And another rumor has come true: At BlizzConline 2021, Blizzard Entertainment presented the first major content update for the current add-on World of WarCraft: Shadowlands in more detail and provided it with details.
The said big patch for World of WarCraft: Shadowlands will therefore be called “Chains of Rule” and of course bring fresh content for MMO fans. A large part of it was buzzing around on the net before the official announcement due to a leak.
What is it thematically about? The traitorous Count Denathrius has been defeated, but the Maw continues to grow in power. You descend into new depths of the jailer’s desolate realm to discover the real intentions behind his evil plans. But the Exile has a terrifying new champion at his service – Sylvanas Windrunner’s vile instrument of despair, capable of terrifying the hearts of the heroes of Azeroth like no other being in the Shadowlands.
The main characteristics and features are indicated by Blizzard itself as follows:
- The secrets of Korthia – The jailer is looking for the key with which he can carry out his wicked plan – and he has brought a fragment of a long-lost empire into the maw to find it: Korthia, the city of secrets. This land mass has been torn from the hidden plains of the gap and is populated by strange creatures. Plus, it’s filled to the brim with secrets never seen before in the Shadowlands. These are the mysteries that the jailer is really after. He wants to acquire the knowledge of an enigmatic group called the First. During your adventures in the Maw and Korthia, you can earn new rewards, including a spectral steed with spiked armor and a severed hand as a mount that crawls fearlessly anywhere at your command.
- Raid: The Sanctum of Dominion – Beneath the labyrinthine halls of Torghast is the new 10-player raid: the Sanctum of Dominion. There you will meet the jailer’s true eye, turn the fight against the Tarragrue in your favor, challenge Kel’Thuzad and face the banshee queen herself in a fateful battle.
- New mega-dungeon: Tazavesh, the veiled market – On Tazavesh, the veiled market – the new mythical mega-dungeon with eight bosses – you can discover exotic goods and strange creatures. In the midst of a bazaar of mysterious mediators, you have to face devious assassins, four-armed mid-guards, an eternal pirate dragon and other enemies. The task is to track down a renegade mediator before unleashing the power of a stolen artifact to carry out her own plans. This instance is only available on Mythic difficulty and rewards players with loot that is much sought-after in middle-class society – including an amazing selection of weapons, otherworldly pets and a mount.
- Explore the new levels in Torghast, the Tower of the Damned – Since the fight is now being fought in the jailer’s realm, we can penetrate even further into his dark realm: Torghast, the tower of the damned. Comb through a wing of Torghast you’ve never seen before and use game-changing powers to brave new enemies and avoid deadly traps.
In addition, the focus is on conquering the skies with a special mount, new cosmetic armor sets for the pacts and the start of Season 2 with new, increased item levels of rewards, updated PvP honor talents and more.