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[Update #2]: World of Warcraft is finally adding cross-faction dungeons and PvP with Update 8.2.5 this June 1st, 2022!

[Update]: World of Warcraft's Dragonflight expansion has been announced alongside a draconic class/race combo - the Dracthyr Evoker.

World of Warcraft's biggest problem, and one that WoW Classic has only managed to slightly solve, is the sheer amount of old and unused content from previous expansions. There's hundreds of quality dungeons and raids present in the game, yet aside from players hunting down the occasional cosmetic item, most of that content is completely ignored since the focus is placed solely on the few new raids and dungeons that have arrived with the latest expansion.

So in an effort to utilize some of this old content, Blizzard has now announced that Shadowlands' Season 4 will bring with it a bunch of new additions to the Mythic+ dungeon pool, while the Shadowlands raids will be retooled with new and more challenging mechanics to help keep them fresh. Here's the brief list showing off which eight dungeons will be a part of Season 4:

Tazavesh: Streets of Wonder
 Tazavesh: So’leah’s Gambit
 Operation Mechagon: Junkyard
 Operation Mechagon: Workshop
 Return to Karazhan: Lower
 Return to Karazhan: Upper
 And two dungeons from Warlords of Draenor chosen by player votes over at the Blizzard website.

Needless to say, this is a great idea, and my only real complaint is that I feel like Blizzard is playing it far too safe with the raids. Given that Season 4 will be launching later this year, pretty much all of the Shadowlands raids will be way too familiar to players to offer a truly fresh experience, even if the bosses are tweaked.

In my eyes it would've been a far better use of time and resources to bring back a single old raid with a couple of changes than to try to make three recent raids feel unique again. That said, I'm still happy to see Blizzard is moving in a positive direction when it comes to old content, and I can only hope this is the first of many such updates.

Once we finally get a release date for Season 4 I'll make sure to let you know. Until then, you can read a few more tidbits about Blizzard's plans over at the World of Warcraft forums.