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How World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Will Change Leveling

How World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Will Change Leveling

In late March, the World of Warcraft team at Blizzard responded to everyone being stuck indoors during the Covid-19 quarantine by giving players a 100 percent bonus to the character leveling experience. The Xp boost was only supposed to last for one month but became so popular with players that it’s now been extended until the launch of the Shadowlands pre-patch later this year.

While the Xp buff has been welcomed by many, it’s also served as a reminder of how broken the leveling experience in WoW has become for new players. From a timeline perspective, new characters start out on the 16-year-old game’s original continents of Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor, but complete quests that were designed for the game’s third expansion, Cataclysm. Upon reaching level 60, players then technically go back in time to play through either The Burning Crusade or Wrath of the Lich King, but

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