The newest expansion in the genre-defining MMO World of Warcraft is now available. World of Warcraft: Shadowlands can now be accessed by players who have already purchased the expansion.
The expansion allows players to traverse into Azeroth’s own afterlife in pursuit of Sylvanas Windrunner, where they’ll have to join one of the four covenants of the Shadowlands to help stop the Jailer of the Maw.
It also features gameplay changes, such as rebalancing the game’s level cap to 60, down from the previous 120. Players already at cap previously will be squished down to 50, where they’ll need to enter the Shadowlands to level back to cap.
New players are also welcomed with Exile’s Reach, the new player experience that was designed to introduce players to all the core concepts of the game without making it too tedious.
Players can also choose how they want to play World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, with three separate price tiers:
- Shadowlands Base Edition ($39.99, digital only), which comes with the expansion only, and provides a new lower entry point compared to previous expansions.
- Shadowlands Heroic Edition ($59.99, digital only), which comes with the expansion; a character boost for taking a new or existing lower-level character into the Shadowlands immediately; and the Ensorcelled Everwyrm mount, which additionally provides access to a quest line through which players can earn the Vestments of the Eternal Traveler transmogrification set.
- Shadowlands Epic Edition ($79.99, digital only), which includes everything in the Heroic Edition plus the Anima Wyrmling pet; the Wraithchill cosmetic weapon effect; the Eternal Traveler’s Hearthstone, which provides a unique visual effect; and 30 days of game time.