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Shadowlands Arrives November 23
The release date is here, along with a few other key dates!

  • November 10 - Pre-expansion launch events begin
  • November 23 - Expansion launch
  • December 8 - Castle Nathria releases and Shadowlands Season 1 begins
  • December 15 - Mythic Castle Nathria, Raid Finder Wing 1
  • January 5 - Raid Finder Wing 2
  • January 19 - Raid Finder Wing 3
  • February 2 - Raid Finder Wing 4

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Greetings heroes of the Horde and the Alliance,

On behalf of the entire World of Warcraft team, I’d like to extend a heartfelt thank-you for your patience as we’ve continued to work on Shadowlands, and for all of the words of support after we made the tough decision to delay the game. Today, I’m happy to share that the expansion will be arriving November 23 at 3 p.m. PST (November 24 at 12 a.m. CET).

We’d like to thank everyone across the WoW community who helped us get where we are today, including players leveling up new characters in the Shadowlands pre-patch (and keeping Azeroth’s barbers extra busy), as well as all the beta testers who continue to provide us with invaluable feedback on the expansion.

Since we first told you about our decision to delay, we’ve used the time to further polish the expansion and shore up the endgame, including overhauling the combat and rewards in the Maw, and reworking the Covenant systems to make your choice more immediately impactful and have clearer long-term goals. Now the team is in a great position to get things the rest of the way to the finish line before November 23—and as always, we’re committed to working with you to improve the game for as long as you’re out there playing it.

Now that we have our launch date, we’re also excited to tell you that our pre-launch event will kick off November 10, so steel yourselves to take on a flood of the Scourge. In addition, we’ve set a December 8 date for the opening of our first raid, Castle Nathria—which takes players into the heart of Sire Denathrius’ lair in Revendreth—along with the start of Shadowlands Season 1.

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone take their first steps into the Shadowlands and forging their destinies—but in the meantime, we’d like to show you just a little bit of what’s waiting for you beyond the veil.


See you on the other side,

-John Hight, Executive Producer of World of Warcraft




Release Times

  • Americas (PST) - 3:00p.m. November 23*
  • Europe (CET) - 12:00a.m. November 24
  • Taiwan (CST) - 7:00a.m. November 24
  • Korea (KST) - 8:00a.m. November 24
  • ANZ (AEDT) - 10:00a.m. November 24
  • UTC - 11:00 p.m. November 23

*To align with other regions, the Americas will launch slightly ahead of November 24 in local time.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Shadowlands Arrives November 23 started by chaud View original post
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  1. Wramp's Avatar
    i love the multiple posts irate over the fact that Blizz employees cant go home to take TG off....when the fact is most of them are home already and have been home for quite some time, working from home and can probably take their work on the road with them, its set up that way now.
  1. Monkeymootwo's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Wramp View Post
    i love the multiple posts irate over the fact that Blizz employees cant go home to take TG off....when the fact is most of them are home already and have been home for quite some time, working from home and can probably take their work on the road with them, its set up that way now.
    I think it’s funny they act like they even give a fuck yet demand this dev or that dev be fired the second they do something they don’t like.
  1. DesoPL's Avatar
    Any idea how many pro guilds, are going take break from 8th december?
  1. Aritra the Gnome's Avatar
    Noooooo! One week AFTER my vacation.
  1. likeer's Avatar
    Great thanks for sharing
  1. Daevied's Avatar
    Good to know that Blizzard demonstrated they are not abiding by the social and religious pressure of thanksgiving and Christmass, kudos to acti-blizz
  1. Nokami's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by arboachg View Post
    o b s e s s e d

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    Someone's mad that he isn't being catered to.
    It is catering towards non-US players, so what are you on about? This clearly shows that they don't cater to some US bullshit.
  1. arboachg's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nokami View Post
    It is catering towards non-US players, so what are you on about? This clearly shows that they don't cater to some US bullshit.
    o b s e s s e d
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    Quote Originally Posted by Izzyfurious View Post
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    -.- so original.
  1. Corydon's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Izzyfurious View Post
    -.- so original.
    That's what I was thinking about the dude I quoted as well.
  1. Otaka's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by muto View Post
    Except when I’m not around strangers and they aren’t around strangers. Who am I going to get it from? The Fridge?
    yes, the virus can survive on surfaces for several days. It can also be caught airborne, thats why we use masks.
    If you go into a grocery store and some infected person coughs and few minutes later you walk through the area and inhale... you can get infected, doesnt mean you will but its possible.
  1. muto's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Otaka View Post
    yes, the virus can survive on surfaces for several days. It can also be caught airborne, thats why we use masks.
    If you go into a grocery store and some infected person coughs and few minutes later you walk through the area and inhale... you can get infected, doesnt mean you will but its possible.
    Well good thing I don’t go into the grocery store.
  1. Henako's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by muto View Post
    Well good thing I don’t go into the grocery store.
    Someone touches your food before it gets to you. Use your head.
  1. muto's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Henako View Post
    Someone touches your food before it gets to you. Use your head.
    And cooking food kills it? Use your head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by muto View Post
    And cooking food kills it? Use your head.
    Woooooosh~

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