WoW Shadowlands – Beyond the Veil Cinematic Introduces Players to the Afterlife

While the champions of the not-so-mighty Horde and the noble Alliance continue battling the rabid Scourge and investigating the mysterious abduction of the architects of peace, Blizzard dropped a new cinematic trailer for Shadowlands. The short video introduces adventurers to the main players of the expansion: Sire Denathrius of Revendreth, the Winter Queen of Ardenweald, the Necrolords of Maldraxxus and the Kyrians of Bastion. While both Maldraxxus and Bastion do have their own leaders, Primus and Archon respectively, they weren’t shown directly in the trailer.

Of course, we also get to see a glimpse of the new big bad: the newest threat to the entirety of the World of Warcraft Universe, the Jailer, awaiting players in the depths of the Maw.  Surprisingly, the Azeroth’s most wanted criminal and the person behind making the entire trip to the Shadowlands possible, Sylvanas Windrunner, is not present in the cinematic. Stay tuned to find out more!

The next phase of the Scourge invasion is now live and will continue to run until Shadowlands officially launches next week on November 23.


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.

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