World of Warcraft Patch 10.2: Guardians of the Dream official artwork for the tree

[Update]: World of Warcraft devs have revealed the Roadmap and their plans for updates throughout 2024.

If the recent Blizzcon announcements have gotten you excited about World of Warcraft, you'll be happy to hear that Dragonflight's major Patch 10.2: Guardians of the Dream has just arrived. The update brings with it the Emerald Dream as a brand new zone, a variety of new customization options for Druids and Blood Elves, a legendary two-handed axe to uncover, a new Mythic+ and PvP season, as well as new Dragonriding talents to help you go even faster.

While not my cup of tea, Patch 10.2 has also added the ability to use old flying mechanics in the various Dragonflight zones. So if you're willing to sacrifice speed for convenience, simply complete the new Pathfinder achievement and you'll be able to whip out all of your old favorites!

For those of you looking for a bit of a challenge, Guardians of the Dream has also brought with it Amirdrassil, the Dream's Hope raid which looks like it's going to be the final 'main' raid of the Dragonflight expansion. That said, the raid won't actually be opening its doors until next week. The reason, as you might expect, is to give everyone plenty of time to enjoy the new zone and storylines before diving into the serious stuff.

As for the accompanying Raid Finder version, that will be opening its four wings according to the following schedule:

Week of November 14 – Raid Finder Wing 1: Incarnates Wake
Week of November 21 – Raid Finder Wing 2: Molten Incursion
Week of November 28 – Raid Finder Wing 3: The Viridian Weave
Week of December 12 – Raid Finder Wing 4: Fate of Amirdrassil

If you're curious what all of this looks like in action, as well as how cute the new Dragonriding mount is, you can check out the freshly posted patch overview right below. Have a gander:

Naturally, Patch 10.2 has also brought with it a whole bunch of balance changes and quality-of-life improvements. There's far too many to even attempt to summarize, but what I will say is that this update has made playing Demon Hunters a significantly more enjoyable experience thanks to the revamped talent trees. You can find all of the changes, as well as the accompanying bug fixes, over at the official website.

Have fun planting all sorts of weird seeds!