10/19/2022 at 12:00 p.m. by Matthias Brückle – Finally there is plain text about the release of the pre-patch for WoW: Dragonflight – it officially starts at the end of October 2022. But while the certainty of the suspected date should bring joy, players are angry. The reason? The update will bring unexpected restrictions.
After a long time of puzzling, it’s finally official: The pre-patch for WoW: Dragonflight will start on October 26, 2022! But what should actually cause cheers and joy in the community also brings some frustration “in the small print”. Because it’s true that the pre-patch for Dragonflight will be released on October 26th – but it’s only the first part. In fact, Blizzard developers are splitting the release of the update into two phases (via Blizzard). And some players are now feeling betrayed by that. But why? How is the pre-patch for WoW: Dragonflight divided? Find out more below!
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Phase 1 of Dragonflight Pre-Patch – Release on October 26, 2022[/h2]As expected, the release of the pre-patch on October 26 brings with it the new talent tree system, as well as the adjusted and more modern interface. This can then be customized much better than before without add-ons. Convenience features such as “casting magic by holding down” and gamepad support also invite you to log in. PvP fans can then also win and lose in the ranked mixed singles ranking. New class-race combinations like tauren rogues are also included. But that’s it – there is nothing more in this update.
“Wait a minute”, some will now say: What about the Dracthyr? Here is the crux of the matter!
Let me in! Dracthyr have to be patient until November 15, 2022 – only then will they be available in WoW as a new race with an exclusive class. Source: buffed Gift tip for WoW fans: The folk tales and legends of Azeroth
Events for WoW: Dragonflight? Dractyr? Rufer class? Only in phase 2!
Only from November 16th, in the second phase, will there be access to the new class of the summoner, which is exclusively available for the new Dracthyr race. Logically, the latter only come into play then, as does their starting area, the Forbidden Island. The same goes for the special pre-patch events themed around Primal Storms, which offer special rewards and catch-up gear. On top of that, the release of the new dungeon “Uldaman: Legacy of Tyr” will only take place with phase 2.
The pre-patch for WoW: Dragonflight will only give you two weeks to get a fancy transmog set with item level 252, for example. Source: WoWhead
What is the WoW community saying about this phased pre-patch?
For example, in the WoW subreddit, some players are now venting their anger:
“It looks like we now have two weeks for the event, which isn’t too long if you want to finish the transmog sets…””I won’t be able to play my Caller before November 15th…hopefully Until then, read the Beta Feedback forum.””Only two weeks of Caller and Event…””Damn, I was so dying to level a Caller. Looks like I’ll have until November 15th wait to sign up again.””Only 2 weeks for Rufer and pre-patch is quite disappointing to be honest. Expected 3 or 4 weeks for the last 3+ expansions; not sure what the delay is for.”
However, several players also point out that this is not a novelty at all: Already in WoW (buy now): Legion, the demon hunter was not directly available for the pre-patch release. But are you disappointed? Or are you even happy that you can’t log in until November 15 because you still want to play other games? Write us in the comments!