World of Warcraft: Dragonflight artwork showing off Alexstrasza

[Update #2]: Dragonflight's Update 10.0.5 is coming January 24th with grey/white transmog and the cosmetics-focused Trading Post

[Update]: Dragonflight's January 10th update will be all about buffing the underperforming classes and specializations.

One of the biggest issues World of Warcraft has faced over the course of the past two expansions has been the extremely slow influx of new content. After all, there's only so many times you can go through the same dungeons and raids before things start feeling rather stale, which is far from ideal for a game that's asking for a monthly subscription.

In order to sort this problem out, the World of Warcraft: Dragonflight team has just announced that they will be emulating Legion's 11-week content update cadence. In other words, you can expect Dragonflight to receive six major content updates throughout 2023!

This will include two massive updates that bring with them new raids and zones to explore, as well as four slightly smaller updates that will expand upon the world by adding new events and quests, fleshing out various gameplay systems, bringing in new storylines and cinematics, and potentially even new dungeon experiences. So while not every update is going to be equally as big, there should always be something new and interesting right around the corner.

Speaking of which, the first of these updates (Patch 10.0.5) will be launching early next year. The exact details are still few and far between, but you can expect to see a new Trading Post system that allows you to work towards unlocking numerous cosmetic rewards, the ability to transmog poor (grey) and common (white) quality equipment, as well as some new open world content to sink your teeth into.

Once the update goes live I'll make sure to let you know. Until then, I'll leave you with the current version of Dragonflight's 2023 roadmap. Enjoy!

World of Warcraft: Dragonflight screenshot of the 2023 content roadmap