Blizzard eradicating price to alter gender in World of Warcraft: Shadowlands

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Character customization is a major initiative for Blizzard in World of Warcraft’s upcoming growth, Shadowlands. But Blizzard can also be altering some basic customization methods, most notably the flexibility to alter your gender at no cost and at will.

In fashionable World of Warcraft, gamers thinking about altering their character’s gender must buy a $15 appearance change on the Blizzard store. This is totally different from an in-game race change, and solely permits gamers to alter their gender or redo all their character customization without delay.

Players who need to redo their hair and different features of their character can go to the in-game barber store, positioned in most main cities in World of Warcraft. Starting in Shadowlands, gamers will be capable to change their gender at these barber outlets as nicely.

Executive producer John Hight revealed the change in an interview with Eurogamer.

“A long time ago, we had the ability for players to go in — it was actually a paid service — and change their character. Much of that is now in the barber shop in the game,” stated Hight. “And as we have been including issues up in Shadowlands, we realized, ‘Gosh the one manner you possibly can change your gender in World of Warcraft is to undergo this paid service.’ And we felt like that’s not the proper message.”

Hight went on to inform Eurogamer that this isn’t a change the studio can simply patch into the game, which is why gamers might want to watch for Shadowlands to have the ability to change their character’s gender at no cost.

Blizzard introduced its plan to open the World of Warcraft: Shadowlands beta in mid-July, and stated it’ll launch Shadowlands this fall. The studio additionally spoke about in-game Covenants, and we bought an opportunity to verify out the endgame zone, The Maw.