A week ago, it was announced that the pre-expansion patch for World of Warcraft would be released in two phases, which will be ahead of the release of the game’s ninth expansion, Dragonflight. The pre-patches make pretty significant changes to the game and feature new mechanics and changes to the gameplay before the entire expansion is released.
After Blizzard’s announcement a week ago, this is the first pre-expansion patch to which players now have access. The significant change in this patch is that the entire talent system of the game has been revamped, which was promised. The most significant difference is that you can now change your talents anywhere for free. Changing talents no longer requires resting or using a tome. However, you cannot change talents while combat, Mythic+ run, and PvP matches are active.
Additionally, players can now play Mage, Priest, and Rogue classes with all races in the game. Complete UI and HUD customization are now available by default, so players don’t have to resort to using mods. Lastly, Season 4 has ended, meaning there’s going to be a while before we get any new content until the full expansion arrives.
Now that the first phase is over, players should be aware that the second phase of the pre-expansion patch will launch on November 15th. When that happens, the Evoker class, a new zone known as the Forbidden Reach, and the Uldaman: Legacy of Tyr dungeon will be available. There will also be the usual pre-expansion in-game events.