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Shadowlands Release Q&A

When will Shadowlands be released?

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands release date is November 23rd and 24th. The expansion will release worldwide at the same time, so it will be November 23rd in the Americas and parts of Europe and Africa, and November 24th in the rest of Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia. You can check the table above for the launch time for your location.

Will there be a new class in Shadowlands?

Blizzard has not announced any new classes for Shadowlands.

Will there be new races in Shadowlands?

Blizzard has not announced any new core or allied races for the Shadowlands expansion. There may be allied races added in later patches in the expansion.

Is there an open beta for Shadowlands?

Shadowlands does not have an open beta. The beta is invite-only. You can opt-in to the beta here. Blizzard sends out beta invites in waves, and it is random who gets invited unless you are a prominent content creator or World First raider.

Will Battle for Azeroth be free when Shadowlands launches?

When Shadowlands launches, Battle for Azeroth will be included in your World of Warcraft subscription, so anyone who is an active WoW subscriber will be able to play Battle for Azeroth content even if they haven’t purchased the Shadowlands expansion.

When will the Shadowlands Pre-Patch launch?

The Shadowlands Pre-Patch will launch October 13th, 2020.

When does the Shadowlands Pre-Patch event start?

The Shadowlands Pre-patch event will start on November 10th.

When will the first raid in Shadowlands, Castle Nathria, launch?

The first raid of Shadowlands, Castle Nathria, will launch on December 8th.

When does Shadowlands Season 1 start?

Shadowlands Season 1 will start on December 8th.