In Shadowlands, new players that have never created or leveled a character will automatically begin in Exile’s Reach. Veteran players will be able to opt out of this zone and complete the starting zone for their race.
Allied Race characters (including Death Knights) start at Level 10, however Demon Hunters and non Allied Race Death Knights start at Level 8 and have to go through their starting zone experience before they can progress further.
|Expansion||Level in BFA||Level in Shadowlands|
|The Burning Crusade||70||27|
|Wrath of the Lich King||80||30|
|Mists of Pandaria||90||35|
|Warlords of Draenor||100||40|
|Battle for Azeroth||120||50|
Shadowlands Riding and Flying Changes
In Shadowlands, once a character finishes their starting zone experience and reaches Level 10 they can learn Apprentice Riding from a Riding Trainer or Flying Trainer.
Faction discounts are still present in Shadowlands. For example, characters that reach Level 25 and are Exalted with Orgrimmar or Stormwind will benefit from a 20% discount and will be able to purchase flying (Expert Riding) for 200.
- Apprentice Riding requires Level 10 and 10
- Journeyman Riding requires Level 17 and 50
- Expert Riding requires Level 25 and 250
- Artisan Riding requires Level 27 and 5000
- Master Riding requires Level 30 and 5000
Shadowlands – Icecrown Skybox
The Icecrown Skybox has been updated to reflect the aftermath of the fight between Sylvanas and Bolvar.