World of Warcraft: Dragonflight is off to a good start and, going by the 2023 roadmap that outlines its content plans, Blizzard aims to capitalize on the expansion's momentum.
World of Warcraft: Dragonflight's 2023 roadmap targets a steady content cadence that includes two major patches with four smaller updates bridging the gap between them.
World of Warcraft: Dragonflight 2023 Roadmap
The goal is to have future updates available on the public test realm shortly after those in development are pushed to live servers.
If the developer pulls it off, this should ensure that spending time in the Dragon Isles (and potentially Azeroth as a whole) feels great throughout the year.
Some WoW: Dragonflight 2023 roadmap highlights include the expected addition of new zones and raids, which will be part of major patches, alongside a new megadungeon, orc and human heritage armor, new quests, and more.
WoW Patch 10.0.5
Release Date: January 24
WoW's patch 10.0.5 is slated to drop at some point during winter, going live at some point during the first months of 2023.
It introduces the Trading Post, which gives players a way to obtain additional cosmetic items, including some that are no longer available or only available on the premium store.
On top of that, it also adds the ability to transmog grey and white-quality items, giving your character a simpler, more humble look.
New world content in the Primalist Tomorrow area is also coming in WoW's patch 10.0.5, making for a neat little content infusion to spice up Season 1.
WoW Patch 10.0.7
Release Date: March 21
Another smaller update on World of Warcraft: Dragonflight's 2023 roadmap, 10.0.7 is slated to bring with it a new quest campaign as well as repeatable world content in the Forbidden Reach.
It revolves around the new dracthyr race returning to its former prison and learning more about its origins and destiny.
This is also when Blizzard aims to set up Dragonflight's next big chapter, the developer noting that by the time we're done with the quests, "it should be obvious what our next destination must be."
WoW: Dragonflight's patch 10.0.7 also introduces quest lines for the long-awaited human and orc cosmetic heritage armor sets while also bringing Dragonriding updates, a new Furbolg faction, and more.
WoW Patch 10.1
Release Date: May 2
World of Warcraft: Dragonflight's 10.1 update is the first major post-launch content drop on 2023's roadmap. It marks the start of Season 2, giving mythic+ and PvP enthusiasts more reasons to engage with those parts of the game.
The new Zaralek Cavern underground zone and Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible raid are also coming, alongside a refreshed mythic+ dungeon pool.
In addition, updates to the user interface improvements are also planned alongside the addition of Fyrakk Assaults, a new Dragonriding drake, and more.
WoW Patch 10.1.5
Release Date: July 11
World of Warcraft: Dragonflight's 2023 roadmap then brings another pair of smaller updates. The first of them, WoW's patch 10.1.5, adds the new Dawn of the Infinite megadungeon, in which we fight against the Infinite Dragonflight.
The Evoker class gets a third specialization, Augmentation, which lets it fulfill the role of a damage dealer with a support twist.
Time Rifts see us banding together to defeat waves of enemies, while the Whelp Daycare questline and dailies let us take care of five dragon whelps.
Several races get access to the warlock class, as Blizzard continues to work on giving us additional flexibility in terms of customizing characters.
WoW Patch 10.1.7
Release Date: September 5
World of Warcraft's update 10.1.7 then adds even more new story elements and quests, focusing on reforging Tyr, that likely set up the final major update on 2023's roadmap.
Dreamsurges act as new public events, bringing Waking Dream portals into the four original Dragonflight zones, while the Night Elves and Forsaken get their own sets of Heritage Armor.
The Dawn of the Infinite megadungeon gets split into two wings, also available on heroic difficulty, while Brewfest and Hallow's End are targeted for planned holiday event refreshes.
WoW Patch 10.2
Release Date: November 7, 2023
World of Warcraft's 10.2 update marks the final step on Dragonflight's 2023 roadmap, being set to launch in late 2023.
The game's second major post-launch expansion brings with it the Emerald Dream as a new zone which also includes the new Amirdrassil, The Dream's Hope raid. It is also when Season 3 starts and the Mythic+ dungeon pool refreshes once more.
A variety of class changes and tweaks, including Rogue and Demon Hunter talent updates, is also planned.
Players can pursue a new legendary two-handed axe weapon, while the Blood Elf race is getting new customization options.
A set of three new public events that feed into each other will also be introduced as part of the new zone.
This is what you need to know about World of Warcraft: Dragonflight 2023's roadmap and the content we can expect from the MMORPG throughout the year. For more on the game, check out its current server status.
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