At BlizzCon 2019, Blizzard announced that a brand new approach to leveling was coming in Shadowlands. Instead of leveling — and outleveling — our way through a sliver of every expansion's story, we would level through a single expansion for a more coherent experience.
WoW Shadowlands will have a level 60 cap.
Today's Deep Dive panel revealed further information about leveling changes coming to WoW in Shadowlands.
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.
I don't think it's disputable that leveling in World of Warcraft is utterly and completely disjointed.
I wrote this post about how leveling in World of Warcraft could be fixed without resorting to a level squish.
Keeping in mind this isn't exactly an official confirmation, it's still a pretty big deal.
If you were watching the Live Developer Q&A that Ion "Watcher" Hazzikostas and Josh "Lore" Allen did this week, you may have noticed that around the 34 minute mark on this recording they discussed leveling in WoW.
We're coming very closely to the release of a new WoW expansion, which means a new level cap -- and new ways to try to avoid that grind.
Recently, I've seen an influx of players who have been using patch 7.3.5's new leveling changes and finding areas in the game they've never seen or experienced before.