Want to know what’s coming in WoW Shadowlands Season 4? The new Arbiter and Sylvanas’s judgment have wrapped up the main Shadowlands story, but that doesn’t mean we’re done with this expansion quite yet. In March, Blizzard announced Shadowlands Season 4, which will add older dungeons to the Mythic+ pool and bring earlier raids back into the limelight.
While World of Warcraft in general feels like it’s lost its way a little recently, details of the new Dragonflight (opens in new tab) expansion should help to bring back some excitement. But as that’s still a way off, the new Shadowlands season is something to look forward to in the meantime. Here’s everything we know about WoW Shadowlands Season 4.
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When is the WoW Shadowlands Season 4 release date?
Shadowlands Season 4 will arrive on August 2 (that’s August 3 for EU), with Season 3 ending at 10 pm server time the night before the weekly reset for all regions. So if you’re still after the Ahead of the Curve or Cutting Edge achievements, you’ve got a month to get them done.
Old dungeons will join the Mythic+ pool
A new season for Mythic+ dungeons means a new seasonal affix to figure out and get used to. But with Shadowlands Season 4, the available dungeons will change to include instances from the last four expansions, all the way back to Warlords of Draenor.
Six of the dungeons were announced initially, with the final two WoD dungeons being put to the vote (opens in new tab). As the poll is now closed, it looks like the dungeon line-up for Shadowlands season 4 will be:
- Tazavesh: Streets of Wonder (Shadowlands)
- Tazavesh: So’leah’s Gambit (Shadowlands)
- Operation Mechagon: Junkyard (Battle for Azeroth)
- Operation Mechagon: Workshop (Battle for Azeroth)
- Return to Karazhan: Lower (Legion)
- Return to Karazhan: Upper (Legion)
- Grimrail Depot (Warlords of Draenor)
- Iron Docks (Warlords of Draenor)
Accessibility options are also being added in Season 4, which will allow you to turn off the moving environments inside Grimrail Depot and the Maw of Souls dungeon in Legion.
Older Shadowlands raids will be relevant again
There aren’t many details on how exactly this will work, but a post from Blizzard (opens in new tab) states that it’s thinking about “adding a progenitor-themed affix system to infuse some new mechanical twists” into Castle Nathria and Sanctum of Domination, the earlier Shadowlands raids.
How these affixes will be implemented isn’t clear. During an interview with Athalus of Warcraft Radio (opens in new tab), WoW’s associate game director, Morgan Day confirmed that they’re looking at more than one difficulty for both older raids. So it’s fair to assume that this won’t be implemented in quite the same way that timewalking raids and dungeons are. But however they do it, the promise of getting relevant gear from raids that most players ignore now that Sepulcher of the First Ones is here is an interesting twist for Season 4.
So, is Halondrus really dead?
Who knows? Maybe he’ll come back as some kind of brutal seasonal affix in Season 4.