World Of Warcraft Removes Shadowlands Beta Release Flag, Beta Server Wipe Scheduled For Tomorrow

world of warcraft necrolord maldraxxus bannerWith less than a month before the World of Warcraft Shadowlands expansion officially rolls out on the live servers, Blizzard Entertainment is working hard to get the release build up to scratch. A pre-patch is also expected to roll out within the next few days or weeks to help players prepare for their journey to the afterlife.

Unfortunately, we still have no word on the exact release date for the pre-patch. According to Wowhead, the release candidate flag has been removed from the current beta build which has players worried that the pre-patch will be arriving later than expected. The developers have also announced on the official forums that they will be wiping all beta progress during this week’s scheduled maintenance which isn’t something you’d want to see this close to the expansion’s release.

“Later this week when we take the Shadowlands Beta offline for its weekly update, all test characters will be removed from the Shadowlands Beta realms. Over recent weeks, many of the bug reports we’ve received are related to player-characters getting into a broken state due to changes in questlines or Covenant flow. These are not bugs that could occur in a live environment, and they often mask other issues that we still need to identify and fix. When the Shadowlands Beta resumes public availability, testers will want to copy or create new characters in order to resume testing.”

Honestly, there’s really no way to tell how all of these affect the release schedules until we hear from Blizzard themselves. Until then, we’ll just have to keep an ear out for any news that comes our way. In the meantime, you can join in on the Harvest Festival celebration which has just kicked off on the live servers.