The next major update for World of Warcraft: Dragonflight, which will take players into the game’s fabled Emerald Dream, will arrive on November 7th, Blizzard has announced.
Update 10.2, titled “Guardians of the Dream,” introduces the Emerald Dream as a new zone for players to explore. The Dream depicts Azeroth as it would be in its natural, wild state, free from outside influences from the various humanoid races, and is a location that fans have long believed could be the setting for a standalone expansion.
As with every major update to Blizzard’s MMORPG, there will be a new raid: Amirdrassil, the Hope of the Dream. The raid begins on November 14th and takes place around and within a burgeoning World Tree that appears to be the new home of the night elves after Sylvanas and the Horde burned their previous home during the events leading up to the 2018 Battle for Azeroth expansion.
The update also marks the start of a new PvP and Mythic+ dungeon season. Eight dungeons will be added to the Mythic+ pool, two of which are the mega-dungeon Dawn of the Infinites (albeit split into two parts), which was introduced as part of the game’s 10.1.5 update. The remaining six dungeons continue the trend of Blizzard taking dungeons from previous expansions to keep things fresh, with two dungeons from Legion (Darkheart Thicket and Black Rook Hold), two from Battle for Azeroth (Waycrest Manor and Atal’Dazar ) and one each from Warlords of Draenor (Everbloom) and Cataclysm (Throne of the Tides).
For those more interested in continuing the story of Dragonflight, there will be new main story quests, both those related to the new raid, as well as the final stage of the “Rebuilding Tyr” quest line and an additional line of quests involving Wrathion and newfound ally Vyranoth attempt to bring other dragon groups into the fold. Fans have speculated that Update 10.2 could be the last major update for Dragonflight given the conclusion of some key storylines and other details from the game’s public testing section, but fans will have to wait to find out for sure.
Guardians of the Dream arrives just days after BlizzCon 2023, which ends on November 4th and is sure to bring important news to World of Warcraft. Warcraft veteran Chris Metzen, who recently returned to Blizzard full-time as Executive Creative Director, will be on hand to reveal what’s next for the Warcraft franchise, and Blizzard President Mike Ybarra has already hinted that Of all the Blizzard franchises, Warcraft has the most news to share.
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