World of Warcraft Shadowlands: How will the leveling system work?
World of Warcraft Shadowlands: How will the leveling system work?

Since the release of WoW Classic on August 27, more and more players have chosen to return to the Azeroth continent 15 years ago in pursuit of nostalgia. But it cannot be denied that for other players, modern WoW is more attractive because players can experience richer endgame contents. In addition, the current upper limit of the level in the game has also affected the players to a certain extent. Those working adults often complain that they need to spend more free time to improve the character level. Fortunately, Blizzard now provides a solution to this problem.

In the most primitive World of Warcraft, players have a level cap of 60. However, Blizzard will open a new level cap in each subsequent expansion. Players need to upgrade to the max level to unlock and experience the new content in the expansion. Until the latest expansion of the Battle for Azeroth, the player's level cap has reached a terrible 120. Although Blizzard bundled and gave away tokens to improve the level in the expansion, this did not fundamentally solve the problem. Players still took a long time to level up after created new characters.

Blizzard's development team challenged the level dilemma and announced their solution through BlizzCon 2019, in the eighth extension, Shadowlands. The expanded plot follows the BFA, and the player's character will travel to the afterlife. At the same time, the player's level cap will not be increased to 130, but will be reduced to 60.

In the Shadowlands expansion, players at level 120 will be adjusted to level 50, and they need to reach the max level by new content in Shadowlands. Those beginners who have not played World of Warcraft before will be familiar with the entire universe from level 1. They will go through an immersive system tutorial to master the most basic World of Warcraft knowledge. This process will help them successfully reach level 10. After that, they will be sent to the battlefield and participate in BFA until they reach level 50, then they will also enter Shadowlands and pass the final leveling stage.

For experienced players who've already experienced the process, or just those who are trying to reach high levels to play the new content, it should make for a smoother and more enjoyable experience with less grinding plus more options on what to play. At level 60, players can join a Covenant, which ties into the expansion's afterlife theme and grants characters with new powers from the group they join.

In addition to a more relaxed leveling system, Blizzard also offers players another surprise: new character customization options. It allows you to create an avatar that belongs to you in the game. In addition to skin color, you can also adjust the character's tattoo and hairstyle.

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