World of Warcraft: Shadowlands launches on November 23

Blizzard Entertainment has announced that World of Warcraft: Shadowlands will launch on November 23. The expansion pack was originally set to launch on October 27 before it was delayed shortly before that date.

A new story trailer and a message from Executive Producer John Hight can be found below in full. Announcement details can be found here.

Greetings heroes of the Horde and the Alliance,

On behalf of the entire World of Warcraft team, I'd like to extend a heartfelt thank-you for your patience as we've continued to work on Shadowiands, and for all of the words of support after we made the tough decision to delay the game. Today, I'm happy to share that the ecpanslon will be arriving November 23 at 3 p.m. PST (November 24 at 12 a.m. CET)

We'd like to thank everyone across the WoW community who helped us get where we are today, lincluding players leveling up new characters in the Shadowlands pre-patch (and keeping Azeroth's barbers extra busy), as well as all the beta testers who continue to provide us with invaluable feedback on the expansion.

Since we first told you about our decision to delay, we've used the time to further polish the exapnasion and shore up the endgame, including overhauling the combat and rewards in the Maw, and reworking the Covenant systems to make your choice more immediately impactful and have clearer long-term goals. Now the team is in a great position to get things the rest of the way to the finish line before November 23 - and as always, we're commited to working with you to improve the game for as long as you're out there playing it.

Now that we have our launch date, we're also excited to tell you that our pre-launch event will kick off November 10, so steel yourselves to take on a flood of the Scourge. In addition, we've set a December 8 date for the opening of our first raid, Castle Nathrla—which takes players Into the heart of Sire Denathrius' lair in Revendreth—along with the start of Shadowlands Season 1.

We're looking forward to seeing everyone take their first steps into the Shadowiands and forging their destinies.

See you on the other side,

John Hight, Executive Producer of World of Warcraft 

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