Blizzard has revealed that the next major content update for World of Warcraft will be released on May 2. Patch 10.1, Embers of Neltharion, has been live on the World of Warcraft Public Test Server (PTR) for a while now. However, the new update will arrive on the live servers next month, and Blizzard gave a brief look at what players can expect.
A few days ago, World of Warcraft’s Trading Post was updated for April, and players will need to complete new quests to earn some new cosmetic rewards. From the Blade of Elune to the Magenta Cloud Serpent mount, players can use the Vendor’s bidding however they wish. Between the ongoing Turbulent Timeways event and the start of the Easter-like Noblegarden holiday next week, World of Warcraft players will have plenty to do to pass the time until the Ember of Neltharion arrives. Thankfully, they won’t have to wait long.
World of Warcraft Patch 10.1 will go live in North America on Tuesday, May 2. European servers will see the update a day after the weekly maintenance period, on May 3rd. The release schedule for the patch will be split into two weeks. Beginning May 2, players will be able to explore the Zaralek Cavern system beneath the Dragon Isles and fend off attacks from the fiery primal avatar Fyrakk. Going a step further, players can gain the trust of the gopher-like Loamm Niffen faction for rewards and eventually form cross-faction guilds.
Next week, starting May 9th, will mark the start of Dragonflight Season 2. A new Raid called Abberus, the Forge of Shadows, will be unlocked for players to undertake. Additionally, new PvP and Mythic dungeon seasons will begin, which will bring new dungeon rotations and affixes for players to conquer. Additionally, the gear upgrade system will replace Dragonflight’s current structure, and players will be able to earn new class-level sets once the update goes live in early May. However, that’s not to say that testing on the World of Warcraft PTR has been smooth sailing.
With the addition of challenging epic dungeon affixes, World of Warcraft players have expressed their frustration. While Blizzard has shown to be more receptive to feedback than past expansions, only time will tell if it changes its mind about some of the things planned for the 10.1 patch.
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