World of Warcraft has had both highs and lows over the years but is still going strong almost two decades after its initial launch. With its divisive Shadowlands expansion coming to a close, players are looking forward to the patch 10.0 release date, which heralds the arrival of its next expansion.
World of Warcraft's patch 10.0 release date will likely occur one month before the launch of the MMORPG's next expansion. It will act as a pre-patch that introduces a number of more important system changes, giving players time to get used to them, alongside an event of sorts that acts as a narrative bridge between Shadowlands and whatever comes next.
World of Warcraft Patch 10.0 Release Date
Blizzard hasn't shared a lot about World of Warcraft's patch 10.0 release date, but we do know that the next expansion will officially get announced on April 19.
How much information that announcement will contain remains to be seen, but this is good news, especially if you weren't all that invested in Shadowlands.
That being said, we can estimate when the next patch might launch by looking at the release schedule of previous WoW expansions.
After Wrath of the Lich King, they stuck to a consistent release cycle, coming out every two years. While Legion and Battle for Azeroth arrived in August, Shadowlands ended up delayed until November, releasing closer to the pre-Legion expansions.
We currently expect to see the next expansion going live at some point in November 2022 and patch 10.0's release date occurring one month earlier, in October.
- World of Warcraft Patch 10.0 release date: October 2022 (GameWatcher estimation)
It is, however, worth noting that Shadowlands, much like Warlords of Draenor only received two large patches, which could see its follow-up coming out earlier, like Legion did before it.
On the flip side, Blizzard has confirmed that Shadowlands Season 4 is coming later this year, so it could be possible that WoW's patch 10.0 might launch at a later point in time.
We expect to learn more about WoW's next expansion and patch 10.0 release date on April 19 and over the coming months. Check back regularly, as we'll update this article as soon as we learn more.
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