Blizzard Will Release The First Of Two Pre-Expansion Updates For WoW: Dragonflight On October 25

Maintenance will bring the returning talent system, restricted classes to all races, and more.

Anthony Jones
By Anthony Jones, News Editor October 19, 2022
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WoW Dragonflight Pre-Patch Notes

Over two weeks after Blizzard announced the November 28 release date for World of Warcraft's Dragonflight expansion, the company published the first of two pre-expansion patch notes that go live with the completion of regional realm maintenance on October 25. The notes provide a synopsis of the incoming talent system, classes available to all races, HUD/UI changes, and more on the WoW website.

The headline of the pre-patch is the returning talent system empowering WoW classes in creative and meaningful ways based on player choice. Each level-up will grant talent points that can be spent on two distinct talent trees that feature utility skills and nodes boosting offensive, defensive, and healing powers. Unlike the past version, players can change talents anywhere, has a starter build suitable for most content, switchable loadouts, and much more accessibility.

The upcoming patch also makes all playable races capable of becoming Mages, Rogues, and Priests. Moreover, the UI/HUD will get revamped so that it's adjustable and attractive to mess around with, and new achievements are on the way for mount/pet collectors. Elsewhere in the pre-update, Resurrection Sickness reduces to one minute, dungeons like Castle Nathria now use Group Loot, and Eternity's End class set bonuses are now legacy and disabled in combat.

For more information, check out the pre-patch notes on the WoW website!

Note: Activision Blizzard is still under investigation by the state of California for serious harassment charges. CEO Bobby Kotick is alleged to have known about such actions within his company – and performed some himself – and shielded the perpetrators from consequences.

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Anthony Jones
Anthony Jones, News Editor
Anthony Jones is a gaming journalist and late 90s kid in love with retro games and the evolution of modern gaming. He started at Mega Visions as a news reporter covering the latest announcements, rumors, and fan-made projects. FFXIV has his heart in the MMORPGs scene, but he's always excited to analyze and lose hours to ambitious and ambiguous MMOs that gamers follow.

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