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Here's How to Update Your Addons for Shadowlands Pre-Patch

Avoid the pain later

Poorna Shankar Posted:
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The Shadowlands pre-patch for World of Warcraft has been released which resulted in some pretty long maintenance yesterday. But what about your addons?

The folks over at Wowhead provided some helpful information on how to update your addons for Shadowlands pre-patch, including some addon manager options. No doubt many of you use addons in your adventures, and there’s almost nothing worse than incompatibility resulting in some broken addons and frustration.

To that end, here’s a list of some great addon managers you can use just in case you’re a little new to the addon game. additionally, if you’re looking to update your addons for the Shadowlands pre-patch, be sure to follow these instructions:

  1. Launch your addon manager
  2. Select your retail WoW installation
  3. Click Refresh to fetch all new updates
  4. Click Update All to update all your addons
  5. Wait until all updates are finished
  6. Launch WoW or do /reload if you're in-game already

In case you missed it, Shadowlands itself is delayed out of October. But if you cant wait, be sure to check out our Collector’s Edition unboxing video.


Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.