The latest World of Warcraft expansion, Dragonflight, launches on November 28.
Activision Blizzard announced today that World of Warcraft Dragonflight will be available from 3 pm PT on November 28… and it comes with lots of new content.
“Dragonflight was crafted with our incredible community in mind and with the desire to return to what we all love most dearly: the splendor of Azeroth and its characters, with our players cast as heroes,” said World of Warcraft executive producer Holly Longdale. “We invite everyone into this new adventure where we will bask in the landscape of dragons, become a part of their ancient legacy, and watch the secrets of this land unfold together.”
World of Warcraft Dragonflight will launch with 8 new dungeons as well as four new zones – the Dragon Isles – each themed around the ancient dragon aspects.
“As the Dragon Isles awaken, so too do long-forgotten secrets, and players will traverse land and sky as they explore what the Dragon Isles has to offer,” said the official press release.
Dragonflight also unlocks the Drachtyr race – a draconic race that can switch between humanoid and dragon forms at will. They also come with a unique Evoker class which can specialize in ranged damage-dealing or aiding their allies as a healer by harnessing the mystical gifts of dragonkind.
The Drachtyr will become playable in a pre-expansion patch to those who pre-ordered Dragonflight.
There’s also the all-new skill-based Dragonriding – allowing players to soar through the skies on the back of a Dragon Isles Drake. The drakes themselves come in millions of different combinations, so it should be easy to make your new companion your own.
World of Warcraft Dragonflight also introduces the new talent system as well as an updated professions system.
Of the new dungeons, four of these can be tackled with friends as you journey towards level 70. The remaining four will unlock once you’ve reached the new level cap, and the first Dragonflight raid will become available on December 18.
World of Warcraft: Dragonflight Reveal Art and Screenshots
Dragonflight is available to pe-purchase as a base edition ($49.99), a Heroic edition ($69.99), and an Epic edition ($89.99). Each edition includes one or more digital items to help celebrate the launch:
- Base: Includes Drakks pet.
- Heroic: Includes Drakks pet, the new Murkastrasza pet, a Dragonflight-level character boost (level 60), and a new Tangled Dreamweaver flying mount.
- Epic: Includes all Base and Heroic items as well as the Timewalker’s Hearthstone effect, the Diadem of the Spell-keeper head-slot transmog, the Wings of Awakening back-slot transmog in five color variants, and 30 days of game time.
You can also enjoy the Winds of Wisdom +50% experience buff beginning the week of October 4.
Want to read more about World of Warcraft? Check out our Dragonflight preview as well as a breakdown of the new expansion by World of Warcraft developers.
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