2024 is shaping up to be a monumental year for fans of World of Warcraft and the broader Warcraft universe. Key anniversaries like Hearthstone’s 10th, World of Warcraft’s 20th, and Warcraft’s 30th, are on the horizon. These milestones mark significant achievements and the journey of Azeroth’s adventurers.
What’s in Store for World of Warcraft in 2024?
The modern version of World of Warcraft (retail) will see three more content updates for the Dragonflight expansion before the launch of “World of Warcraft: The War Within.” These updates will conclude Dragonflight’s storyline and set the stage for the next saga.
In Dragonflight Season 4, players will revisit the expansion’s raids and dungeons, along with outdoor content, featuring updated rewards and fresh twists.
As we transition into spring and summer, the alpha and beta testing of The War Within will commence, inviting players’ feedback. Exciting updates, release dates, and surprises are expected as we approach these new content releases. The “Seeds of Renewal” update is scheduled for January.
Classic (Cataclysm, Hardcore, SoD)
WoW Classic will introduce updates for Hardcore realms, including personal options, starting in February. This change aims to up the ante in the Hardcore mode. More phases of the Season of Discovery will be rolled out as the adventure progresses. Significantly, Cataclysm Classic is set to launch in the first half of the year.
Upcoming Early 2024 Highlights for World of Warcraft
Holly Longdale, Executive Producer of World of Warcraft, recapped 2023 and shared insights into what the future holds for both the modern and classic versions. Early next year, players can expect:
- Dragonflight: Seeds of Renewal (10.2.5) – Introducing dungeons with followers, Dragonflight’s epilogue missions, and more features in the Public Test Realm.
- Cataclysm Classic Beta – Registrations are now open.
- Season of Discovery: Phase 2 – The level cap is raised to 40, Gnomeregan becomes a new leveling raid, and Stranglethorn Vale is introduced as a new PvP location.
- Hardcore Realms: Personal options mode.
Celebrating Major Milestones in the Warcraft Universe
2024 promises to be a thrilling year for World of Warcraft enthusiasts, with an array of updates that cater to both the modern and classic preferences, ensuring that the saga of Azeroth continues to captivate its global audience.