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

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

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World of Warcraft: Shadowlands

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.

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