WoW Dragonflight 10.1 Patch (Season 2) & PTR: Date, New Raid, Zone, M+ Dungeons, & Changes

3/9/2023 10:27:37 AM

When will World of Warcraft Patch 10.1 come out and what new features will be added in the Season 2 of Dragonflight? Let’s get a full view of the WoW Dragonflight 10.1 (Season 2) release date of PTR and Patch, and also the new zone, raids, M+ dungeons, changes, and updates. 

WoW Dragonflight 10.1 & Season 2

WoW Dragonflight 10.1 Patch & PTR Release Date

The 10.0.7 update is confirmed to launch on March 21, just a few weeks between it and 10.0.5, Blizzard is holding to the roadmap they published. The Dragonflight 10.1 PTR (Public Testing Realm) will start on March 11, which is earlier than the main 10.0.7 patch, and we got the name of Patch 10.1, which is Embers of Neltharion. They have not told us the official release date of 10.1 Patch which marks the beginning of Season 2, but it would be scheduled in either late May or mid-June, about two months after 10.0.7, but not during Diablo 4’s launch. 

- WoW Dragonflight 10.1 PTR start date: March 11, 2023

- WoW Dragonflight Patch 10.1 (Season 2) start date: late-May or mid-June, 2023

WoW Dragonflight Patch 10.1 Content - Dragonflight Season 2 Raid, Zone, M+ Dungeons & Changes

In WoW Patch 10.1: Embers of Neltharion, along with the Dragonflight Season 2, we are going to get a new zone, a new raid, a new mythic+ dungeon pool, a new PvP season, profession updates, and some other changes or improvements.

New Zone: Zaralek Cavern

This zone has three sub-zones, a crystalline cavern of lofty formations of stalagmites and stalactites, a volcanic sulfur pool that serves as the dumping grounds for Neltharion's failed experiments, and twisted spires of volcanic lava floes. This is a new patch area that will have a flight with our Dragon riding from day one. It is a bit bigger than Zereth Mortis and it can be entered from three points in the Isles Thaldraszus, Azure Span, and Ohn'ahran Plains. New quests, exploration, and dragon-riding updates will be added in the upcoming season. 

New Raid: Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible

The raid is called Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible, it is a nine-boss raid inside the new zone of Zaralek Cavern, and basically, it's Deathwing's most important laboratory, it is bigger than the vault of incarnations. Players need to thwart the incarnates as well as Scalecommander Sarkareth, whose forces seek to claim the legacy of the Dracthyr. As Season 1, normal, heroic, and mythic difficulties are all going to be released. 

New Mythic+ Dungeon Pool

To keep the dungeon rotation fresh, in the Season 2 dungeon pool, we’ll also have four new M+ dungeons and four returning dungeons selected from the previous expansions. 

New M+dungeons:

Brackenhide Hollow

Halls of Infusion

Uldaman: Legacy of Tyr


Returning M+dungeons:

Freehold, Battle for Azeroth

The Underrot, Battle for Azeroth

Neltharion’s Lair, Legion

Vortex Pinnacle, Cataclysm

More Changes in WoW 10.1 & Season 2

There will be new campaign quests across the Dragon Isles as well as new chapters in the blue dragon and tier storylines, in addition to the campaign that takes place down in Zaralek, so it's nice to see that they're not leaving the Isles behind, there are also assaults themed around the fire incarnate and they will let you get better gear and weapons that will all have a bit of a fiery theme not exactly sure in mechanics, you may be able to earn some free WoW gold as well.