16/05/2022

WoW Dragonflight release date hinted at by prequel novel

            The <a href="https://www.pcgamesn.com/world-of-warcraft" target="_blank" rel="noopener">World of Warcraft</a>: Dragonflight expansion is still some way off, but we might have got a hint about the WoW: Dragonflight release date thanks to an upcoming prequel novel for the MMORPG’s next major outing. Amazon has posted a listing for an ‘<a href="https://www.amazon.com/Untitled-4212B-Ballantine/dp/0399594213" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Untitled Dragonflight Prequel</a>’ written by Ballantine, with a release date of November 22.

In the past, prequel novels for World of Warcraft expansions have been released three to four months prior to the actual expansion. This would suggest that Blizzard is planning a release date around March 2023 for Dragonflight. This lines up nicely with a forum post from a Blizzard community manager saying that Shadowlands Season 4 is due to arrive later this year.

World of Warcraft: Dragonflight is set in the Dragon Isles, and features a new draconic race, the Dracthyr, which uses its own unique class called the Evoker. While no details are given on the novel, it will almost certainly serve as an introduction to both the Dracthyr and the Dragon Isles, the latter of which has its veil of secrecy lifted at the start of Dragonflight – allowing dragons and players to visit the isles for the first time in-game.

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