Blizzard announces plans for World of Warcraft next year. The new expansion Dragonflight was released for the mmorpg on November 28 and players can expect a total of six updates in the coming year.
World of Warcraft gets next year total six content updates writes Blizzard on its website. These are two major updates that add a new raid and zone to the game. In addition, four minor content updates are planned for 2023, adding new events, cosmetic items, and dungeons.
World of Warcraft players can expect the first patch early next year. Update 10.0.5 adds the Trading Post, which lets players collect new items each month for their in-game character. Every month new items enter the Trading Post and last month’s items disappear.
The first major update will follow in the spring. The 10.1 update adds a new zone and raid to the game. The new season for PvP players will also start and a new pool of Mythic+ dungeons will become available. A new mega dungeon is planned for the summer, similar to the Mechagon and Tezavesh dungeon from Battle for Azeroth and Shadowlands respectively. Update 10.2 should appear at the end of 2023, with another raid and new area.
Blizzard writes that with this schedule it wants to return to the cadence of the Legion expansion and the studio is aiming for an eleven-week update cadence. With the previous expansion, Shadowlands, Blizzard received a lot of criticism from players for the long time between content updates. Blizzard wants to change that with this new planning.
The 2023 roadmap is about World of Warcraft Retail and is separate from plans for World of Warcraft Classic. The Wrath of the Lich King expansion was released this year for the Classic version of the eighteen-year-old mmo.