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World of Warcraft: Shadowlands is coming on October 27

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The upcoming World of Warcraft: Shadowlands (opens in new tab) expansion made an appearance during Gamescom's Opening Night Live stream with some big news: It'll be out on October 27.

Shadowlands sounds like a lovely place: Blizzard describes it as "a realm of infinite afterlives ...  where mortal souls go to reckon with their pasts, discover new purpose... or suffer an eternity of torment." Sounds like a good time!

The expansion will see some major shakeups to the world of Azeroth, including max level changes and an all new realm to adventure in, and the usual array of more loot, faction reputation to grind, and an all new feature where you buddy up with famous dead people from Warcraft's past to gain new abilities and passive buffs. 

Worldwide launch times for World of Warcraft: Shadowlands can be seen on the map below. To find out more, hit up worldofwarcraft.com (opens in new tab).

Andy Chalk
Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.