNda View Post
    I thought Legion was WoD 2.0? And then BFA was WoD 2.0, and now SL is WoD 2.0? Weird.
    EVERY expansion is WoD 2.0. How, you ask? Please, don't expect logic from these people, just accept their feels on the matter and realize that you CANNOT enjoy the game, since they're not.
  1. DeltrusDisc's Avatar
    For the Americas... a... Monday afternoon launch?

    Well, take that, WORK WEEK. ._.
  1. thesimpsonsman's Avatar
    We need to know a pre-patch date.. we are close to killing Nzoth and want our damn CE before it gets taken away!
  1. MeTaL GuArD's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Davetron View Post
    We need to know a pre-patch date.. we are close to killing Nzoth and want our damn CE before it gets taken away!
    I wager very soon. Quite likely that they'll give us around a month on the Pre-patch before Shadowlands, so that would place it somewhere in the second half of September.
  1. Omedon's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Queen of Hamsters View Post
    And still people forget that their internal testing is several builds ahead of what we see.
    You are literally the first person I’ve seen saying this after I’ve been resisting for weeks! There are indeed still sane people out there!

    By the time we are allowed to see things in beta we’re essentially just stress testing and offering opinions on concepts that the devs have already decided on. Yes feedback is useful, but we were never going to alter the course of the vision with our bellyaching, and we aren’t given an up to date build to fully and rationally opine upon in the first place!
  1. Queen of Hamsters's Avatar
    But no pre-patch date? That's strange, I have to say...
  1. Onikaroshi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    For the Americas... a... Monday afternoon launch?

    Well, take that, WORK WEEK. ._.
    Same thing happened with bfa honestly.
  1. Martymark's Avatar
    Seeing this I wondered when the cinema for the expansion was coming.

    Then I remembered it had already come out, and it was trash.
  1. Queen of Hamsters's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Omedon View Post
    You are literally the first person I’ve seen saying this after I’ve been resisting for weeks! There are indeed still sane people out there!

    By the time we are allowed to see things in beta we’re essentially just stress testing and offering opinions on concepts that the devs have already decided on. Yes feedback is useful, but we were never going to alter the course of the vision with our bellyaching, and we aren’t given an up to date build to fully and rationally opine upon in the first place!
    Amen to that, amen. People can say "I dOuBt ThAt" as much as they please, it's a fact that what we see is NOT equivalent to how far ahead they are internally. ^_^
  1. Wretchedmist's Avatar
    To be honest, the early release date has me worried. I was thinking it would be late November or December. As someone who played through all of BfA and lead a mythic raiding guild to a Cutting Edge N'zoth, I can tell you that this expansion was a real slugfest. I'm more skeptical now than I ever have been, and I've been playing WoW and raiding since 2005. A lot of people quit during BfA and/or didn't enjoy the systems and philosophies. BfA was an unfinished expansion with many flaws, whether they were bugs in dungeons, poorly-scaled mythic raid bosses, endless grinds, heavy loot RNG, mission table rewards that didn't make sense, botched guild master controls, the azerite gear system, the benthic gear system, the corruption gear system, the list goes on and on. Man, I hope they are prepared for Shadowlands. I was really hoping for a late release date so they could take their time getting it right.
  1. Onikaroshi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Davetron View Post
    We need to know a pre-patch date.. we are close to killing Nzoth and want our damn CE before it gets taken away!
    Well, they said 4-6 weeks for prepatch which puts it between the 15th and 29th, better hurry!

    That said, that's between 3 and 5 weeks away so we'll see the 2 week announcement in the next few weeks.
  1. Nevcairiel's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Davetron View Post
    We need to know a pre-patch date.. we are close to killing Nzoth and want our damn CE before it gets taken away!
    Assume its next week and enjoy when you get a week more time. Not sure how knowing will otherwise help.
  1. Onikaroshi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Wretchedmist View Post
    To be honest, the early release date has me worried. I was thinking it would be late November or December. As someone who played through all of BfA and lead a mythic raiding guild to a Cutting Edge N'zoth, I can tell you that this expansion was a real slugfest. I'm more skeptical now than I ever have been, and I've been playing WoW and raiding since 2005. A lot of people quit during BfA and/or didn't enjoy the systems and philosophies. BfA was an unfinished expansion with many flaws, whether they were bugs in dungeons, poorly-scaled mythic raid bosses, endless grinds, heavy loot RNG, mission table rewards that didn't make sense, the azerite gear system, the benthic gear system, the corruption gear system, the list goes on and on. Man, I hope they are prepared for Shadowlands. I was really hoping for a late release date so they could take their time getting it right.
    Time has nothing to do with it honestly, if they have a plan and the stick to it it's going to end up the same whether it's early or delayed, WoD had one of the longest development cycles and we know how that turned out.
  1. Zenfoldor's Avatar
    Great, I've got 2 months to clear up my backlog....not enough time to get through much of it but still.

    Please don't fail me this time Blizz. Legion was great, but BFA sucked, and two in a row terrible expansions would be an unprecedented and worrying sign of the future of the game.
  1. crakerjack's Avatar
    Feel bad for the trick or treaters. Gunna buy a large bag of toffee and put a large bowl out. No handing out candy this time kids, Craker needs to get to level 60 and gear up for the upcoming raid.
  1. blackbird1205's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Jackson View Post
    Legion was the best expansion WoW ever had and that will ever have. They poured their soul into creating tons of new and interesting lore and creating new systems to make the game more dynamic and they got only shit for it.

    Only shit.

    From a bunch of bitch ass players who should have encouraged them down this path especially after the atrocities that were crapdaria dailies land and shitlords of shitsville.

    People have no idea why they even hate Legion, can't have any opinions of their own.
    Always amazin how people can have different opinions. For me MoP was the best expansion and while legion was good, it was too tedious for me.
  1. Michael Jackson's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by blackbird1205 View Post
    Always amazin how people can have different opinions. For me MoP was the best expansion and while legion was good, it was too tedious for me.
    pandaria, whose endgame was literally like 25 dailies each day, with only timeless isle to kinda break the monotony for you, was less tedious than Legion's adventure system that let you pick which zone to quest in every day, what type of quests you wanted to do, to party up easy with people, to get bonus rewards for completing caches, finding treasures, constant upgrade of your power through artifact?

    Really? I mean fucking really?

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