Post-Dragonflight: World of Warcraft Next Expansion Release Date

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Update

Exciting developments regarding the upcoming World of Warcraft expansion following Dragonflight were unveiled at BlizzCon 2023. This year, the developers dropped so many bombshells. And just as promised, Chris Metzen ignited the unprecedented excitement of the whole Anaheim Convention Center’s hall with the revelation of not one, but three new expansions for WoW retail. The trio featured in the World Soul Saga are:

WoW: The War Within’s release date is scheduled for the Fall of 2024. As for WoW: Midnight and WoW: The Last Titan, there has yet to be information about their launch date.

For additional details, we invite you to explore our in-depth Live Coverage: BlizzCon 2023 All Highlights. A wealth of information was unveiled, so make sure to give it a look!

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“When is World of Warcraft’s next expansion after Dragonflight?” must be one of the questions that is burning at the back of every WoW lover’s mind right now.

At the moment of writing, we can’t provide you with a definitive answer. However, we can certainly delve into the speculations surrounding this highly awaited release.

WoW Next Expansion Release Date

The exact release date of WoW’s next expansion remains shrouded in mystery. However, promising hints have surfaced on the horizon. Back in August, Mike Ybarra, the President of Blizzard, took to Twitter, now X, to reveal an important piece of information about BlizzCon 2023. Apparently, Chris Metzen and Holly Longdale have something “very exciting” about WoW’s future. And they will share it with the community in November when said event takes place.

https://twitter.com/Qwik/status/1688374160526127104?s=20

BlizzCon has always served as a platform for major announcements. This year, it’s set to revert to its traditional offline format after four years of online iterations. Thus, making it an ideal setting for a major unveiling.

The Theme of WoW Future Expansion

When it comes to the expansion’s theme, one fact is abundantly clear: it won’t be a pirate-themed adventure. Mike Ybarra has definitively ruled out pirates as the central focus. Without a doubt, it’s stirring up the community with rampant speculation about what lies beyond Dragonflight.

https://twitter.com/Qwik/status/1698517913672573052?s=20

A significant portion of WoW’s player base is theorizing that the Old Gods and the Void loom on the horizon. After all, numerous subtle hints and details in the ninth expansion seem to be leading to this pivotal moment. If they do not emerge now, the odds are high that they will make their presence felt in the next installment.

What adds to the intrigue is the current buzz on the Internet surrounding a leak regarding WoW next expansion’s continent, Avaloren. This leak has created a rift within the community. Some believe it to be a hoax, while others firmly trust in its authenticity.

Other than that, speculations about the potential arrival of Classic+ are also making rounds in the community. Initially brushed off as the work of some creative fans, the leaks surrounding WoW Classic+ have gained credibility as Chris Metzen has become the new WoW’s Executive Creative Director. For more information on Classic+ and its leaks, check out this article:

So, what do you think? Do you have any thoughts on when the next WoW expansion will take place? What problem do you think will take center stage? Let us know in the comments below! And keep your eyes peeled for BlizzCon 2023, as the release date might finally be unveiled.

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