WoW Shadowlands Chains of Domination expansion revealed at BlizzConline

Lauren Bergin

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands first content expansion The Chains of Domination has been officially announced at BlizzConline 2021. 

It’s been a few months since World of Warcraft fans everywhere finally got their hands on the long-awaited expansion, Shadowlands. Following the story of a vengeful Sylvanas Windrunner who decides to take matters into her own hands, the game has been insanely successful.

The latest episode in the WoW tale even managed to smash the title’s own records, with Blizzard Chief executive Bobby Kotic revealing that the expansion had the highest pre-release sales of any other WoW content.

More good news is coming our way though, in the form of a new content patch for Shadowlands called The Chains of Domination announced at BlizzConline.

WoW Shadowlands: Chains of Domination

After a slight mistake on Blizzard’s part which saw them release their Blizzconline press kits early, it’s been officially revealed that a new content patch is coming to WoW: Shadowlands.

“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,” Blizzard have revealed that a new quest lies in wait for WoW players.

“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.”

What’s new in Chains of Domination?

Get ready to gear up with some new Convenant specific armor!

This new content includes a deeper delve into the Maw, and will add several new features to the game.

  • A new Raid in Torghast: The Sanctum of Domination, where players encounter Sylvanas herself.
  • A new Mega-Dungeon: Tazavesh, the Veiled Market, where players will fight through a bazaar themed 8-boss Mythic dungeon and collect powerful artifacts along the way.
  • New cosmetics: including Covenant cosmetic armor for all classes, mounts and pets.
  • New Shadowlands Raid, Dungeon, and PvP Season 2: includes a seasonal Mythic Keystone dungeon affix themed around the Jailer’s power.

We’ll keep this page updated with any additional details that come out, but this BlizzConline has been quite the treat for WoW fans everywhere! So get ready to raid, Chains of Domination is coming!

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Lauren was formerly Dexerto's Features Editor and resident Diablo Sorceress. With two Master's degrees under her belt and a lot more Steam achievements, she specializes in all things Blizzard and Riot Games, with some Lost Ark and FFXIV on the side.