Newsroom News Breaking Comics Tags RSS
News video games 20 April 2022, 11:11

WoW: Dragonflight and Wrath of the Lich King Classic Announced [UPDATED]

WoW: Dragonflight has been officially announced. The newest aexpansion for the popular MMORPG will introduce the ability to fly on dragons.

Rumors from before have been confirmed - Blizzard announced the ninth expansion for World of Warcraft, titled Dragonflight. The main attraction of the expansion - at least on paper - seems to be the eponymous flying on dragons. The beasts can admired in their full glory on the trailer below.

In addition, the expansion will offer a new race and class - Dracthyr Evoker, rebuilt talent and profession system, updated interface, new regions, dungeons and raids. Let's hope that fans of WoW fans will be more satisfied than after Shadowlands.

New features in WoW: Dragonflight

  • A new race of humanoid dragons (Dracthyr) will be temporarily assigned to the Evoker class, which will specialize in dealing damage (DPS) or healing.
  • Representatives of this race will start the game in a unique starting location, the Dragon Isles zone, which was previously inaccessible and is to consist of four regions.
  • A new feature in this zone will be Dragon Riding, which is an expanded dragon flying mechanic (more advanced than the method of moving on "common" mounts). Moreover, the reptiles can be personalized and upgraded.
  • The expansion will also introduce a revamped talent system. It assumes the progression of the main character class first, and then the selected specialization.
  • The profession and crafting systems will also be reworked. The game interface will be enhanced with new features.
  • The expansion will also introduce a refreshed mechanic of accepting orders and new dungeons and raids, as well as increases the level cap from 60 to 70. - After Shadowlands it was lowered from 120.

WoW: Dragonflight - release date

Release date of WoW: Dragonflight is currently unknown, although rumors spoke of November 2022. However, those particularly interested in the new expansion can sign up for its beta test - you can do it here.

It is also worth noting the words of World of Warcraft director Ion Hazzikostas, who assured during the broadcast that from now on Blizzard intends to listen more to the community when developing the game. This has to do, among other things, with the specifications closely associated with a particular expansion, and turning to be moderately profitable at the release of the next expansion. Solutions introduced in WoW: Dragonflight are to stay in the game permanently. It will be interesting to see if this is an independent decision of the developer, or maybe the first glimpse of changes prepared by Microsoft, which is soon to take over Activision Blizzard.

Announcement of Wrath of the Lich King Classic

At the same time Blizzard announced Wrath of the Lich King Classic, the second expansion to the classic version of WoW. You can watch its trailer below.

Just like the 2021's WoW: The Burning Crusade Classic, the next expansion will faithfully recreate the original. You can count on the increase of the level cap from 70 to 80, the Death Knight class and the exploration of the ice and snow covered continent of Northrend.

As in the case of Dragonflight, we did not learn the release date for Wrath of the Lich King Classic. However, you can sign up for beta testing here.

Hubert Sledziewski

Hubert Sledziewski

Has been writing professionally since 2016. He joined five years later - although he has known the service since he had access to the internet - to combine his love for words and games. Deals mainly with news and journalism. A sociologist by education, a gamer by passion. He started his gaming adventure at the age of four - with a Pegasus. Currently, prefers PC and demanding RPGs, but does not shy away from consoles or other genres. When he's not playing or writing, he enjoys reading, watching series (less often movies) and Premier League matches, listening to heavy music, and also walking the dog. Almost uncritically loves the work of Stephen King. Does not abandon plans to follow in his footsteps. However, he keeps his first "literary achievements" locked away deep in a drawer.