World of Warcraft: Shadowlands has been delayed. Announced in a blog post, World of Warcraft executive producer John Hight cites the need for “further polishing” and the strain of working from home during the covid-19 crisis as reasons for the delay.
“Blizzard is committed to quality,” Hight writes. “We believe Shadowlands will be something special and we have heard from many of you who feel the same. We need this extra time to secure it Shadowlands lives up to its full potential. ”
While the record does not say when the game will be released, Hight announced when players can expect Shadowlands pre-patch – the game update that Blizzard typically implements to act as a prologue to the latest expansion before it officially launches.
“From October 13, we will release Shadowlands pre-patch, which lays much of the foundation for the expansion and includes our renewed character leveling, new player experience on Exile’s Reach and a number of new character customization options.
Until a few moments ago, a countdown timer was on WoW‘s official site, which still counted down to the game’s original release date of October 26th. It has since disappeared.