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Shadowlands Pre-Expansion Event Releases on November 10th

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While today's announcement of the expansion release date was unexpected, we also got the pre-patch event date, which was actually even less expected, more specifically the timing itself. With the November 10th release date it looks like we won't even be getting a full 2 weeks of the event, which is somewhat bizarre considering the extended length of the pre-patch itself and current lack of content other than leveling many alts.

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Now that we have our launch date, we’re also excited to tell you that our pre-launch event will kick off November 10, so steel yourselves to take on a flood of the Scourge.

While the pre-patch event itself isn't necessarily huge or groundbreaking, it does bring a lot of new content, from the Icecrown World Quests, the Scourge invasion, new World Boss etc, so it seems strange that it would be relegated to lasting even shorter than planned on the PTR. And let's not forget, there's a 34-slot bag in there as well!

In any case, you can check out everything that's coming with the pre-patch event itself here, however it may be possible that Blizzard compact the 2 weeks and the wait between them into 1, and all the content becomes available on the 10th:

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