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[Update #2]: Patch 10.1.7 - Fury Incarnate has now arrived with new questlines a bunch of fresh content to mess around with.

[Update]: World of Warcraft: Classic will be launching Hardcore/Permadeath realms on August 24th.

Only a month has gone by since the Fractures in Time update added a bunch of new stuff to mess around with, and already the World of Warcraft team is planning to release the next batch of content. Patch 10.1.7 - Fury Incarnate will be coming this September 5th with an assortment of new story quests, Heritage Armor quests for both the Night Elves and the Forsaken, as well as a variety of new customization options for both of the races.

Additionally, each week one of the four original Dragon Isles zones will be getting hit by dreamsurges. These public events will have you face off against powerful creatures and bosses in order to collect catch-up gear, pets, and as is tradition, numerous cosmetic items.

If you're looking for an even greater challenge, the recent Dawn of the Infinite mega dungeon will be getting a new Heroic difficulty mode that will also see it split into two smaller, more manageable dungeons. Personally, I'm extremely excited about this as even the basic Dawn of the Infinite was a ton of fun, so I can only imagine how hectic and entertaining the spruced up version is going to be!

For those of you that can't get enough of Dragonriding, there will also be a whole bunch of new races to perfect in the Eastern Kingdoms. This doesn't mean that Dragonriding will become available all throughout World of Warcraft after Patch 10.1.7 launches, though I'm happy to say that Blizzard is currently working on making it happen at some point in the future.

The final thing worth mentioning is that Patch 10.1.7 will bring with it a very handy new feature - the Ping system inspired by games like Dota 2 or Apex Legends. As you might imagine just by the name alone, the Ping system will allow you to quickly communicate with other players and coordinate actions in even the most chaotic of environments. A very simple addition in the grand scheme of things, but one that will very likely have a massive impact for both PvP and end-game PvE players.

Once we get the full list of changes, ideally alongside the patch notes, I'll make sure to let you know. Until then, give Dawn of the Infinite a try if you haven't already. It really is a blast!