The Dragonflight Pre-Expansion Patch Phase 1 is Now Live

October 26th by Blizzard Entertainment

The first phase of the Dragonflight pre-expansion has arrived, and with its arrival, players will be able to experience the new talent system, UI and HUD changes—including new accessibility features—Rated Solo Shuffle, and new class and race combinations.

Content creators Hazelnuttygames, Naguura, and Cdew have joined forces to help you prepare for the Dragonflight pre-expansion patches.

Let Your New Talents Shine in Dragonflight

Learn how to make the most of the revamped Talent system, available with the Dragonflight pre-expansion update. [Learn More]

Get Into the Grid of Things with the Updated UI and HUD

Learn about Dragonflight's customizable HUD and UI—designed to be effective, attractive, and easily accessible to everyone. [Learn More]

Play as a Mage, Priest, or Rogue of Any Race

All playable races can join the fray as scholarly Mages, cunning Rogues, or devout Priests during the first phase of the Dragonflight pre-expansion patch. [Learn More]

Shadowlands Season 4 Ends and a Look at Post-Season

Shadowlands Season 4 comes to an end the week of October 24, followed by a post-season period that will last until Dragonflight launches on November 28. Learn more about rewards being retired when the season ends. [Learn More]

Dragonflight Pre-Expansion Patch Notes

Phase 1 of the Dragonflight Pre-Expansion update arrives to World of Warcraft on October 25! Learn more about what’s in store in our patch notes.

With the release of the pre-expansion patch, Shadowlands will also become a part of the base game for World of Warcraft.

Looking Ahead

The second phase of the pre-expansion patch goes live on November 15. Here’s what you can look forward to:

  • New Race/Class: Dracthyr Evoker Available: Players will menace their foes (or empower their allies) as the new dracthyr Evoker, World of Warcraft’s first-ever race and class combination. Able to switch between a humanoid visage and a fearsome draconic form, the dracthyr are highly mobile, and their unique Evoker class can specialize in ranged damage-dealing or in aiding their allies as a healer by harnessing the mystical gifts of dragonkind.
  • New Zone: The Forbidden Reach: Play through the starting zone for WoW’s newest hero class, the Dracthyr Evoker
  • New Dungeon: Uldaman: Legacy of Tyr: Located in the Badlands within the Eastern Kingdoms, players will venture into Uldaman to lay claim to a legacy of knowledge left behind by the Titans. This ancient Titan facility is where, long ago, allies of the heroic Keeper Tyr hid the Discs of Norgannon.
  • In-Game EventsPrimal Storms: Ward off attacks from the Primalists with new quests and world events, setting the stage for Dragonflight’s launch.

Stay up to date with all things Dragonflight on the official World of Warcraft website and pre-purchase World of Warcraft: Dragonflight or the Complete Collection today! Learn more about the digital and Collector’s Edition in our previously published article.

We’ll see you in Azeroth!