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World of Warcraft Shadowlands: Chains of Domination Update Launches June 29

The Chains of Domination update of World of Warcraft Shadowlands is going live on June 29, 2021, according to an announcement by Blizzard Entertainment. The upcoming content update features the next chapter in the Shadowlands expansion story where players will have to face the Jailer’s forces.

“The traitorous Sire Denathrius has been defeated, but the power of the Maw still grows. Return to the Maw with the restored strength of the kyrian, necrolords, night fae, and venthyr and together strike back at the Jailer.”

Here are some of the new content coming with the launch of Chains of Domination:

  • New Zone: Korthia – Discover the new quests and secrets waiting in this mysterious new zone that the Jailer has pulled into the Maw.
  • New Raid: Sanctum of Domination – Climb the far reaches of Torghast in this 10-boss raid leading into an epic showdown with the Dark Lady herself, Sylvanas Windrunner.
  • New Mega-Dungeon: Tazavesh, The Veiled Market – Explore the exotic wares, merchants, and creatures of this Broker bazaar, which culminates in a high-stakes heist involving powerful artifacts from Azeroth.
  • Shadowlands Flying – Take flight in the four covenants’ zones of Bastion, Maldraxxus, Ardenweald, and Revendreth.
  • And More – Players can look forward to Shadowlands Season 2 for Mythic+ (with a new keystone affix, Tormented) and PvP; updates to Torghast, Tower of the Damned; as well as new cosmetic armor, pets, mounts, and achievements.

While most of the content of the Chains of Domination update will be available on June 29, the new Sanctum of Domination raid will unlock periodically across the next couple of months. Here’s the schedule:

  • July 6 – Normal and Heroic Difficulties
  • July 13 – Raid Finder Wing 1 and Mythic Difficulties (The Tarragrue, The Eye of the Jailer, The Nine)
  • July 27 – Raid Finder Wing 2 (Soulrender Dormazain, Remnant of Ner’zhul, and Painsmith Raznal)
  • August 10 – Raid Finder Wing 3 (Guardian of the First Ones, Fatescribe Roh-Kalo, and Kel’Thuzad)
  • August 24 – Raid Finder Wing 4 (Sylvanas Windrunner)

“For eons, the Jailer was bound within The Maw. Now, his endless armies gather as he expands its boundaries to consume Oribos. In the face of annihilation, Bolvar marshals his last remaining allies to charge into the heart of Torghast and confront the Jailer where he is most powerful.”

More information on the upcoming Sanctum of Domination raid can be found in Blizzard’s raid preview article.

World of Warcraft Shadowlands: Chains of Domination will go live on June 29, 2021.