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World of Warcraft: Shadowlands update Chains of Domination takes you to the Jailer’s domain

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 19 February 2021 22:31 GMT Chains of Domination is the upcoming first major content update for World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, and today, Blizzard provided more details on it, even though the leak yesterday outed most of it.In World of Warcraft: Shadowlands – Chains of Domination,  players will delve into new depths of the Jailer’s domain. Here, they will seek to understand the true nature of his plans.Backed by the four Covenants, the Horde and the Alliance will take the fight to the seat of the Jailer’s power. But he has a “cruel instrument of despair” conscripted…

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World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic takes you to the Outlands to stop the Burning Legion

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 19 February 2021 22:26 GMT World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic has been announced by Blizzard after yesterday’s leak.World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic content will be rolled out in phases this year.Originally released in January 2007, The Burning Crusade takes players to the Outland to stop the Burning Legion. This year, Blizzard’s recreation of the first World of Warcraft expansion will take you back to the Outland where reavers roam Hellfire Peninsula.You will also traverse the swamps of Zangarmarsh and clash with the Burning Legion in the Black Temple.This expansion brought with it the Blood…

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BlizzCon leak outs World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic, details on Shadowlands update Chains of Dominion

Blizzard press materials have leaked ahead of BlizzCon 2021 tomorrow, and reveal what’s next for World of Warcraft players.According to the leaks posted on WoW Head, World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic is coming, and details on the upcoming Shadlowlands patch, Chains of Domination, have been revealed.Burning Crusade content will be rolled out in phases. Originally released in January 2007, Burning Crusade takes players to the Outland to stop the Burning Legion. This expansion brought with it the Blood Elf for the Horde, and Draenei for the Alliance, so you will soon be able to roll these races again in Classic….

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Blizzard reveals full BlizzCon 2021 schedule

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 10 February 2021 20:29 GMT What to expect from the digital event has been posted.Blizzard has posted the schedule for BlizzCon, which will take place entirely online this year. You can tune in to watch the show entirely free on February 19 and 20.As you know, the opening ceremony kicks off at 10pm GMT/2pm PT/5pm ET on Friday, February 19, with a look at some of the upcoming content that Blizzard has in development.After that, you will be able to turn into different channels to find out everything else the studio has planned.For WoW fans, on…

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Here’s what to expect from BlizzCon 2021 on February 19 and 20

Sounds like the usual mix of game updates, Q&As and community goodness, without being packed into a convention centre.Blizzard has shared a bit more about what this year’s BlizzCon – sorry, BlizzConline – is going to look like.Folks can tune in to watch the show entirely free on February 19 and 20 to see what the firm has been cooking up behind the scenes. Blizzard promises reveals from its various development teams, as well as opportunities for the community to ask their burning questions. There are six different channels that viewers can check out, but don’t worry – this will…

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Shadowlands has more pre-sales than any other World of Warcraft expansion to date

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 1 November 2020 15:49 GMT Shadowlands has managed to secure more pre-sales than any other expansion in World of Warcraft history, Blizzard has revealed.Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick has revealed that players are seemingly incredily excited about the upcoming expansion, noting that Shadowlands has out-performed every other expansion in the game’s long history when it comes to pre-sales.“We’ve seen unprecedented engagement trends since the [World of Warcraft] subscriber base doubled following the launch of Classic last year,” Kotick said (via PC Gamer). “Pre-sales of the upcoming Shadowlands expansion are the highest we’ve seen at this stage…

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World of Warcraft: Shadowlands arrives November 23

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 29 October 2020 20:15 GMT A new release date has been handed to World of Warcraft: Shadowlands.After its initial delay from October 27, Blizzard has announced World of Warcraft: Shadowlands will now be made available on November 23.Shadowlands was originally delayed to allow more time for fine-tuning and polish based on feedback from the ongoing beta test.In Shadowlands, the Horde and the Alliance will “forge their own fate” in the eighth expansion for the MMO.Upon entering the Shadowlands, you will find the otherworld in disarray. Souls are being wrongfully cast into the eternal darkness of the…

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Online-only ‘BlizzConline’ announced for February 2021

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 21 September 2020 20:40 GMT Activision Blizzard has announced BlizzConline, an all-digital, online-only event that will be the alternative to a physical BlizzCon 2020.Earlier this year, Blizzard announced that it would cancel this year’s event – BlizzCon 2020 – ‘in light of all the health and safety considerations’ the company would want to make.Now, to make up for the event’s cancellation, the studio has announced BlizzConline. The new event will take place on February 19 and February 20, 2021. At the time of writing, it is unclear whether or not the event is going to be free,…

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World of Warcraft: Shadowlands players get to choose the game’s next mount

Blizzard is inviting World of Warcraft: Shadowlands players to choose which free mount they get after the expansion releases on October 27. Mounts, which are an essential means of transport in the massive world of Azeroth, have become a popular part of the MMO experience: some players collect as many as possible whilst others lust after super rare ones.In Q1 2021, Blizzard will be adding a new mount to the game – and this time players get to choose which one of five concepts it’ll be. Blizzard’s art team has yet to finalise the next mount, and the design with the most votes…

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World of Warcraft: Shadowlands minimum requirements updated to include HDDs

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 2 September 2020 15:52 GMT Blizzard has updated the minimum PC requirements for World of Warcraft: Shadowlands to include HDDs.World of Warcraft: Shadowlands’ minimum specs have been updated to include both SDD and HDDs.The change comes after players complained this week about the minimum requirements, known since December 2019, that required users to have an SSD.Blizzard has since updated the minimum specs to allow HDD support but states that “player experience may be impacted on HDD” depending on the drive’s performance (thanks, RPS).So, it may be prudent to upgrade to an SSD, and you can get…

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Blizzard pays homage to late World of Warcraft player Reckful in-game

By Cian Maher, Friday, 7 August 2020 18:24 GMT Blizzard recently paid homage to late World of Warcraft player Reckful by permanently adding an NPC named after him to the game. World of Warcraft legend Byron “Reckful” Bernstein tragically passed away in July. According to a report published by Polygon, players paid their respects to Bernstein by congregating at World of Warcraft’s Cathedral of Light – something Blizzard took notice of.Since then, Blizzard has added a Rogue Trainer NPC named Reckful to the World of Warcraft Shadowlands expansion, who will now permanently stand at the Cathedral of Light.(Image credit: Polygon)The…

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World of Warcraft Adds NPC Memorial Honoring Twitch Streamer Reckful

Byron “Reckful” Bernstein was a Twitch fixture, transforming himself into an essential part of the platform’s DNA during his eight-year streaming career. Last month, he died by suicide, leaving a whole host of gaming communities mourning in his wake. Now, Blizzard has chosen to honor him with an in-game World of Warcraft tribute.