World Of Warcraft Shadowlands Arrives On October 27

After months of waiting, Blizzard Entertainment has finally announced the World of Warcraft Shadowlands expansion release date during the Gamescom 2020 opening day. D-Day is on October 27th which gives the developers two months to iron out all the kinks before the expansion goes live.

“Beyond Azeroth’s shattered sky, a realm of infinite afterlives awaits: the Shadowlands, where mortal souls go to reckon with their pasts, discover new purpose . . . or suffer an eternity of torment. On October 27, the heroes of the Horde and the Alliance will forge their own fate in the next world as World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, the eighth expansion for Blizzard Entertainment’s acclaimed massively multiplayer online role-playing game, launches around the globe.”

“In Shadowlands, players will explore one of the Warcraft universe’s most mysterious undiscovered frontiers,” says Blizzard Entertainment President J. Allen Brack. “And in selecting a Covenant to align themselves with, they’ll face one of the most challenging decisions they’ve ever made in the game—one that will impact nearly every aspect of their experience with this expansion. We can’t wait to see what paths players choose when Shadowlands launches this October.”

Blizzard also revealed the game's system requirements and for the first time in World of Warcraft history, Shadowlands will require an SSD on both its minimum and recommended specifications. GPU and CPU requirements are also upped, but those still gaming on hard drives will need to finally upgrade to an SSD.

The announcement also features the debut of the Shadowlands-themed animated series, titled Afterlives, which will set the stage for the expansion’s launch. The premiere episode stars Uther the Lightbringer who arrives in the afterlife with a wounded soul. You’ll find the full episode below along with the official release date trailer for Shadowlands.