World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Delayed. Pre-Patch Expected October 13th

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Delayed. Pre-Patch Expected October 13th
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World of Warcraft: Shadowlands has been delayed. Announced in a blog post, World of Warcraft executive producer John Hight cites the need for “additional polish,” and the strain of working from home during the covid-19 crisis, as the reasons for delay.

“Blizzard has a commitment to quality,” Hight writes. “We believe Shadowlands will be something special, and we’ve heard from many of you who feel the same. We need this extra time to ensure that Shadowlands lives up to its full potential.”

While the post does not say when the game will released, Hight did announce when players can expect the Shadowlands pre-patch — the game update that Blizzard typically deploys to serve as a prologue to the latest expansion before it’s officially launched.

“Beginning October 13 we will be releasing the Shadowlands pre-patch, which lays a lot of the groundwork for the expansion and includes our revamped character levelling, new-player experience on Exile’s Reach, and a host of new character customisation options.”

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Until a few moments ago, there was a countdown clock on WoW’s official site that was still counting down to the game’s original release date of October 26th. It has since disappeared.


  • ““Blizzard has a commitment to quality,”
    …he said, resting on expired laurels and pretending that WC3 remaster and the core progression systems of BFA didn’t happen.

    • To be fair, he didn’t really specify what KIND of quality Blizzard are committed to these days…

      Quality Chinese investment perhaps?

    • Has a commitment to quality… how much of the Quality Assurance team were cut so the CEO can get his performance bonus.

    • This is the most accurate post and i love how true it rings! Still, We all want a great game and im glad cause now i can have more time with Cyberpunk when it releases!

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