World of Warcraft: Dragonflight continues its journey on the Dragon Isles, and as we step into the mid-expansion phase, you might be eager to learn about the release date of Patch 10.1.5 and what the Time Rift introduces to the overall game plan.
The release date for the World of Warcraft 10.1.5 Patch, named “Time Rift,” is set for July 11, 2023 (US)/July 12, 2023 (Europe). This patch, available on the PTR since early May, brings forth some intriguing additions for PvE enthusiasts.
This update introduces the new “Endless Dawn” mega-dungeon, promising PvE players an extensive and engaging experience. Compared to regular dungeons, “Endless Dawn” is colossal, featuring eight bosses, including Iridikron, taking us through the Time Path to thwart the Infinite Dragonflight’s attempt to turn Nozdormu into Murozond.
A dedicated article showcases all these details, shedding light on optional questlines surrounding the dungeon that can be initiated at the Temple of Valdrakan.
In future patches, there’s a possibility of splitting this mega-dungeon into two regular dungeon-sized parts, intending to incorporate it into the rotation of the Mysterious Journey. However, this awaits confirmation.
With the “Time Rift” update, the Sentinel class introduced in Dragonflight gains its third specialization, named “Empowered.” This specialization transforms Sentinels into damage dealers (DPS) with a brand-new support style, enhancing allies with various beneficial effects. Some effects directly apply to allies, while others correlate with skillful damage-dealing abilities.
Developers explain, “Empowered Sentinels provide their damage in an all-new way,” acting as potent force multipliers significantly boosting their group’s capabilities (and damage output).
The 10.1.5 Patch for World of Warcraft: Dragonflight also introduces a new type of public event called “Time Fissures,” requiring players to defeat waves of enemies. In the “Eternal Bonds” area, new repeatable content is offered, tasking players with “working to stabilize the Time Path and address issues caused by its instability, all while reaping the rewards of their efforts.”
The “Time Rift” update in World of Warcraft also brings forth a new questline starting from “Abundant Eggs,” along with activities centered around the “Dragonling Daycare,” where players assist the “Tiny Scale Daycare” in caring for five dragon hatchlings.
Blizzard also confirms that completing daily tasks at the daycare will earn rewards such as flight stones and gold.
Night Elves, Draenei, Lightforged Draenei, Pandaren, Kul Tirans, Tauren, Highmountain Tauren, Mag’har Orcs, and Zandalari Trolls will also gain access to the Warlock class. This class, in turn, can unlock a new imp pet customization through a new quest named “Commencing Collection.”
Blizzard further confirms that the “Time Rift” update for World of Warcraft will bring balance adjustments to classes like Mage, Rogue, Holy Paladin, and others. Details on these adjustments can be explored in-depth in the patch notes on the forums.
Moreover, the “Kalimdor Cup” event is set to take place from August 15 to 28, featuring 16 matches categorized as normal, advanced, and reverse variants. Rewards include the “Azeroth Rider” emblem, exchangeable for various perks in Mazzsara.
Cross-realm trading restrictions will also be lifted, allowing direct item and gold exchanges between characters within the same region.