World of Warcraft: Dragonflight screenshot of oldschool Dragonriding

In order to help tide everyone over until The War Within expansion launches later this year, Blizzard has now released Dragonflight's Update 10.2.5 - Seeds of Renewal. While the patch doesn't bring with it a ton of new content to mess around with, there are quite a few quality-of-life improvements present, as well as some fan-favorite ideas that took quite a few years to finally materialize.

First and foremost, Dragonriding is now available worldwide, which means that travel across the older zones has just been sped up significantly! It's also worth mentioning that the old style of flying has not been removed, so you can just pick whatever option suits you.

Update 10.2.5 has also brought with it the often requested 'Follower Dungeons', or in other words, the ability to play through Dragonflight's dungeons solo or with a couple of friends while backed up by NPC teammates. Right now the system is limited only to Normal dungeons, but aside from that it's pretty much the same as running dungeons with real people - random jumping around and the Hunter pulling way too many enemies included!

Continuing with the theme of popular requests, Blizzard has finally given Worgen players a chance to reclaim their homeland through a short series of quests. I won't go into any details in order to avoid spoilers, but what I will say is that I definitely didn't expect the story to go in this direction.

Besides these highlights, the Seeds of Renewal patch has also added new customization options, world events, new story-focused quests, and as is tradition, a whole host of balance changes and improvements.

You can check out the full list of additions, as well as the accompanying bug fixes, over at the World of Warcraft website. Enjoy, and don't forget to try out the Outland racing cup once it goes live on January 18th!