World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Coming in October

Published: Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 14:43 | By: Robert Grosso
Release Date
November 23, 2004
Series
Warcraft
Genre
RPG, MMO
Multiplayer modes
MMO, Online, Online Features
Platforms
Mac, PC
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Battle.net
Clash in the Afterlife on October 27th.

World of Warcraft keeps soldiering forth, and the latest expansion is finally set to come out later this October.

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands will officially be coming out October 27th, 2020. The new expansion - the eighth overall for World of Warcraft - will take place in the afterlife of the Azeroth, where players will be fighting for their chosen faction. Shadowlands will have several firsts for World of Warcraft players, including access to the Death Knight class for all races, new gameplay zones, and of course, new dungeons, raids, enemies, and NPCs to interact with. 

 
 

One of the new aspects of Shadowlands is the Covenant system,where players must pledge themselves to one of four Covenants, each complete with their own storylines, campaigns, gameplay features, and powers that they would give to players who join them. The four choices include the Kyrian of Bastion, the Venthyr of Revendreth, the Necrolords of Maldraxxus, or the Night Fae of Adrenweald

Another addition is a new, rouge-like experience added to World of Warcraft, titled the Tower of the Damned. Open to solo players and groups of five, those who brave the tower will earn materials to commision rune-carved legendary equipment of their choosing. 

To help celebrate the upcoming release of Shadowlands, Blizzard has create four brand new shorts showing off some of the in-game lore, showing off races such as the Kyrian, the angel-like beings from the world of Bastion. The first video saw the return of Uther the Lightbringer, a fan favorite from Warcraft lore who would become a new ascended, despite some major complications based upon his death. 

Players can pre-purchased Shadowlands now, or wait until the expansion hits on October 27th. 


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