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WoW's 'Shadowlands' expansion starts rolling out on October 26th

Blizzard also shared a new animated short staring a familiar face.

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
Igor Bonifacic
Igor Bonifacic|@igorbonifacic|August 27, 2020 3:02 PM

World of Warcraft fans will be able to play Shadowlands, the eighth expansion for Blizzard’s massively popular online role-playing game, starting on October 26th. Depending on where you live, you’ll get access to the expansion either on the 26th or the day after. Blizzard shared a tweet detailing the game’s rollout after announcing its release date at Gamescon 2020.

Blizzard first detailed Shadowlands at Blizzcon 2019. The expansion features five new zones for players to explore, a revamped leveling system that compresses the old one to 60 levels and new customization options, including the option to change the gender of your character without paying a fee.

Alongside a release date, Blizzard shared Afterlives: Bastion, the first of four animated shorts designed to expand the story of Shadowlands. The short centers on a familiar face from the Warcraft universe: Uther. If you played Warcraft 3: Reign of Chaos, you’ll know the former Paladin as mentor of Arthas Menethil, the character who would become one of Warcraft’s most notorious villains.

WoW's 'Shadowlands' expansion starts rolling out on October 26th