Blizzard Entertainment has announced a launch date for World of Warcraft: Dragonflight, their long-running MMO’s new dragon-themed expansion.
World of Warcraft: Dragonflight is launching on November 28th for PC and Mac, bringing players to the new Dragon Isles – the ancestral home of the dragons in the Warcraft universe.
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World of Warcraft: Dragonflight brings lots of changes to classes in World of Warcraft, like the return of Talent Trees which Blizzard notes “empowers players to make creative and meaningful talent choices without compromising their effectiveness.” A new profession system is coming with a customizable interface, as well.
Blizzard shared details on the first season of Dragonflight, which kicks off the week of December 12th. Players can expect the new content to include a new “Vault of the Incarnates” raid, a new PVP season, and an updated Mythic+ dungeon rotation. The schedule for content is as follows:
- Week of December 12: Normal, Heroic, and Mythic Vault of the Incarnates will open with the weekly maintenance for each region
- Week of December 19: Vault of the Incarnates Raid Finder Wing 1 opens
- Week of January 2: Vault of the Incarnates Raid Finder Wing 2 opens
- Week of January 16: Vault of the Incarnates Raid Finder Wing 3 opens
Prior to the launch of World of Warcraft: Dragonflight, Blizzard is giving all players from levels 10-59 a “Winds of Wisdom” experience buff that boosts all EXP gain by 50%, which also goes live the week of October 4th. This buff will remain active until the full launch of Dragonflight’s pre-expansion patch, which is also when the new Dracthyr Evoker class becomes available.
Here’s a rundown on World of Warcraft: Dragonflight:
World of Warcraft: Dragonflight
The dragons of Azeroth have played a central role in the world’s affairs, guiding the mortal races and influencing events with their considerable power—occasionally for their own ends. As their sacred broodlands reawaken, the dragons will call on the heroes of the Alliance and Horde to help reckon with the threats and mysteries that are beginning to surface.
World of Warcraft: Dragonflight features:
- Discover the Dragon Isles: In their journey to the new level cap of 70, players will explore the primordial wonder and ancient secrets of the Dragon Isles across four new zones—the Waking Shores, roiling with elemental power; the vast expanse of the Ohn’ahran Plains; the frosty peaks of the Azure Span; and the majestic spires and temples of Thaldraszus.
- New Playable Race/Class Combo: Players will menace their foes (or empower their allies) as a dracthyr Evoker, WoW’s first-ever race/class combo. They’ll design both humanoid and draconic forms, pick between the Alliance and Horde, and venture forth as a healer or ranged damage-dealer that harnesses the collective might of all dragonkind.
- Soar Through the Skies: Dragonflight introduces Dragonriding, an all-new skill-based method of aerial movement that allows players to take to the skies on the back of their personal Dragon Isles Drake. Players will customize their drake as they progress through the expansion, collecting more appearance options and enabling them to fly farther and faster.
- Talent System Revamp: The new talent system empowers players to make creative and flavorful talent choices without compromising their effectiveness—and most importantly, it gives them meaningful options at every level.
- Improved Professions: Crafters rejoice! In Dragonflight, players who aspire to become renowned for their crafts will find a host of new features and tools to fuel their ambitions, including player-driven work orders, new profession equipment, and an all-new specialization system.
- Updated UI: Dragonflight will refresh the World of Warcraft user interface, with improvements to the look and feel of the minimap and other elements, and new options for players to customize different aspects of the UI to their tastes.