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Blizzard Finally Confirms World of Warcraft Shadowlands Release Date



World of Warcraft’s upcoming Shadowlands expansion, the first since Battle for Azeroth in 2018, has finally had a release date penned in, Blizzard president J. Allen Brack revealed in the company’s Q1 2020 earnings conference. Expansion releases are huge moments for Blizzard’s long-standing 2004 MMORPG. In fact, the franchise has only had seven releases in the last 16 years. Shadowlands will mark WoW’s eighth entry, and hype couldn’t be bigger. Shadowlands has always been slated for a 2020 release, but up until now, World of Warcraft fans have been left in the dark about when they could actually get their hands on the title’s brand-new content. That is, until now.

Brack confirmed a more specific timeframe for when WoW’s new expansion will arrive ⁠during the company’s Q1 2020 earnings call. Shadowlands has now officially been locked in for release as early as November 2020. According to Blizzard’s president, the eighth expansion was "on the ropes" for a time. There were doubts Team 2 could transition to working from home during the current global situation. They made it work in the end though, he said. Read More...