Blizzard’s anticipated next chapter in the World of Warcraft saga has a new release date; Shadowlands is set to launch on Nov. 23, 8 AM EST.
The news comes by way of a social media post shared by the developed, explaining that the additional time since its delay has helped the team improve the game in several meaningful ways.
Notably, the endgame has been shored up, the combat has received a full overhaul, and the Covenant systems reworked.
— World of Warcraft (@Warcraft) October 29, 2020
As you’ll read in the above message, Blizzard is planning a pre-release event for Nov. 10, while Dec. 8 has been settled on as the date for Shadowlands’ first raid, Castle Nathria.
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.”