World of Warcraft: Dragonflight Releases This Year - Pre-Orders Now Available
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
World of Warcraft®: Dragonflight is now available for pre-purchase in-game and through the Blizzard Shop!

As long-dormant forces begin to stir in their sacred homeland, the dragons of Azeroth—at times both allies and adversaries of the mortal races—call on the heroes of the Alliance and Horde to help reckon with the looming threats and ancient mysteries on the verge of awakening.

Take Wing to a New Beginning
Join forces with the dragonflights of Azeroth as they return to the Dragon Isles, a lost realm of magic and wonder. There await the dracthyr evokers, an all-new playable race and class of humanoid dragonkin who stand ready to join the ranks of the Horde and Alliance.

Dragonflight is now available for purchase in three digital editions: Base, Heroic, and Epic.

Base edition Contents
  • The expansive Dragonflight experience.
  • Drakks pet (as a pre-purchase bonus item*)

Heroic Edition Contents
  • The expansive Dragonflight experience.
  • Murkastrasza pet
  • Tangled Dreamweaver mount
  • Dragonflight-level (level 60) character boost**
  • Drakks pet (as a pre-purchase bonus item*)

Epic Edition Contents
  • All content from the Heroic Edition
  • Wings of Awakening (back-slot with 5 color variants)
  • Diadem of the Spell-Keeper: A crown once worn by Sindragosa herself, this head-slot transmog radiates with the magical energies of the blue dragonflight.
  • Timewalker’s Hearthstone Effect
  • 30 Days of game time
  • Drakks pet (as a pre-purchase bonus item*)

Whether you’re just returning to World of Warcraft or inviting a friend along, the Complete Collection can help you get right into the action.

Complete Collection – Heroic Edition
  • Every base expansion to date.
  • Shadowlands Heroic Edition, including Ensorcelled Everwyrm flying mount (grants a quest for the Vestments of the Eternal Traveler transmog set.)
  • The complete Dragonflight experience.
  • Two Character Boosts (Shadowlands Character Boost to Level 50 and Dragonflight Character Boost to level 60)
  • 30 Days of Game time
  • Tangled Dreamweaver flying mount
  • Murkastrasza pet
  • Drakks pet (as a pre-purchase bonus item*)

Complete Collection – Epic Edition
  • Every base expansion to date.
  • Shadowlands Heroic Edition, including Ensorcelled Everwyrm flying mount (grants a quest for the Vestments of the Eternal Traveler transmog set.)
  • The expansive Dragonflight experience.
  • Two Character Boosts (Shadowlands Character Boost to Level 50 and Dragonflight Character Boost to level 60)
  • A total of 60 Days of Game time
  • Tangled Dreamweaver flying mount
  • Murkastrasza pet
  • Wings of Awakening (back-slot with 5 color variants)
  • Diadem of the Spell-Keeper: A crown once worn by Sindragosa herself, this head-slot transmog radiates with the magical energies of the blue dragonflight.
  • Timewalker’s Hearthstone Effect
  • Drakks pet (as a pre-purchase bonus item*)

All bonuses from the Heroic and Epic Editions are unlocked immediately upon pre-purchase. All new race & class, the Dracthyr Evoker available at or before launch.

Dragonflight Expansion Features
  • Discover the Dragon Isles—Journey to the new level cap of 70 and explore the primordial wonder and ancient secrets of the Dragon Isles across four new zones: the roiling Waking Shores; the vast Ohn’ahran Plains; the stark Azure Span; and ancient, majestic Thaldraszus.
  • New Race/Class Combo— Menace your foes (or empower your allies) as a Dracthyr Evoker, WoW’s first ever race/class combo. Design both humanoid and draconic forms, pick between the Alliance and Horde, and venture forth as a healer (Preservation specialization) or ranged damage-dealer (Devastation specialization) that harnesses the collective might of all dragonkind.
  • Soar Through the SkiesDragonriding, an all-new method of aerial movement, allows you to take to the skies atop a Dragon Isles Drake, which you will befriend in each of the four new zones as you level up. Customize your drakes as you progress, collecting more appearance options and unlocking new abilities that will enable them to fly farther and faster.
  • New Talent System—With this overhaul, you’ll be able to make creative and flavorful talent choices at every level without compromising your effectiveness.
  • New Profession System Updates—Crafters rejoice! We’re introducing player-driven work orders, new profession equipment, an all-new specialization system, and more to help you become the artisan renowned through the realm.
  • New Hud UIGet ready for a fully updated and customizable Heads Up Display (HUD) User Interface (UI) that’s been created with contemporary displays in mind, designed to be effective, attractive, and accessible.

Pre-purchase World of Warcraft®: Dragonflight or the Complete Collection now to unlock a trove of items to aid you in your coming adventures.

Get the Dragonflight Collector’s Edition
Prepare to step into the Dragon Isles with this limited-edition Epic Edition Collector’s Set, featuring a trove of rare and wondrous items to aid you on your journey into a new land.



  • Dragonflight Five-Pin Collector’s Set: Add iconic representations of Azeroth’s five primary dragonflights to your pin collection–red, green, black, blue, and bronze.
  • Art of Dragonflight- Hardback Art Book: Explore the visual development of the Dragon Isles, a remote realm of Azeroth that has remained hidden since the Great Sundering 10,000 years ago.
  • Alexstrasza Mousepad: Emblazoned with the powerful visage of the Life-Binder herself, standing proud in both her dragon and high elf forms.

Epic In-Game Content
  • Drakks pet (as a pre-purchase bonus item) and Murkastrasza pet: Explore the Dragon Isles alongside your diminutive, new draconic companions.
  • Tangled Dreamweaver mount: Take wing with the Tangled Dreamweaver as you soar across the Dragon Isles and beyond.
  • Wings of Awakened: A back-slot transmog, which includes 5 color variants, one for each of the major Dragonflights.
  • Diadem of the Spell-Keeper: A back-slot transmog, which includes 5 color variants, one for each of the major Dragonflights.
  • Timewalker’s Hearthstone Effect: Ride the sands of time back to an inn you’ve previously visited with this unique cosmetic effect for your Hearthstone.


World of Warcraft: Dragonflight PC/Mac Game Key
You’ll also receive an Epic Edition digital key to unlock the full version of Dragonflight and 30 days of game time. The Dragonflight Collector’s Edition is available to pre-order now on the Blizzard Gear Store now.

Upgrading From Base Edition, Heroic Edition, or Epic Edition to Collector's Edition
If you’ve purchased a digital copy of Dragonflight from our in-game shop or Blizzard shop, and want to upgrade to the Collector’s Edition, we will automatically credit you the cost of the digital copy in Blizzard Balance—as long as you enter the Collector’s Edition key before 11:59 p.m. PDT on December 31, 2023. When you enter the key from your Collector’s Edition, the credit will automatically kick in based on the original transaction on your account.

Remember, you will need to enter the Collector’s Edition key before 11:59 p.m. PST on December 31, 2023, as automatic Blizzard Balance credits will be turned off at that time.

Please note, if you originally bought a lower-priced edition and then upgraded to a higher-priced edition, you will be credited based on the original purchase only. Here are the specific scenarios:

Epic Edition > Collector’s Edition
If you originally bought the Epic Edition of Dragonflight and pre-ordered the Collector’s Edition, your Blizzard Balance credit will be for the price you paid for the Epic Edition.

Heroic Edition > Epic Edition > Collector’s Edition
If you bought the Heroic Edition, upgraded to the Epic Edition at a later date, then pre-ordered the Collector’s Edition of Dragonflight, your Blizzard Balance credit will be the price you paid for the original Heroic Edition.

Heroic Edition > Collector’s Edition
If you originally bought the Heroic Edition of Dragonflight and pre-ordered the Collector’s Edition, your Blizzard Balance credit will be the price you paid for the Heroic Edition.

Base Edition > Heroic Edition > Collector’s Edition
If you bought the Base Edition, upgraded to the Heroic Edition at a later date, then pre-ordered the Collector’s Edition of Dragonflight, your Blizzard Balance credit will be the price you paid for the original Base Edition.

Base Edition > Heroic Edition > Epic Edition > Collector’s Edition
If you bought the Base Edition, upgraded to the Heroic Edition and then the Epic Edition at a later date, then pre-ordered the Collector’s Edition of Dragonflight, your Blizzard Balance credit will be the price you paid for the original Base Edition.

World of Warcraft®: Dragonflight™ will be available on or before December 31, 2022. To learn more, visit the expansion’s official website at https://dragonflight.blizzard.com.

*Drakks pet as a pre-purchase bonus item offer ends with the launch of Dragonflight.

**In-game items and Character Boost not available in World of Warcraft® Classic.

Dragonflight Collector’s Edition Codes and Upgrades
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
We’ve seen a number of questions from players regarding the physical Collector’s Edition, which recently went on sale, and how they might be able to use the game code as a part of their purchase.

As there is no digital delivery of the code ahead of receipt of the physical box, there are two scenarios in play.
Players who aren’t concerned about getting access to any advance content or their digital items ahead of receipt of their Collector’s Edition box, can wait for it to be delivered to their shipping address. Once received, the game code can be found in the box and can be applied to the account they would like to upgrade to the Epic Edition of Dragonflight.

For those who would like to enjoy any advance content or their digital items before they receive the physical Collector’s Edition, they can purchase one of the digital options available and upgrade their account to Dragonflight immediately. After the Collector’s Edition is received, the code received in the box can be applied to the account they would like to upgrade to the Epic Edition of Dragonflight. Doing so will result in an automatic credit of Battle.net Balance to the associated account in the amount of the cost of the original digital purchase.

Learn more in our sale article here.
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Comments 388 Comments
  1. AtomR's Avatar
    They scrapped at least one patch for SL so it's likelly they've been working on this a lot longer than we thought.
    Maybe they will just be revamping the talent trees, add "how to train your dragon" features and just develop new story+zones+raids+dungeons and it's all done.
  1. thesimpsonsman's Avatar
    "*World of Warcraft®: Dragonflight will be available on or before December 31, 2022."

    Did not expect that at all..... There is no way we are gonna see it this year, and if so it will be so buggy and rushed. I was expecting Spring and Summer of 2023.

    Plus, aren't they doing that filler crap with redoing raids and what not for the next season. Did they honestly expect that to only last a month or two?

    I'll still buy it after saying all of that lol but still, we dont need another shadowlands.
  1. RobertMugabe's Avatar
    Wait what, it'll release THIS year?
  1. Zephre's Avatar
    It's basically just a large patch, no shit it's coming out this year.
  1. schwarzkopf's Avatar
    People either whinge because it is too soon, or whinge because it is taking too long.

    No wonder Blizz stopped listening to players.
  1. micwini's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by schwarzkopf View Post
    I think they have one big advantage for Dragonflight, no complex intertwined borrowed powers (artefact, legos, covenants etc etc) to attempt to implement.

    For the most part - they are just implementing a system which is currently working in classic - classic talents, and new content.

    In theory it should be the least complicated expansion in years.
    True but there is still quite a lot that needs testing, feedback and iteration:
    - The 'new' talents. A lot of stuff is now in the talents that needs to be baseline, just for a start
    - Just the general questing experience like they always do
    - The dragonriding system
    - Endgame world content
    - New dungeons
    - New raid
    - Professions. Lots of testing, feedback, iteration to be done on this.

    But yeah, apart from that, not much else. Im feeling a WoD 2.0 here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schwarzkopf View Post
    People either whinge because it is too soon, or whinge because it is taking too long.

    No wonder Blizz stopped listening to players.
    The issue is that they haven't started testing. The only thing we've seen is some zone previews and the first iteration of talent trees for only 2 classes. It is just fear that it might be rushed/not tested enough. No one would have had this sentiment, had they started alpha the week after the announcement, which could have been done if the expansion is so far along that it can be released this year.
  1. mmocfd1b0ab5a3's Avatar
    Please explain how is it rushed? Am I missing something because just looking at Legion:

    The release date announcement for Legion was on April 18th 2016, beta was on May 15th 2016 and release date was August 30th 2016. Thats about 4 months between date announcement and release date and previous expac was less than 2 years.

    Dragonflight date announced June 21th 2022 and release is on or before December 31th 2022. Thats up to 6 months between date announcement and release date and previous expac lasted up to 2 years 1 month.

    Thats just one example.
  1. Cayde69's Avatar
    Honestly, probably another expansion I don’t buy. Dracthyr sounded cool, solo q arena sounds cool, but honestly knowing blizzard and them releasing it within the next 6 months with no beta in sight I’m willing to guess it’s going to be rushed and the beta is goin to be a fairly good reflection of the whole game. Let’s see how bad it really is.
  1. schwarzkopf's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by micwini View Post
    True but there is still quite a lot that needs testing, feedback and iteration:
    Correct, but not a lot of new weird programming needs to be done. Art assets, questlines, dungeons, raids - all stuff they've been doing for 18 years.

    The ONLY new mechanic in the game will be the dragon flying stuff, everything else is stuff they are experienced at.
  1. Agall's Avatar
    The fact that they're legally guaranteeing it before 2023 shows a good sign of change. Everyone was expecting Q1 2023. In that case, the season 4 '2 weeks notice' might be announced today/tomorrow??
  1. schwarzkopf's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by micwini View Post
    The issue is that they haven't started testing.
    Of course they have started testing, ages ago...
  1. Mhyroth's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by schwarzkopf View Post
    People either whinge because it is too soon, or whinge because it is taking too long.

    No wonder Blizz stopped listening to players.
    Haven't seen anyone complain that an Expansion release is taking too long. People rather have a finished product and not rushed as we've been used to for the past 2 Expansions.
  1. Agall's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by exsanguinate View Post
    Developer here and yes it does. Im worried because we havent seen any gameplay what so ever.
    They're definitely changing policy with what happened in 9.2.5, where they didn't drop a lot of content on PTR and seemingly doing more internal testing and/or keeping more material confidential for longer. The previous 'we know almost everything before the patch drops' seems to be done.
  1. kamuimac's Avatar
    so ... it seems they are giving up on S4 then ? or they already know it will completly utterly fail ?

    shame - it will be another rushed failed expansion . there is no way in hell possible to make expansion goodif its end of june and there is no open beta out.
  1. shade3891's Avatar
  1. Zarathos's Avatar
    nah, i mean the thing in shadowlands is that we had "covenants", tor-mess and a lot of things...Here we are back to basics so its not rushed at all and they said that the expac was almost ready. Remember not borrowed power so not soulbinds and stuff...if u think about it they need to test talent trees, quest, maps, raid, dungeons, dracthyr and not much more...
  1. MrLachyG's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by schwarzkopf View Post
    I think they have one big advantage for Dragonflight, no complex intertwined borrowed powers (artefact, legos, covenants etc etc) to attempt to implement.

    For the most part - they are just implementing a system which is currently working in classic - classic talents, and new content.

    In theory it should be the least complicated expansion in years.
    Yeah this is why I actually think it could release this year. If it’s just the standard quests, dungeons, raids etc then that doesn’t take too much testing, Blizz are pretty proficient at those. Renown is coming back, that system has already been tested in SL so the only thing that needs targeted thorough testing is DR
  1. AtomR's Avatar
    Just because you don't know they haven' started testing doesn't mean they haven't started testing. I bet beta invites will be out soon.
  1. druvirus's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Goat7 View Post
    Do not pre order this, do not even buy this at launch. Blizzard does not deserve your money.

    Also this is rushed big time because they have lost a leg with everything they put out the last few years being dog crap. Only reason they are standing on 1 leg is cuz of microtransactions.

    Get your popcorn ready cuz when this shit show is released its gonna be amazing to watch.
    Already preordered the top tier version. Womp womp.
  1. micwini's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by mmocfd1b0ab5a3 View Post
    Please explain how is it rushed? Am I missing something because just looking at Legion:

    They announced Legion on April 18th 2016, beta was on May 15th 2016 and release date was August 30th 2016. Thats about 4 months between date announcement and release date and previous expac was less than 2 years.

    Dragonflight date announced June 21th 2022 and release is on or before December 31th 2022. Thats up to 6 months between date announcement and release date and previous expac lasted up to 2 years 1 month.

    Thats just one example.
    We had 14 months of Siege of Orgrimmar and we got WoD. They scrapped half of WoD afterwards to focus on Legion. They have scrapped some stuff from SL, but not as much as WoD and DF is far from as ambitious as Legion was.

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