Despite delays, World of Warcraft Shadowlands is almost here!
Let’s go over all the details, and when you’ll be able to hop into WoW’s newest expansion.
Shadowlands Release Date
World of Warcraft Shadowlands was originally scheduled for release on 27 October. After initial delays, the final release date is just a week away!
World of Warcraft Shadowlands launches on 23 November. You’ll be able to play the game at 3pm PST, or 6pm EST.
Shadowlands will bring a ton of new content to World of Warcraft, including new zones, a new raid, new abilities and plenty more.
Let’s dive right in!
The Shadowlands houses four different covenants. Players will choose between these covenants to modify their character’s abilities.
Each Covenant runs a different zone in Shadowlands, and offers different abilities for players depending on class.
The WoW Shadowlands covenants include the Kyrian, Necrolords, Night Fae, and Venthyr.
Each serve a different purpose in the Shadowlands, all relating to souls and the cycle of death.
The Shadowlands features six zones, four of which house the Shadowlands covenants.
These zones include Ardenweald (home of the Night Fae), Bastion (home of the Kyrian), Maldraxxus (home of the Necrolords), Revendreth (home of the Venthyr), Oribos, and The Maw.
Castle Nathria is the first World of Warcraft Shadowlands raid.
Castle Nathria opens to players on 8 December (NA) and 9 December (EU). This will only include the Normal and Heroic difficulties.
The Mythic difficulty for Castle Nathria and first Raid Finder wing of the raid will come open on 15 December (NA) and 16 December (EU).
Castle Nathria will feature 10 bosses: Artificer Xy’Mox, Hungering Destroyer, Huntsman Altimor, Lady Inerva Darkvein, Shriekwing, Sire Denathrius, Sludgefist, Stone Legion Generals, Sun King’s Salvation, and The Council of Blood.
The biggest achievement in Shadowlands that all PVE players will be chasing is Glory of the Nathria Raider.
Like the other Glory achievements, it will require players to complete raid achievements that will unlock an exclusive mount!
The Glory of the Nathria Raider mount is the Rampart Screecher.