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We've been waiting a long time for World of Warcraft: Shadowlands to update Chains of Domination. “It sucks that the next big World of Warcraft update feels so far away,” our Warcrafter resident said shortly after it was revealed in February. But it’s not that far off: Blizzard announced today that Chains of Domination will continue live June 29th.
Chains of Domination will open a new subzone in The Maw called Korthia, City of Secrets and, thanks to an invasion of the four Covenants, players will be able to use their mounts and (somehow) disable the Jailer's Eye, granting them more time exploring the area every day. There will be new story missions and a Covenant campaign, a new eight-headed mega-dungeon, and a new ten-headed The Sanctum of Domination raid, including Sylvanas Windrunner.
The Sanctum of Domination raid will be unlocked with heroic and normal difficulty on July 6, a week after Chains of Domination is up and running, and with subsequent releases until August:
- July 13th – Raid Finder Wing 1 and mythical 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, Fatescribe Roh-Kalo and Kel’Thuzad)
- August 24 – Raid Finder Wing 4 (Sylvanas Windrunner)
In addition to new content, there will also be smaller improvements and additions, including Covenant Renown levels and rewards, improvements to Torghast to make it less punishing, and a new season for PvP and Mythic + dungeons.
Players who want to jump straight into the new foray should probably check it out Preview of Sanctum of Domination of the bosses you’ll face and rewards you’ll pick up that Blizzard has also shared today. For a more complete view of the entire update, here's everything we know about domination chains.