In just under five minutes
World of Warcraft‘s next expansion is coming on Monday. For some people, this is basically how they’re going to be spending a lot of their free time in the next two years. For the rest of you, you can probably roll your eyes right now or get semi-excited at the prospect of jumping into a new expansion, then leaving.
For everyone who is playing, Blizzard just put out a new “survival guide” for Shadowlands, and it’s actually pretty informative. Clocking in at just under five minutes, the clip serves as a quick rundown of what to expect from the expansion. The big draw is the quick recap of the “Covenants”: a mechanic that you’ll encounter at max level that lets you pledge to certain in-game lore organizations.
These grant abilities, access to specific locations, and the soul binding system: which is basically a revamp of the same expansion-specific “skill tree” thing we’ve seen for a while. It also briefly hits on the adventure challenge dungeon angle: which seems a much more expanded island expedition system from Battle for Azeroththat got old fast.
Expect our review in progress a little after the expansion hits!
As a reminder, the global launch time will be 3PM PT in the US.
Here are the basic tenets of the expansion:
- Legendary item forging
- An enhanced foraging and professions system
- New dungeons and raids
- The Shadowlands Covenant system
- An updated Companion App
- More adventures (unique challenges)
- Enhanced character customization
- The revamped leveling system