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WoW Developer Reveals Approach To Dragonflight’s Cross-Faction Content: “It’s A Thing Of Freedom”

As the veil lifts around World of Warcraft’s new expansion, WoW Dragonflight, Production Director Patrick Dawson has confirmed that cross-faction raids are coming, but will never be mandatory.

World of Warcraft fans rejoice, we’re returning to Azeroth! With WoW Shadowlands descending into the bowels of history after a turbulent run, all eyes are on Dragonflight, the ninth expansion of the franchise.

Amid the emerald fields and misty mountains of the all-new Dragon Isles, there’s a new race to try, countless vistas to explore, and your very own customizable dragon—and that’s before we get to the core raid content.

With a slew of dungeons available at launch and raids destined for the not-too-distant future, cross-faction play will also be a key feature of Dragonflight. With Patch 9.2.5, players can finally join forces with their historical enemies and tear apart the horrors of Azeroth. But will WoW Dragonflight have dedicated cross-faction content? production director Patrick Dawson reveals everything.

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Under the idyllic facade of the Dragon Isles lurk terrors unlike anything Azeroth has ever seen.

WoW Dragonflight cross-faction content is coming

Speaking to Dexerto about Dragonflight’s cross-faction content, Dawson emphasizes that while you’ll be able to ally with your sworn opponents in the new expansion, you’re never put in a position where you are to have to.

“We’re committed to continuing cross-faction functionality throughout our raid and dungeon experience in Dragonflight,” explains Dawson. “Every dungeon we have is cross-faction playable.”

“I don’t think we’re necessarily planning any cross-faction mechanics or anything – I think it’s more of an accessibility feature,” he elaborates. “We don’t want it to prevent you from playing with your friends, [but] We also don’t necessarily want to encourage it to make you feel like you must have to play with the opposing faction.”

Finally, “there are still a lot of our players who say, ‘You know what, that’s not for me, I don’t want that’, so we don’t want to force anyone to do that,” he emphasizes that “it’s a matter of freedom, not a directive.”

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While the rift between the Alliance and the Horde still exists, you can break down the barriers in Dragonflight.

Details on WoW Dragonflight’s raid and dungeon content remain fairly sparse, but Dawson allays fears by noting that “we’re trying to keep it fairly consistent with what we’ve done in the past. “

So while there is familiarity, there is freshness; exactly what Dragonflight is about. As more details emerge from the Mists, we can’t wait to delve into the lush world of the Dragon Isles and begin our journey – albeit grinning and enduring the Alliance.

https://www.dexerto.com/world-of-warcraft/wow-dev-reveals-approach-dragonflights-cross-faction-raids-its-freedom-thing-1808086/ WoW Developer Reveals Approach To Dragonflight’s Cross-Faction Content: “It’s A Thing Of Freedom”

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