World of Warcraft: Shadowlands promises a much darker story and new races to enjoy, plus a ton of revamps to in-game looks. Oh! And vampire goth parties. It's understandable why so many are looking forward to what's next, so when Blizzard revealed that Shadowlands is ready to launch by October, the dismay was a little surprising.
The World of Warcraft: Shadowlands expansion is officially set to release on October 27th and while the latest new look was enticing, many loyal players were quick to let their displeasure be known. Following several Early Access periods for the new expansion, there are a lot of issues that need to be addressed that have seemingly gone unnoticed by Blizzard. While a lot can happen between now and the end of October, that hasn't stopped fans from being worried about what such a soon launch will mean for the expansion's quality.
So #worldofwarcraftshadowlands #worldofwarcraft #Shadowlands has a release date. When are the Hunter changes/fixes comin' in that the community have spent months addressing and left untouched from BFA? I have as much hype for SL as I did Cata and look how bad Cata was.— Matt. (@MattSpilly) August 28, 2020
Which is why I'll be staying in classic but I hope everyone that jumps into shadowlands has a great time :)— Brendan Nesheim (@Vyrusunderscore) August 27, 2020
I'll wait a few extra weeks for a polished game. This rushed sh*t turns me off of wow every time. I took a year break between uldir and nyalotha because it felt so sloppy— Katie||FOLKLORE (@basicfolklore) August 27, 2020
Push back til late q1 2021 or even mid q2. We NEED a really well done and polished expac after bfa. We’ve been dealing with that for so long. A few extra months is worth waiting. They don’t wanna miss holiday sales tho so...— Tek Zelos (@TekZelos) August 27, 2020
With the state the beta is in, are you sure it'll be ready by then? I'd like to believe, but it's been a long time since we've seen the Blizzard of yesteryear that was willing to delay release until a game was well and truly ready.— Stephen Brough (@KiaOraBrough) August 27, 2020
The reaction wasn't all bad, many are excited to be diving into Shadowlands earlier than expected. That being said, the beta period was intricately broken with a lot of unpolished mechanics, inventory itemization, and world exploration. Betas are meant to be slightly broken, or at least - it's expected. That's what a beta is for; to suss out the issues. Unfortunately, many of the issues reported have had no reaction from the development team itself, which has many worried about the state of launch.
For better or worse, World of Warcraft: Shadowlands launches on October 27th. Are you excited or are you firmly in the worried camp? Sound off with your thoughts over on Twitter @PrimaGames, we'd love to hear what you think about the current state of the game.