The best World of Warcraft: Dragonflight easter eggs


World of Warcraft has been around so long that it has a whole history of easter eggs. The MMO has dropped nods to everything from Lost (opens in new tab) to Dark Souls (opens in new tab). If you count the names for quests, the number of easter eggs would skyrocket into the thousands. It’s a reference-heavy game that only keeps getting bigger. So big, in fact, that the references have even started to turn inward and memorialize WoW’s iconic moments.

The latest expansion, Dragonflight (opens in new tab), increases the easter egg count once again. Even though Blizzard ran a beta for a while, people are still digging up secrets and references as they fly their way through the new zones. These are some of the best easter eggs out there so far.

A curious Yu-Gi-Oh! duel

WoW: Dragonflight

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In the Thaldraszus region, you can run into two characters (opens in new tab) bickering over a set of playing cards. The game they’re playing is literally Hearthstone, Blizzard’s own trading card game, but the fighting characters are clearly a reference to the mega popular manga and anime series.