A big surprise on Tuesday night! As Blizzard more or less intentionally announces, World of Warcraft’s next retail expansion, Dragonflight, will be released later this year. Contrary to previous assumptions, it probably won’t be until 2023 before we get to explore the new expansion.
This stems from a note that can be read as part of the pre-order release on the relevant Blizzard home page. It says “World of Warcraft: Dragonflight will be available no later than December 31, 2022.” Until now, it was assumed that even though WoW Classic’s Wrath of the Lich King expansion will be released this year, retail fans will be able to do so so we’ll have to wait indefinitely for Dragonflight’s release in 2023.
WoW: Dragonflight Preorder
Starting today, you can pre-order World of Warcraft: Dragonflight in three different versions. In addition to the Base Edition, a “Heroic Edition” and an “Epic Edition” are also available. Now you can find out what these costs are and what they include.
The basic version of Dragonflight will cost a whopping 49.99 euros and, in addition to the expansion itself, it also includes the Drakks pet as an additional element for the pre-purchase of Dragonflight. This pet is only available until the release of the expansion and should no longer be available after that. Plus, of course, you also get access to the new race/race combination “Dracthyr Caller”, which is listed as “available at or before launch”. Can we maybe start with the people who already called in for the previous patch?
All higher editions also include all the bonuses and extras of the versions mentioned above. The Heroic Edition is better for $69.99, and in addition to all the perks mentioned, it also grants you a character upgrade for Dragonflight, which allows a character of your choice to level up directly to level 60. Additionally, those who pre-order the Heroic Edition will get the Entwined Dreamweaver flying mount and the Murkastraza pet.
Even if you go for the grand Epic Edition, you’ll get Hearthstone of the Time Wanderer, Diadem of the Spell-Keeper head transmog, Wings of Awakening back transmog in five color variants, and 30 days of game time for World of Warcraft. Warcraft plus all the things mentioned so far.
This is what awaits you in Dragonflight
Exciting new content awaits you in World of Warcraft: Dragonflight and a little back to the roots. Alongside Callers of the Dracthyr, you can level up to a new level cap of 70, explore five new zones, and watch Azeroth come to life. Instead of new systems, Blizzard is thinking of bringing back old strengths and rethinking existing features.
Expect the return of proper talent trees and a major overhaul of the crafting system. In addition, the user interface will be modernized and you will be able to customize your own dragon and direct it through the air like no other mount before. All additional information about the expansion can be found here:
WoW 2.0: New Expansions Revealed – Return to Azeroth!
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