Dragons, prepare for flight! We don't have long to wait to watch the WoW expansion reveal.
WoW Wednesday: New WoW Expansion Reveal Details Published
Another WoW Wednesday, another week spent dreaming about what the next expansion is going to contain. But the good news is that it's our last week of speculation. Because the next WoW expansion reveal details have been published, and we can practically feel the beat of the dragons' wings.
Blizzard prefaced the good stuff with a retrospective paragraph on their website reminiscing about the previous expansion, Shadowlands.
"World of Warcraft has ignited imaginations through rich storytelling and expansive worlds that prevail throughout the Shadowlands expansion. From the hopeless depths of the Maw to the ethereal plains of Zereth Mortis, the Shadowlands delivers a world that challenges heroes to confront the forces that threaten to upset the cosmic balance between life and death. With the story in the Shadowlands coming to a conclusion, the time is at hand to get a sneak peek at what's next for the heroes of Azeroth."
Which is all very lovely, but if we're honest, we're not here to wax nostalgic. Quite the opposite, in fact. The new WoW expansion reveal details are as follows:
Date and Time : 19th April 5pm BST/9am PT/12pm ET
Of course, we will unfortunately have to wait until later this year or early 2023 until the actual game is released. But at least we will no longer have to rely on leaks and internet sleuths to determine whether it's called Dragonflight. Which we are convinced is the case. Because if last week's source code reveal wasn't satisfactory enough, then this picture making the rounds online certainly is.
Historically, November is the most popular month for WoW expansion release dates, with Wrath of the Lich King, Warlords of Draenor and Shadowlands (and the base game itself, for that matter) each releasing during that month. But with the delays in schedules brought about by a certain worldwide event (and the possible organisation of a delayed BlizzCon), January seems just as likely.