Blizzard revealed that it is introducing some major changes to the XP system in World of Warcraft’s Dragonflight expansion, making it easier to reach the level cap.
Dragonflight is World of Warcraft’s next big expansion and it looks like Blizzard is planning to shake things up this time.
Blizzard has already revealed major changes to Talent Trees ahead of its official release, and it looks like the developer isn’t stopping there.
Blizzard’s next change involves XP progression in Dragonflight, as the expansion will make it much easier for players to reach the new level cap of 70.
Dragonflight XP change makes it easier to reach level caps
The news comes from Blizzard itself, as relayed by the Wowhead community, who broke down the exact XP values that changed in Dragonflight.
Blizzard has changed XP requirements for levels 1-60 to varying degrees, with some massive changes in levels 1-9 and 31-60.
For example, Levels 1-9 saw an overall XP drop of about 92%, with the biggest change being a 23.30% drop in XP needed to reach Level 5.
However, XP gains fluctuate in the other direction once players reach level 10, as they need slightly more XP gains in each level to increase compared to previous XP requirements.
A chart detailing the XP changes coming to Dragonflight, courtesy of Wowhead.com.
However, from level 32 onwards the XP requirements drop drastically – with XP requirements for levels 40-60 XP reduced from 50% to a whopping 77%.
It’s also important to note that Shadowland’s Chromie Time addition – which allowed players to level up new characters in one of WoW’s previous expansions – will not have XP penalty from levels 51-60.
But once players make the final stretch to level 70, the XP requirements will increase quite a bit again, so reaching the new level cap in Dragonflight will no doubt be a daunting task.
While it may take longer to reach level 70, these new XP changes will make it much easier to level up in the early to midgame, essentially resulting in a 50% reduction in total XP needed .