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World of Warcraft: Shadowlands is delayed until later in 2020, pre-patch arriving on October 13

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What you need to know

  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands was set to be available on October 27.
  • Blizzard Entertainment announced today that the expansion is being delayed until later in 2020.
  • There is no new release date at this time.

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, the next big expansion in the long-running MMORPG, needs a little bit longer. John Hight, Executive Producer at Blizzard Entertainment, announced today that World of Warcraft: Shadowlands is delayed until later in 2020. Originally scheduled to release on October 27, 2020, the expansion is being delayed due to needing some additional polish.

Blizzard does not have a new date for launch in mind yet. In the meanwhile, the World of Warcraft: Shadowlands pre-patch, which introduces features like the altered leveling system and new character customization options, is set to release on October 13.

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands is introducing some major shakeups in the form of Covenants, a roguelike dungeon called Torghast and endgame content in The Maw. We'll be sure to provide an update when a new release date for World of Warcraft: Shadowlands is revealed.

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Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.

1 Comment
  • With this being the LONGEST expansion to date, I am SO VERY ready for something new to do in game. However, I'm more than willing to let them take the time they need to get it right.