World Of Warcraft: Dragonflight, Diablo IV, And Other Activision Blizzard Games' Release Dates Reportedly Leaked By Insider
This is the same person who apparently leaked Dragonflight, the new race, class, and more.
While it is unconfirmed by Blizzard, a reputable leaker has released internal documents on Reddit that reportedly reveal the release dates for World of Warcraft: Dragonflight, Diablo IV pre-purchase, and global launches of other Activision Blizzard titles. The leaker, "BurtyOnReddit," has a reputation of being right on the money with leaks since they were also right about Dragonflight's new race, class, and even the undead skin elves received.
Thanks to Wowhead, we discovered the screenshot that shows the internal document. As of now, it's not possible to view it on the original Reddit page because the leaker removed it. The image lists WoW: Dragonflight pre-patch on October 25, global launch on November 28, Diablo IV pre-purchase announced on December 8 at The Game Awards, and many others.
Wowhead reports that the internal documentation came a few hours before WoW Classic: Wrath of the Lich King's Pre-Patch announcement on August 30. The coincidence doesn't make it real, though, and as mentioned before, there's no confirmation from Blizzard. However, the company did respond to a recent discussion about Dragonflight's supposed release date among WoW Community Council members.
On the WoW forums, the council members discussed how the unconfirmed release date reveals that the upcoming Dragonflight raid might release over Christmas and New Year's Day. A couple of members were concerned about progressing through the new raid during their family holidays, while others believed it was the ideal time for release. Community Manager Kaivax entered the thread to say that "when the time comes for [Blizzard] to announce a release date for Dragonflight, [they'll] share details on [their] initial raid/season schedule." With that said, maybe players will see the raid release early next year instead due to split responses on the thread.
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