Back in March of 2019, based on statements by Ion "Watcher" Hazzikostas, I predicted the level squish in Shadowlands even though we didn't know it would be Shadowlands yet.
So, one of the big questions people have asked about the leveling squish since it was announced for Shadowlands is simply what level will I be when the expansion arrives? While it's easy for certain characters -- if you're level 120 now, you'll be level 50 once the pre-patch for the upcoming expansion comes out -- it's not that easy for your level 73 Druid.
Well, we know when Shadowlands is coming out -- October 26 in North America -- but that doesn't tell us when we'll get patch 9.0.1.
I was surprised back at BlizzCon 2019 when I got hands on with Bastion -- surprised because of how quickly I adjusted to being level 50 instead of level 120.
The leveling experience is drastically changing in WoW Shadowlands.
WoW Shadowlands will have a level 60 cap.
In today's World of Warcraft What's Next panel, Ion Hazzikostas revealed that, along with the level squish to 60, all previous expansion zones will scale to your level.
In the next World of Warcraft expansion, Shadowlands, we'll finally be getting the level squish that has been talked about for so long.
When you write about Blizzard, it's hard to resist the siren song of "next expansion leaks" that start popping up every year a few months before BlizzCon -- especially on those extremely rare times when you read a leak and it sounds legit to you.
I wrote this post about how leveling in World of Warcraft could be fixed without resorting to a level squish.