This is the MMO’s eighth expansion. It has players exploring the fantasy universe’s afterlife. World of Warcraft debuted in 2004 and became a massive hit for Blizzard. It may not be the sensation it once was, but its monthly subscription still makes it a lucrative title.
Shadowlands has players joining one of four new covenants, which can unlock new abilities and perks. It also introduces Torghast, a new endless dungeon that takes cues from roguelike.
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Shadowlands follows the Battle for Azeroth expansion, which had a lukewarm expansion from some fans due to its weak story and failed gameplay ideas, including Island Expeditions, Warfronts, and azerite armor.