IRVINE, California–(BUSINESS WIRE)–World of Warcraft®: Dragon flight, the ninth expansion to Blizzard Entertainment’s critically acclaimed massively multiplayer online role-playing game, is now live! Heroes of the Horde and Alliance are called back to Azeroth to explore the mystical Dragon Isles and its ancient secrets, where the dragon aspects have returned to reclaim their kingdom and ancestral home.
“dragon flight goes to the heart of what players have always loved World of Warcraftexplore, customize and feel the sense of wonder as the world and its stories unfold,” said Mike Ybarra, president of Blizzard Entertainment. “The core system updates, such as the new talent trees, build on the legacy of Wow for all types of players, allowing friends old and new to enjoy all that Azeroth has to offer for years to come.
The new continent Dragon Isles consists of five vibrant zoneswhich are among the largest by area in the history of Wow: the Forbidden range, the new start zone for the dracthyr race; the primal Wake shores, an untamed land brimming with elemental energies; the windy Ohn’ahran plains, home to proud centaur clans; the vast Azure span, where tuskarr fish amid mysterious ruins; and shiny Thaldrazsusthe seat of power for the dragon aspects and home to the dragon capital of Valdrakken.
dragon flight introduces the first ever race/class combo for World of Warcraftthe dractyr evoker. Dractyr Evokers, with a plethora of character customization options and starting at level 58, are the first ranged damage class to be added World of Warcraft since the game’s launch 18 years ago. Players can channel the magic of the dragon’s flights, maneuver across battlefields while healing their allies or damage their enemies while utilizing all-new Empowered spellcasting.
Flight in early dragon flight of Dragon riding, an all-new and exciting mode of aerial exploration where adventurers can dive from heights on rideable Dragon Isles Drakes to gain speed before pulling the reins to glide and dive on built momentum. In addition to competing in time trials and multiplayer races, players can collect a host of account-wide appearance customizations and skill upgrades for four drakes to be earned on the Dragon Isles during their journey to the Dragon Isles. new level cap of 70.
Core systems have been redesigned for dragon flightand each will see further updates through a phased approach as it expands:
- An all new talent tree system offers unprecedented control over gameplay, more influential choices at every level, and new skill combinations. Starter talent builds are available to help new or returning adventurers, and talent builds can be saved, traded, and shared with friends.
- The redesigned Heads-Up Display (HUD) and user interface looks great on modern screens and displays important gameplay information more effectively. The HUD UI is now easily customizable for all types of players with the addition of an edit mode and makes it easy to share gear.
- Improved professionsnow a mainstay of equipment acquisition, allows living the fantasy of being a master crafter or collector and building a clientele through new player-driven work orders, unlockable specializations, and the addition of a crafting and collecting quality system.
dragon flight is available digitally as a Base Edition ($49.99 SRP), a Heroic Edition ($69.99 SRP) that includes the new Murkastrasza pet, a Dragonflight level character boost (level 60), and a new Tangled Dreamweaver flying mount includes, and as an Epic Edition ($89.99) with all Heroic Edition items plus the Timewalker’s Hearthstone effect, the Diadem of the Spell keeper head-slot transmog, the Wings of Awakening back-slot transmog in five color variants and 30 days of playing time.
A 12-month subscription special offer is currently available ($155.88 SRP, equivalent to $12.99 per month) that comes with the Nether-Gorged Greatwyrm flying mountain and the Tabard of the Flame in WoW Classic from the current 6-month subscription offer plus the Telix the Stormhorn Flying Mount, the Gargantuan Grrloc Ground Mount, the Festering Emerald Drake Mount in WoW Classic, and all yet-to-be-announced items included in our upcoming 2023 6-month subscription offer, which will be available in January is revealed.
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