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Dragonflight, the latest World of Warcraft expansion, is now live, with its Base Edition priced at $49.99 or your regional equivalent. This new chapter in WoW's history is all about dragons - helping them, fighting them, riding them. You can even play as a kind-of dragon now thanks to the new Dracthyr Evoker race/class combo.
The expansion also increases the game's level cap, overhauls its talent and crafting systems, introduces a modernized UI, and more. Here's the official returning player guide to give you an idea of what to expect:
You may also want to check out Dragonflight's soundtrack:
Some additional info:
DISCOVER THE DRAGON ISLES
The dragonflights of Azeroth have returned, called upon to defend their ancestral home, the Dragon Isles. Surging with elemental magic and the life energies of Azeroth, the Isles are awakening once more, and it's up to you to explore their primordial wonder and discover long-forgotten secrets.
Dominate the Dragon Isles as a newly awakened Dracthyr Evoker, World of Warcraft’s first-ever playable race-and-class combo.
Dracthyr Evokers freely switch between two customizable forms—choosing between a humanoid visage, and a fearsome draconic form to battle foes and overcome obstacles.
Choose Your Allegiance
Dracthyr Evokers seek to forge their own path in Azeroth, and willingly fight for the Horde or the Alliance.
Delve into the story of the Dracthyr in a brand-new starting experience and learn how to use your new abilities before venturing forth.
Dracthyr Evokers can fight from mid-range with claws and fiery breath attacks (Devastation) or draw upon the life-giving magic of renewal to bolster their allies (Preservation).
Dracthyr Evokers can empower their draconic abilities through magic. Charge-up your attacks and unleash them at the right moment to maximize their effects.
BECOME A DRAGONRIDER
Master the art of Dragonriding, a new form of aerial movement. Explore the land and obtain four new Dragon Isles Drakes—unique, customizable mounts that can be truly made your own. With millions of possible combinations to choose from, no two Drakes are the same.
Mastering the Skies
Use your new riding abilities to keep yourself and your Drake in the air—but beware! The denizens of the Dragon Isles will knock out inexperienced Dragonriders right out of the sky.
As you grow in skill, you and your Drake will master new maneuvers. Fight against exhaustion and the pull of the earth, and soar above the Dragon Isles.
Continue to improve your Dragonriding skill by hunting down ancient glyphs and advancing your new Dragonriding skill tree.
As you explore and conquer additional challenges all over the Dragon Isles, you will unlock even more customization options for your Dragon Isles Drakes.
THE DRAGON ISLES
The Dragon Isles are the ancestral home of the dragonflights of Azeroth. When the world was broke apart in the Great Sundering, magic drained away and the land went dormant. As the Dragon Isles awaken, so too do old feuds and long-dormant threats.
RIDE OR DIVE
Dive down and gain momentum as you rapidly descend, then unfurl your drake's wings and use your dragonriding skills to stay afloat. Take in your surroundings as you look for the perfect landing spot—or surprise your foes with death from above!
DISCOVER NEW WAYS TO PLAY
Dragonflight brings significant updates to existing game systems. Experience the largest talent system revamp yet, HUD (Heads Up Display) improvements, along with a whole new crafting and profession system, and find new ways to adventure across Azeroth.
New Talent System
Gain talent points with each level-up and spend them in two distinct talent trees. Class talent trees feature utility skills for your class, while Specialization trees boost your offensive or healing powers.
Professions and Crafting
Become a Dragon Isles artisan and fulfill crafting orders for your realm. Hunt down rare ingredients and create ever more wondrous items as you unlock specializations for your profession.
New HUD Interface
We’re revamping WoW’s HUD UI from the ground up. The new edit mode feature allows players to move, tweak, and personalize UI elements like never before, while still retaining a familiar look and feel.
New Level Cap
Ascend to new heights of power as you explore the Dragon Isles, earning new talents every step of the way to level 70.
Venture into the ancient prison of the Primal Incarnates before their malevolent power can be unleashed against the Dragon Aspects.
Fight to reclaim Neltharus, stronghold of the black dragonflight, explore previously unknown chambers of Uldaman, defend the Life Pools of the red dragonflight, and more!