Unlocking flying has been a hot topic with players since Blizzard introduced the pathfinder achievement as a requirement to fly back in Warlords of Draenor and saw the system used again in Legion and Battle for Azeroth.
Players will be happy to know that this is not the case in the Shadowlands!
After recent wording in a blog post, Blizzard had mentioned "purchasing flying" which had players worried that there would be more requirements added to shadowlands pathfinder, however, this is not the case and after reaching out to Wowhead, they have clarified they only meant purchasing the riding skill which most players are likely already to have.
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World of Warcraft: How to Unlock Flying in the Shadowlands Patch 9.1
Players who reach Renown 44 will be eligible to complete chapter 12 of their covenant campaign, which will begin a quest The Primus Returns, which will reward players Memories of the Sunless Skies, an item that grants the player the ability to fly in the outdoor Shadowlands zones for all characters on that Battle.net account.
Flying is unlocked for Bastian, Ardenweald, Revendreth, and Maldraxxus, meaning you still will not be able to fly in the Maw, Korthia, and Oribos. Players will not be able to fly between each of the zones and will have to take traditional methods instead.
Players will be able to reach renown level 44 week 2 of Chains of Domination, and this will be the earliest players will be able to fly.
If a player is late to the patch, or just starting the game from now it may take a little bit longer to get caught up.