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Warcraft Shadowlands Gets Another Encrypted Alpha Build

First one after their work from home policy

Poorna Shankar Posted:
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It’s looking like World of Warcraft Shadowlands has received another encrypted build.

Encrypted builds prevent datamining, as a reminder. But, as Wowhead notes, this is the first build released since Blizzard declared their working from home policy. That statement read,

“To protect the health and safety of our employees, we are implementing work-from-home policies for our Irvine and Austin offices. Those in our other offices around the world have been or will be working from home as directed by local governments and health authorities.”

This new encrypted build follows a previously encrypted build, which we reported on here. For now, we have no release date for Shadowlands. In the meantime, check out this interview with Lead Narrative Designer, Steve Danuser, as he discussed Battle for Azeroth, Shadowlands, and more.


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.