World of Warcraft News and Development Updates

October 28th by Blizzard Entertainment

As the ride of the Headless Horseman draws to an end and his fires quenched, the citizens of Azeroth look toward celebrating the Day of the Dead. You won't need an invitation to have a /dance with Catrina, and you could even be a contender this year if you have the right outfit.

It's been a busy couple of weeks, and the news is out! The Shadowlands 9.1.5 content update goes live on November 2, while WoW Classic Season of Mastery opens name reservations on November 11 and goes live on November 16. Learn more about the design process behind the character creation UI in Shadowlands, the latest esports events, and more in this newest edition.

Shadowlands Under Development

The 9.1.5 Content Update Arrives November 2!

The 9.1.5 content update brings improvements to the Shadowlands Covenant systems, new character customization options for select Allied Races, and the introduction of Legion Timewalking, Timewalking Mage Tower, and Legion Mythic+ dungeons.  Visit our announcement to learn more.

Shadowlands Under Development: 9.1.5 Content Update

The 9.1.5 content update continues to be available for testing on the PTR. Read more details in the PTR Notes on the forums.

Shadowlands: An Inside Look at the Character Creation UI Redesign

The release of Shadowlands provided a new opportunity to streamline and redesign the character creation process. Go behind-the-scenes with Senior UI Designer Jeff Liu to learn more about the thought processes behind it.

WoW Classic Under Development

Prepare for the Season of Mastery–Live November 16

WoW Classic Season of Mastery releases worldwide on November 16 at 3:00 p.m. PDT. Visit our news post for more details.

WoW Classic Season of Mastery Name Reservations Begin November 11

WoW Classic Season of Mastery name reservations will open on November 11! Players with an active subscription or game time on their World of Warcraft account will be able to create one character per WoW account. [Learn More]

WoW Classic Season of Mastery is In Testing

WoW Classic Season of Mastery Open Beta continues, and there has been a slew of new updates, including:

  • Players can now level to 60.
  • The "Soul of Iron" system is now testable.
  • Template characters are available to use in testing.
  • Raid Testing is underway.
  • Adjustments have been made to experience gains while in an overpowered group in dungeons to curtail "boosting" or "powerleveling" of low-level characters in Season of Mastery.

Learn more in the development notes on the forums.

New Mount Available: Sunwarmed Furline

Embrace the cool of autumn with a purrfectly fuzzy friend—the Sunwarmed Furline mount*. This lovable kitty is pawsitively bound to pounce upon your heart. Now available in the Blizzard Shop and in-game Shop.

Bulk Character Transfers Coming

We recently shared information on the future availability of bulk character transfers on the forums. Players will be able to purchase multiple realm-to-realm character transfers on the World of Warcraft in-game Shop for a discounted total price. Additional details to come.

World of Warcraft Esports

Watch the Mythic Dungeon International's 2021 Global Finals This Weekend!

Hallow's End this year not only brings terror and delight to Azeroth but the spookiest MDI Global Finals have ever seen! What tricks and treats will the casters and players have in store? Following the culmination of four incredible weeks of MDI competition, the top six teams from the Global Region will join the top team from China and the top team from the Last Stand Tournament, where they will compete in a series of Best of 3, double-elimination matches, on their path to the Grand Finals on October 29. With a $300,000 (USD) prize pool on the line, you won't want to miss any of the action when matches begin each broadcast day at 10 a.m. PDT / 19:00 CEST, live on YouTube! [Learn More]

The Great Push Season 2 is Coming!

We're thrilled to announce details for the second competitive dungeon one-off tournament of the year, as The Great Push returns for Season 2, December 10-12! Make sure you set a reminder on your calendar, so you don't miss a moment. [Learn More]

Currently in Shadowlands

  • Hallow's End: The Horseman Rides in Shadowlands, WoW Classic, and Burning Crusade Classic – October 18- November 1
  • Arena Skirmish Bonus Event
  • PvP Brawl: Gravity Lapse

Next Week in Shadowlands

  • Day of the Dead— November 1
  • PvP Brawl: Comp Stomp
  • World Quest Bonus Event

Wherever your adventure takes you, we'll see you in Azeroth!

*Mount not available in World of Warcraft® Classic or Burning Crusade Classic™.