At BlizzCon 2019, World of Warcraft Game Director Ion Hazzikostas took to the stage to announce the game’s next expansion: Shadowlands.
The announcement came via a cinematic trailer that showed professional badass Sylvanas marching towards the frozen throne, taking it for herself, and then ripping the Lich King’s former crown in half. The act seemed to open a rift in the sky, which seems like a convenient way of saying “There’s the new expansion!”
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands‘ titular area is a land of death, rest and rebirth. As you would expect, the new expansion contains new dungeons, raids, and zones. The gameplay trailer showed off the four new zones: Revendreth, Ardenweald, Maldraxxus, and Bastion. In addition to the usual new content, players will also be expected to “choose a covenant”, though the exact details of that decision was not made clear.
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands will be available for pre-purchase later today, with more details to be announced later at BlizzCon. The expansion’s new zone Bastion will also be playable on the BlizzCon 2019 show floor.
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