How to play on a WoW Shadowlands Private Server

The Zremax Team
April 28, 2021

Are you a fan of Shadowlands? Or do you want to try playing it for the very first time? If that’s the case – we have some good news!
In this article, we will go in depth with learning you how to play on a Shadowlands Private Server. And don’t worry – the article will not be long, boring and hard. 

We will explain what WoW Servers you can play on for this expansion, including the best ones. Last but not least, we will also provide you with an alternative, where you can discover and play the Shadowlands content much faster, through Gamemaster commands and modified gameplay. 

Jump aboard, and let’s get started!

Why is Shadowlands worth playing?

If you don’t know already, the leveling system in Shadowlands is revamped completely, and Blizzard made a squish. It is said that Blizzard wanted to make the Endgame content faster to play and experience. As a result, the leveling experience is faster, and you get into the game. Whether you’re into that or not is subjective, but Blizzard did try to bring back some of the popular things from the past Expansions, into Shadowlands.

The feedback from the majority is that Shadowlands is a very engaging and fun expansion to play on. The reason is that there’s plenty of activity, and things to do. For example through World bosses, challenging zones, Dungeons, Minigames and much more. It’s clear notice that Blizzard had a lot of focus in this area, which is great!

A secondary thing, is that the storytelling is said to be extremely great. This includes gameplay, ingame cinematics, novels, creature texts and much more, which is very inspiring. 

If you’re still wondering whether you should get back into Shadowlands, we recommend checking WoWHead’s Great Shadowlands Article. It gives you a great overview of the pros and cons. This article part just sums it all up.

Steps to play on a Shadowlands Private Server

We now consider that you’re interested in getting into Shadowlands. The very first thing you should do, is to find a Shadowlands Private Server to play on. 
You can do that by clicking on the refered link. When you do that, you will see a list of current servers. As time goes, the list will be larger, but for now, these are the current ones you can play on, if you want to play Shadowlands. Unless you play on retail of course.
When you browse through the list, you will notice the recommended servers are in the top. These are the ones we urge you to check first. 
When clicking on a particular server, you will get an overview of what the specific server provides. For example, the realm type, the population, realm-rates and a description of the server. All this helps you to get to know the server.

After you have chosen a server from the provided list, you should press “Start playing”. When doing so, you will get into the website of the chosen server. In here, you can create an account on their server, download a client, and get into the game. 
That’s really what there is to know about this part!

To summerize it:
– Find a server on the list
– Read the server information, to make sure it’s for you!
– Press “Start Playing” to get into the website of your selected server
– Create an account on their website
– Download a Shadowlands Client on their website
– Note down their Realmlist content, and change your realmlist data, and launch WoW.exe

You can also download a WoW Shadowlands Client from us.

You’re now ready to play Shadowlands!

How to play on a Shadowlands Repack

If you don’t want to play on the current servers, you have other options! Perhaps you’re waiting for a bigger server to release Shadowlands, or you’re not interested in any of the current servers? Either way, you can still get to play Shadowlands, even without playing on Retail. The way to do so, is by using a Shadowlands Repack. The great thing is that you can manage the server yourself, and you can modify the gameplay to your preference. 
For example, you can modify the XP-Rates, and you can select who should be allowed to join your version of the game. For example, you can allow only family members to play. 

Over the years, we’ve seen a rise in people who want to play solo or with just family/friends. This way, you don’t have to get in touch with random players or get ganked over and over in PvP Realms. Because of that, we’re happy to announce this alternative solution. We recommend it to everyone who want an alternative to playing on a regular server. 
In the link we have provided, we provide you with all the information you need to know, to get started, and to set it up.


By now, you have learned whether Shadowlands is for you, and if you should play it. Blizzard made many changes in Shadowlands.
On top of that, you’ve learned how to play on a Shadowlands Server, as well as a Repack for this expansion. You have also learned about the current recommended servers for this patch, and how to read information about them. 
There will always be pros and cons with every WoW Expansion, but we see Shadowlands as a good opportunity to get back into playing.

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