There are a number of reasons to pre-order Shadowlands now and get nothing in return. First, pre-ordering gives players the chance to get the game at a discounted price. Second, pre-ordering allows players to receive the game on the release date, which is often sooner than the general release date. third, pre-ordering allows players to get the game with all of the pre-order bonuses and items included. Finally, pre-ordering ensures that players will have a copy of the game on release day, which is often the busiest day for game stores.