10/18/2022 at 7:22 p.m. by Norbert Rätz – This evening Blizzard announced the release date of the pre-patch for the next World of Warcraft expansion, Dragonflight. In the following you will learn everything you need to know to start your new adventure on the Dragon Islands!
Every new adventure begins with a first step, and the journey to the Dragon Isles is just around the corner when the first of two weekly maintenance pre-patches arrives on October 26th.
1. Phase: 26. October
Talent System Overhaul: Dragonflight brings major updates to classes in World of Warcraft, most notably the reintroduction of talent trees. The new talent system gives players the ability to make creative and meaningful talent decisions without sacrificing effectiveness. Most importantly, you’ll be given meaningful options at each level.Heads-up Display (HUD) UI Changes: Players can experience an updated and customizable HUD UI that features a modern layout and look while retaining the charm and character of the original design.Accessibility Features: Players can look forward to a range of new features, including hold-down spellcasting, interaction buttons, gamepad support, and more.Ranked Mixed Singles: The former PvP brawl has been taken to the next level: In Ranked Mixed Singles, players can now win (or lose!) ranked. As in Rated Battlegrounds and Arenas, you can earn seasonal rewards and achievements, points for Vicious Mounts, weekly Great Treasury progress, and Conquest Points. Cross-faction play will also be available.New Class/Race Combos: Rogue, Priest, and Mage classes can now be created and played with any race.
2 Phase: 16. November
New Class/Race Combination: Caller of the Dracthyr Available: Players can pressure their enemies (or bolster their allies) as the Caller of the Dracthyr, the first race/class combination in World of Warcraft. Dracthyr can switch between a humanoid visage and a fearsome dragon form, and are extremely agile. Accessible only to this race, the Caller class can specialize in either dealing damage from afar or supporting allies as healers, utilizing the dragon species’ mystical gifts.New Zone: The Forbidden Island: The starting area of WoW’s new hero class, the Caller of the Dracthyr, is now available.New Dungeon: Uldaman: Legacy of Tyr: Players will venture to Uldaman in the Wasteland of the Eastern Kingdoms to claim the knowledge left there by the titans. In this ancient titan facility, long ago allies of the heroic keeper Tyr hid the Discs of Norgannon.In-Game Events: Primal Storms: Players can repel attacks from the Primalists in new quests and world events that herald the launch of Dragonflight.
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