World of Warcraft Retail: Roadmap and Release Dates 2024

WoW Retail Roadmap and Release Dates 2024


Hello and welcome to our WoW Retail Roadmap and Release Dates for 2024 blog post. Here we will do our best to cover all the things that are coming to our favorite game and to give na estimate on when the next major patches and expansions will be released!

As we bid farewell to 2023, we concluded the last World First Raid Race and wrapped up an exhilarating BlizzCon season. In the following period we eagerly anticipate what lies ahead in 2024. With World of Warcraft: Dragonflight reaching its conclusion, marked by Patch 10.2 as the final major implementation, Blizzard has unveiled a roadmap for the upcoming year.

While a few incremental patches remain to tie up Dragonflight story threads, the spotlight shifts toward the eagerly awaited Worldsoul Saga and the War Within expansion. The journey continues, and we will have to brace ourselves for the unfolding adventures that await us in Azeroth.

If you are interested in reading more about the Worldsoul Saga, feel free to check our our World of Warcraft: The War Within post. You can also check out our World of Warcraft Classic: Roadmap and Release Dates 2024 post, if you are interested in what awaits us for WoW Classic in the Year 2024!

So what is next on the horizon for World of Warcraft as we make the steady march towards the beginning of the Worldsoul Saga with the War Within expansion you might wonder? Lets dive right into what awaits us in chronological order with the coming of 2024!

World of Warcraft Dragonflight & The War Within Roadmap 2024

WoW Retail Roadmap and Release Dates for 2024

WoW Retail Patch 10.2.5 Seeds of Renewal

In the upcoming Patch 10.2.5, titled “Seeds of Renewal,” players can anticipate a meaningful conclusion to the Dragonflight expansion. This incremental update brings the epilogue of the Amirdrassil Raid finale, the Reclamation of Gilneas for the Alliance, and the global availability of Dragonriding.

Additionally, Follower Dungeons will be introduced, allowing players to tackle dungeons during the Dragonflight leveling process with key NPCs if necessary. The Azerothian Archives, Outland Cup, and a Hearthstone Anniversary Event are also set to be included.

Patch 10.2.5 Release Date

In short, what we can expect from the Patch 10.2.5 which is coming in Winter of 2024, most likely in late February is going to be:

  • The Epilogue of the Dragonflight storyline
  • Reclamation of Gilneas for the Alliance
  • Dragonriding being opened across the World(not only limited to the Dragon Isles as was the case until now)
  • Followers for Dungeons while Leveling (which will allow you to add NPC’s instead of actual Players when queuing Dungeons during your leveling process)
  • Additional Events: Azerothian Archives, the Outland Cup and a Hearthstone Anniversary Event

WoW Retail Patch 10.2.6 Season 4

As we move into Patch 10.2.6 and Season 4, spring heralds the release of the War Within Alpha. This season will feature revisited Dragonflight Raids, a new PvP season, a fresh Mythic+ season, and new open-world rewards. Player feedback will likely shape the evolution of these features.

Patch 10.2.6 Release Date

The Patch 10.2.6 of Dragonflight is scheduled to release somewhere in the Spring of 2024, most likely April/May, and with it it will bring:

  • Dragonflight Raids – revisited (most likely adaptations of the already seen Raids with upgraded Item levels)
  • A New Mythic Plus and PvP Season (new Mounts, appearances and higher Item Levels)
  • New open World Activities and Rewards
  • The War Within Alpha

We expect more information to be shared in the near future, and with the feedback from Players we can surely expect changes and updates to come!

WoW Retail Patch 10.2.7 Dark Heart

The final content update for Dragonflight, Patch 10.2.7 is called – “Dark Heart”. This update introduces a new Holiday Event, Troll and Draenei Heritage Armor, Timerunning: Pandamonium, and Harbinger Quests. The Timerunning feature is speculated to involve Pandaria, and the mysterious Harbinger Quests may hold connections to the War Within.

Speaking of the War Within, the Beta is slated for release towards the end of spring and early summer, leading up to the official launch of the War Within Pre-Patch in Patch 11.0.1. Exciting times lie ahead for World of Warcraft in the coming months!

Patch 10.2.7 Dark Heart Release Date

This last Patch of Dragonflight is scheduled to come in late spring or early summer, we expect it to be somewhere around Late May/Early June. With the release of this Patch there are a few things that will be added:

  • Addition of Troll and Draenei Heritage Armor
  • New Holiday Event
  • Timerunning: Pandemonium (most likely in Pandaria)
  • Harbringer Quests (most likely has something to do with the War Within Expansion)
  • The War Within Beta

WoW Retail Patch 11.0.1 The War Within Pre-Patch

In the eagerly awaited Patch 11.0.1, known as “The War Within Pre-Patch,” Players can expect the arrival of the Pre-Patch Event in early summer. This event will feature the usual array of World Events leading into the narrative of the upcoming expansion.

The Pre-Patch introduces Warbands, guild updates, and Dynamic Flight. As the stage is set for the War Within, players can expect a rich narrative accompanied by exciting new features.

WoW Patch 11.0.1 The War Within Pre-Patch Release Date

This Pre-Patch or first patch of the War Within Expansion is scheduled to be released at the start of summer, we expect it to come in late June/early July. With it we will be introduced to the usual setting of events before that serve as the ‘intro’ for a new expansion. With the Patch 11.0.1 you can expect:

  • Warbands
  • World Events
  • Guild Updates
  • Dynamic Flight

After the pre-patch, naturally comes the expansion.

WoW Retail The War Within Expansion Release Date

The grand release of World of Warcraft: The War Within will mark the transition from summer to autumn, we expect it to come somewhere in late August/early September. With the imminent release, more details about the Campaign Story will be revealed.

What we can expect to come at the start of the War Within Expansion is a variety of things, such as:

  • Campaign Storyline
  • Delves
  • Imlementation of the “Hero” Talents
  • New Allied Race: the Earthen
  • 4 New Zones
  • 8 New Dungeons
  • A New Raid
  • A New Mythic Plus and PvP Season

WoW Retail the War Within Content Update – Patch 11.0.5

Following the expansion’s launch, Patch 11.0.5, “The War Within Content Update,” will bring additional storylines, quests, and substantial updates to the new content and systems. As this expansion aligns with the 20th Anniversary of World of Warcraft, players can expect Blizzard to go all out, delivering a memorable and content-rich experience. Exciting times lie ahead as the World of Warcraft Worldsoul Saga continues with The War Within!

The War Within Content Update – Patch 11.0.5 Release Date

We expect this to come in late October or early November, considering that the World of Warcraft Anniversary is on the 16th of November. We can expect:

  • The unlocking of new Quests
  • A New Storyline
  • New Content and System Updates
  • WoW’s 20th Anniversary


The Year 2024 is bringing in an incredible array of interesting and tempting changes and updates. The release of the Roadmap itself is something that was never done on a such a scale, which means that Blizzard truly wants to have no ‘delays’ and setbacks in their game releases. There is a lot of story to unfold in Dragonflight and a lot of new character features and changes that are yet to come, and the long awaited War Within expansion that seems to be right around the corner.

We feel that the Dragonflight Patches serve as fillers that are supposed to simply keep the Players busy until the new Expansion comes out, but we hope that Blizzard will do a good job and make the new events, Raids and the new Season fun for Players to enjoy until the next major update. Chris Metzen is heading the team and is building up the story that will hopefully last another 20 years, so lets keep our hopes up and believe that things will be as amazing as they used to be in the beginning!

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