World of Warcraft artwork for the Dragonflight expansion featuring Alexstrasza

[Update]: Dragonflight's Patch 10.2: Guardians of the Dream is coming on November 7th.

It's only been a short while since the Fractures in Time update added rifts and the excellent new Dawn of the Infinite megadungeon, and already Patch 10.1.7 - Fury Incarnate has arrived with a bunch of new stuff to mess around with. Expect to see new storylines to explore, Heritage Armor for Night Elves and Forsaken, as well as a plethora of new customization options for both races.

Fury Incarnate has also brought with it a new set of public events called Dreamsurges. These will pop up in one of the four original Dragon Isles zones and task players with fighting off challenging enemies in order to collect gear, pets, mounts, and various other cosmetic knick-knacks. Much like the recent rifts, the Dreamsurges are bite-sized pieces of content aimed at offering a bit of variety, so don't worry about being forced to grind them each week if you're not particularly interested.

Additionally, Fury Incarnate has brought with it a Heroic Difficulty mode for the recent Dawn of the infinite megadungeon. The challenge level is higher, the rewards are much better, and best of all, the whole thing has been split into two slightly less massive dungeons to make it less of a time commitment. So if you haven't given Dawn of the Infinite a try, consider this a perfect opportunity to do so as the dungeon really is a ton of fun!

If you're a fan of dragonriding, there's also going to be a new set of races spread across the Eastern Kingdoms and running from October 4 through October 17. Each of the sixteen races will come in Normal, Advanced and Reverse flavors, and each one will give you Riders of Azeroth badges that you can exchange for, you guessed it, cosmetic items!

The final thing worth mentioning is that Fury Incarnate has also brought with it an Apex Legends or Dota 2 styled ping system. As you might imagine by that description alone, the ping system allows you to quickly communicate with other players and coordinate actions in even the most chaotic of environments, all without having to say a single word! Pretty handy, especially in high-end PvE content like dungeons or raid.

You can learn more about these new features, as well as check out the full patch notes, over at the official website.

Enjoy, and I'll leave you with one of the slightly spoilery cinematics setting up the new storyline: