World of Warcraft: Dragonflight has been revealed as the franchise's next expansion, and it's already looking very exciting.
Bringing a new race, the Dracthyr, a new class, the Evoker, and plenty of other brand-new features to the game, players of the popular MMORPG will have their hands full come launch day.
To get ahead of the action and earn some extra rewards along the way, players will have the option to put in WoW Dragonflight pre-orders first.
With that in mind, here are all the details surrounding pre-ordering WoW Dragonflight, including what we can expect for its release date, price, editions, and rewards.
WoW Dragonflight Release Date & Pre Order Date
As of right now, WoW Dragonflight has no official release date, however, based on the Battle.net shop for the expansion's pre-order information, Dragonflight will be releasing on or before December 31, 2022.
This can largely be attributed to Shadowlands' irregularities of only having two patches with a substantial length in between, Blizzard's pattern of expansion reveal to release date, and the two-year separation between expansions.
Like expansion release dates, expansion pre-orders tend to follow a pattern of their own, though they are notably more sporadic.
We've seen some expansions available for pre-order less than a month out from launch with others open more than six months out—the latter is the more constant pattern.
However, thanks to the recent announcement, players can go ahead and pre-order Dragonflight right now. They can do so via the Battle.net shop.
WoW Dragonflight Price & Editions
In the past, World of Warcraft expansions have looked at $39.99 and $59.99 price tags for Base and Deluxe Editions respectively
However, upon Legion's release, this changed. Base Editions went up to $49.99 while Digital Deluxe Editions got bumped up to $69.99. After this, Shadowlands came along to add a new tier. This made it so the most recent WoW expansion had a Base, Heroic, and Epic Edition, following price tags of $39.99, $59.99, and $79.99 respectively.
For WoW Dragonflight, all of the editions have gone up $10, which means that players can purchase the Base Edition at $49.99, the Heroic Edition at $69.99, the Epic Edition at $89.99, and the Collector's Edition at $129.00
Additionally, there's the Collector's Edition, which is priced at $119.99. This would be for the more hardcore WoW fans and comes with unique physical items as collectibles.
WoW Dragonflight Pre-Order Rewards
Once a WoW expansion is preordered, players will be able to enjoy some of the goodies that each edition gives out early.
In the past, these have ranged from just a max character boost to getting the mounts and companions. For Dragonflight, that'll be the same.
Here are the rewards for each edition:
- Base Edition: Pre-purchase of World of Warcraft: Dragonflight and the Drakks Pet.
- Heroic Edition: Pre-purchase of World of Warcraft: Dragonflight. the Drakks Pet, the Tangled Dreamweaver flying mount, the Murkastrasza pet, and instant access to a Dragonflight-Level Character Boost (level 60).
- Epic Edition: Pre-purchase of World of Warcraft: Dragonflight. the Drakks Pet, the Tangled Dreamweaver flying mount, the Murkastrasza pet, instant access to a Dragonflight-Level Character Boost (level 60), 30 days of game time, the Timewalker's Hearthstone Effect, the Diadem of the Spell-Keeper's head-slot transmog, and the Wings of Awakening back-slot transmog which includes 5 color variants, one for each of the major Dragonflights.
- Collector's Edition: Everything included in the Epic Edition, a Dragonflight art book, five pins featuring the five Dragon Aspects of World of Warcraft, and a mousepad with the Dragonflight key art featuring Alexstrasza.