Level Squish and Related Changes with Shadowlands Launch

Updated: 1 year ago
Article ID: 275327

Common Problems

  • Why are all my characters a lower level than they were before?
  • I've just come back to World of Warcraft and all my character are level 50.

Shadowlands pre-patch on October 13, 2020 introduced many changes to World of Warcraft, including an adjustment to levels, items, and stats. These changes make reaching a new level feel more meaningful while simultaneously making the leveling experience faster than before! 

Characters at level 120 became level 50 characters, and the level cap was raised to 60 with the Shadowlands launch. More information on these level changes can be found here: Explore the Updates Arriving with the Shadowlands Pre-Expansion Patch.

Looking for additional information on all the changes? Visit the Shadowlands Pre-Expansion Patch Notes blog post.