The Shadowlands Pre-Launch: Death Rising (scourge invasion) event started today November 10, 2020. Leading up after Sylvanas shattered the Helm of Domination in half, Bolvar Fordragon was escorted to Acherus, The Ebon Hold. Sylvanas sent Forsworn to kidnap some of the leaders of the Alliance and the Horde. With the Helm of Domination inactive, the Scourge and the Cult of the Damned have begun to assault the living everywhere. Your job is to end the invasion, and secure Icecrown to search for the missing leaders.

Shadowlands Pre-Launch: Death Rising Videos

Week 1

PRE-SHADOWLANDS DEATH RISING QUESTLINE

1. An Urgent Request 1. An Urgent Request
2. Cause for Distraction 2. Cause for Distraction
3. Return of the Crusade 3. Return of the Crusade
4. Field Reports 4. Field Reports
5. Damned Intruders 5. Damned Intruders
6. Return of the Scourge 6. Return of the Scourge
7. The Banshee's Champion 7. The Banshee's Champion
8. A Message from Icecrown 8. A Message from Icecrown
9. Securing the Area
10. A Valiant Effort
11. Scouting From a Safe Distance
12. Advancing the Effort

PRE-SHADOWLANDS DEATH RISING - DAILY QUEST VIDEOS

Combat Nullifier 07-X
Cultist Captors
Delaying Their Efforts
Fungal Feeding
Strange Scourgestones
Too Many Whelps
WARNING: This is Only a Test!
REPETITIVE QUESTS
Darkened Scourgestones
Pitch Black Scourgestones

NOTE: Check out the Icecrown Rare Elites Map to learn their location, spawn time and spawn rotation.


Week 2

PRE-SHADOWLANDS DEATH RISING QUESTLINE

1. A New Foothold
2. Cult Couture
3. Fighting for Attention
4. Secrets in Shadows
5. Bursting the Bubble
6. A Message From Above
7. Only Shadows Remain
8. With Hope in Hand 8. With Hope in Hand

PRE-SHADOWLANDS DEATH RISING - DAILY QUEST VIDEOS

Careful Creations
Evacuation Effort
Frontline Resupply
Frozen Solid
Research Ruination
Scourge War Machines
The Deathspeaker's Devout
What's Old is New
Werk in Progress

Note: The Rare Elites now spawn every 10 minutes.


PTR TEST (ARCHIVE)

Below you will find the questline videos posted during the PTR test — originally posted August 15

The Shadowlands Pre-Launch: Death Rising event tells us the story after the Shadowlands Cinematic Trailer. That trailer showed us that Sylvanas defeated Bolvar the Lich King, and split the Helm of Domination in half, triggering the sky to shatter and open a breach into the Shadowlands realm.

In the pre-launch event: Death Rising, players are summoned to Lor’Themar (Horde) or Genn Greymane (Alliance).

Immediately, we are shown a placeholder cinematic or cutscene that is meant to contain the kidnapping of Thrall and Baine (Horde) or Anduin and Jaina (Alliance). From the text, we learn that Forsworn (former winged Kyrian) descended from the sky and kidnapped them.

Apparently, the Horde and Alliance forces have come to Icecrown in search of the kidnapped leaders. It is after the thorough campaign in Icecrown that they find out that the kidnapped leaders aren’t anywhere in Icecrown, leading Genn to consider the possibility that Sylvanas has taken them into the realms of Death.

Shadowlands Pre-Launch: Death Rising Videos

In these videos, you can watch the entire questline for Week 1 and Week 2. The event will last 5-weeks. Each week, a new questline advancing the story into the Icecrown Citadel Daily will be unlocked, and two new Daily Quests will appear in Icecrown.

HORDE


ALLIANCE

The Alliance version shows Genn Greymane, Taelia Fordragon, Shandris Feathermoon, High Inquisitor Whitemane and Mathias Shaw at the Lion’s Rest in Stormwind. You must gather reports from Goldshire all the way to Darkshire in Duskwood. The Undead Scourge has been invading every outpost.

There are two quests after this: Kill Nathanos and go to Icecrown to assist the Argent Dawn.

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