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WoWApr 22, 2024 2:30 pm CT

What’s in Dragonflight patch 10.2.7? New quests, a return to Pandaria, and long-awaited Heritage Armor

With the release of the 2024 roadmap for World of Warcraft we now have a much better sense of the plans to wrap up Dragonflight. Like 2023, this year’s roadmap is an ambitious one, with several patches planned throughout the year. Patch 10.2.7, which is arriving the week of May 7 has several items listed (unlike the sparse patch 10.2.6).

The big news is the introduction of WoW Remix: Mists of Pandaria mode, launching on May 16. This comprehensive leveling experience through Pandaria is a way to reintroduce players to the Mists experience by creating a Chromie Time-like experience up to max level in preparation for The War Within. There will be early flying, the return of Pandaria scenarios, dungeons, and raids, and a new cloak that’ll unlock Ordos for those who never got the chance to during Mists of Pandaria. In addition, the slew of new rewards (32 mounts!) is guaranteed to get collectors running the content, with everything available to purchase with a new Bronze currency.

The Troll and Draenei Heritage Armor is probably the most self-explanatory of the patch highlights on the list. The real question becomes whether it means we’re finally going to get a repaired Exodar — or perhaps even a new capital city for the Draenei. While this may not have been expected a year ago, the recent reclamation of Gilneas City alongside the establishment of Bel’amath as a new hub for the Night Elves makes it seem a lot more likely the Draenei will have a stable structure to call home after their Heritage Armor quest chain. A new city for the Trolls feels unlikely as the Echo Isles are pretty established; while it’s not completely out of the question a new Troll settlement will emerge, it seems more likely the quests will be Vol’jin-centric. We won’t know more until the patch is released as the Heritage quest chains are not being tested on the PTR.

It’s not a surprise that in a patch titled “Dark Heart” there will be Harbinger Quests as a lead-in to The War Within. The Dark Heart was confirmed during the patch 10.2.5 epilogue quests to be the object retrieved by Iridikron in the Dawn of the Infinite megadungeon, and with it generally accepted that Xal’atath was present to receive it in the cinematic — plus it’s been confirmed that Xal’atath is the Harbinger — players should expect these quests to reveal what Xal’s plans for the Dark Heart are.

Finally there’s a brand new holiday coming to Azeroth! Or at least, according to the roadmap a new one is coming — however nothing has been revealed regarding it on the PTR or in the patch notes. Unless it’s been completely encrypted as to be a surprise for when it goes live, it’s likely been delayed to a later patch. We’ll have to wait and see the week of May 7 when patch 10.2.7 goes live.

Originally published January 29, 2024. Updated April 22, 2024.

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