Leaks and the power of deduction have predicted the Dragonflight alpha release date.
WoW Wednesday: Leaks! Will the Dragonflight Alpha Release Tomorrow?
Here's a fact you didn't want to hear: we're over half way through 2022 already. But it's not all bad, as that also means we are even closer to the release of WoW's latest expansion, Dragonflight. So close, in fact, that a leak has suggested the Dragonflight alpha may release as soon as tomorrow.
Admittedly, if we are to believe Blizzard when they say the entire expansion is set to release this year, then a Dragonflight alpha has to be imminent. But according to sources familiar to Windows Central, it's as imminent as July 14. Which you may recognize as tomorrow's date.
Another sign of its imminent arrival was the addition of the Dragonflight alpha to the Battle.net app catalog, as spotted by one eagle-eyed mmo-champion forum user. The arrival of the alpha on the battle.net app typically portends its release within a week, according to the user Lumy. Which adds up if we are to expect it to be released tomorrow.
A screenshot via Reddit has also revealed a potential leak showing an Evoker's extra bag slot.
Dragonflight is a hotly anticipated expansion for World of Warcraft for many reasons. As people clamor for an expansion to revitalize the beloved MMORPG, there are many that suggest that Dragonflight's failure could be the final death knell for WoW. But excitement for its new systems, including dynamic dragon riding and a new talent system, is also at a fever pitch.
An excitement that Blizzard is hoping to build on if their recent deep-dive on the new Dracthyr race is anything to go by. This new draconic race embodies so many unique features that it almost feels like a passive aggressive answer to the community's calls for something new.
Aside from being tied to the brand new Evoker class, which also makes use of its wings in battle animations, Blizzard also seem to have gone all-in on customization. Horns, snouts and a veritable rainbow of colors are available to let players run rampant with their individuality.
And if that prospect is almost too exciting to bear, then it might be worth throwing your hat into the ring via this link to sign up as a Dragonflight alpha tester. Be sure to have a signed-in battle.net account first - and who knows, you could be strutting your stuff as a bipedal dragon by this weekend.