After Blizzard decided to delay their upcoming expansion World of Warcraft Shadowlands, players were left in the unknown because a new date wasn’t given. However, this week, the developers finally decided on a new launch date for the highly anticipated WoW Shadowlands – the game will be released on November 23rd.
To announce this date, Blizzard released a completely new story trailer that features the big bad of the Shadowlands expansion – the Jailer of the Damned. Check it out:
With it, the game’s executive producer John Hight also released a post on the official World of Warcraft website, thanking players for their feedback during testing.
“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”
Mark your calendars and get ready to travel to the Shadowlands. And if you need to upgrade your game prior to this, be sure to check out our store for some cheaper World of Warcraft: Shadowlands keys.