Fractures in Time is the next major update coming to World of Warcraft Dragonflight. On July 11, Fractures in Time will be released exclusively for PC at 6 p.m. BST. The massive content drop includes the Dawn of the Infinite Mega-Dungeon, as well as new Time Rift events, the Kalimdor Dragonriding Cup, and new Warlock customizations.
Augmentation Evoker is WoW's first "support" specialization. The essence of the Black and Bronze dragonflights is used to boost the abilities of nearby allies, according to Blizzard.
The Dawn of the Infinite Mega-Dungeon, on the other hand, features eight bosses only available to Mythic players. This dungeon requires players to cross timeways to face the "calculated Iridikron".
In addition, new races are added to the Warlock Class, including Night Elves, Draenei, Lightforged Draenei, Pandaren, Kul Tiran, Tauren, Highmountain Tauren, Mag'har Orcs, and Zandalari Trolls. There is also a Warlock-specific questline and a Barbershop that allows pets to be customized.
Needless to say, the update also makes countless balance changes and bug fixes, while also making lots of gameplay enhancements. You can see the patch notes below...
World of Warcraft Fractures in Time update 10.1.5...
- Added 5 new fur colors for Worgen.
- Added 1 new eye color for Mag'har Orc.
- The light source that reflects in non-glowing eyes is no longer static.
- All restrictions for unlocking Allied Races have been removed, with the exception of a level requirement.
- All Allied Races can now be unlocked once you have a level 40 character on your account (was level 50).
- Newly created Allied Race characters will now be directed to Chromie (was the Warboard).
- Characters level 10–60 that have not been logged into for 60 days will now have the option to receive a Welcome Back Gift on the character select screen. The Welcome Back Gift includes:
- Select a specialisation upon log in to become equipped with updated bags and gear that is appropriate to the character’s level and selected specialisation.
- All previously worn items and bags can be collected from the mailbox.
- Teleport to the character’s home city of Orgrimmar or Stormwind.
- All quests in the quest log will be cleared to provide a clean slate. To continue your leveling journey, head to Chromie in Orgrimmar Embassy or Stormwind Embassy.
- Characters now learn the appropriate mount riding skill upon reaching the appropriate level without needing to visit a mount trainer.
- Level 10 - Apprentice Riding
- Level 20 - Journeyman Riding
- Level 30 - Expert Riding
- Level 40 - Master Riding
- Characters that reach level 30 will receive the quest “Time to Fly” and be awarded with a flying mount: the Harbor Gryphon for Alliance characters and Scarlet Pterrordax for Horde characters.
DUNGEONS AND RAIDS
- Players that have defeated Garrosh Hellscream in Siege of Orgrimmar may now skip directly to The Inner Sanctum on all characters on the account by reading the scroll hanging on the wall near Loremaster Cho at the entrance.
- Developers' note: Siege of Orgrimmar is a long, linear raid with a rare mount and plate shoulders held covetously by Garrosh Hellscream, its final boss encounter. We hope that the shortcut implemented here will allow players who've experienced this part of the story before to skip directly to the final showdown for a chance at earning those unique collectibles.
- Adjusted boss health in Classic dungeons during Chromie Time.
- Developers' note: Health values for some Classic dungeon bosses were scaling incorrectly in Chromie Time. This change brings Chromie Time and the present timeline into better alignment.
- Chromie will now teach you what Chromie Time is, suggest timelines to choose, and share the opening cinematics.
- The maximum level in Chromie Time is now 61 (was level 60).
- Chromie Time expansion restrictions have been removed.
- The Dragon Isles Await! now provides an item that lets you teleport to your capital city to begin your journey to the Dragon Isles immediately.
- Dragonflight, Shadowlands, and Battle for Azeroth dungeon quests are now also available inside their respective dungeons.
- Both Exile’s Reach and Battle for Azeroth now have campaigns to make it easier to track progress and pick up where you left off.
- The quest line into Mechagon now starts at level 30 (was level 50).
- Alliance players can now enter Nazjatar after completing “A Nation Divided” (was “Unlocking the World”).
- Available starter zone quest lines and Battle for Azeroth side quests now display on the zone map.
- Introduction to the capital cities after leaving Exile’s Reach has been improved.
USER INTERFACE AND ACCESSIBILITY
- You can now track uncollected transmog appearances by Shift clicking it in the Collections pane.
- This adds it to your Objective Tracker. Click the icon to supertrack it, just like you would for a quest.
- Currently, you can only track appearances sourced from vendors, dungeons, and raids. Hold down Shift to see which appearances can be tracked.
- For appearances that have multiple items, press Tab to cycle through them and Shift click to track the currently selected one.
- Click on a tracked item in the Objective Tracker to open its location on the map.
- For appearances that come from dungeons and raids, click on a boss name in the Objective Tracker to open the Dungeon or Raid Journal.
- Action bar icons have updated animations for spell procs, interrupted casts, and cooldowns.
- Action bar icons now show a cast bar while casting or channeling, and a green targeting circle when placing a targeted ability.
- Group Loot roll toast plays a new animation when you roll Need for your main specialization.
- Arena unit frames have been updated:
- Arena frames now use the compact unit frames style.
- Edit Mode includes settings for width, height, and border and allows you to preview different arena sizes (2v2, 3v3, 5v5).
- Arena frame settings have been added under Options > Interface > Arena Enemy Frames.
- PvP trinket status has been added to the right of the enemy’s frame.
- An icon indicating the enemy’s specialization is now shown during the pre-match phase.
- Pre-match frames can’t be used for targeting and don’t show power bars.
- Character tooltips now show the player’s specialization.
- Arena frames will always show debuffs.
- Arena frames will now show loss of control debuffs in a larger icon next to the unit frame.
- Arena frames now gray out if players are stealthed or invisible.
- Fixed an issue where battleground flag carriers were not showing.
An animated glow has been added to better highlight needed roles for Rated Solo Shuffle.
- Text-to-Speech now has options for Item Loot, Currency, and Money Loot chat messages.
- While in a scenario, minimap blobs are now yellow instead of blue to increase visibility.
- Added a new quest icon to indicate important quests.
- Trading Post activities in a series (i.e. "Complete 5/15/30 Mythic+ Dungeons") will now be collapsed in the Traveler's Log.
- An icon and tooltip line have been added to indicate if an appearance is not supported for your race (such as for mechagnomes and dracthyr).
- Updated the “open hand” interaction cursor with high resolution art.
- Updated unit frame art for totems.
- Added a "Sell All Junk" button to vendors.
- Updated "Repair" and "Repair All" button art on vendors.
- Added an option to replace player portraits with class icons under Options > Interface > Display.
- Added a way to report players in the Crafting Order pane for inappropriate order notes.
- Crafting Orders now have an “Add Friend” option on social menu dropout.
- Updated the ring art around role icons.
- Updated the art on various popup frames, including ready check.
- Updated the rested animation in the Unit Frame.
- Added duration bars (breath, fatigue) with size settings.
- Added multi-seat vehicle UI with size settings.
- Added lines that show what edges your element is snapping to.
Slightly increased corner snapping range.
- Added Archaeology bar.
- Added width and height sliders to the Chat Frame.