World of Warcraft: Dragonflight Expansion and Wrath of the Lich King Classic Announced

Those of you looking to revisit the world of Azeroth, now that we’re seemingly done with the whole Sylvanas arc, should be happy to learn that Dragonflight, the next expansion for World of Warcraft, will be inviting us to explore the fabled Dragon Isles and uncover their many mysteries.

This latest expansion for Blizzard’s long-running MMORPG will introduce a new set of areas, the playable dragon-like Dracthyr race and the Evoker class seemingly exclusive to it, another overhaul of the game’s talent system, improved professions, and more.

And if you would rather go back in time, later this year, you’ll be able to revisit the game the way it used to be during its Wrath of the Lich King expansion.

So, here’s the official Dragonflight cinematic:

A trailer for Wrath of the Lich King Classic:

And the full expansion reveal event:

You can find a detailed news roundup here and learn more about the new expansion here. And since there’s a lot of info there, here’s just a quick overview of Dragonflight’s main features to get you started:

The dragons of Azeroth have played a central role in the world’s affairs, guiding the mortal races and influencing events with their considerable power—occasionally for their own ends. As their sacred broodlands reawaken, the dragons will call on the heroes of the Alliance and Horde to help reckon with the threats and mysteries that are beginning to surface.


  • Discover the Dragon Isles: In their journey to the new level cap of 70, players will explore the primordial wonder and ancient secrets of the Dragon Isles across four new zones—the Waking Shores, roiling with elemental power; the vast expanse of the Ohn’ahran Plains; the frosty peaks of the Azure Span; and the majestic spires and temples of Thaldraszus.
  • New Playable Race/Class Combo: Players will menace their foes (or empower their allies) as a dracthyr Evoker, WoW’s first-ever race/class combo. They’ll design both humanoid and draconic forms, pick between the Alliance and Horde, and venture forth as a healer or ranged damage-dealer that harnesses the collective might of all dragonkind.
  • Soar Through the Skies: Dragonflight introduces Dragonriding, an all-new skill-based method of aerial movement that allows players to take to the skies on the back of their personal Dragon Isles Drake. Players will customize their drake as they progress through the expansion, collecting more appearance options and enabling them to fly farther and faster.
  • Talent System Revamp: The new talent system empowers players to make creative and flavorful talent choices without compromising their effectiveness—and most importantly, it gives them meaningful options at every level.
  • Improved Professions: Crafters rejoice! In Dragonflight, players who aspire to become renowned for their crafts will find a host of new features and tools to fuel their ambitions, including player-driven work orders, new profession equipment, and an all-new specialization system.
  • Updated UI: Dragonflight will refresh the World of Warcraft user interface, with improvements to the look and feel of the minimap and other elements, and new options for players to customize different aspects of the UI to their tastes.
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