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WoW: Dragonflight Is, Surprisingly, Coming This Year, Preorders Live Now

The next World of Warcraft expansion, Dragonflight, is now available for preorder. In a surprise most players didn’t see coming, it’s also slated to arrive before the end of 2022.

Four different editions of Dragonflight are available for preorder: a $50 standard edition, a $70 heroic edition, a $90 epic edition, and a $130 physical collector’s edition (which includes all the digital goodies of the epic edition). The standard edition comes with an in-game pet and the expansion itself, with more expensive editions including extras like a level boost, game time, exclusive mount, and various cosmetics. The preorders state the expansion will be released “on or before December 31, 2022.”

Pre-purchase the Dragonflight Epic Edition and get instant access to:
⏳ 30 Days of Game Time
🐉 Tangled Dreamweaver Mount
🌟 Wings of Awakening Transmog
⬆️ Level 60 Character Boost
➕ And more!
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The news is surprising for fans, many of whom expected the game to arrive sometime in early 2023 given the release timing for past expansions, a planned prequel novel, and the fact that an alpha for Dragonflight is not yet available for testing on the game’s public test realm. When Blizzard revealed the new expansion back in April, it made sure not to attach a date or even a release window for Dragonflight, with WoW game director Ion Hazzikostas stating Blizzard was taking a “when it’s ready” approach for the expansion’s release.

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