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What to Expect At Shadowlands Launch?

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Blizzard just shared what to expect when the new expansion goes live next week.

  • WoW's ongoing 16th-anniversary event will end at 10:00 a.m. PST on Sunday, November 22.
  • The pre-expansion event will end 1 hour before Shadowlands goes live. All prologue quests and world bosses will disappear at that time.
  • 30 minutes before launch time, BfA Mythic Keystone dungeons will become unavailable.
  • At launch time, Titan Residuum and Honor will be converted to Silver. This is also when Uncorrupted Voidwing will become unavailable and Jaina & N'Zoth Mythic mounts will have their drop chances reduced.
  • A weekly maintenance will take place on Tuesday.
  • Don't forget to loot your final BfA weekly chests now.
  • There will be no Weekend Bonus Events or PvP Brawls for 2 weeks into Shadowlands.
  • After Shadowlands launches, there will not be a new set of Battle for Azeroth weekly chests that correspond with the current week of activities (Nov. 17-23). Loot your final BFA weekly chests now.

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The new Shadowlands content will become available on all realms on Monday, November 23 at 3:00 p.m. PST (6:00 p.m. EST). At that time, players who have purchased Shadowlands will receive the quest “Shadowlands: A Chilling Summons” to start them on their way through the shattered sky. We’ve collected a few other things to consider before that time, as well thereafter.

WoW’s 16th Anniversary will end at 10:00 a.m. PST on Sunday, November 22.

The Death Rising event will end one hour before Shadowlands launches. All prologue quests and world bosses will vanish at that time.

30 minutes before launch time, Battle for Azeroth Mythic Keystone dungeons will become unavailable.

At launch time, any Titan Residuum and Honor (a new currency introduced with the Pre-patch) will be converted to Silver and provided to your character(s). This is also the moment that the Uncorrupted Voidwing mount will become unavailable and the Mythic difficulty mounts from Jaina Proudmoore and N’Zoth the Corruptor will change over to a small chance on kill.

On the days after launch, we plan to do realm restarts during at the usual weekly maintenance time in each region. We’ll provide in-game notices for that, as always.

After Shadowlands launches, there will not be a new set of Battle for Azeroth weekly chests that correspond with the current week of activities (Nov. 17-23). Loot your final BFA weekly chests now!

There will be no Weekend Bonus Event or PvP Brawl for two weeks after the start of Shadowlands. The next Bonus Event and PvP Brawl will each kick off on December 8. Check your in-game calendar for details.

Some players have asked whether all world portals are staying in place, considering the portal adjustments made in (Legion) Dalaran with the launch of Battle for Azeroth, and the answer is yes. At this time, the various mage portal authorities are only adding a new portal: to Oribos.

We’ve got global release times here and patch notes for you here. The patch notes will be updated again next week with new Shadowlands content. See you in the afterlife!

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