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Oct 26, 2022

Pre-expansion patch for World of Warcraft: Dragonflight is now live

From Press Release:

Champions of Azeroth can begin preparations for their journey to the Dragon Isles as the first of two pre-expansion patch phases is now live!

Check out what’s available today in phase one:

  • New Talent System
  • Players can now explore and set their new class talent trees, including the ability to save different loadouts tailored to their playstyle
  • Heads-up Display User Interface (HUD UI) Redesign
  • The first phase of updates for the HUD UI revamp gives players the ability to customize the base UI, including the location and size of action bars, player frames, and more
  • New Class/Race Combos:
  • All playable races can now be a rogue, priest or mage, with more new class/race combinations coming online as they become available in the future
  • Rated Solo Shuffle 
  • Previously a brawl, players can now queue for this new rated PVP mode that joins 2v2, 3v3 and Rated Battlegrounds as a means to earn elite PVP rewards
  • Additional Accessibility Functionality
  • A variety of new functionality has been added that includes “press and hold” spellcasting, interact keys, gamepad support, and more

To celebrate the launch of pre-patch, we’re releasing “Legacies”, a new series of animated shorts! The first episode is available now on the World of Warcraft YouTube channel. In the same style as “Afterlives” from Shadowlands and “Warbringers” from Battle for Azeroth, “Legacies” follows Nozdormu, the former dragon aspect of time, on a search for clues as to what the future holds for the dragonflights.

For more information on Dragonflight, including the full list of patch notes, check out the World of Warcraft website.