From the introduction:
At long last we have the Sword Coast Adventurer’s Guide in our hot little hands and, we must say, it is a great book. Along with some great background information on the Sword Coast, we’ve also got some compelling character options for our budding heroes. The questions on everyone’s lips are:
A. What can I use when I create a new character for D&D Adventurers League?
B. Can I rebuild an existing D&D Adventurers League character with these options?
The initial version was published November 3, 2015. A revised edition (with added text in distinguishing red) was published November 6, 2015.