The hype is very, very real for World of Warcraft: Shadowlands right now, especially with a release candidate prepared and the pre-expansion event infecting all of the game’s live servers. However, there’s still a stretch to go, giving Blizzard time to get ready for the big day. To help with that, the studio is putting together a launch test for this Friday the 13th.
The two-hour launch test will take place on the Torghast beta server and is focused on “setting the conditions for the Shadowlands launch and test the transition from Battle for Azeroth to Shadowlands.”
When you have some personal downtime over the next week, you may want to check out what Outland’s zones would look like in Unreal Engine 4 (as created by Blizzard Lighting Artist Mike Marra) and take a tongue-in-cheek tour of Shadowlands’ fauna with animal documentarian Nikolai Drozdov: