‘World of Warcraft: Shadowlands’ new PC requirement revealed

The new expansion of the World of Warcraft: Shadowlands revealed its latest PC requirement. Players will have to use SSD storage to meet the minimum specs for play.

The World of Warcraft: Shadowlands is already the eight expansion following the Battle for Azeroth released in 2018. With the new announcement from Blizzard, the SSD must have at least 100Gb of free space to run the game.

To recall, the previous expansions never required an SSD requirement. This has been a surprise for avid players because the system requirement for Battle of Azeroth is only an HDD and a minimum of 70GB of free space.

What is World of Warcraft: Shadowlands expansion all about?

The Shadowlands is the place where the dead souls are judged, as well as they will be assigned to a specific place according to their deeds in life.

The new expansion features a roguelike dungeon called Torghast, Tower of the Damned. Every time players enter the tower, it changes. At the same time, each level that is being explored will allow players to earn new powers.

Since the release of World of Warcraft in 2004, the Shadowlands expansion will reduce the level cap down to 60, and fortunately, revamping the characters as they level up. Players are hoping for Blizzard to add more zones. There are six new major zones and maps, Oribus, the Eternal City, Bastion, Ardenweald, Revendreth, Maldraxxus, and The Maw.

The deadliest zone so far is the Maw zone because it is home to the vilest souls and ruled by The Jailer. It is also the location of the Torghast, Tower of the Damned. Another feature to look forward to in this expansion is the new endgame content.

Players will be able to explore the eight traditional dungeons, of which four are leveling dungeons, and the other four are at level cap.

Leveling Dungeons

  • The Necrotic Wake
  • Plaguefall
  • Mists of Tirna Scithe
  • Halls of Atonement

Level Cap Dungeons

  • Theater of Pain
  • De Other Side
  • Spires of Ascension
  • Sanguine Depths

Shadowlands beta runs perfectly well without SSD storage

While Blizzard has asserted that SSD storage is the minimum requirement to run Shadowlands, players have thought otherwise. When the World of Warcraft: Shadowlands beta became available, players tested to run the expansion without the SSD storage, and it worked just fine.

However, Blizzard explained that the use of SSD significantly reduced loading times when using the SSD storage. Furthermore, the game will run faster in comparison to the older requirement setup. For players who are not ready to incorporate the new system requirement, it’s still possible to play Shadowlands.

Shadowlands release date

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands releases on October 27, 2020.

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