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Shadowlands Beta Preview Round-Up

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Blizzard posted a lot of previews today with all the new features that will become available for testing with Beta next week, and here's a round-up of everything that was announced.

Systems

Zones

  • The Maw Zone Preview — Official preview of the Jailer's domain and the Eye of the Jailer mechanic that limits our presence in the new endgame zone of Shadowlands.

Covenants

In the individual Covenant previews, we learned about what makes each Covenant unique, Blizzard also previewed Signature and Covenant Abilities and rewards that you get by being a member of a Covenant.

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The Shadowlands beta test is right around the corner. To help keep you informed, we’ve rounded up our latest preview articles.

Soulbinds
SHADOWLANDS PREVIEW: SOULBINDS

Form a Soulbind with key members of your Covenant to gain beneficial traits so you can effectively combat all who stand in your way. [LEARN MORE]

Covenant Systems
SHADOWLANDS PREVIEW: A LOOK AT COVENANT SYSTEMS

In Shadowlands, players will be able to quest through four new zones ruled by ancient and powerful Covenants. Upon reaching the max level of 60, players will be able to join one of these Covenants as they continue to explore the Warcraft universe’s afterlife and the many mysteries and adventures that it holds.[LEARN MORE]

Kyrian Covenant
KYRIAN COVENANT: PREPARE TO ASCEND

Align with the steadfast Kyrian Covenant to shape the future of the Shadowlands and earn shining rewards.
[LEARN MORE]

Necrolord Covenant
NECROLORD COVENANT: A CLOSER LOOK INSIDE THE MIGHT OF MALDRAXXUS

In the birthplace of necromantic magic, those who master the powers of death turn legions of ambitious souls into relentless armies. Should you join the Necrolords, you will take on the role of protector of the Shadowlands and carry the weight of a divided house upon your shoulders. [LEARN MORE]

Night Fae
NIGHT FAE COVENANT: BEGIN YOUR WILD HUNT

Join forces with the mystic Night Fae Covenant, and help determine the fate of the nature spirits who rest in its groves. [LEARN MORE]

Venthyr Covenant
VENTHYR COVENANT: YOUR INVITATION AWAITS

If you’re seeking a bit of grace wrapped in a bit of sin, then look no further than the aristocratic and elegant Venthyr Covenant. Every day among them brings punishment and reward—though telling the two apart can get a bit fuzzy.[LEARN MORE]

The Maw Looking Over Toward Torghast, Tower Of The Damned
SHADOWLANDS PREVIEW: THE MAW

The Maw is a tumultuous, hopeless land where the vilest souls in the cosmos are imprisoned forever. Should the ancient evil chained here break free, all of reality will be consumed. [LEARN MORE]

Read more about Shadowlands in our previously released articles.

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PRE-PURCHASE SHADOWLANDS

World of Warcraft®: Shadowlands is now available for pre-purchase in-game and through the Blizzard Shop! For more information on World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, visit the official site.

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