World of Warcraft: Dragonflight

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This article is about the expansion itself. For the types of dragons, see Dragonflight.
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World of Warcraft: Dragonflight
Developer(s) Blizzard Entertainment
Team 2
Proletariat[1]
Publisher(s) Blizzard Entertainment
Platforms Microsoft Windows, macOS
Release
  • WW: November 28/29, 2022
Latest release 10.2.5
Latest preview 10.2.5
Genre(s) Expansion pack
Mode(s) Multiplayer
Expansion packs chronology

Shadowlands
(2020)
Dragonflight
(2022)
The War Within
(2024)

World of Warcraft: Dragonflight (shortened DF) is the ninth and current expansion for World of Warcraft set primarily in the eponymous region of the Dragon Isles. The expansion was officially revealed on 19 April 2022, and was released on November 28th of that year.

Its story serves to soften the tension from Shadowlands, being the first expansion since Mists of Pandaria that does not directly continue from the ending of the previous expansion, including a three year narrative time skip.

Story

Official site

Discover the Dragon Isles

The dragonflights of Azeroth have returned, called upon to defend their ancestral home, the Dragon Isles. Surging with elemental magic and the life energies of Azeroth, the Isles are awakening once more, and it's up to you to explore their primordial wonder and discover long-forgotten secrets.[2]

Features

Zones

Instances

Dungeons

Raids

Systems and rewards

  • The Major Factions in Dragonflight are an iteration on previous reputation-based gameplay with outdoor progression. Participating in content throughout the Dragon Isles grants reputation toward these Major Factions: Dragonscale Expedition, Maruuk Centaur, Iskaara Tuskarr, Valdrakken Accord, and Loamm Niffen. Each Major Faction's progression is different, with content fitting a variety of playstyles. Earning reputation unlocks renown ranks, and importantly unlike Covenants, major factions are not exclusive and players can be a member of all four factions at once. The ranks unlock questlines and cosmetics.[3][4]
  • Timewalking Campaigns will allow leveling to 60 with new players still going to Battle for Azeroth content and Shadowlands content being added as an option for alts.
  • Converting Solo Shuffle PvP Brawl into a Rated Solo Queue Battlegrounds system.
  • Barbershop services no longer cost any currency.
  • Trading Post and Traveler's Log with new cosmetic items and activities introduced every month, introduced with patch 10.0.5.
  • Transmog opened to common and poor quality items, with patch 10.0.5.

Race and class changes

Prominent figures

New figures

Nozdormu sees a vision of Iridikron and Chrono-Lord Deios.

Returning figures

Various Dragon Aspects and leaders speak atop the Seat of the Aspects.

Creatures

Dragonkin
Giant
Humanoid
Beast
Elemental
Unique

Returning

Pre-order options

Base option

Main article: World of Warcraft: Dragonflight Base Edition

Heroic edition

Main article: World of Warcraft: Dragonflight Heroic Edition

Epic edition

Main article: World of Warcraft: Dragonflight Epic Edition

Collector's edition

Main article: Dragonflight Epic Edition Collector's Set

System requirements

Main article: System requirements

Tie-in literature

Novels
Animated shorts
Short stories

Notes

  • Dragonflight has been described as an exploration-themed expansion, with comparisons drawn to Mists of Pandaria.[7]
  • Dragonflight will have a "big bad" as an antagonist, but who/what this is will not be known initially.[8] This is also similar to Mists of Pandaria, where Garrosh was a "surprise" final antagonist, empowered by Lei Shen's treasures and Y'Shaarj's remains.
  • When designing Dragonflight, the developers wanted "to tell a story rooted in adventure and optimism." That effects from previous games would be seen, but in a positive way.[9]
  • Dragonflight is the first expansion since Wrath of the Lich King to not have a tie in novel to serve as a prequel for the expansion.
  • Dragonflight is the first expansion to feature a narrative time skip, with Shadowlands starting in Year 35 after the opening of the Dark Portal, lasting for two years, and Dragonflight starting in Year 40.[10]

Gallery

Concept art
Miscellaneous

Videos

See also

  • Dragonflight beta timeline - An ongoing charting of the major developments, stumbles and unfortunate bugs of the Dragonflight beta

References

External links