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. dproject's Avatar
    Looks incredible. Blizzard just keep doing amazing things. this is going to be the best expansion so far! It doesn't seem they are slowing down, instead they keep breaking milestones in every expansions. Wow!
  1. Deferionus'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.
    None of the above are WoD 2.0. WoD is the only expansion Blizzard flat gave up on. BfA has its own problems different from WoD
  1. Boddhi's Avatar
    Feels too early.
  1. bloodykiller86's Avatar
    my body is ready, idc if its the usual buggy ass mess it always is at launch, lets go
  1. Gadzooks's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sharnie786 View Post
    Unfinished how? I'm guessing you've not been playing Beta. It is basically done. They're at the finishing touches and tuning stage now
    I've been playing the beta. Unless they have a very polished internal build that hasn't been pushed to the beta servers, they are most definitely not doing "finishing touches and tuning" - they're dropping the monk rework next week. Rogues are still missing a talent. The zones are covered in placeholders and are lagging and dc-ing constantly.

    It's not basically done. That's laughably untrue.
  1. Lei's Avatar
    Oh wow, that's really soon.
  1. valax's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Jackson View Post
    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?
    Well the raiding was superior to Legion for sure , some innovative shit , what we got in legion was all soak this , soak that , don't stand in this and don't stand on that + some stack and spread. Go refresh your memory from mogu vault to SoO on boss mechanics and see how it dwarfs Legion even on normal mode
  1. Deferionus's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Jackson View Post
    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?
    Lol agreed. MoP was the only expansion I only leveled up and didn't play anymore. I had less than 6 days /played for MoP. By comparison, I had 40 days /played in Cata within 2 months of its release and over 200 days /played on BC and WOTLK. I think I had 70 days /played through Legion and probably 30 in BfA.

    I actually wish Blizzard made it so I could tell my /played by year/expac now...
  1. Exkrementor's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sharnie786 View Post
    It is basically done. They're at the finishing touches and tuning stage now
    Nope

    /10 chars
  1. Monteverdi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by bloodykiller86 View Post
    my body is ready, idc if its the usual buggy ass mess it always is at launch, lets go
    Honestly, the past several launches have been incredibly smooth.
  1. McNeil's Avatar
    This is just way to early. I was really hoping that they would delay it to early 2021 or at least late December, considering that there's still a lot of testing to be done. BFA was also released in a broken state and I just feel that SL will be even worse.
  1. valax's Avatar
    Honestly happy it's not a holyday release , can't wait to say goodbye to BFA
  1. Zarithras's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Jackson View Post
    Prepare for WOD 2.0.

    Covenants are just Garrisons, you're tied to it the entire expansion on a very narrow progression path.
    Torghast is....who the fuck knows at this point.

    The zones barely even have music in at this point. No idea why they're rushing this.
    Wtf are you talking about?

    Covenants are much more akin to Class Halls than Garrisons.

    You can swap covenants as you wish, there's just work involved. They're not static for the whole expansion.

    The zones are mostly complete on the PTR. Blizzard won't release without the essentials, which includes zone music.

    Torghast has been on beta for months, has been well tested, and has been very well received.

    Has your head been in the sand for the past 6 months?
  1. Babadoo's Avatar
    Not before fuckin Halloween ffs...
  1. thesimpsonsman's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Monteverdi View Post
    Honestly, the past several launches have been incredibly smooth.
    you are right about that. BFA literally had no issues when they launched the only issue the had is just that is all around sucked hahaha.
  1. Zarithras's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Monteverdi View Post
    Honestly, the past several launches have been incredibly smooth.
    The Legion and BfA launches were great from a technical standpoint, especially as compared to MoP and WoD. However, BfA was a buggy mess for months and months. I think that's what OP is referring to.
  1. Onikaroshi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Jackson View Post
    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?
    The classes were good, the raids were good, and hell, if you were raiding there was near zero reason to participate in the dailies.
  1. Deferionus'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.
    I agree with you. I liked Legion to the point I wanted them to make Argus into a BC sized expansion and have us go there to dismantle the Legion and have the class halls and legendary weapons carry over. I played the BfA beta and remember thinking "I don't want Legion to end." First expansion I have ever played the beta of and thought that. Here we go again with covenants. :\
  1. Donimic'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.
    Other than the AP grind and legendary RNG/balance Legion was an outstanding expansion... as someone who got 2x worthless "utility" legendaries, I will say its was a pretty shit first 6+months though
  1. Morgaith's Avatar
    This is way too early for the state of the beta and covenants but at least it's not launching around cyberpunk.

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