If you don’t know already, there’s a lot of content. I mean A LOT of content. New players may feel a bit overwhelmed at first, but there’s a new starting experience which will send you through the Battle for Azeroth campaign. Returning players should know where to go though. Naturally, the most recent changes will draw the most attention. While Shadowlands doesn’t release until November 24, many of the core game changes have already been implemented.
First off, you can redesign your characters with new appearance options and gender changes if desired. Then you can start grinding towards to the new level cap while checking out the changes to the leveling system. Blizzard promises it will take less time and feel more manageable than before. You might try the new new area of Exile’s Reach if you’re level 50. However you can also go to other regions such as Northrend or Pandaria and expect the areas to scale appropriately.
The World of Warcraft free weekend lasts until November 10 at 12:59 AM ET. That should give you plenty of time to jump in.