Blizzard is making next week’s reveal of the next World of Warcraft expansion an event, with a streaming announcement date and time where we can all find out what’s next after Shadowlands. The announcement will start on April 19th at 9 AM PDT/ noon Eastern and will be streamable on the official Warcraft Twitch and YouTube channels.
In an official blog post with the broadcast information, the team reflects on Shadowlands coming to a close (a topic Robin shared from her own perspective for us this week) and focus on the turning to a new chapter:
“World of Warcraft has ignited imaginations through rich storytelling and expansive worlds that prevail throughout the Shadowlands expansion. From the hopeless depths of the Maw to the ethereal plains of Zereth Mortis, the Shadowlands delivers a world that challenges heroes to confront the forces that threaten to upset the cosmic balance between life and death. With the story in the Shadowlands coming to a conclusion, the time is at hand to get a sneak peek at what’s next for the heroes of Azeroth.”
What comes next has been rumored, with some potential leaks via data mining naming the title as Dragonflight. If this is the correct name or if there’s something else waiting for us, we’ll know in under a week. If the name leak is correct, that still doesn’t take away from the details we’ll get from the official reveal. Wherever you think things in Azeroth are going next, there are sure to be some surprises.
The WoW team continues with additions and tweaks. Some that have come in the past few months include new modes, like Season of Mastery and Solo Shuffle, as well as changes making the game more accessible, and others opening up some more equity in opportunities for good gear.