The developers from Blizzard have taken to the official blog post to reveal that the next major update for World of Warcraft: Shadowlands will be launching on June 29th. Called Chains of Domination, patch 9.1 will see Azeroth’s champions unite the four Covenants and set out to face the Jailer’s forces.
The traitorous Sire Denathrius has been defeated… but the power of the Maw still grows. In Chains of Domination, the upcoming first major content update for World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, players will delve into new depths of the Jailer’s hopeless domain, seeking to understand the true nature of his malignant plans. Backed by the renewed might of the four Covenants, the champions of the Horde and the Alliance will take the fight for the Shadowlands to the seat of the Jailer’s power. But the Banished One has a terrible new champion in his service—a cruel instrument of despair conscripted by Sylvanas Windrunner, capable of instilling dread into the hearts of Azeroth’s heroes like no creature of the Shadowlands.
Chains of Domination offers players tons of new content to experience including:
- New Zone: Korthia – Discover the new quests and secrets waiting in this mysterious new zone that the Jailer has pulled into the Maw.
- New Raid: Sanctum of Domination – Climb the far reaches of Torghast in this 10-boss raid leading into an epic showdown with the Dark Lady herself, Sylvanas Windrunner.
- New Mega-Dungeon: Tazavesh, The Veiled Market – Explore the exotic wares, merchants, and creatures of this Broker bazaar, which culminates in a high-stakes heist involving powerful artifacts from Azeroth.
- Shadowlands Flying – Take flight in the four covenants’ zones of Bastion, Maldraxxus, Ardenweald, and Revendreth.
- And More – Players can look forward to Shadowlands Season 2 for Mythic+ (with a new keystone affix, Tormented) and PvP; updates to Torghast, Tower of the Damned; as well as new cosmetic armor, pets, mounts, and achievements.
Additionally, the company revealed that the latest WoW-themed novel from Christie Golden dedicated to the woman, the myth, the legend and the one and only Dark Lady has been postponed from early November to February 22nd.
Hi all, many of you have contacted me re the date change to Feb. 22 for the Sylvanas novel. I’m sure you all can appreciate that a book of this magnitude & significance should be given the dedication it’s due, so we’re taking the extra time to make sure it’s the best it can be!
— Christie Golden (@ChristieGolden) June 17, 2021
THE VEIL BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH IS NO MORE.
With a single act of destruction, Sylvanas Windrunner has ripped open the way to the afterlife. Azeroth’s staunchest defenders have been dragged into all-consuming darkness. An ancient force of death threatens to break its bonds and unravel reality.
Hidden realms of wonder and horror await any who would pass to the other side. The Shadowlands is home to an entire realm of the departed; it is a world between worlds whose delicate balance preserves life and death itself. As one of Azeroth’s greatest champions, you have been granted the power to cross over in body and soul. Now you must investigate a conspiracy to unmake the cosmos, and help Warcraft legends journey back… or fulfill their ultimate destiny.
Check out the official site to find out more.