Dragonriding will be available everywhere in WoW patch 10.2.5
Dragonriding has been among the best features ever added to the game. Immersion in the Dragon Isles was enormously improved by soaring and diving across it on dragonback, and also by occasionally slamming into trees or having to wait while your exhausted drake went on strike. (Failure is also immersive.) While there are legitimate gripes with the system — principally, that it’s not really conducive to gathering, and you can’t AFK on a dragonriding mount — the simple truth is that it’s just a lot of fun. It’s actually fun to the point that regular flying is almost agonizing by comparison. If you made a bunch of trips around the old continents recently for Hallow’s End candy buckets, you had more than enough time to make the comparison.
No more. Players had previously theorized that the Kalimdor and Eastern Kingdoms Cups were a way to stress-test Dragonriding in the old world, and it looks like that speculation was accurate. Ion Hazzikostas announced at the BlizzCon 2023 World of Warcraft: Deep Dive that Dragonriding will be available everywhere in WoW as of patch 10.2.5. We already know that old flying mounts will be usable in the Dragon Isles in patch 10.2, so eventually you should be able to choose between Dragonriding (soon to be known as Dynamic Flying) and normal flight as you prefer. The War Within expansion also promises that Dynamic Flying will be extended to non-dragon mounts, so you should have a wealth of options available.
Patch 10.2.5’s release date is as yet unknown, especially as patch 10.2 is arriving a little earlier than we’d expected, launching on November 7 on North American servers and November 8 for European servers. If it follows the pattern established by previous Dragonflight patches, it will likely reach us sometime around 8-9 weeks after patch 10.2. Realistically, we should expect to see 10.2.5 at some point in early 2024, though the holidays may push that back a bit.
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