WoW Dragonflight Prepatch Phase 2 – release date and what to expect

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Blizzard has dated the second of two pre-expansion patches for World of Warcraft that are dropping ahead of the release of the Dragonflight expansion later this month.

The first of these patches went live last week, and began laying the groundwork for the expansion proper, which will arrive on November 28.

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Here’s what we know about the upcoming update.

WoW Dragonflight Prepatch 2 – release date

The WoW Dragonflight Prepatch Phase 2 will be available to download on November 15. With it will come the in-game event, heralding the narrative that sets up the new expansion.

It’s named Primal Storms, and it’ll feature invasions on both the Kalimdor and Eastern Kingdoms regions, a new Hierloom Trinket, a new Feat of Strength – Against the Elements – and much more.

What you’ll get access to will also depend on if you’ve already pre-purchased the Dragonflight expansion itself. If so, you’ll be able to utilise the new Race/Class hybrid, the Dracthyr Evoker.

Here’s what else you can expect in the patch, as per the World of Warcraft website.

WoW Dragonflight Prepatch 2 – expected contents

  • New Race/Class: Dracthyr Evoker Available: Players will menace their foes (or empower their allies) as the new dracthyr Evoker, World of Warcraft’s first-ever race and class combination. Able to switch between a humanoid visage and a fearsome draconic form, the dracthyr are highly mobile, and their unique Evoker class can specialize in ranged damage-dealing or in aiding their allies as a healer by harnessing the mystical gifts of dragonkind.
  • New Zone: The Forbidden Reach: Play through the starting zone for WoW’s newest hero class, the Dracthyr Evoker
  • New Dungeon: Uldaman: Legacy of Tyr: Located in the Badlands within the Eastern Kingdoms, players will venture into Uldaman to lay claim to a legacy of knowledge left behind by the Titans. This ancient Titan facility is where, long ago, allies of the heroic Keeper Tyr hid the Discs of Norgannon.
  • In-Game EventsPrimal Storms: Ward off attacks from the Primalists with new quests and world events, setting the stage for Dragonflight’s launch.

WoW Dragonflight goes live on November 28, 2022. You can check out more information on the new expansion here.

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World of Warcraft: Dragonflight

  • Release Date: November 28, 2022
  • Platform(s): PC
  • Genre(s): Massively Multiplayer, Massively Multiplayer Online, RPG