Expectations for Shadowlands Launch

The new Shadowlands content will become available on all realms on Tuesday, 24 November at Midnight CET (1:00 a.m. EET, 2:00 a.m. MSK). At that time, players who have purchased Shadowlands will receive the quest “Shadowlands: A Chilling Summons” to start them on their way through the shattered sky. We’ve collected a few other things to consider before that time, as well thereafter.

WoW’s 16th Anniversary will end at 19:00 CET on Sunday, 22 November.

The Death Rising event will end one hour before Shadowlands launches. All prologue quests and world bosses will vanish at that time.

30 minutes before launch time, Battle for Azeroth Mythic Keystone dungeons will become unavailable.

At launch time, any Titan Residuum and Honor (a new currency introduced with the Pre-patch) will be converted to Silver and provided to your character(s). This is also the moment that the Uncorrupted Voidwing mount will become unavailable and the Mythic difficulty mounts from Jaina Proudmoore and N’Zoth the Corruptor will change over to a small chance on kill.

On the days after launch, we plan to do realm restarts during at the usual weekly maintenance time in each region. We’ll provide in-game notices for that, as always.

After Shadowlands launches, there will not be a new set of Battle for Azeroth weekly chests that correspond with the current week of activities (Nov. 18-24). Loot your final BFA weekly chests now!

There will be no Weekend Bonus Event or PvP Brawl for two weeks after the start of Shadowlands. The next Bonus Event and PvP Brawl will each kick off on 9 December. Check your in-game calendar for details.

Some players have asked whether all world portals are staying in place, considering the portal adjustments made in (Legion) Dalaran with the launch of Battle for Azeroth, and the answer is yes. At this time, the various mage portal authorities are only adding a new portal: to Oribos.

We’ve got global release times here and patch notes for you here. The patch notes will be updated again next week with new Shadowlands content. See you in the afterlife!


I can’t wait to log in and gear through battlegrounds and arena… oh wait.


Good, last time an oopsy happend.

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hidden “features” ohoy!

Thanks for providing information!


How cheap are you, give us gold for it, what the hell. Those were hard to get and took a long time to earn!


Also except the follows:

  1. Massive lags.
  2. Que times on mass populated servers.
  3. WM lvling will be vietnam since everyone start at the same zone (and have to do the same quests).
  4. Since all start at the same zone, quests will take longer to complete.
  5. Event quests like escort, defend npc and ect could be bugged after x try. Same with phase bug.

You’re also going to hell?! Cool! :kissing_heart:

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Wait, what? Honor is removed right after being added? But there wasn’t even anything really to spend it on in the prepatch anyway… Not even the BFA Aspirant transmogs that you removed and still haven’t added back.

Its only to reset the currency number to zero. It wont go away. Same like residuum worked.

can you guarantee no lag on draenor and silvermoon? did you prepare and upgrade hardware?


Yeah, but still, then what was the point of adding it to the prepatch? Gettin VERY little amount of money?

Oh no XP bonus right when you need it! Great timing!


Cos the entire system changed, they prob thought its easier that way, than keep the old system for x weeks and change it before launch.

Ha ha ha ha ha ha !!!


That is if you forgot.

The best way is to buy weapon in pvp vendor in stormwind, buy weapon of BFA and then sell it and you win way totally more gold than for the silver

Well, when TBC released, you could

  • actually buy some useful gear like all the PvP rank stuff which was very good going into TBC
  • keep it to get a headstart to buy TBC gear at level 70

This is atrocious how they dropped the ball with this. You get honor and absolutely nothing to spend it on.

seems fair enough.

let’s hope we get a smooth first day. But honestly, with the new expansion hype, I won’t be surprised if servers go down for quite a while till day 2 at least.

just for clarification once its live we will get a quest pop up right? or will we need to be in a certain location?