With the stakes this high, it is impossible not to sense the finality of the story. In the history of World of Warcraft, expansion packs have followed a release cycle that consists of three major content patches, which fill the two-year gaps between expansion packs. With “Eternity’s End,” however, it seems World of Warcraft is breaking that tradition. “We set out to plan the Shadowlands story as this drama in three acts,” Danuser said. “We have intended for "Eternity’s End" to be the culmination of that story.” While he clarified there may be more content to come, patch 9.2 is the grand finale of Shadowlands. A patch 9.3 could still be forthcoming, but Danuser's statements and the delays and cancellations both Blizzard and Shadowlands have suffered over the last year, suggest otherwise.
There was also an answer to the final season of Shadowlands, which many were curious about. "Shadowlands was planned as a total of three chapters before the pandemic," he said, adding that this patch 9.2 is the last chapter. In addition, it said that there was no artificially reduced or adjusted content to match the next expansion pack cycle.
Basically, I’m excited to see the threads coming together throughout Warcraft history, and I hope the conclusion will be satisfying. Things don’t simply end after defeating a raid boss. There’s the campaign, the story within the raid, the ‘epilogue’ after the end of the raid… there’s some pretty epic conclusions waiting for you which way you engage with the story.