World of Warcraft rose to fame as the undisputed king of MMORPGs, a title which remains strong as millions of players continue to enjoy the title, even if more than fifteen years have passed since it arrived on the market.
Many players were looking forward to the release of Shadowlands, the latest expansion for the game, which should have gone live on October 27. However, the developer announced that the release date for the expansion had been delayed, and the news was met with mixed reactions.
Beta tests have played a large part in the development of World of Warcraft expansions since the days of the Burning Crusade, which was the first expansion for the game. Blizzard takes pride in the fact that it runs one of the most popular video games n the world and sets a high bar for quality.
According to the official delay announcement, the company the expansion has been delayed to allow the developer team to refine and improve certain features as well as balance endgame content, which is available in the form of several activities.
The pre-patch arrives soon
There is also a sunny side to the announcement as the anticipated pre-patch update, which serves as an introduction before the expansion is released. The pre-patch comes with a large number of features that will improve the leveling experience for both veterans and new players.
One of the major features is the introduction of Chromie Time, as players who reach level 10 will have the option to pick one of the older expansion and play it until they reach level 50. A new starting zone experience will also be available, and several customization options for player characters will be added.
Blizzard didn’t announce a new release for now, but it is likely that the expansion will be launched by the end of the year.