I can’t be the only person wondering about what World of Warcraft has up its sleeve for 2021. Now that Shadowlands is going on two months of live operation, all eyes are on Blizzard to produce the first post-release content update. But what will that entail?
For some hints about this, Game Director Ion Hazzikostas briefly spoke to PC Gamer about the studio’s grand plans for WoW in the new year. According to Hazzikostas, the dev team is working to explore more of Shadowlands‘ unique setting: “This year will see players delve deeper into the mysteries of the Shadowlands, including settings even more fantastical than what we’ve seen so far. I can’t say too much more without getting into heavy spoiler territory, but an incredible journey lies ahead as players work to thwart the plans of the mysterious Jailer.”
Hazzikostas also lightly touched upon some of the concerns that players have had with endgame loot, indicating that he hears that there’s dissatisfaction out there about how World of Warcraft awards gear and goodies. Not that he gives any answers to this issue, just a “Yeah, we hear you, we’re talking about it, stay tuned!” response.