Another big gameplay addition is four “contract” players who can participate in the afterlife. Whether it’s Killian, Bencer, Necrolord, or Nightfay, each covenant is associated with a different zone. Players choose to join after reaching the maximum level, each with its own rewards, Covenant-specific abilities, transmogs, and more.Wow: Shadowlands was originally scheduled for release on October 27th, but with feedback from players, Blizzard has announced that it will postpone the expansion to this day for additional polish. The first Shadowlands raid, Castle Nasria, will be released on December 8th, so players will have two weeks to get used to the new content.
The ten bosses that make up the raid “take the player to the center of the Sire Denathrius hideout in Rivendress — with the start of Shadowlands Season 1.”
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Expect more news with the free, fully digital BlizzCon scheduled for early next year as players explore Shadowlands and spend their time exploring all the new and additional features.
Matt TM Kim is an IGN reporter.