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WoW Dragonflight Pre-Patch Primal Storms Event Dates & Rewards

Details about World of Warcraft (WoW) Dragonflight pre-patch event, from the release and end dates to the Feat of Strength and rewards players can get.
WoW Dragonflight Pre-Patch Primal Storms Event Dates & Rewards

As citizens of Azeroth should know, before every expansion release, a unique pre-patch event occurs. For World of Warcraft (WoW) Dragonflight, this event is called Primal Storms, focusing on four elemental types.

The WoW Dragonflight pre-patch Primal Storms event tasks players with defending various zones against Primalist enemies, including a boss in four zones, and it features some unique rewards. Here's everything we know about Dragonflight's Primal Storms event, from the expected release date and time to all the rewards and the Feat of Strength players can earn.

Update on 14 November 2022: This article is updated with the latest information regarding the Dragonflight pre-patch event, called Primal Storms.

WoW Dragonflight Pre-Patch Event Dates & Times

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The dragon aspects waits for no one, so mark your calendars for the pre-patch event. (Picture: Blizzard)

As is tradition, the pre-patch for a World of Warcraft expansion releases AT LEAST two weeks before the expansion.

Blizzard has confirmed the exact release date and time for Dragonflight's pre-patch event. The Dragonflight pre-patch event will start on 15th November 2022, following a server maintenance period.

The event is expected to end on the day Dragonflight launches, 28th November 2022.

Dragonflight Pre-Patch Primal Storms Event Invasion Locations

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The Water invasion in the Badlands. (Picture: WoWHead via Blizzard)

The Dragonflight pre-patch event, Primal Storms, focuses on the invasions of Primalist enemies.

Specific types of Primalist mobs and a corresponding boss will spawn in four specific zones, namely:

  • Northern Barrens gets Earth invasions.
  • Badlands gets Water invasions.
  • Tirisfal Glades gets Fire invasions.
  • Un'Goro Crater gets Storm invasions.

Many Primalist enemies will spawn in marked areas on each zone's map, and every 30-minutes, an Elemental Lord will spawn.

During the Dragonflight pre-patch event, this boss gives enemies the invading element. Players will need to band together to kill 100 Primalist mobs to take down the boss's shield and proceed to kill it for some shiny rewards.

Dragonflight Primal Storms Rewards & Primeval Essence

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Get ready for Dragonflight's release with some ilvl 252 gear. (Picture: Blizzard)

Primeval Essence is the limited-time currency for WoW Dragonflight's pre-patch event. Mobs imbued with an Elemental Lord's element, and the boss itself drops Primeval Essence on death.

The Imbued enemies have a chance to drop ilvl 252 gear to get players ready for the release of Dragonflight. These pieces of gear can also be purchased with Primeval Essence.

Players can purchase these Dragonflight pre-patch event rewards from Storm Hunter Suhrakka (by the tower in Bladefist Bay) or from Storm Hunter William at the docks in Stormwind. These rewards include weapons, armor, trinkets, and more.

There's also a Bag of Furious Winds toy that players can purchase for 100 Primeval Essence. It summons a vacuum above your character's head and sucks in critters for 10 seconds. This today has a 30-minute cooldown.

Last, there's the Unstable Elemental Confluence Heirloom Trinket as a WoW Dragonflight pre-patch Primal Storms event reward. 

This Heirloom Trinket has a chance of giving your abilities and spells "Primal Magic", basically dealing more damage and buffing your allies.

Players can get this awesome WoW Dragonflight pre-patch event reward by collecting all four "Dimmed Primeval" items as a rare drop from the bosses during the invasions.

Dragonflight Pre-Patch Primal Storms Feat of Strength

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Earn a unique Feat of Strength during the WoW Dragonflight Primal Storms pre-patch event. (Picture: Blizzard)

As with other World of Warcraft expansion releases, the Dragonflight pre-patch includes a Feat of Strength that players can earn. Once the event is done, players can never earn this achievement again.

The Feat of Strength achievement for WoW Dragonfight's pre-patch is called "Against the Elements" and tasks players with killing every Elemental Lord boss during the invasions.

Players should participate in killing the following bosses to get the Dragonflight pre-patch Feat of Strength:

  • Rumbling Earth Lord in Northern Barrens during Earth invasion.
  • Raging Fire Lord in Tirisfal Glades during Fire invasion.
  • Unbridled Storm Lord in Un'Goro Crater during Storm invasion.
  • Glacial Ice Lord in Badlands during Water invasion.

So that's it, everything we know so far about the Dragonflight pre-patch event called Primal Storms, including the types of rewards players can get for participating, the release date, and more.

We will endeavor to update this article once more information about the Primal Storms event become available. 

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