It's time to make your dreams a reality! The next World of Warcraft Dragonflight patch 10.1.7 introduces Dreamsurge, a new weekly World Quest feature sure to spice up the Dragon Isles zones.
This new patch is just around the corner, set to go live on September 5-6. Many fun new features will arrive on the popular MMO, including a communication ping system, class balance changes, and even minor updates to the mega-dungeon, Dawn of the Infinite.
WoW 10.1.7 will be a minor patch as Blizzard prepares to launch Season 3 for Dragonflight, but there's still much to unpack, so let's dive in!
Dragonflight patch 10.1.7 will go live on public servers on September 5-6. NA players will have the luxury of experiencing all the new changes first. In contrast, EMEA servers must wait until the traditional Wednesday weekly reset on September 6 to enjoy the latest patch.
The new Dreamsurge feature is the most exciting change in this minor patch. Each week, one of the four original zones on the Dragon Isles will be affected. New World Quests will happen in the Dreamsurge-affected zone, with new weeklies and activities. Group rares will also have unique and advanced powers with a chance to drop upgraded gear.
The Dreamsurge also introduces new Waking Dream portals in the affected zone. A Major Waking Dream portal will spawn as a group event every half an hour. Players that manage to clear them will reward raid-level gear. For solo players, minor Waking Dream portals will also be available.
Players within the Dreamsurge will also grain various buffs, with a new active buff every half hour. Players can help choose which buff by collecting and turning in Dreamsurge Coalescence, earned through doing World Quests, finding hidden stashes, and killing group rares.
Dragonflight patch 10.1.7 will bring an accessibility ping system to World of Warcraft! Players can communicate with their team without using voice or text chat. Sometimes, you could be too shy to use a microphone, but typing a message to your raid party took too long, so the ping system is a happy medium! Players can warn their allies or ping to say they are on their way.
All players will need to do is ping what they want to say by holding "G" and the "Left Mouse Button" to open up the ping wheel. Players can also send contextual pings by holding G and clicking the enemy, the ground, or unit frames. If these buttons are already bound, you can change them in the Options.
This is a well-needed addition seen in other online games like League of Legends and Valorant and will be a welcome addition to the popular MMO. Macro support is available for the following ping commands "/ping, /pingattack, /pingonmyway, /pingassist, pingwarning." Still, a tutorial for the Ping system will be available in Options.
The days are getting shorter and darker as Hallow's End is approaching, bringing tons of new content! For the Headless Horseman dungeon encounter, players can increase the difficulty of the instance by speaking to the Wicker Men at the dungeon's entrance. These curses and new mechanics are not party-wide, afflicted only the players that want them enabled.
There will be new holiday rewards for Brewfest, Day of the Dead, Hallow's End, and Pirate's Day. New content for Hallow's End will be added to the PTR for two weeks, so players can hop on, review the content, and provide feedback.
There are only changes to two major classes and specializations moving forward into the Dragonflight 10.1.7 patch notes: Vengeance Demon Hunter and Restoration Druid.
That's everything we currently know about the early patch notes for WoW Dragonflight 10.1.7. As we still have a good two weeks to go until this patch officially launches on live servers, remember to check back on this article to see if anything new has been added.
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