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November 23/24, 2020

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Expansion pack

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands (shortened shadow, shado, or sl) is the upcoming eighth expansion for World of Warcraft. Set primarily in the eponymous region of the Shadowlands, the story will deal with the return of Sylvanas Windrunner breaking the barrier between Azeroth and the Shadowlands. The expansion was officially announced on November 1, 2019, at BlizzCon 2019.

The expansion was initially planned to be released on October 26/27, 2020.[1][2] However, in an update on October 1, the release date was pushed back to later in the year.[3][4] On October 29th, the release date was announced as November 23/24 2020.[5]

In the weeks leading up to the expansion's release, a new Scourge invasion--Death Rising--will begin as the masterless undead will maraud across Azeroth.[6]

Story

Official site

Brave The Beyond

The veil between life and death is no more.

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.[7]

Pre-order pitch

Explore Azeroth's Afterlife

The Shadowlands are home to an entire universe of the departed. Journey through hidden realms of wonders and horrors that await any who pass to the other side.

Choose Your Covenant

Align yourself with one of the Shadowlands' four Covenants—otherworldly shepherds of the dead, each with their own ambitions, motives, and incredible powers to claim as your own.

Storm the Eternal Prison

Test your limits as you ascend Torghast, Tower of the Damned, a highly replayable ever-changing dungeon in the dark heart of the Maw, where the vilest souls are locked away forever.[8]

Press release

Sylvanas Windrunner, fallen leader of the Horde, has pierced the veil between Azeroth and the realm of the dead, setting in motion a series of events that threatens to upset the cosmic balance between life and death. World of Warcraft players entering the fabled Shadowlands will find the realms of the dead in upheaval. Under the normal order, departed souls were delivered to a realm appropriate to the lives they led, but now, all souls are being funneled into the Maw, where the most wicked are damned to suffer for eternity. As they seek to right the cycle and uncover the extent of Sylvanas' designs, players will forge bonds with the Covenants who hold domain over different planes within the Shadowlands.[9]

Features

A host of new features and activities await players in World of Warcraft: Shadowlands. When they cross into the realm-between-realms, players will be able to:

  • Explore the Realm of the Dead: for the first time ever in World of Warcraft, players will cross into the Shadowlands and experience the wonders and horrors of the afterlife across five new zones—the gleaming fields of Bastion, the scarred battlefields of Maldraxxus, the eternal twilight of Ardenweald, the opulent keeps of Revendreth, and the horrific Maw.
  • Claim a covenant's power: players will be called upon to forge a bond with one of four covenants that rule Shadowlands' new zones, setting the tone for their journey through the expansion with a full covenant campaign. As they level up, they'll get new abilities based on their choice, including class-specific abilities for each Covenant—as well as developing soulbinds with specific covenant members, which grant them access to that character's specific traits and bonuses.
  • Ascend the Tower of the Damned: at the heart of the Maw lies Torghast, Tower of the Damned, a cursed otherworldly prison where the wickedest souls in the universe are locked away. Highly replayable and inspired by roguelike games, heroes are invited to explore its ever-changing halls and chambers and do battle with the minions of the Jailer, Torghast's vile ruler. Those who brave its trials can claim legendary treasures and help free the heroic spirits wrongfully trapped within.
  • Every level is meaningful: Shadowlands will introduce a new leveling system, meant to provide a meaningful sense of advancement with every level achieved. Current max-level characters will begin Shadowlands at level 50 and work toward the new level cap of 60.
  • A new army of the dead rises: to combat Sylvanas' assault on Icecrown, Bolvar Fordragon— the revered former paladin who took on the mantle of Lich King to keep the Scourge at bay—has raised heroes from among all the peoples of Azeroth to bolster the Death Knights of Acherus. With Shadowlands, pandaren and all allied races will now be able to become death knights.
  • Improved character customization options: a host of new appearance options for all races will be made available to players when they create new World of Warcraft characters (or alter existing ones at the in-game barber shop).[9]

Zones

  • Shadowlands
    • Ardenweald
    • Bastion
    • Maldraxxus
    • The Maw
    • Revendreth
    • Oribos (city)
  • Exile's Reach - uncharted island on Azeroth. New level 1-10 starting experience.

Four Covenants

  • Four Covenants
    • The steadfast Kyrian of Bastion, whose discipline and duty compels them to safeguard souls from the mortal realm as they pass into the Shadowlands.
    • The mysterious Night Fae of Ardenweald, who fiercely defend the spirits of nature from those who would deprive them of rebirth.
    • The cunning Venthyr of Revendreth, who feast on the souls of the prideful and vain in a gothic realm of opulence and torment.
    • The warlike Necrolords of Maldraxxus, who forge the undead armies that serve as the first line of defense for the Shadowlands and honor those who seek power and glory in battle.[9]
  • Covenant Sanctums will be the Shadowlands equivalent of the Order Halls.
  • Covenant Campaign, a high-end storyline similar to the War Campaign in Battle for Azeroth.

New character customization

Each playable race will have its own unique options available to them whether it's their tattoos, hairstyles, skin color, or even eye color. The undead will also be able to choose whether they show bones or not.

Instances

Dungeons

  • 4 level-up:
    • The Necrotic Wake
    • Plaguefall
    • Mists of Tirna Scithe
    • Halls of Atonement
  • 4 max-level:
    • Spires of Ascension
    • Theater of Pain
    • The Other Side
    • Sanguine Depths
  • Darkmaul Citadel, mini-dungeon in the starting zone of Exile's Reach.

Raid

  • Castle Nathria, 10 bosses

Infinite dungeon

  • Torghast, Tower of the Damned is an infinite dungeon, an everchanging, roguelike challenge open to solo players and groups of up to five.
    • Torghast has six primary wings Skoldus Hall, Fracture Chambers, Soulforges, Coldheart Interstitia, Mort'regar, and The Upper Reaches, each wing has it's own twist on a mechanic, with each wing having eight layers of six floors per layer. A selection of two wings are made available each week.
    • Twisting Corridors, a special challenge mode wing that has eight layers of 18 floors per layer.

Leveled-up leveling

The expansion will smooth out the leveling experience and better prepare new adventurers for what's to come. Players will level up to 50 before heading to the Shadowlands (new level cap: 60).

The experience curve is adjusted to make it faster than ever to prepare for the newest challenges, and each level along the way will provide more meaningful increases in progress and power. All expansion zones are getting more flexible, too; they'll be able* to scale to you and your friends while you level to 50, so it's easy to try a zone you've never played.

  • You can still outlevel dungeons and crush them for transmogs or fulfillment.

Levels 1-10

A New Journey for New Players

New characters will embark on an introductory voyage to learn about everything there is to do in Azeroth, including your first mini-dungeon.

Levels 10-50

Fő cikk: Timewalking Campaigns

Pick Your Era

Play the latest expansion, Battle for Azeroth, or follow Chromie back in time and tackle any other expansion you choose, with challenges that scale to characters level 10–50.

Levels 50-60

Enter the Shadowlands

Step into Azeroth's afterlife, and stand shoulder-to-shoulder with legends of the past as you fight to preserve the universe.

Systems and rewards

  • Covenant systems and rewards
    • Covenant signature ability and class-specific ability.
    • Renown from 1 to 40 to unlock cosmetics, story and power progression in Covenants.
    • Soulbinding with 3 Soulbinds per Covenant and Conduit items that are put into Soulbinds.
    • Systems available only to one covenant: Abominable Stitching, Ember Court, Path of Ascension or Queen's Conservatory.
    • Anima Conductor enable additional content by investing Anima into specific areas in their Covenant’s realm.
    • Covenant specific teleportation network.
    • Adventures in place of previous expansion missions from the dedicated table within the Covenant Sanctum.
    • Covenants have special buffs with interations in dungeons associated with its home territory.
  • Craft legendery item armor through the Runecarver with Soul Ash, base item from production professions, unlocking Memories of the Runecarver legendary powers and missives from inscription which define stats.
  • Update to weekly loot chest the Great Vault.
  • Professions return consumables from expansions past Armor Kits, Weapon Oils, Sharpening Stones and Weightstones.
  • Optional Reagents for professions.
  • Quest interface updates:
    • New quest markers distinguishing major quests that are required to advance the narrative from optional side quests that tell more localized stories.
    • Lore Book in the Map & Quest Log interface when a main Shadowlands or Battle for Azeroth questline is active.
    • Navigational marker will appear on screen to direct to quest objectives.
  • A Map Pin can now be placed on the World Map.
  • The Threads of Fate alt leveling from 50 to 60.

Classes

  • Focus on class identity first over specialization identity. This means moving back some of the class abilities to all specializations that may have been moved into one spec or even restoring some abilities.
  • Death knight class available for pandaren and allied races.

Prominent figures

New figures

  • Eternal Ones
    • IconSmall Arbiter.gif The Arbiter, found in Oribos[10]
    • IconSmall TheJailer.gif The Jailer, found in the Maw[11]
    • IconSmall Kyrestia.gif Kyrestia the Firstborne the Archon, ruler of the Kyrian in Bastion
    • IconSmall WinterQueen.gif The Winter Queen, ruler of the Night fae in Ardenweald
    • IconSmall Denathrius.gif Sire Denathrius, ruler of the Venthyr in Revendreth
    • IconSmall Primus.gif The Primus, the missing ruler of the Necrolords in Maldraxxus that left behind cryptic messages
  • IconSmall Mueh'zala.gif Mueh'zala
  • IconSmall Runecarver.gif The Runecarver
  • IconSmall Gharmal.gif Margrave Gharmal
  • IconSmall Krexus.gif Margrave Krexus
  • IconSmall Sin'dane.gif Margrave Sin'dane
  • IconSmall Stradama.gif Margrave Stradama
  • IconSmall Vyraz.gif Vyraz
  • IconSmall Venthyr Male.gif Prince Renathal
  • IconSmall Forsworn Female.gif Devos

Returning figures

New creatures

Humanoid
  • IconSmall Aranakk.gif Aranakk
  • IconSmall Attendant2.gifIconSmall Attendant.gif Attendant
  • IconSmall Broker.gif Broker
  • IconSmall Dredger.gif Dredger
    • IconSmall Dredger2.gif Biggun
  • IconSmall Drust2 Male.gifIconSmall Drust2 Female.gifIconSmall DrustThin.gifIconSmall DrustMonster.gif Drust (new types)
  • IconSmall Faerie.gif Faerie
  • IconSmall Kyrian Male.gifIconSmall Kyrian Female.gifIconSmall Forsworn Male.gifIconSmall Forsworn Female.gifIconSmall Mawsworn Kyrian.gif Kyrian (previously seen as Spirit Healers)
  • Maw caster
  • Maw guard
  • IconSmall MawNecromancer.gif Maw necromancer
  • IconSmall Executor.gif Revendreth jailer
  • IconSmall Spriggan.gif Spriggan
  • IconSmall Steward.gifIconSmall StewardDark.gif Steward
  • IconSmall Stoneborn Minion.gif Stone fiend
  • IconSmall Stoneborn Male.gifIconSmall Stoneborn Female.gifIconSmall Stoneborn Large.gif Stoneborn
  • IconSmall Sylvar Male.gifIconSmall Sylvar Female.gif Sylvar
  • IconSmall Venthyr Male.gifIconSmall Venthyr Female.gifIconSmall Denathrius.gif Venthyr
    • IconSmall AshGhoul.gif Ash ghoul
  • IconSmall Vorkai Male.gifIconSmall Vorkai Female.gif Vorkai
Undead
  • IconSmall Abomination2.gifIconSmall PlagueEruptor2.gifIconSmall Gharmal.gif Abomination (new types)
    • IconSmall Leftover.gif Abomination leftover
  • IconSmall Spine.gif Crawling spine
  • IconSmall Gladiator Male.gifIconSmall Gladiator Female.gifIconSmall Krexus.gif Maldraxxus gladiator
  • IconSmall Necrolord.gif Maldraxxus necromancer
  • IconSmall Ossein.gif Maldraxxus skeleton
  • IconSmall MawFogBeast.gif Maw fog beast
  • IconSmall MawZombie.gif Maw zombie
  • IconSmall SlimeSkeleton.gifIconSmall Stradama.gif Plague House remnant
  • IconSmall MawShade.gifIconSmall MawShade2.gif Shade (new types)
  • Soul seeker
  • Soul-rotted flesh
Beasts
  • Ardenmoth
  • Ardenweald frog
  • Inv squirrelardenweald blue.png Ardenweald squirrel
  • Bloodlouse
  • IconSmall Bloodtusk.gif Bloodtusk
  • IconSmall Cloudstrider.gif Cloudstrider
  • Inv pet batpetmaldraxxus.png Crawbat
  • Deathroc
  • IconSmall Dredbat.gif Dredbat
  • IconSmall Etherwyrm.gif Etherwyrm
  • Flayedwing
  • IconSmall Gargon.gif Gargon
  • IconSmall Glimmerfly.gif Glimmerfly
  • Gorm
  • IconSmall Larion.gif Larion
  • Maw roach
  • IconSmall Mawrat.gif Mawrat
  • IconSmall Runestag.gif Runestag
  • Shadehound
  • Soul eater
  • IconSmall Vulpin.gif Vulpin (previously seen as a Shop mount)
  • IconSmall Tauralus.gif Tauralus
Mechanical
  • IconSmall CenturionColossus.gifIconSmall CenturionGoliath.gifIconSmall CenturionPraetor.gifIconSmall CenturionGoliathDark.gifIconSmall CenturionPraetorDark.gif Centurion
  • IconSmall Phalynx.gif Phalynx
Giant
  • IconSmall CharredBehemoth.gif Charred behemoth
Elemental
  • IconSmall Deathwalker.gifIconSmall CrystallineMonster.gif Death elemental (new types)
  • Inv swamppet green.png Mire creeper
  • Sinstone golem
  • IconSmall Tirnenn.gif Tirnenn
Aberration
  • IconSmall DevourerBig.gifIconSmall Devourer.gifIconSmall DevourerSmall.gif Devourer
  • IconSmall Memory.gifIconSmall MemorySmall.gif Manifestation
Dragonkin
  • Inv aetherserpentmount.png Anima wyrm (previously seen as a Shop mount and pet)
  • IconSmall Veilwing.gif Feathered dragon (previously seen as a Shop mount)
Unique
  • IconSmall Arbiter.gif Arbiter
  • IconSmall TheJailer.gif The Jailer
  • IconSmall MalVashj.gifIconSmall Mordretha.gif Maldraxxus naga Baroness Vashj and Mordretha, the Endless Empress
  • IconSmall Marasmius.gif Marasmius
  • IconSmall Mueh'zala.gif Mueh'zala
  • IconSmall Runecarver.gif Runecarver
  • IconSmall WinterQueen.gif Winter Queen

Pre-order options

Base option

Fő cikk: World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Base Edition

  • The Shadowlands, a new world containing 5 new zones and the city of Oribos
  • 4 Covenants to join, each with a unique Sanctum
  • New class-specific abilities, and covenant Soulbinds that unlock talent trees
  • All-new dungeons and raids

Heroic edition

Fő cikk: World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Heroic Edition

  • Everything in the Base Edition, plus:
    • Level 120 Character Boost
    • Instant access to the Ensorcelled Everwyrm flying mount, which grants a quest for the Vestments of the Eternal Traveler transmog set

Epic edition

Fő cikk: World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Epic Edition

  • Everything in the Heroic Edition, plus:
    • 30 days of game time
    • Anima Wyrmling pet
    • Eternal Traveler's Hearthstone
    • Illusion: Wraithchill cosmetic weapon effect (cannot be applied to certain weapon types)

Collector's edition

Fő cikk: World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Collector's Edition

  • A limited-edition boxed set with everything in the Epic Edition, plus physical goodies:
    • Covenant Sigils – Four-Pin Collector's Set
    • Art of the Shadowlands
    • Shattered Sky Mousepad
    • Collector's Edition Digital Soundtrack Key

System requirements

Fő cikk: System requirements

Tie-in literature

Novels
  • Shadows Rising
  • World of Warcraft: Grimoire of the Shadowlands and Beyond
Animated shorts
  • Afterlives
Short stories
  • Terror by Torchlight
  • We Ride Forth

Gallery

Cinematic stills

Concept art

Miscellaneous

Videos

See also

  • EU English realms info

References

External links

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