BlizzConline isn’t happening until tomorrow, but a trigger-happy member of Blizzard apparently couldn’t wait to share some very exciting news about World of Warcraft and its Shadowlands expansion. If you want to avoid spoilers, now is your best chance to click away until BlizzConline streams on Friday.
Now that you have been warned, there is a metric ton of announcements coming about the much-rumored 9.1 patch for Shadowlands. Officially titled Chains of Domination, the first major content update for this expansion will focus on the Jailer and the new area of Kothria, the Ancient City of Secrets. The four covenants will join forces to fight back against the Jailer, presenting another potential union between Alliance and Horde faction members that we haven’t seen since before the Battle for Azeroth expansion.
In addition to new quests, Torghast will now be home to a new 10-boss raid known as the Sanctum of Domination. We can also look forward to a new Mythic dungeon in Tazavesh, the Veiled Market, where players can conquer eight bosses and get away with some incredible loot by stealing artifacts.
That’s not all, because WoW Classic is moving forward as well. Blizzard will officially launch The Burning Crusade Classic, a much-requested continuation of old-school WoW, separate from the retail build of the game. This was the first appearance of Blood Elves and Draenei, so you can relive the very first WoW expansion in all its glory.
Official release dates were not mentioned in the leaks, but we will likely hear more about a timeline tomorrow when BlizzConline airs at 5 PM Eastern.