Once you hit level 60 in World of Warcraft: Shadowlands and choose a Covenant, you should turn your attention to earning Renown. Our guide explains what Renown is and how it works, how to increase your Renown levels, and what to do if you find yourself lagging behind on collecting weekly Renown.
What is Renown in WoW: Shadowlands?
Renown is a new system that displays your current standing within the Covenant of your choosing. Your Renown level reflects the trust you've gained with your Covenant, and reaching higher Renown levels unlocks access to exclusive items like mounts, pets, cosmetics, and more. Renown also grants you additional Soulbind slots, so you'll definitely want to increase your levels to earn these perks.
There are 40 total Renown levels. Max out your Renown to unlock all of the available benefits, as well as four achievements (one for every ten levels of Renown earned).
How to get Renown
There are three primary ways to rank up your Renown:
- Covenant Campaign: You earn a single level of Renown for every chapter you complete in your Covenant campaign. This is the most surefire way to level up at the beginning of your Covenant adventures.
- Gathering Anima for the Sanctum (weekly quest): Every week, you'll be able to deposit 1,000 Anima into your Sanctum to earn Renown. You can collect Anima from world quests, defeating rare monsters, and completing dungeons. Access this quest from your Covenant Sanctum.
- Maw Rescues (weekly quest): Rescuing Tormented Souls from the Maw will also reward you with a certain amount of Renown per week. You can access this quest from your Covenant Sanctum.
Renown Catch-Up System
Did you recently switch Covenants or fall off of the weekly Renown leveling quests? No worries—the Renown Catch-Up system allows players to make up the difference by completing various other tasks, like raids, PvP, Callings, and dungeon completions. You'll still need to grind a bit to get your Renown level up, but these alternative options make the process so much more bearable.