World of Warcraft Shadowlands' 9.2.5 content update finally has a release date, bringing cross-faction play to the game alongside several other updates.
Blizzard has finally confirmed that the update will arrive Tuesday, May 31 in North America, and Wednesday, June 1 in Europe.
Shadowlands Patch 9.2.5 will initiate cross-faction activities for the first time in World of Warcraft's history. Players will be able to group up for Mythic+ dungeons, raids and rated PvP matches regardless of what factions the constituent players are in. Alliance, Horde — after Patch 9.2.5, it won't matter. (Content players have to queue for, such as Heroic dungeons or random battlegrounds, will still be faction-limited.)
Patch 9.2.5 will give Blood Elves and Dark Iron Dwarves the chance to complete new quest lines rewarding them with theme-appropriate mounts and armor appearances. The patch will also add a new zone called Zereth Mortis, and an accompanying PvP arena called the Enigma Crucible.
Blizzard says Shadowlands Season 4 will arrive later this summer, but declined to provide a specific date.