Blog - February 7, 2024

Blizzard wants to keep WoW Dragonflight Patch 10.2.6 a secret, following in SoD’s footsteps

Blizzard released World of Warcraft Dragonflight Roadmap 2024 in December, leaving players wondering about the mysterious Patch 10.2.6. Nearly two months later, they still don’t know anything about the update other than that it won’t be available for pre-launch testing.

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On February 6, executive producer and vice president of OHHolly Longdale, posted a post on the official page OH The website outlines some details about Patch 10.2.6. This patch will be a “unique event inspired by previous community thinking” but will not be available for testing on PTR fields.

It will be available to all players with an active subscription, incl Classic And dragon flight. Although Longdale did not reveal an official release date, the patch is likely to release in March 2024.

On top of that, the update will include surrounding details dragon flight part four, but you won’t be able to access it. As soon as Patch 10.2.6 releases, you can jump into the world of PTR and test out the final season of the expansion.

Zombie character holding pirate weapon while pirate ship is behind them.Fans believe this will be a major pirate event. Image via Blizzard Entertainment

The idea behind this is to keep the content fresh and surprising. This is the case with Season of Discovery, Blizzard’s new product Classic WoW.

Longdale explained Blizzard’s rationale behind this decision. “Why are we doing this? We like the idea of ​​releasing content that has some surprises and isn’t data-mined or revealed in advance. We also want to see the community’s joy in coming together discover it all as they all play together,” she wrote. “We want to see if the community enjoys this type of surprise and look forward to hearing your feedback. This is a risky experiment risky and may be a bit bumpy, although we are doing everything we can to ensure success.”

Retail OH And Classic There are often completely different and rarely interwoven approaches. This is one of the rare cases where Blizzard takes inspiration from Season of Discovery.