World of Warcraft: Shadowlands' new release date is November 23 and the pre-launch event starts Nov. 10


That's sooner than expected after the recent delay

When does Shadowlands drop? Right before Thanksgiving, as it turns out.

After missing its previous October 27 release date, the World of Warcraft expansion will launch on Monday, November 23 at 3:00 p.m. Pacific. That's not as bad as "later this year" originally sounded.

Here's what the worldwide rollout looks like:

"Since we first told you about our decision to delay, we've used the time to further polish the expansion 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," said Blizzard. The team also brought up a couple of other important dates worth remembering.

Shadowlands' pre-launch event is happening on November 10 (expect a Scourge invasion), and the Castle Nathria raid will arrive several weeks later, on December 8, alongside Shadowlands Season 1.

Busy month. I'm going to have to make some tough calls on which games to prioritize.

Shadowlands Arrives November 23 [World of Warcraft]

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