In a message posted on the official World of Warcraft forums today (and Twitter, see below!) executive producer John Hight announced that World of Warcraft: Shadowlands is delayed. When is the upcoming expansion delayed to? No exact date has been given, but the expected release is still this year according to the post.
— World of Warcraft (@Warcraft) October 1, 2020
If you’re despairing about the delay, there’s a little bit of light at the end of the tunnel, as the “pre-patch” that comes with a ton of expansion changes arrives on October 13. Generally, the pre-patch experience leads an expansion launch by approximately a month, but with a situation like this it’s best to not make any assumptions.