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WoW Shadowlands 9.1.5 Release Date Revealed

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World of Warcraft Shadowlands Patch 9.1.5 finally has a release date giving a loyal few something to look forward to. Blizzard has been a hot mess in 2021, dealing with lawsuits and internal complications. Add on top the difficulty of building a game from home, and Shadowlands has the least amount of content in the game's history.

It's very likely 2021 will only have one major patch and players are preparing for the expansion being cut short, receiving a 9.2 in 2022, before a push for the next expansion. It would be considered a massive failure on all levels at Blizzard. But before we look too far ahead, here is what Blizzard has planned for us now.

WoW Shadowlands 9.1.5 Release Date Revealed

"The 9.1.5 content update arrives November 2! When it launches, you'll be able to freely switch Covenants, as well as take advantage of all the new customization options and quality of life changes. The Legion Timewalking Event will run for two weeks the first time it arrives in early December."

The theme of a "ripcord" was created at the start of Shadowlands where Blizzard promised that if certain systems didn't work out, they would "pull the plug" and get rid of them. One of those systems was the Covenants. Players would choose one of four to play, losing out on three storylines and cosmetics. But the community was worried that one of the covenants would be better than the rest, forcing players to play it if they wanted to be viable in raids and dungeons. That's exactly what happened. But instead of pulling the plug, Blizzard kept it. Now, players are no longer stuck in one. Once you hit Renown 80 with any Covenant, you can swap to any other Covenant and keep your Renown level.

Outside of the Covenant changes, players can enjoy Legion Timewalking, Mage tower, and brand new cosmetic changes to multiple Allied Races. Since it's only a small patch, the actual in-game content is lacking, but that's to be expected. Expect some big announcements at BlizzCon Online to help hold players over until the launch of the new expansion.