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Blizzard debunk WoW Shadowlands Xbox Series X rumors

Published: 28/Jul/2020 15:55

by Connor Bennett

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Blizzard have denied rumors that Xbox Series X users could be getting their hands on World of Warcraft and it’s Shadowlands add-on after the Brazilian ratings board gave it a rating for release. 

Blizzard’s iconic MMO has been a hugely popular game ever since it first launched back in 2004. It got an even bigger boost in 2019 when WoW Classic finally released after a few years of speculation and buzz. 

As players have continued to flock to classic WoW and level up their characters, the developers have started rolling out new content – including Shadowlands. However, interest was piqued on July 27 when it surfaced that the Brazilian ratings board had given the add-on a rating for a console release.

The rating, which was uncovered by gematsu, raised a few eyebrows and sparked speculation that it could be releasing on Xbox Series X. However, that isn’t set to be the case.

As speculation and hype swept across social media, Blizzard moved to step in and debunk the possibility of World of Warcraft and it’s Shadowlands add-on releasing on the next-gen Xbox. 

“We currently have no plans to bring World of Warcraft or Shadowlands to Xbox Series X,” a Blizzard representative told Polygon, before noting that it has been updated to show that the listing was purely an “error.”

Polygon also reported that the representative further noted that the listing has also been updated to “reflect that the game is coming only to PC.”

Shadowlands is expected to bring a host of new content to the World of Warcraft universe.
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Shadowlands is expected to bring a host of new content to the World of Warcraft universe.

Obviously, that news might dismay fans who got whipped into a frenzy, but given that the representative said that are “currently” no plans, that doesn’t rule out the possibility altogether. 

Xbox Series X is set to be the most powerful console of the next generation, in line with a gaming PC, and Microsoft has added keyboard and mouse capabilities with the Xbox One.

So, it might just be a case of wait and see for fans who got caught up in all of the excitement.

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How to find World of Warcraft’s new Reckful memorial in Shadowlands

Published: 16/Oct/2020 23:27

by Bill Cooney

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The NPC paying tribute to legendary World of Warcraft streamer Byron ‘Reckful’ Bernstein has been moved following the Shadowlands expansion to a new location in Azeroth.

Reckful was easily one of the biggest names in WoW streaming when he tragically and unexpectedly passed away in July of 2020. 

Along with the outpouring of support from the community that followed, Blizzard themselves paid tribute to him with a new Rogue Trainer NPC bearing his tag located in the Cathedral of Light.

After Shadowlands wasn sent live, the area has undergone a bit of a makeover – standard practice for WoW expansions, but Reckful is still there available to train leveling Rogues, just in a slightly different spot than before.

As shown by his fellow WoW streamer and good friend Asmongold, Reckful was moved by Blizzard in Shadowlands to stand right by the stairway to greet anyone who walks up.

“They moved him, wow, holy s**t,” Asmon said. “Does it still do the wings? Yeah it does. Holy s**t that is pretty cool, that is definitely pretty f***ing cool man.”

All of the features are still there, including the option to tell Reckful, “It’s good seeing you again,” as well as the ghostly wings that appear on the NPC’s back.

WoW players have also discovered a new feature apparently added along with Shadowlands – if you use the /hug command on Reckful, his character will /hug you right back. How’s that for wholesome?

So if you visit Reckful in the Citadel and hug him, he hugs you back from wow

The Rogue trainer is actually Blizzard’s second tribute to the streamer, with another NPC named ‘Byron Burnside’ first added in Tiragarde Sound – a play on his real name. The Reckful one is more of a direct connection to his in-game identity, with Rogue being his preferred class, and the one that helped him become a household name in the world of WoW.

Shadowlands is definitely bittersweet for all of us who were fans of tuning into Reckful’s streams, since it’s the first WoW expansion he won’t be around to experience along with us. It’s good to see Blizzard has kept a little piece of him around in-game though – one that we can visit anytime we want.