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23 Nov 2020

WoW Shadowlands COUNTDOWN: Release Date, Release Time, Torghast, PVP, Raid, Covenants & more

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Torghast, Tower of the Damned

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Raid (Castle Nathria)

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Covenants

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Editions

WoW Shadowlands is finally here!

That means it's time for the level 60 grind to begin.

Latest News - Shadowlands is Live!

Shadowlands has officially arrived in World of Warcraft, which means players have 10 new levels to grind out to reach new end-game content!

With tons of options for end-game, including a throwback PVP gearing system with Conquest Points and Honor Points with PVP vendors, a new roguelike dungeon in Torghast, and an upcoming raid in Castle Nathria - players will have plenty to do at level 60.

Release Date

World of Warcraft Shadowlands will arrive on 23 November for some, and 24 November for others.

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ULTIMATE POWER: Shadowlands will feature a terrifying power struggle

This will depend on the launch time and your time zone.

Launch Time

Shadowlands will drop at the following times depending on your region:

  • America (PST): November 23 at 3:00 PM
  • America (EST): November 23 at 6:00 PM
  • UK (GMT): November 23 at 11:00 PM
  • Europe (CET): November 24 at 12:00 AM
  • Taiwan(CST): November 24 at 7:00 AM
  • Korea (KST): November 24 at 8:00 AM
  • Australia (AEDT): November 24 at 10:00 AM

Make sure you're ready, because Shadowlands server queues will be very real with the many returning players!

Torghast, Tower of the Damned

One of the most exciting features coming to World of Warcraft in Shadowlands is a brand new roguelike dungeon, Torghast, Tower of the Damned.

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CHOICES: Torghast has plenty of options for players to choose and differnetiate their runs

Torghast will be a roguelike experience that players can take on solo or in groups, with scaling difficulty as players push further up through its many layers.

This dungeon will be key to PVE progression, as it offers players Soul Ash which is used to craft Legendary armor. You can expect it to be an important part of the expansion where player spend plenty of time.

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BEWARE: If the Tarragrue reaches you in Torghast, your group is as good as gone

Torghast features randomly spawned Anima Orbs that offer players a choice between different Anima Powers which empower abilities. Instead of time limits, Torghast simply limits groups to a certain amount of deaths.

Once you reach this death cap, your run won't end instantly. Instead, the Tarragrue will spawn, a hulking giant that will slowly walk through the floor your group is on. If the Tarragrue reaches your party before you reach the next floor, it's over.

PVP

Shadowlands will be a revival for World of Warcraft PVP.

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A WAR THAT NEVER ENDS: The Horde and Alliance have battled since 2004 in World of Warcraft, and Shadowlands will re-ignite PVP conflict

Shadowlands brings back PVP vendors, Conquest Points, Honor Points, gear upgrades, and more.

You can read over our full Shadowlands PVP guide here.

Raid (Castle Nathria)

Castle Nathria will be the first raid in WoW Shadowlands - and it'll be a big one!

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LOOK UPON YOUR FATE: Many won't make it out of Castle Nathria alive

The raid features a ton of interesting boss fights in haunting scenery.

The release schedule of Castle Nathria will be:

  • Normal and Heroic Difficulties: December 8th (NA) - December 9th (EU)
  • Mythic and Raid Finder Difficulties: December 15th (NA) - December 16th (EU)

You can read over our full guide on Castle Nathria here.

Covenants

Covenants will be a big part of Shadowlands.

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CLASS: The Venthyr may have an air of class, but they're a dangerous group

Four Covenants are located throughout the Shadowlands, each populating a different zone. They include the Kyrian, Necrolords, Night Fae, and Venthyr.

These Covenants serve different roles for WoW's new continent, but more importantly, they offer an important choice for players.

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PRECIOUS NATURE: The Night Fae protect nature's natural cycle of life and death

Players will choose between the four Covenants to support, which will give players different abilities depending on their class.

We've covered many of the Shadowlands Covenant abilities for each class, including: Death Knights, Hunters, Mages, Rogues, and Warlocks.

You can read over our full breakdown of the Shadowlands Covenants here.

Editions

There are 3 different WoW Shadowlands editions players can pick up.

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CHOOSE YOUR PATH: Each edition of WoW Shadowlands offers different extras

These editions offer a range of different extra goodies like transmogs, character services, and more.

The 3 Shadowlands editions include the following:

The Shadowlands Base Edition, which costs $39.99. It includes the Wandering Ancient Mount (which will release in 2021), and early access to Death Knights for Allied Races and Pandaren.

The Shadowlands Heroic Edition, which costs $59.99. It includes a Shadowlands Character Boost, an Ensorcelled Everwyrm flying mount, and the Vestments of the Eternal Traveler transmog set.

And the Shadowlands Epic Edition, which costs $79.99. It includes 30 days of game time, the Anima Wyrmling pet, Eternal Traveler effect on your Hearthstone, and Illusion: Wraithchill (a cosmetic weapon transmog).