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Well, we finally made it. It's the final day before the Shadowlands launch. With the delays and uncertainty, this has definitely been the most anticipated expansion every, although perhaps not in the best way. But we're here, it's so close we can feel it and excitement is still very high, as we can't wait to get started! The pre-patch is still with us for another 11-ish hours, as it ends 1H before launch, so get your bags while you can.

You can check out our many Shadowlands guides to prepare, read up on Covenants, Legendaries, Soulbinds and everything else, including our new Soulbinds calculator.

Here's Blizzard's official "what to expect for Shadowlands launch" post:

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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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Let us hope the launch will be a smooth one. By now Blizzard should've finally learned to keep their servers stable.

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Anyone know if the staff at Blizzard in EU are still going on strike on launch day or has it been averted ?

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4 hours ago, OxO said:

Anyone know if the staff at Blizzard in EU are still going on strike on launch day or has it been averted ?

Seems to be going forward, haven't heard anything new though.

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If we learned anything (and I only started playing WoW in WoD) about Blizzard is that, they are going to have serious bugs the first few weeks of the release. Thankfully, they give you the option to pay for this game with in game gold because otherwise, I wouldn't pay for the game. I play and I enjoy it, but nowhere near enough to purchase it. Legion was a HELL of a lot better than BFA was by any means in my personal opinion. However, I expect bugs and its okay Blizzard, by now we know you're not perfect, but could you at least give us a decent product this time? Also, what's with not being able to change your coven crap? We aren't witches here, it isn't blood in, blood out.. LOL Just some thoughts.

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5 hours ago, Youbeenread said:

If we learned anything (and I only started playing WoW in WoD) about Blizzard is that, they are going to have serious bugs the first few weeks of the release. Thankfully, they give you the option to pay for this game with in game gold because otherwise, I wouldn't pay for the game. I play and I enjoy it, but nowhere near enough to purchase it. Legion was a HELL of a lot better than BFA was by any means in my personal opinion. However, I expect bugs and its okay Blizzard, by now we know you're not perfect, but could you at least give us a decent product this time? Also, what's with not being able to change your coven crap? We aren't witches here, it isn't blood in, blood out.. LOL Just some thoughts.

Try playing any other persistent online game right now. I think you will find the experience that Blizzard has crafted to be remarkably smooth.

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