If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

World Of Warcraft delves into the Shadowlands this October

Questing in the afterlife.

You've killed every god, demon and monstrosity in the world of the living - so I s'pose it's time to quest through the afterlife instead. The next chapter in Blizzard's seemingly-unstoppable MMO, World Of Warcraft: Shadowlands tonight announced that it'll open the gates to the collective afterlives in October with two new trailers.

The first of these was a particularly lengthy animated "short" titled Afterlives: Bastion, with fan-fave paladin Uther catching himself in some mischief over in not-Valhalla.

Then, however, Azeroth's adventurers got what they've been waiting for since Shadowlands' announcement almost a year ago. This year's WoW expansion will hit on October 27th - give or take a few hours given your location, according to Blizzard's handy release chart.

On top of adding five new zones, four player covenants and a procedural new dungeon, Shadowlands is also bringing more fundamental shifts to Blizzard's ageing titan - crushing the level cap from 120 to 60, and utterly revamping the new player levelling experience. Our go-to WoW expert Christos Reid has been poking through the Shadowlands beta, and reckons these should make it much easier to bring your pals into the 17-year-old MMO.

"Shadowlands, of course, is in itself a beautifully dark and lore-heavy expansion. But that experience feels like a storyline I can actually get my friends to dive into now, rather than a wall of expected knowledge and antiquated onboarding that would quickly dull their excitement. As a result, I’m the most excited I’ve ever been about guiding new and returning players into World Of Warcraft."

World Of Warcraft is currently in the process of winding down Battle For Azeroth ahead of the Shadowlands launch. If you've any last achievements or expansion-limited loot left to grab, you've only a few weeks left.

You're not signed in!

Create your ReedPop ID & unlock community features and much, much more!

Create account
About the Author
Natalie Clayton avatar

Natalie Clayton


Writes news when everyone else is asleep, sometimes

Rock Paper Shotgun logo

We've been talking, and we think that you should wear clothes

Total coincidence, but we sell some clothes

Buy RPS stuff here
Rock Paper Shotgun Merch