In what promises to be a diverging year for World of Warcraft, Blizzard already is stirring things up for a complacent playerbase. Curiosity’s been swirling about the mysterious Dragonflight 10.2.6 patch coming this spring, and now we know two more important details about it: The update is coming in March, and Blizzard is keeping it under wraps by not putting it on the public test realm.
Blizzard’s Holly Longdale teased the patch by saying, “For the 10.2.6 patch for Dragonflight, we created what we think is a unique event inspired by past musings from the community. We can say that it is open to anyone with a WoW subscription if they want to participate. That’s all we’re going say. Sorry, not sorry? Our goal is to continue to keep it secret— and keep it safe.”
Longdale admits that this is a “risky experiment” that could be “a bit bumpy” but that Blizzard thinks the risk is worth it. This secrecy plays into part of the newly stated approach of the studio to “try new things and take risks to bring you new experiences.”