#1 - April 21, 2022, 5 p.m.
Blizzard Post

This week we take flight with news on the upcoming Dragonflight expansion, welcome the chilly return of Wrath of the Lich King to WoW Classic later this year, face the Jailer in the Sepulcher of the First Ones Raid Finder Wing 4, and more!

Check out the World of Warcraft Reveal News Roundup for a dragons-eye view of what’s in store for the heroes of Azeroth. In the meantime, read through our one-stop shop for all the latest news and development updates.

Upcoming World of Warcraft®: Dragonflight Expansion

The dragonflights of Azeroth have returned, called upon to defend their ancestral home, the Dragon Isles. Surging with elemental magic and the life energies of Azeroth, the Isles are awakening once more, and it’s up to you to explore their primordial wonder and discover long-forgotten secrets.

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  • If you missed the expansion reveal, you can view it in the World of Warcraft Expansion Reveal article as the team dives into greater detail about what adventures await the heroes of Azeroth next.
  • For a closer look, join a full panel of World of Warcraft developers in the Dragonflight Deep Dive as they take you into the Dragon Isles and share insights about the new lands to explore, the creatures you’ll meet, and take you deeper into the various systems and changes that will come with the expansion.
  • Join Bajheera as he interviews Brian Holinka to learn more about what is in store for PvP.

Visit the official site to learn more and sign up for the upcoming beta.

Shadowlands News and Development

Raid Finder Wing 4 Available Now


For untold millennia, the Jailer patiently plotted out his plan to reach the heart of the Sepulcher. Now poised upon the precipice of his final victory, the heroes of Azeroth must rally to prevent the Jailer from dominating all of reality. Gather your allies together and read more to prepare for the fight.

Watch Associate Game Director Morgan Day’s Interview on Warcraft Radio

Athalus of Warcraft Radio chats with Associate Game Director Morgan Day about the Race to World First, insights on topics like Class Sets, the Great Vault, the upcoming Season 4 of Shadowlands, and more. You can find a direct link to the interview here.

Shadowlands Development Update Posts on the Forums

  • Weekly Conquest Cap
    • We’ve increased the weekly Conquest cap, allowing players to catch up faster if they’re returning or on alts. Details are here.
  • Creation Catalyst
    • Details about the opening of the Creation Catalyst are explained here.

  • Auction House
    • We addressed a bug with some commodities sorting incorrectly in the Auction House. Click here for details.

  • Sepulcher of the First Ones
    • Senior Encounter Designer Laridae responds to some feedback about Sepulcher of the First Ones. Check the thread for more.

WoW Classic News and Development

Return to the Icy Realm of Northrend

Later this year, you will again get to explore bone-chilling lands, storm Icecrown Citadel, and halt the Lich King’s baleful efforts. Only the most stalwart can challenge the Lich King and end his reign of terror in this rerelease of the 2008 expansion. Check out the overview for more details, and don’t forget to sign up for the upcoming beta.

Season of Mastery: The Ahn’Qiraj War Effort Begins April 21


The next Content Update for WoW Classic Season of Mastery will be available worldwide on April 21 at 3:00 p.m. PDT. The Ahn’Qiraj War Effort will begin at that time, and both factions must heed the call. Any hero brave enough to undertake the epic quest to become a Scarab Lord will be able to begin their journey. Learn more about what is new in the Season of Mastery.


Learn more about the latest hotfixes that address various issues related to the World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, Burning Crusade Classic, and WoW Classic. Some of these hotfixes take effect the moment they are implemented, while others may require scheduled realm restarts to go into effect. Please remember that some issues cannot be addressed without a client-side patch update. This list is updated as additional hotfixes are applied. Check back often for updates.

WoW Esports


Arena World Championship

AWC Shadowlands Season 3 – Cup 4 has finished. Check out the standings and full schedule if you missed who made it to the top. And don’t forget to tune in on May 28 at 10:00 a.m. PDT for the AWC Circuit Shadowlands Season 3 – Week 1.

Mythic Dungeon International

MDI returns on Friday, April 22, only on YouTube! The fun begins with the same format as last season: 24 of the top teams from the Time Trials are sorted into three illustrious groups of eight, with a different group competing for $30,000 in prizing each weekend. The top two teams from each group will advance to the MDI GLOBAL FINALS! Everything you need to know to watch MDI Season 3 and other key dates and info can be found in the Viewer’s Guide

Stay connected by following WoW Esports on Twitter and subscribing to the Warcraft YouTube channel.

This Week In Shadowlands

  • Noblegarden
    • You have a handful of days to join the feast of Noblegarden! How many cleverly hidden treasure eggs can you find before the event ends on April 25?
  • PvP Brawl: Comp Stomp
    • Jump into Arathi Basin in a head-to-head battle against AI opponents.
  • Battleground Bonus Event
    • All this week, heading to the Battlegrounds will net you some extra Honor along with bonus loot for completing this week’s quest.
  • Torghast: Beasts of Prodigum
    • Beasts of Prodigum have been unleashed! Journey through Torghast with a maw pet that can be enhanced with additional Anima powers found throughout the dungeon.

Coming Up In Shadowlands

  • PvP Brawl: Deepwind Dunk
    • If you want to win this brawl, you’ll need to work on your skills because Dunkball has come to Pandaria. You’ll race to claim balls from the map’s center, northern, or southern mines, take them to your enemy’s base, and then go for a magnificent long-range shot or go all in for the dunk.
  • Shadowlands Dungeon Event
    • All week, open Group Finder (default hotkey:I) to queue for any Shadowlands dungeon on Normal or Heroic difficulty.
  • Volunteer Guard Day Micro-Holiday
    • /Salute a guard to show you care on this one-day only event—April 26.
Be sure to check your in-game calendar for a list of current and upcoming in-game events! 

We can’t wait to share more about exciting World of Warcraft experiences—keep checking WorldofWarcraft.com for the latest news and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.