World of Warcraft Kicks Off Shadowlands Expansion Pre-Launch Event

world of warcraft shadowlands scourge bannerBlizzard Entertainment paves the way for the World of Warcraft Shadowlands expansion launch later this month with a pre-expansion event where players will once again face off against the Scourge. The two-part event will run until the expansion’s release and will give players above a chance to earn tokens to purchase the event-exclusive Argent Conscript armor set, the Putrid Geist battle pet, and the Anti-Doom Broom.

“After Sylvanas Windrunner shattered the Helm of Domination, the dead are no longer shackled and now freely rampage across Azeroth, spreading blight and turning the living into mindless corpses. As we fall, they rise in number, and threaten to snuff all life from Azeroth.”

The first part of the event, called Death Rising, is now live and will run until next week. Players level 48 and above will be able to participate in the event by picking up the “An Urgent Request” call to arms quest which will begin a storyline in your chosen faction’s capital city.

“The opening week of the Shadowlands pre-launch event, Death Rising, will see you gather intel in areas surrounding Stormwind and Orgrimmar which are now overrun with the Scourge and report to the Argent Crusade in Icecrown. Together, you’ll face the growing resurgence of the sinister Cult of the Damned and cut down Scourge. Once you complete ‘Advancing the Effort,’ you’ll unlock Daily Quests in Icecrown. Should you continue to aid in these heroic efforts, you’ll earn new rewards including Argent Commendations which you can use to purchase time-limited items only offered during the event, such as gear and pets.”

The second part of the event will kick off next week and will run until the expansion launch day on November 23rd.

“Starting the second week and leading into Shadowlands, you’ll be visited by a dark figure of mysterious origins whose presence agitates the Scourge. Working together, you’ll help the Argent Crusade take down this harbinger from the realms of Death who threatens life on Azeroth. Completing ‘Only Shadows Remain’ will give you access to even more Daily Quests, increasing your earning potential for rewards before Death Rising ends.”

More information can be found on the World of Warcraft official site. You can also check out the Shadownlands Pre-Launch event trailer below.