It has also revealed several editions of Dragonflight, which are listed below and are now available to pre-order.
Announced in April alongside Wrath of the Lich King Classic, the expansion will include four new zones for players to explore and introduce World of Warcraft’s first ever combination race and class: Dracthyr Evokers.
“We are thrilled to share that we’ll be bringing our next expansion to players later this year,” said executive producer Holly Longdale. “Dragonflight is a return to Azeroth, and the freedom and exploration that World of Warcraft is known for
“This is your chance to get up close and personal with the rich history of the storied Dragon Isles, and to immerse yourself in the high-fantasy at the core of the Warcraft universe.”
Three Dragonflight editions are now available for digital pre-purchase:
- Base Edition ($49.99 / £39.99): Includes Drakks, a pre-purchase bonus pet to accompany you on your quests.
- Heroic Edition ($69.99 / £54.99): Includes Drakks pre-purchase bonus pet, the new Murkastrasza pet, a Dragonflight-level character boost (level 60), and a new Tangled Dreamweaver flying mount to soar on.
- Epic Edition ($89.99 / £74.99): Includes all Base and Heroic items, the Timewalker’s Hearthstone effect, the Diadem of the Spell-keeper head-slot transmog, the Wings of Awakening back-slot transmog in five color variants, and 30 days of game time.
A physical Epic Edition Collector’s Set ($129.99 / £129.99) is also available to pre-order. In addition to an Epic Edition digital key and Drakks pet, it includes an art of Dragonflight hardcover book, a mousepad, and a five-pin collector’s set.
World of Warcraft, which has received a new expansion roughly every two years since its 2004 launch, last got one in November 2020 in the form of Shadowlands.
Wrath of the Lich King Classic, the upcoming re-release of the game’s 2008 expansion, will be available at no additional cost to players with an active World of Warcraft subscription when it arrives later this year.