Blizzard has announced Shadowlands, the next major expansion for World of Warcraft.

Following Diablo 4, Blizzard announced the Shadowlands expansion for World of Warcraft.

What is known

World of Warcraft announcement:

Shadowlands was accompanied by a trailer in whichSylvan came to the Lich King, Bolvar Fordragon, took his crown and destroyed it. With her actions, the heroine opened a passage to the Dark Lands, the afterlife of the Warcraft universe, where gamers will now go.

New zones await players in Shadowlands: Revendreth, Ardenweald, Maldraxxus and Bastion. The main task of the adventurers will be to restore the balance between life and death.

Players will also be able to form an alliance with the Covenant,who rule the Dark Lands. According to Blizzard, the choice will affect the storyline as well as the character's abilities. Moreover, in the afterlife, gamers will meet the fallen heroes of the world of Warcraft.

Along with the new lands, World of Warcraft will feature an updated progression system. Heroes of the maximum level will begin their journey in the expansion at level 50, and the ceiling will be level 60.

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands will be released on PC next year, but Blizzard is already accepting pre-orders.