Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

All WoW Pre-Patch Durations + Shadowlands Pre-Patch Release Date Speculation: September 29th

Recommended Posts


We looked at all WoW pre-patch durations and think the Shadowlands pre-patch will go live on September 29.

Shadowlands will launch in 7 weeks, which means the pre-patch is close. The official release date has not been revealed yet, but we're still waiting for the two-week end-of-PvP season notice, which did not arrive this week, so it is unlikely we will see the pre-patch go live on September 22.

Pre-Patch Durations

Mists of Pandaria had the longest-running pre-patch in the history of the game. Since then, Blizzard has been reducing pre-patch duration and Battle for Azeroth saw just 28 days of pre-patch time.

Expansion Pre-Patch Release Date Expansion Release Date Pre-Patch Duration (Days)
The Burning Crusade December 5, 2006 January 16, 2007 42
Wrath of the Lich King October 14, 2008 November 13, 2008


Cataclysm October 12, 2010 December 7, 2010 56
Mists of Pandaria July 20, 2012 September 25, 2012 67
Warlords of Draenor October 14, 2014 November 13, 2014 30
Legion July 19, 2016 August 30, 2016 42
Battle for Azeroth July 17, 2018 August 14, 2018 28
Shadowlands ??? October 27, 2020 ???

Potential Release Date

Currently, we are 48 days away from the Shadowlands launch. If the Shadowlands pre-patch launches September 29, 2020, it will be up for 28 days before the expansion goes live, just like Battle for Azeroth. Chances are we will see a post about the ongoing PvP Season-ending next week.

Placeholder for tweet 1303776841518383104
  • Like 3

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
Uncommon Patron

I have absolutely no interest in another Scourge invasion so Sept 29th would be fine by me. Even better...make it the shortest pre-patch and drop it on Oct 6th.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 9/9/2020 at 5:36 PM, Calysia said:

I have absolutely no interest in another Scourge invasion so Sept 29th would be fine by me. Even better...make it the shortest pre-patch and drop it on Oct 6th.

Honestly it's just something new to do, so I want it sooner.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Starym
      Ogrimmmar has tried to express various WoW zones via emojis, and there's a pretty fun guessing game in there as well!
      It's pretty fun trying to decipher the pictograms and where they belong exactly, with some being pretty obvious, and one even being a bit misleading/confusing (see if you can spot that one). You can check out the solutions below the image, and see how well you did (the last one is especially solid)!

      And here are the answers:
      Number 8 was the problematic one, as the author combined Silithus and Uldum, but the rest are pretty much on point. Also, this obviously needs to be a thing for WoW terms in general, as it's pretty fun spotting the intended meaning, and we could use some tougher ones!
    • By Starym
      We've seen the rise of the new breed of specless players back in the pre-patch, but now they're coming to Shadowlands as well!
      Jirasonis took things to the next level with a Priest and got to 60 without choosing a spec, but then also continued playing without one! A Black Temple timewalking raid completed, they're now gearing up to actually do Mythic+ and Shadowlands raids as well, without the aid of Holy, Discipline or Shadow! Being specless beings some other endgame issues, however, as you can't pick a Soulbind without a spec due to the way the quest works.

      In case you weren't aware, the Shadowlands pre-patch made choosing a spec optional, as one isn't chosen automatically for you anymore, which saw players get to level 50 in this new way. This also isn't the first 60 specless, as willwarb, who was also the first 50 specless, has already done it, but we didn't quite catch that at the time. 
      Here's what Jirasonis had to say about the experience:
    • By Staff
      Blizzard talk about the specifics of the Valor caps and how they will be accelerating them due to the systems late addition, with a 5000 cap to start, increasing by 750 each week. You also won't be able to hoard it, as a character can only hold 1500 at a time.
      Valor (source)
      As we’ve tested and iterated on the changes in patch 9.0.5, we’ve concluded that Valor for Mythic Keystone Dungeon gear would benefit from an immediate kickstart, so we’re adjusting the configuration of Valor caps. This currency is being added well into Shadowlands Season 1, so we want to pace it as though it’s been available for several weeks, giving players a large measure of gear catch-up capacity from the start.
      In 9.0.5, there will be a weekly Valor cap that increases by 750 Valor each week, and the cap will start at 5000 Valor earnable in the first week. In the second week of 9.0.5, the Valor cap will be 5750. In week 3, the Valor cap will be 6500, etc. There will be a cap of 1500 on how much Valor a character can hold at a time. As always, thank you for your testing and feedback.
    • By Stan
      The Alliance Castle Nathria Mythic Hall of Fame is finally full, but it appears that a Chinese boosting guild has filled it with many Cutting Edge runs discovered by players through Warcraft Logs.
      The Alliance has filled the Hall of Fame 29 days after the Horde, but according to reports, a Chinese guild named Q728 has sold more than 50 Hall of Fame / Cutting Edge pilots this tier. The alleged boosting occurs in each tier, but it is super obvious this time around.
      Reddit user Drathos1337 provided us with two interesting Warcraft Logs links. The first one links to their rosters and contains hundreds of characters with oddly similar performance on the final bosses after not performing that well on early ones, which hints at pilots. The second link contains their calendar, where you can view the individual runs.
      Many players are calling for a complete overhaul of the Hall of Fame system due to the boosts and Alliance taking a long time to fill it.
      Source: Reddit
    • By Starym
      We've seen plenty of WoW recreations in other games, from Minecraft, the Sims and so on, but this is a pretty new one as a part of Stormwind has been made in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater!
      While the details aren't exactly high, the architecture seems to be all there, but more importantly it looks to be a pretty solid skate park, with plenty of places to grind, wheelie and other skating terms I definitely know and didn't google like like ollie, boardslide and darkslide. The music isn't half bad either!
      This particular map is only available on the PS4, however, but it's still damn cool to just look at.
  • Create New...