News | World of Warcraft Dragonflight Expansion Revealed

Blizzard has unveiled the new expansion for World of Warcraft called Dragonflight.

There were already rumors that the new expansion would be called that, but last night it was officially revealed during a livestream. Players travel to the Dragon Isles in the expansion. The new location is described as opulent and ‘primordial’.

Dragonflight introduces a new hybrid race, the Dracthyr Evokers. They start at level 58 and can join both the Horde and the Alliance. They have two forms: their dragon-like avatars used during combat and their human forms when talking to people from Azeroth.

In addition, dragons are added that players can fly on. This dragon can be completely customized to the player’s taste. The dragon can also be upgraded to become faster or to cover greater distances.

In addition to these new options, Blizzard also needs to make improvements to existing elements of World of Warcraft. For example, the talent system must be overhauled and the UI must be adjusted. It is not yet known when the expansion will be released. More information can be found on the official website.

Blizzard has also announced that Wrath of the Lich King is coming to World of Warcraft Classic later this year. Players will receive a boost to level 70 for those who have not played Burning Crusade Classic, achievements, an improved Barber Shop and of course the new zones Borean Tundra and Howling Fjord. However, the Dungeon Finder from the original expansion does not return.

News | Name of new World of Warcraft expansion leaked

The name of the new World of Warcraft expansion that will be revealed on April 19 has already been leaked. This one shows up in the source code of the official website

The name leaked through the source code of the official World of Warcraft website. While inspecting the website, a user came across a few references to the expansion, which will be named World of Warcraft: Dragonflight.

The source code lists three Dragonflight pre-order options, namely “Base”, “Heroic” and “Epic”. Also, users will be able to purchase upgrades to go from the Base and Heroic versions to a higher version.

Concept art of the new expansion may have also been shared on Reddit. It shows the character Alexstrasza. She is the Aspect of the Red Dragonflight, one of five dragon groups remaining in World of Warcraft lore.

The official announcement of the new World of Warcraft expansion will take place on April 19, Blizzard announced early last month. It is not yet known when the expansion will be released.