Best answer: World of Warcraft: Shadowlands will release this fall, though an exact date has not yet been announced.
When will World of Warcraft: Shadowlands be released?
Blizzard Entertainment used a July 8 developer update to announce that the latest World of Warcraft expansion will launch this fall. Still, the company hasn’t specified a date. The game is currently in closed beta, giving some players a first look at what’s in store for them in the realm of the dead.
The story of the current expansion, Battle for Azeroth, was completed in January with the “Visions of N’Zoth” update, which let players fight against the agents of the Lovecraft-style Old God that lurks beneath the waters of Azeroth. That means the next update will be the Shadowlands pre-patch, which will likely feature a limited-time event involving the fallout of former Horde Warchief Sylvanas Windrunner ripping a hole in the barrier that separates the Shadowlands from the realm of the living. The date of the pre-patch also has not been announced.
What should I do until then?
You can learn about what you can look forward to in Shadowlands here. Keep checking back for more updates on the game as the release nears.