World of Warcraft: Mysterious New Object Appears in Valdrakken On the 10.1.7 PTR


A mysterious Arcane Forge has appeared in Valdrakken on the World of Warcraft Public Test Realm, hinting at its significance in future updates. The Forge’s appearance and location suggest it may be connected to the upcoming Dragonflight Season 3 or new crafting or reforging systems. Fans can anticipate more information about the Forge and Patch 10.2 in the next few weeks or at BlizzCon in November.

A mysterious item called an Arcane Forge has appeared in Valdrakken in the World of Warcraft: Dragonflight Public Test Realm for Patch 10.1.7. Though the purpose of the item is not yet known, players suspect it will play some major role in the next World of Warcraft content update.

World of Warcraft is currently in the process of developing Patch 10.1.7. Titled Fury Incarnate, this update will be the last one before Dragonflight Season 3, and is currently planned to hit World of Warcraft on September 5.

However, an odd new object has appeared on the PTR for Patch 10.1.7. The Arcane Forge is a new device located in the Artisan’s Market of Valdrakken, where many of the Profession trainers for Dragonflight are located. The object itself can’t be interacted with yet, and seemingly has no purpose, but it is important enough to have an icon and tooltip on the map. This indicates the object will likely play some significance in the story, mechanics, or progression of future Dragonflight patches.

Strangely enough, the Arcane Forge features glyphs and colorization reminiscent of the Draenei race. The model used by this item has not been seen before in WoW either, so it would be a strange choice to use for a placeholder. Patch 10.1.7 is featuring a quest where World of Warcraft players can unlock Eredar customizations in a quest revolving around the Draenei. The Arcane Forge could be involved with this quest, but it would be strange for it to have a map icon if that was the case.

Some players have speculated the Arcane Forge could be used in a new crafting system World of Warcraft is working on for Patch 10.1.7 or 10.2, especially due to its location. Others have wondered if it will be used in a return of the reforging system, which allowed players to change around secondary stats on some World of Warcraft items. Players can only guess its purpose until Blizzard reveals the truth of the Arcane Forge.

Luckily, World of Warcraft players probably won’t have to wait long. Patch 10.1.7 is right around the corner, meaning a reveal of Patch 10.2 will probably come in the next few weeks, or no later than early September. With BlizzCon in early November, players can expect even more information–and possibly even an expansion reveal–over the next few months.

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