WoW Dragonflight: Release Date, Dracthyr Race, Evoker Class, Dragon Isles Zone & Latest News

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Blizzard has finally revealed the next World of Warcraft expansion, WoW Dragonflight.

With that, here's everything we know about WoW Dragonflight so far, including its release date, beta, and new content including a new race, class, talent trees, zones, flying mechanics, and plenty more.

LATEST - Opt in to the WoW Dragonflight Beta NOW!


If you want to get an early look at WoW Dragonflight gameplay, your best bet is the upcoming beta.

While we have no specifics on the beta period just yet, you can opt in to the WoW Dragonflight beta now on!

To sign up, simply visit this page, log into your account, and select "Beta Opt-In".

WoW Dragonflight Release Date

As of right now, WoW Dragonflight has no official release date, however, based on the shop for the expansion's pre-order information, Dragonflight will be releasing on or before December 31, 2022.

Until then, players will have a possible Alpha and a Beta to look forward to.

READ MORE: WoW Dragonflight Pre Order: Price, Rewards, and Editions


New Cinematic Trailer

WoW Dragonflight was revealed on Tuesday, April 19th, with a massive trailer.

This trailer shows the awakening of the Dragon Isles and the removal of a fog that hid them for years.

Check out the action-packed cinematic reveal trailer below!

WoW Dragonflight Pre-Order


As always with a new WoW expansion, players can pre-order it and receive some goodies. Additionally, they can take advantage of some of the expansion's perks early as well.

The Dragonflight expansion will come with four editions all varying in price. The Base Edition sits at $49.99, the Heroic Edition at $69.99, the Epic Edition at $89.99, and the Collector's Edition at $129.00

As always, the higher the version, the higher the rewards, and for Dragonflight Blizzard isn't skipping a beat in what goodies players can obtain.

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.

Players can pre-order Dragonflight here.

New Race: Dracthyr

WoW Dragonflight will add a new playable race to the game, the Dracthyr.

Dracthyr is a dragon-humanoid race that can glide with their wings, and take to the skies to fly during combat with different abilities.

Dracthyr will be unique in that they have no default faction, much like Pandaren.


New Class: Evoker

WoW Dragonflight introduces the Evoker class, a new hero class coming to the game. This class is unique in that is only available to Dracthyr, and Dracthyr can also only be Evokers.

As a hero class, Evokers will start at level 58 like Death Knights. They will also have their own unique start and questline like Death Knights for players to play through their backstory.

This class has the explosive potential to fly above the battlefield and shoot down fire, and will reflect their Dracthyr and Dragonflight counterparts in abilities and systems with two specs - Devastation (Ranged DPS), and Preservation (Healer).

New Zone: Dragon Isles

Each new WoW expansion takes players to new areas or enhanced versions of places we once knew. WoW Dragonflight will be no different in this regard.

WoW Dragonflight takes players to the Dragon Isles, and introduces a new starting zone for Dracthyr Evokers within it as well.

READ MORE: WoW Dragonflight Dragonriding: Everything we know so far


Gameplay Changes

WoW Dragonflight will introduce some massive gameplay changes to the retail experience - and these are still being revealed now!

Talent Trees

WoW Dragonflight will see the return of traditional talent trees as seen before the release of Cataclysm in 2010 - and courtesy of two new reveals, we now know all of the WoW Dragonflight talents for Druid and Death Knight!

These new trees offer plenty of more customization across class and spec abilities, and will shake up gameplay across the board for PVE and PVP alike.


WoW Dragonflight will introduce new changes to UI to allow players better control over raid frames and what information is visible vs hidden.

This means more nameplate control, and incorporating some popular features from addons as old as time into WoW directly.

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