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Blizzard postpones World of Warcraft Shadowlands reveal livestream

Published: 9/Jun/2020 4:05

by Isaac McIntyre

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Activision Blizzard has officially hit the pause button on the World of Warcraft Shadowlands hype train. The publishers have confirmed the eighth expansion’s reveal stream, originally set to air June 9, has been indefinitely postponed.

The entire World of Warcraft community has been holding its breath for the upcoming Shadowlands reveal stream. Blizzard’s ‘tell-all’ broadcast was meant to finally lift the lid on what is coming in the MMORPG’s next flagship expansion. Instead, the wait now goes on, for now at least.

The World of Warcraft publishers confirmed the planned Shadowlands stream had officially been pushed back due to ongoing protests in the United States.

“We are postponing our upcoming Shadowlands stream planned for June 9,” the studio confirmed in a tweet over the weekend. “More important voices than ours need to be heard, and now is the time to listen.”

Blizzard promised “more details… in the future,” but did not confirm a new date. It’s likely, however, that the wait won’t be long. Activision’s other flagship franchises like Call of Duty have only held back their expansion releases by around a week.

Shadowlands joins Call of Duty and Fortnite in official delays

World of Warcraft’s expansion reveal delay comes after a slate of other game releases and streams were also postponed. These widespread delays in the past week have been related to the Black Lives Matter movement in America.

Perhaps the most high-profile delays came in Call of Duty and Fortnite. The former was set to drop the next Modern Warfare & Warzone season on June 3, but Activision pulled the pin at the last moment.

Epic made a similar call just days later, scrubbing their Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 3 release date and shifting it to June 17. EA’s huge FIFA 21 unveiling, originally set for June 5, has also been pushed back to June 18, according to sources.

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World of Warcraft: Shadowlands will finally arrive later this year, according to Blizzard’s last quarterly report.

Activision Blizzard’s choice to delay the Shadowlands stream comes just months after the studio made the “very difficult decision” to cancel BlizzCon 2020’s live event. The June 9 stream was supposed to replace that now-canned Shadowlands panel, and act as the official reveal event.

Blizzard dev Ion Hazzikostas and executive producer John Hight are still expected to helm the WoW reveal event. Team 2 will likely unveil the remaining details and goodies set to be included in Shadowlands at launch.

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Twitch streamer avoids speeding ticket thanks to WoW Shadowlands

Published: 24/Nov/2020 10:55 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 10:57

by David Purcell

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World of Warcraft Shadowlands finally arrived on November 23 and while one Twitch streamer drove home far too fast to load it up with friends, the Police officer who stopped them completely understood. 

As many members of the community will know, the game’s latest expansion will bring together loads of new and returning players for an all-new story. There’s Covenants to mess around with, new quests to try out, and many will have been rushing home to play it after work.

Though, speeding is against the highway code and by driving too fast you are putting others in danger – which meant one streamer was unfortunately told to pull over by the Cops.

Usually, this would lead to a speeding ticket, but after explaining their reason for going too fast – to get home and throw Shadowlands on – the officer came in clutch and decided to turn a blind eye in what was quite a remarkable story.

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Shadowlands is finally here and some are getting a bit to exicted.

Shadowlands saves Twitch streamer a speeding ticket

On release day, streamer bbnogames was already playing Shadowlands when his friend called, who presumably also streams with him.

They said: “Bro, hahaha. The Cop was like ‘yo, you know how fast you were going?’ I’m like dude I’m so sorry, this game is dropping soon, all my friends are waiting for me.

“He’s like ‘Shadowlands?’ And I’m like yeah, and he’s like OK go!”

 

After that, he said he was just five minutes away and eventually joined the team playing online. After that remarkable exchange with the Police officer, things went without a hitch, when really he could have been left with a hefty ticket to pay for his troubles.

Instead, they were able to link up together later in the night and jump into World of Warcraft’s latest expansion. Maybe next time, he won’t be so lucky.