Today Blizzard announced that the release of World of Warcraft’s upcoming expansion Shadowlands has been delayed.
According to the announcement, the delay won’t be that long. The expansion is still coming “later this year” and there are only three months left in the year.
We hear that feedback from beta testing helped the developers realize that the expansion needed some more time in the oven for additional polishing, balancing, and iteration, particularly on the endgame.
At the moment, no new release date has been shared, but the Shadowlands pre-patch will launch on October 13 in World of Warcraft, laying the groundwork for the expansion.
You can check out the full announcement below.
If you’re unfamiliar with World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, below you can read an official description from Blizzard.
“With a single act of destruction, Sylvanas Windrunner has ripped open the way to the afterlife. Azeroth’s staunchest defenders have been dragged into all-consuming darkness. An ancient force of death threatens to break its bonds and unravel reality.
Hidden realms of wonder and horror await any who would pass to the other side. The Shadowlands is home to an entire realm of the departed; it is a world between worlds whose delicate balance preserves life and death itself.
As one of Azeroth’s greatest champions, you have been granted the power to cross over in body and soul. Now you must investigate a conspiracy to unmake the cosmos, and help Warcraft legends journey back… or fulfill their ultimate destiny.”