World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Delayed, No New Date Given

October 2, 2020

In an update posted on the official World of Warcraft news page, Blizzard today has announced that Shadowlands has been delayed, with no specific new release date given.

Executive Producer John Hight revealed in the post that, “it’s become clear we need a little more time for additional polish, and to balance and iterate on some interlocking pieces—particularly those related to the endgame. Shadowlands is one of the most intricate expansions we’ve yet created, and while we’ve made great progress, the challenge of tuning the endgame was compounded by the team having to work from home.

The World of Warcraft: Shadowlands release date was only just recently announced at Gamescom 2020, which you can read more about in our coverage here.

A Shadowlands pre-patch is still expected to drop on October 13, providing players with new content in the leadup to the launch of the expansion whenever that will be.

One World of Warcraft player took to the forums three days ago asking if it was true that Shadowlands has been delayed until 2021 to align with the Blizzconline event running from February 19-21. While we doubt the expansion has been delayed that long, it’s a workable theory until we get an update from Blizzard.

Watch the World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Cinematic Trailer below:


The veil between life and death is no more. Coming in 2020, discover what lies beyond the world you know in the next chapter of the Warcraft saga—Shadowlands!

The last expansion, Battle for Azeroth, saw players level up to 120, double the original cap of 60, however Blizzard has revealed that there will be a level squish in Shadowlands with characters reverting back to level 50, and having to level up to 60 once more.

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands is still expected to launch in 2020, so make sure to check back with Rocket Chainsaw for all your latest Shadowlands news, including something a little special later this month.