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Archive of Hotfixes from 2020

December

Hotfixes: December 1 - 22 | 2020-12-22 by Blizzard Entertainment

December 22

Achievements
  • Resolved an issue where some players that interacted with Anima Crystal Shards in Bastion were not receiving credit towards  [Shard Labor].
Auction House
  • Fixed an issue where Favorited items would disappear after a sudden disconnect.
Classes
  • Death Knight
    • Frost
      • [Heartstop Aura] (PvP Talent) will no longer affect the cooldown of Gladiator's Medallion.
  • Mage
    • Fixed an issue with  [Flow of Time] (Conduit) not reducing the [Shimmer] (Talent) cooldown by the appropriate amount at higher item levels.
Covenants
Creatures and NPCs
Dungeons and Raids
  • Castle Nathria
    • [With regional restarts] Fixed an issue where players couldn't summon party members with a Warlock portal inside Castle Nathria on Mythic difficulty.
    • Artificer Xy'mox
      • Resolved an issue where abilities would change their sequence if Artificer Xy'mox changes phases before casting Dimensional Tear.
      • Glyph of Destruction now applies to targets that are not in line of sight.
    • Lady Inerva Darkvein
      • Warrior's Spell Reflect will no longer negate the Expose Desires ability.
    • Council of Blood
      • Fixed an issue preventing Dancing Fever from being reapplied properly on Mythic difficulty.
    • Sire Denathrius
      • Fixed an issue where Dusk Elegy was not correctly reducing incoming healing.
  • De Other Side
    • Increased the time to complete the dungeon by 2 minutes on Mythic Keystone difficulty.
  • The Necrotic Wake
  • Sanguine Depths
    • Executor Tarvold
      • Castigate now inflicts damage every 1 second (was 0.75 seconds).
Items and Rewards
  • Fixed an issue with Sephuz's Proclamation (Legendary Effect) granting its buff regardless of whether the crowd controlling ability was successful or not.
Player versus Player
  • Vanndar Stormpike peered across the Alterac Valley battleground and saw that his adversary's health was 20% higher than his own. Not to be outdone, Vanndar has put in the work and increased his own health by 20%.
Torghast, Tower of the Damned
  • Anima Powers
    • Multiple Elethium anima powers will no longer appear in the same Anima Cell. In addition, their elemental damage and healing penalties have been reduced to -25% (was -75%).
WoW Classic

December 21

Covenants
Dungeons and Raids
  • Castle Nathria
    • Stone Legion Generals
      • Anima Orbs and Massive Anima Orbs can no longer be picked up by players with Anima Injection, Anima Infection, Volatile Anima Injection or Volatile Anima Infection.
      • Resolved an issue where Wicked Blade was not following the targeted players correctly on Normal difficulty.
      • Stone Legion Skirmisher's now cast Wicked Slaughter every 10 seconds on Mythic difficulty (was 8 seconds).
      • Stone Legion Commando's Volatile Stone Shell absorb shield has been reduced by 10% on Mythic difficulty.
  • Plaguefall
    • Fungalmancer's Binding Fungus can now be interrupted and has a cast time of 3 seconds (was 6 seconds).
    • Fen Hatchling's Clinging Infestation damage reduced by 50% per stack.
    • Fungi Stormer's Fungistorm damage reduced by 20%.
    • Brood Ambusher's Enveloping Webbing can now be interrupted.
    • Globgrog
      • Health reduced by 10% on all difficulties.
      • Reduced the health of Slimy Smorgasbord by 15% on Mythic difficulty.
  • Spires of Ascension
    • Forsworn Goliath health reduced by 25%.
    • Kyrian Dark-Praetor health reduced by 30%.
    • Etherdiver no longer use the Maw-Touched Spittle ability.
    • Forsworn Helion no longer use the Crescendo ability.
    • The Intimidated and Oppression debuffs are removed more quickly after the casting Lieutenant (Klotos, Lakesis or Astronos) has been defeated.
  • The Necrotic Wake
    • Amarth
      • Tortured Echoes now expires after 30 seconds (was permanent), and its damage has been increased by 100% on Mythic difficulty.
  • Theater of Pain
    • Kul'tharok
      • Grasping Hands now correctly appears at two locations.
      • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused only one soul to become bound by Grasping Hands while two players stood at the spectral hands' location.
    • Mordretha, the Endless Empress
      • Echoes of Carnage periodic damage reduced by 50% on Mythic difficulty.
      • Dark Devastation cast time increased to 2.5 seconds (was 1.5 seconds) and increased the size of the casting visual effect to be more noticeable.
      • Ghostly Charge cast time increased to 3.5 seconds (was 2 seconds).
Items and Rewards
Torghast, Tower of the Damned
  • Anima Powers
    • Death Knight
    • Monk
      • [With regional restarts] [Maw-Darkened Slippers] damage increased by 20% and now only deals damage when Rolling (was jumping and Rolling).
      • [With regional restarts] [Dowsing Rod] has been redesigned – Standing in your [Faeline Stomp] reduces the damage you and your allies take by 10%, but Faeline Stomp's length is reduced.
      • [With regional restarts] Ever-tumbling Stone has been redesigned – When you activate this power, and whenever you change floors in Torghast, [Roll] grants immunity to all damage for 1 second per yard traveled.

December 18

Achievements
Adventures
  • Forest Shriekers now correctly display as melee.
Classes
  • Mage
    • Arcane
  • Priest
    • Discipline
      • [Clarity of Mind] (Legendary Effect) while talented into [Spirit Shell] will now properly extend [Atonement]s while other Discipline Priests are present in the group.
      • Clarity of Mind (Legendary Effect) while talented into Spirit Shell will now extend Atonements that were applied right before casting Spirit Shell.
    • Holy
      • [Cardinal Mending]'s (PvP Talent) healing on pets and NPCs can no longer exceed the caster's maximum health.
  • Warlock
Covenants
  • Kyrian
    • Fixed an issue where characters who swapped to the Kyrian Covenant would be told to complete the quest "N [60] A Calling in Bastion," but be unable to complete the quest.
    • Fixed an issue where Xandria could phase out while on the Kyrian Campaign quest "N [60] A Perilous Journey" while she still offered a Calling quest.
    • Fixed an issue where Kyrian players who disconnected, summoned, or otherwise left the vehicle during the quest "N [60] Fight and Flight" would not be placed near Xandria and may be unable to interact with her.
  • Night Fae
  • Venthyr
    •  [Stock: Appetizers] now unlocks when reaching Friendly with the Ember Court. This upgrade grants you an additional 2 minutes in the Ember Court once you complete the quest chain that starts from Picky Stefan, your refreshment coordinator.
      • Developers' note: While we are seeing people successfully making their guests happy, we want to give players a little more time to explore and try new guest combinations to help them prepare for when they unlock 3 guests in a few weeks.
Creatures and NPCs
  • Corrected an issue that could cause players to have reduced combat bonuses against level 40 and lower enemies (notably legacy raid and dungeon content) when leveling past 50.
Dungeons and Raids
  • Castle Nathria
    • Huntsman Altimor
      • Fixed an issue that caused Huntsman Altimor to not be afflicted with Broken Bond after Hecutis was defeated.
    • Sun King's Salvation
      • Smoldering Remnants now wait 1.5 seconds before starting to inflict damage on Normal and Heroic difficulties.
      • Reduced the damage of Smoldering Remnants by 10% on Normal difficulty.
    • Council of Blood
      • Fixed an issue that would prevent Veteran Stoneguard from being attackable during Danse Macabre.
    • Stone Legion Generals
      • Anima Infusion, Anima Infection, Volatile Anima Infusion, and Volatile Anima Infection can no longer be removed by immunities.
      • Fixed issue that caused Wicked Blade to sometimes hit moving players twice.
      • Fixed issue sometimes causing 2 Wicked Blades to be launched simultaneously.
  • Mythic Keystone Dungeons
    • Holy Priests will now have their deaths count against the dungeon timer.
  • Spires of Ascension
    • Fixed an issue preventing certain charge abilities from working on Forsworn Justicar.
    • Kin-Tara
      • Overhead Slash now only strikes her primary target and its damage has been reduced by 40%. The tooltip will be updated in a future patch.
      • Increased the distance at which melee characters can attack Kin-Tara.
  • Theater of Pain
    • Adjusted Blighted Sludge-Spewers visual effects to easily distinguish them from Disgusting Refuse.
Items and Rewards
  • The Great Vault's [Stygia] reward is now more detailed about how much Stygia it provides.
  • Corrected an issue that caused some item levels on rewards granted from World Quests to not keep pace with character progress correctly.
  • The " [Glowing Gift]" trinket claimed from defeating the Greench should now scale to a more appropriate item level.
  •  [Momentum Redistributor Boots] has had its damage capped at 20% of the player's health. It has also been given a 5 minute cooldown.
Player versus Player
  • Battlegrounds
    • [With regional restarts] Level 60 non-player enemies in Alterac Valley should now be appropriately powerful and dangerous.
Quests

The Maw: Eye of the Jailer

  • Fixed an issue that could prevent the respawn of feeding rituals during the Shadehounds Hunt to not respawn.
Torghast, Tower of the Damned
  • Refuge of the Damned and Shrouded buffs now have a stealth visual effect.
  • Empowered Imperial Consular's Shadow Bolt Volley damage decreased by 40%.
  • The starting Anima Cell can now be reset after clearing the first floor (was after killing the final boss on the layer).
  • Anima Powers

December 17

Achievements
  • Fixed an issue where  [Hunting Party] credit was not earned after the Hunt scenario was completed.
Classes
  • Mage
    • [Shifting Power]'s (Night Fae Ability) visual effects now appear much smaller for friendly players.
  • Monk
    • Resolved an issue that caused [Clouded Focus] (Legendary Effect) to provide its bonus while [Soothing Mist] is not active.
    • [Bonedust Brew] (Necrolord Ability) will no longer deal greatly increased damage against enemies that take increased damage.
  • Priest
    • Thoughtsteal (PvP Talent) no longer plays a misleading error sound when trying to cast the stolen spell.
    • Divine Ascension (PvP Talent) is now considered a Holy spell.
    • Shadow
      • Unfurling Darkness (Talent) will no longer display on raid frames.
  • Shaman
    • Restoration
      • Corrected an issue where some raid encounter abilities were incorrectly triggering the bonus mana restoration of [Water Shield].
Covenants
  • Kyrian
    • Fixed an issue where some players who swapped to the Kyrian covenant would be unable to interact with Haephus for the quest "N [60] It's All Coming Together."
    • Players who have left the Kyrian Covenant should no longer be able to loot Path of Ascension crafting materials.
  • Venthyr
Dungeons and Raids
  • Castle Nathria
  • Mythic Keystone Dungeons
    • Level 10 Keystone end-of-run chest items have returned back to item level 203.
    • Fixed an issue where the [Bursting] Affix was not inflicting an appropriate amount of damage for Shadowlands Mythic dungeons.
    • Fixed an issue that caused the Storming Affix to inflict more damage than intended.
    • Theater of Pain
      • Xav the Unfallen
        • Resolved an issue that prevented players targeted by Blood and Glory from landing in the dueling arena.
  • Mists of Tirna Scithe
  • Plaguefall
    • Margrave Stradama
      • Plague Crash tentacles now hit a wider area, and their placement has been adjusted accordingly.
  • The Necrotic Wake
    • Abominations will now only cast Tenderize and Mutilate on their current target.
      • Tenderize now increases Physical damage taken by 12% per stack (was 15%).
      • Mutilate damage reduced by 15%.
Items and Rewards
Quests

The Maw: Eye of the Jailer

  • Quests with a weekly reset in The Maw no longer erroneously claim to be daily quests in the quest log and are now displayed with a yellow quest icon.
Torghast, Tower of the Damned
  • For all classes, major cooldowns will now reset when you transition to a new floor.
    • Developers' note: This functionality should mirror the way cooldowns reset at the end of a raid encounter, or when starting a Mythic Keystone dungeon, affecting most abilities with a cooldown of 3 minutes or longer.
  • Health and damage of all creatures in Torghast reduced by 6% at Layer 1, increasing to 26% at Layer 8.
    • Developers' note: The net effect should be that Layer 8 is now roughly as difficult as Layer 6 was prior to this change, with other Layers' difficulty is reduced proportionally.
  • Health of all creatures reduced for players in groups by up to 25%.
  • Damage of all creatures reduced for 4- and 5-player groups by up to 20%.
  • The Jailer's Directive in the Upper Reaches now increases health by 10% (was 50%).
  • Some friendly NPCs in Torghast can no longer be found using /target or similar macros.
  • Anima Powers
    • The starting Anima Cell in Torghast now offers a stronger selection of Anima powers.
    • Anima Cells dropped by rare creatures within Torghast now always have at least 3 choices to choose from.
    • The chance for an Anima Cell to drop from a creature on any given floor has been increased.
    • Unnatural Power no longer provides immunity to crowd controlling effects at 10 stacks.
    • Rogue
  • Bosses
    • Elder Longbranch's Bounty of the Forest cast time increased to 4 seconds (was 2 seconds), time between casts increased to 45 seconds (was 30 seconds), and Hardened Shell now only requires 6 attacks or skills to remove (was 9 attacks).
    • Decayspeaker's Hardened Shell now only requires 6 attacks or skills to remove (was 9 attacks).
  • Enemies
    • Massive Crusher's Armor Plating cast time increased to 3 seconds (was 1 second) and can be interrupted and/or dispelled. Recast time increased to 16 seconds (was 8 seconds).
    • Tower Sentinel's Oppressive Aura haste reduction and slow now scales up to 10% (was 25%).
    • Deadsoul Chorus's Death Blast now reduces healing received by 15% and stacks 5 times (was 25% and stacks 4 times).
    • Skeletal Remains and Lumbering Creation's Bone Shrapnel now marks the ground and then explodes after 2 seconds, giving players time to move away (was instant).
    • Deadsoul Stalker now fades away after 15 melee attacks (was 7) and remains hidden for 15 seconds (was 30 seconds).
    • Deadsoul Devil now reincarnates with 15% health remaining (was at 40% health).
  • Torments
    • Fracturing Forces and Eye of Skoldus now begin their timer when you leave combat.
    • Fracturing Forces and Eye of Skoldus enemies have had their health and damage reduced by 50%.
    • Fracturing Forces and Eye of Skoldus now increase assassin health by 5% per stack (was 10%).
WoW Classic

December 16

Achievements
  • Baine can now be targeted by snowballs in Oribos for the Horde  [Scrooge] achievement. Happy Winter's Veil!
Adventures
  • While progressing through the Adventures campaign, certain Maw Adventures now have fixed difficulty and availability.
Classes
Covenants
  • Fixed an issue where training dummies in covenant sanctums would keep players in combat for too long.
  • Kyrian
  • Night Fae
    • A cinematic now plays when earning Dreamweaver as a Soulbind.
    • Fixed an issue where Night Fae players who abandon the quest "N [60] The Garden of Night" would be unable to see Qadarin to accept it again.
    • Fixed an issue during the Night Fae campaign quest "N [60] Broken Webs" where Qadarin would not be near the player after relogging.
    • Fixed an issue where Qadarin would be unavailable to turn in the Night Fae quest "N [60] Spriggan Snares" if players had turned in "N [60] A Little Pruning" and "N [60] Broken Webs" first.
Creatures and NPCs
Dungeons and Raids
  • Castle Nathria
    • Lady Inerva Darkvein
      • Fixed an issue that prevented the UI Widget from displaying how many Anima Containers are open.
    • Sludgefist
      • Fixed an issue where Chain Slam would sometimes hit players twice.
      • Fixed an issue where Giant Fists would sometimes not hit the closest player to Sludgefist's melee target.
    • Sire Denathrius
      • Fixed an issue where Druids could cancel their shapeshift forms to escape the reduced movement speed effect from March of the Penitent.
  • Plaguefall
    • Fixed an issue where Plaguebound Devoted could sometimes fail to contribute to the Enemy Forces requirements on Mythic Keystone difficulty
  • Sanguine Depths
    • General Kaal
      • Fixed an issue where Piercing Blur images could turn and dash in an unintended direction.
Items and Rewards
Quests

The Maw: Eye of the Jailer

  • Adjusted the per-player health scaling on Soulsteel Colossus to bring his overall combat duration down to a reasonable level.
Torghast, Tower of the Damned
  • Corrected an issue that could cause actors in a flashback scene triggered by returning the Runecarver's memories to fail to display correctly.
  • Empowered enemies at the end of a floor now have more delay in between their basic magic damage spells.
  • Reduced the amount of damage some area of effect spells were doing to party sizes greater than 1.
  • Reduced the maximum number of targets a Deadsoul Echo can fire Discordant Barrage at.
  • Reduced the visual clutter intensity of Discordant Barrage.
  • Goxul the Devourer
    • Time between casts of Mass Devour increased to 36 seconds (was 18 seconds).
    • Health and damage reduced by 10%.
World Quests
  • The Tea Tales series of World Quests in Revendreth should now correctly continue to appear for players who have completed all 4 characters' tales. Theotar apologizes profusely for his inadvertent rudeness in neglecting your previous invitations.
WoW Classic

December 15

Classes
Covenants
  • Kyrian
    • Fixed an issue where some quests in the Kyrian Covenant Campaign chapter "N [60] Among the Kyrian" would display as incomplete for players who joined the Kyrian from another covenant and did not do certain optional quests. Players in this state should visit Oribos to have their status updated.
    • Fixed an issue where players who disconnect during the Kyrian Campaign quests "N [60] Aerial Advantage" and "N [60] Trouble on the Western Front" would fall to their deaths on login.
    • Fixed an issue where players who disconnect during the Kyrian Campaign quest "N [60] Stronger Together" would be unable to reach the Zerekriss.
    • Fixed an issue where players could not get back to the Zerekriss to accept the Kyrian Campaign quest "N [60] Fight and Flight" if they left the area.
    • Fixed an issue where voice over narrations would overlap with a nearby World Quest during the Kyrian Covenant Campaign quest "N [60] Stronger Together."
  • Necrolord
    • Fixed an issue where players who changed covenants to join the Necrolords could be unable to turn in certain quests to Draka.
  • Night Fae
Dungeons and Raids
  • Castle Nathria
    • Huntsman Altimor
      • Increased the distance of Spreadshot on all difficulties.
    • Artificer Xy'mox
      • Resolved an issue in which Artificer Xy'mox's door may remain closed during a soft reset scenario.
    • Council of Blood
      • Fixed an issue where Danse Macabre's spotlight visual effect would sometimes not appear.
    • Sludgefist
      • Fixed an issue whereSludgefist's Giant Fists were not hitting the secondary target for the correct amount of damage.
      • Sludgefist's melee attack damage has been decreased by 18% on Normal and Heroic difficulties.
    • Stone Legion Generals
      • Ravenous Feast no longer targets players afflicted with Wicked Mark unless there are no other options.
      • Wicked Blade no longer targets players stunned by Ravenous Feast unless there are no other options.
  • Halls of Atonement
    • Inquisitor Sigar has earned more experience from all the Tormented Souls he communed with and is now level 61 (was level 60).
  • Plaguefall
    • Venomous Snipers no longer have the Venompiercer ability.
      • Developers' note: This change was targeted at lowering the complexity and difficulty of the mechanics near Domina Venomblade's platform, particularly for melee roles.
  • Spires of Ascension
    • Fixed an issue where players could fail to force Devos back down out of her air phase when she's flying on the far left or right.
    • Fixed an issue where players could cause Devos to enter combat before Oryphrion is defeated.
    • Ventunax
      • Shadowhirls now provide additional warning before activating during the encounter.
Items and Rewards
  • Max-level vendor water and Mage conjured Mana Buns ramp up mana regeneration faster so they're consistent with other types of max-level water.
  • The Raw Dream Silk will no longer be hidden if the Ardenweald World Quest "N [60WQ] Spriggan Riot" is active.
  • Fixed an issue which allowed  [Charm of Eternal Winter]'s mind control effect to work on shapeshifted Druids.
  • Increased the Physical damage from the  [Viscera of Coalesced Hatred] trinket by 43%.
Player versus Player
Quests
  • Resolved an issue where the stairway to complete the quest "N [60] Sustain, In Vain" was blocked off.
  • Reduced Entropic Cascade's visual effects during the Lightforged Draenei Allied Race quest "A [110] The Lightforged."
Torghast, Tower of the Damned
  • If you return to life in Torghast, the enemies that previously caused your demise will let you take the first swing before attacking you.
WoW Classic
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Crystalline Tear required for the quest "N [60] Long Forgotten Memories" to sometimes become unresponsive after a player previously on the quest did not complete the quest event correctly.

December 14

Classes
  • Death Knight
  • Druid
    • [With regional restarts] [Balance of All Things] (Legendary Effect) now causes [Eclipse] to increase your critical strike chance with Arcane or Nature spells by 40%, decreasing by 8% every 1 second (was 50% crit, decreasing by 10% per second).
    • Balance
      • [With regional restarts] [Starfall] damage reduced by 6%.
  • Hunter
    • Marksmanship
      • [With regional restarts] The damage of [Aimed Shot] has been reduced by 5%.
      • [With regional restarts] The damage of [Arcane Shot] has been reduced by 5%.
  • Mage
    • [With regional restarts] [Arcane Harmony] (Legendary Effect) now gains up to 10 stacks in PvP (was 15).
  • Monk
  • Rogue
    • [With regional restarts]  [Reverberation] (Kyrian Conduit) effectiveness reduced by 50% when engaged in combat with enemy players (was 30%).
    • [With regional restarts] [Echoing Reprimand] (Kyrian Ability) initial damage reduced by 50% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
    • Assassination
      • [With regional restarts] [Nightstalker] (Talent) increases damage dealt while [Stealth] is active by 25% (was 50%).
    • Subtlety
      • [With regional restarts] [Cold Blood] (PvP Talent) damage is now properly reduced by effects such as Versatility.
      • [With regional restarts] Nightstalker (Talent) increases damage dealt while Stealth or [Shadow Dance] is active by 8% when engaged in combat with enemy players (was 12%).
      • [With regional restarts] Shadow Blades now deals an additional 30% damage against enemy players (was 40%).
  • Shaman
Covenants
  • Kyrian
    • [With regional restarts] Combat Meditation (Pelagos Soulbind) Mastery value reduced by 50% in PvP and duration increased by 50% in PvP.
    • [With regional restarts] Nemea has finished rearing a new generation of larions who have taken up residence in areas near Elysian Hold in Bastion to provide flight to and from the hold for Kyrian Covenant members.
Dungeons and Raids
  • Castle Nathria
    • Sun King's Salvation
      • Fixed an issue where the encounter would sometimes not complete correctly.
    • Sire Denathrius
      • Fixed an issue where Remornia's Massacre ability had a very small chance to fail.
  • De Other Side
    • Improved the readability on Skeletal Warlord's Undying Rage.
    • Decreased the size of the Enraged Spirit's Enraged Mask, the gameplay remains the same.
    • Added a visual effect for Night Fae players to denote the radius of the Haunted Urn.
    • Mueh'zala
      • Resolved an issue where Mojo Infusion was being affected by a player's Haste when freeing Bwonsamdi from Primeval Grasp.
  • Sanguine Depths
    • General Kaal
      • Fixed an issue where the door to her platform could become stuck and lock players out after a wipe.
Items and Rewards
  • Fixed an issue which caused the Force Multiplier weapon enchant to increase in power as a player's level increased from 50 to 60. This enchant's strength is now correctly capped at level 50.
  • Fixed an issue that caused some players who didn't join the Venthyr covenant to receive Ember Court items from the Revendreth Calling tribute,  [Favor of the Court].
  • Increased the visibility of the posed Venthyr dancers created from  [Macabre Sheet Music].
Player versus Player
  • [With regional restarts] Battle for Azeroth Call to Arms quests award reduced [Honor].
  • Due to the relatively increased pace of PvP combat in Shadowlands, [Dampening] will no longer begin at 20% in 2v2 Arena. Dampening is applied immediately in 2v2 and after 5 minutes in 3v3.
Quests
  • Threads of Fate
    • Fixed an issue where the turn-in marker for the quest "N [50-60] Support the Court" would be in the wrong location for Night Fae players who completed the quest at level 60.

The Maw: Eye of the Jailer

  • The Lingering Cloak of Ve'nari buff has been limited to War Mode only.
  • Altered the visuals attached to Lingering Cloak of Ve'nari and Edict of the Eternal Ones to make them less overwhelming when they are active.
  • Resolved an issue where Hunts could sometimes not progress to the next stage.
  • Fixed an issue where players were being redirected to a far graveyard when releasing their spirit within Perdition Hold.
  • The sounds associated with entering The Maw from Oribos are now an optional experience.
  • [With regional restarts] Particularly puny creatures in the Maw no longer drop [Stygia].
  • [With regional restarts] Elite creatures in the Maw now drop additional Stygia.
Torghast, Tower of the Damned
  • [With regional restarts] Enemy health increased for healer specializations and enemy physical damage increased for tank specializations. These changes are targeted towards solo players and have a reduced effect while in a group.
  • [With regional restarts] Enemy health and damage increased on floors 2, 4, and 5.
  • [With regional restarts] Dark Ascended Corrus, Warden Skoldus, and Cellblock Sentinel received minor ability adjustments and health tuning to bring them more in line with other bosses.
  • Anima Powers
    • Corrected an issue where a player with [Orb of Replenishment] could have more than 6 healing orbs out at a time.
    • Venthyr
      • [With regional restarts] [Murmuring Shawl] now causes [Door of Shadows] to increase your chance to dodge by 40% (was 20%) for 20 seconds (was 15 seconds). Obtainable 2 times (was 3).
    • Night Fae
      • [With regional restarts] [Clinging Fog] now causes Flicker to reduce the movement speed of enemies by 70% (was 30%). Obtainable 1 time (was 3) and it will appear as a choice slightly less often.
    • Druid
    • Hunter
    • Mage
      • [With regional restarts] [Constellation Shield] damage reduction increased to 20% (was 15%). Obtainable 3 times (was 4).
      • [With regional restarts] [Resolute Medallion] absorb amount increased to 70% (was 40%). Obtainable 3 times (was 5).
      • [With regional restarts] [Runecloth Wrappings] damage increased when casting [Arcane Blast], [Fireball], and [Frostbolt] while Invisible reduced to 500% (was 2000%). Obtainable 3 times (was 10).
      • [With regional restarts] [Pandemonium Lens] no longer increases the radius of [Flamestrike], [Blizzard], and [Arcane Explosion]. Now increases the damage of Flamestrike, Blizzard, and Arcane Explosion by 15%. Obtainable 3 times (was 5).
      • [With regional restarts] [Seeker's Scroll] now always increases the damage of your Fireball, Frostbolt, and Arcane Blast (was only your next cast). Fireball, Frostbolt, and Arcane Blast damage per stack reduced to 2% (was 10%). Stacks 100 times. Obtainable 1 time (was 10).
      • [With regional restarts] [Everwarm Socks] now also heals 60% of your maximum health over [Ice Block]'s duration.
    • Paladin
    • Priest
      • [With regional restarts] Mask of Sheer Terror damage required to break [Psychic Scream] increased to 400% (was 300%). Obtainable 3 times (was 10).
      • [With regional restarts] [Painwheel] now also causes [Shadow Word: Pain] to deal 25% increased damage. Obtainable 5 times (was 10).
      • [With regional restarts] [Vandal's Zeal] has been redesigned and now gives you 1% [Mind Blast] and [Holy Fire] damage per Phylactery destroyed, up to a maximum of 40%. Obtainable 1 time.
      • [With regional restarts] Enemies affected by Pandemonium now run away much slower.
      • [With regional restarts] [Soul Sapper] causes [Power Infusion]'s cooldown to recover 200% faster (was 100%).
      • [With regional restarts] [Fragments of Obscurity] now always causes [Fade] to grant freedom from movement reduction abilities and provides 40% increased movement speed (was prevent movement speed from being reduced below 80%). Additional stacks of this power only reduce the cooldown of Fade further.
    • Rogue
      • Resolved an issue where [Draped Prism Shawl]'s effect didn't increase when obtaining multiples of this anima power.
    • Shaman
    • Warlock
      • [With regional restarts] [Blood-Stained Dagger] pet damage reduction increased to 35% (was 10%). Obtainable 1 time (was 3).
      • [With regional restarts] [Claw of Endereth] drains health 25% faster (was 10%). Obtainable 2 times (was 7).
      • [With regional restarts] [Hellfire Pact] increases summoned demons' damage by 50% (was 25%). Obtainable 3 times (was 10).
      • [With regional restarts] [Pact of Thickness] primary summoned demons health increased to 50% (was 25%). Obtainable 3 times (was 10).
      • [With regional restarts] [Thirsting Chain] increases [Drain Life] healing by 40% (was 20%). Obtainable 2 times (was 10).
      • [With regional restarts] [Warlock's Bargain] has been redesigned and now grants the Warlock 20% Haste at the cost of 10% of the Warlock's health.
      • [With regional restarts] [Dissolving Vial] now also makes [Corruption] instant for Demonology and Destruction Warlocks. For all three Warlock specializations, it now also increases Corruption's damage by 100%.
    • Warrior
  • Warlock
    • Demonology
      • [With regional restarts] The bonus damage from [Demonic Consumption] (Talent) will now only apply to a single Demonic Tyrant when summoned in Torghast, rather than all Demonic Tyrants.
World Quests
  • Fixed an issue where ordering Gatamatos to search an area would fail to break stealth during the Bastion World Quest "N [60WQ] Training Regimen."
WoW Classic

December 11

Achievements
  • Players that die during the Stone Legion Generals encounter in Castle Nathria will now properly earn the  [Feed Me, Seymour!] achievement with the rest of their raid.
Classes
  • Tank Specializations
    • [With regional restarts] Threat generation for all Tanks increased by 10%.
  • Death Knight
  • Demon Hunter
    • Havoc
      • [With regional restarts] All damage abilities increased by 5%.
  • Rogue
    • Assassination
      • [With regional restarts] All damage abilities increased by 5%.
  • Shaman
    • Restoration
      • [With regional restarts] All healing abilities reduced by 4%.
      • [With regional restarts] [Healing Rain] reduced by an additional 10%.
  • Warlock
    • Destruction
      • [With regional restarts] [Chaos Bolt] damage increased by 22%.
  • Warrior
    • Arms
      • [With regional restarts] [Mortal Strike] damage increased by 20%. Damage reduced by an equivalent amount in PvP.
      • [With regional restarts] [Slam] (Rank 3) now increases Slam's damage by 50% (was 25%).
    • Fury
      • [With regional restarts] All damage abilities increased by 5%.
Covenants
Creatures and NPCs
  • NPCs who comment on your choice of covenant will now do so less frequently.
  • Resolved an issue where Sanngror the Torturer would sometimes become stuck.
Dungeons and Raids
  • Castle Nathria
    • [With regional restarts] Fixed a bug that caused additional loot to unintentionally drop from bosses on Normal and Heroic difficulties.
    • Resolved an issue that prevented many of the non-boss NPCs in Castle Nathria from scaling their health and damage as raid size increased. Non-boss NPCs base health before scaling has been reduced by 10%.
    • Huntsman Altimor
    • Sun King's Salvation
      • Increased the healing done by Infuser's Boon to 200% per stack on Normal and Heroic difficulties (was 50%).
      • Reduced the max stack count of Infuser's Boon to 5 on Normal and Heroic difficulties (was 10).
      • Essence Overflow now heals Kael'thas Sunstrider for 1.5% of his maximum health on Normal and Heroic difficulties (was 1%).
    • Sludgefist
      • Stonequake's ground visual effect has been updated to be more noticeable.
      • Screen effect for players standing in Stonequake has been changed.
      • Occurrences of Falling Rubble over the duration of the encounter reduced by 25% on all difficulties.
      • The number of players affected by Chain Link has been lowered and no longer scales with the number of pillars destroyed on Normal and Heroic difficulties.
      • Sludgefist's health reduced by 12% on Normal difficulty.
    • Sire Denathrius
      • Warlock's [Corruption] will no longer be removed from enemies when using the teleporters.
Items and Rewards
Quests
  • Players who are unable to complete "N [60] The Sweetest Tribute" due to a  [Ripe Purian] already showing up in the tribute tray should abandon the quest and then talk to Elios to restart it.
Torghast, Tower of the Damned
  • Resolved an issue where enemies afflicted with the Blinding Smoke Capsule debuff would engage in combat with the player if they got too close but not attack them.
  • Minions of Torghast should be less likely to hit players with volley type abilities that they are not in combat with.
  • Torments
    • Eye of Skoldus and Fracturing Forces no longer spawn assassins on boss floors.
    • Breath of Coldheart health bonus per stack lowered to 3% maximum health (was 5%).
  • Anima Powers
    • [Resonant Mawfang] damage reduced to 2% of target's maximum health (was 10%).
    • [Frostchipper] damage reduced to 5% of the target's current health (was 20%).
    • The buffs provided by Dark Fortress and Fallen Armaments now stack to 5 (was 10).
World Quests
  • Demonology Warlocks and Beast Mastery Hunters will now receive kyrian aid during the Bastion World Quest "N [50-60WQ] Air Supremacy."
WoW Companion App
  • Fixed issue where some players on iPhone 11 and 12 could not access Guilds & Communities.
  • Various bug fixes and improvements on iOS. All users will need to reset their settings.

December 10

Classes
  • Death Knight
  • Druid
    • General
      • Oath of the Elder Druid (Legendary Effect) will no longer incorrectly activate from shifting into Mount Form during combat.
    • Restoration
  • Priest
    • General
      • Fixed an issue where the Item Level 200 Haunting Apparitions (Conduit) had an incorrect scaling value, and was less powerful than the lower item level versions.
    • Shadow
      • [Psychic Link] (Talent) will no longer replicate increased damage taken bonuses from the target.
Covenants
  • Fixed an issue preventing players from completing the Conduit tutorial quests for their covenant if conduits were added to the Forge of Bonds before accepting the quest.
  • Kyrian
    • Fixed an issue where Mikanikos could not be infused with anima for the quest "Partner for Eternity."
    • Path of Ascension
      • Increased the reflect damage from  [Spiritforged Aegis].
      • Fixed an issue where Myn'ir would not attack her target when they were hiding behind a pillar. She now understands how to play the game of hide and seek.
      • Fixed an issue where enemy debuffs would be removed when switching between Mikanikos and Bron.
  • Night Fae
    • Corrected the research time of the third tier of the Night Fae Anima Conductor to be consistent with the other covenants.
  • Venthyr
    • Fixed an issue that caused the automatic guest list refresh that occurs after the Ember Court scenario to incorrectly consume a Blank Invitation.
      • Developers' note: Speak with Lady Ilinca above Sinfall to purchase additional Blank Invitations. Blank Invitations allow you to swap a guest on your Guest List to invite a specific guest you want to be BFFs with, build the most compatible party crew, or just replace guests that you haven't unlocked yet.
Creatures and NPCs
  • Azgar no longer evades while casting Torrent of Ash.
  • Mayhem the slime kitten has taken his name less seriously and will now appear for all players to pet, regardless of what phase they are in.
  • Taerlina has restocked her Inscription supplies and now sells Rune Etched Vials and  [Aerated Water].
  • The icon for the Unguarded Gorm Eggs event will no longer display on the minimap if the event is not active.
Dungeons and Raids
  • Castle Nathria
    • Lady Inerva Darkvein
      • Lady Inerva Darkvein's health reduced by 10% on Normal and Heroic difficulties.
      • Harnessed Specter's health reduced by 10% on Normal and Heroic difficulties.
    • Council of Blood
      • All council members will now stay within the dance hall and allow for the encounter to be reset.
  • De Other Side
    • Resolved an issue where scale increasing auras, such as the [Prideful] Affix on Mythic Keystone difficulty, could prevent some larger player models from passing through doorways within the gnome wing.
  • Necrotic Wake
    • Kyrian Stitchwerk will now attack the closest player when its main target is out of range. Additionally, Tenderize now stacks to 4 (was 6) and Mutilate damage reduced by 8%.
Quests
  • "N [60] The Final Pieces" now automatically progresses if the quest items are in the player's bank or obtained from a Guild Bank.
  • Twigin should now return to give players a ride back to the necropolis in case you leave during the quest "N [60] This Way Out."

The Maw: Eye of the Jailer

Torghast, Tower of the Damned
  • Fixed a few locations where it was possible to get trapped behind the exit portal on a certain floors, preventing the player from continuing to progress through the tower.
  • Anima Powers
World Quests
  • Fixed an issue where not all Battered Souls would give credit when returned in large numbers to Collector Marissa during the World Quest "N [50-60WQ] Battered and Bruised."
WoW Classic
  • Naxxramas
    • Fixed an issue where Instructor Razuvious might attack totems or pets instead of players when engaged.

December 9

Classes
  • Hunter
    • Survival
      • Resolved an issue that could cause [Wildfire Bomb] to deal more damage than intended to targets that were falling.
  • Monk
  • Rogue
    • Assassination
      • Resolved an issue that prevented [Doomblade] (Legendary Effect) from working in Rated Battlegrounds and Arenas.
Covenants
  • Kyrian
    • Fixed an issue where Kyrian players who had finished Chapter 3 of their campaign could float on top of the Crest of Ascension, and could see players from a previous state as if they were floating. Forgelite Prime Mikanikos has applied a new invention to prevent this from occurring.
    • Energy Core and Forgeflame from the Eternal Forge in Bastion can no longer be used outside of the area.
    • Fixed an issue where player pets would display as if they were floating above the Crest of Ascension for Kyrian players who had finished Chapter 3 of their campaign.
    • Fixed additional issues causing Kyrian players with the [Unburden] effect to encounter issues when using a flight path.
Creatures and NPCs
  • Corrected the back seats of the Revendreth Carriages so players are no longer hovering in the wrong direction when riding in back.
  • Valfir the Unrelenting has taken a break and will only spawn if anima is sent to Tirna Scithe.
Dungeons and Raids
  • Castle Nathria
    • Huntsman Altimor
      • Resolved an issue that caused Sinseeker's damage over time to scale too aggressively with raid size on all difficulties.
      • Sinseeker's cast time increased to 5.5 seconds on all difficulties (was 4 seconds).
      • Devour Soul buff reduced to 100% on Normal difficulty and 150% on Heroic difficulty (was 200%).
      • Devour Soul duration decreased to 30 seconds in Normal and Heroic difficulties (was 60 seconds).
    • Hungering Destroyer
      • Hungering Destroyer will now target up to 1 fewer player when casting Gluttonous Miasma on Normal and Heroic difficulties.
      • The cast time of Hungering Destroyer's Volatile Ejection has been increased to 4.5 seconds on Normal difficulty (was 4 seconds).
    • Lady Inerva Darkvein
      • Harnessed Specters should be less prone to using Condemn while a tank is engaged with them.
    • Sun King's Salvation
      • Soul Pedestal healing substantially increased on all difficulties.
      • Enemies in this encounter now berserk after 14 minutes on Normal and Heroic difficulties.
      • Rockbound Vanquisher's Concussive Smash damage reduced by 15% on Normal and Heroic difficulties.
      • Bleakwing Assassin's Crimson Flurry initial damage and damage over time reduced by 15% on Normal and Heroic difficulties.
      • Shade of Kael'thas's Ember Blast reduced by 20% on Normal and Heroic difficulties.
      • Fixed an issue where the Shade of Kael'thas could fail to disappear when defeated.
    • Artificer Xy'Mox
      • Glyph of Destruction periodic damage over time reduced by 50% on Normal difficulty.
      • Rift Blast cast time increased to 3.75 seconds on Normal difficulty (was 3 seconds).
      • Rift Blast damage reduced by 18% on Normal difficulty.
      • Fleeting Spirit now summons 2 spirits in a 10 person raid, scaling with raid size to up to 6 spirits on all difficulties.
      • Limited the number of healing specialized players that can be targeted by Fleeting Spirits on all difficulties.
      • Seeds of Extinction cast time of Extinction increased by 2 seconds on Normal difficulty.
    • Sludgefist
      • Fixed an issue where Hateful Gaze would sometimes not cast immediately when Sludgefist hits 100 rage.
  • Halls of Atonement
    • High Adjudicator Aleez
  • Necrotic Wake
    • A Winged Champion will now appear to teleport players to the Stitchwerks once the dungeon has been completed on Mythic Keystone difficulty.
  • Plaguefall
    • Slime tentacles no longer continue to cast Vile Spit while banished.
    • Using [Banish] while in the Crushing Embrace of a Slime Tentacle within Plaguefall will now release you.
    • Resolved an issue where Margrave Stradama's Plague Crash is affecting players in unintended locations.
Items and Rewards
Player versus Player
  • Zo'sorg and his business associates now offer a quest for rated PvP.
Quests
Torghast, Tower of the Damned
  • Empowered Coldheart creatures no longer cast Fallen Armaments or Dark Fortress.
  • Empowered Coldheart Agents cast Shadow Spear less frequently.
  • Monk
    • Anima Powers
      • [Fae Aftershock] (Night Fae) now deals damage correctly for Windwalker Monks.
      • Fae Aftershock (Night Fae) now deals damage every 2 seconds for 10 seconds (was a 2 second duration).
User Interface
  • All Shadowlands dungeon and raid entrances are now visible on the map, regardless if their locations have yet to be discovered.
World Quests

December 8

Achievements
Classes
Covenants
  • Fixed an issue where "Replenishing the Reservoir" could not be progressed while in a raid group.
  • Fixed an issue where professions and pet battle World Quests could fail to give credit for "N [50-60] Bolstering Bastion", "N [50-60] Rallying Maldraxxus", "N [50-60] Support the Court", and "N [50-60] Reinforcing Revendreth."
  • Fixed an issue where the world map marker would not display for the quest "N [50-60] Choosing Your Purpose."
  • Venthyr
    • Reduced the Ember Court weekly restock requirement of Infused Rubies to 20 (was 50).
    • Reduced the cost of the Blank Invitation (used to reroll a guest) to 8 Infused Rubies (was 15).
    • New Venthyr members completing their first Ember Court will now also see a Blank Invitation alongside the item opening their second guest slot.
      • Developers' note: While players have had a lot of time to gather enough Infused Rubies for the first week, we want to give players a bit more freedom to customize their guest list and account for the other activities starting in Season 1 that will take more of their time.
Creatures and NPCs
  • Inquisitors in the Halls of Atonement area of Revendreth now correctly provide full reputation rewards to all players who attacked them, including the player who breaks the Inquisitor's immunity.
  • Aspirant Eolis should now still be able to be summoned if one player loots the  [Fragile Humility Scroll] without using it.
  • Shadowlands World Bosses should now be properly supported by the Premade Group Finder.
  • The Broker fishing vendors has stopped hogging the cooking station and allowed the Broker cooking vendor and trainer to take their rightful spot.
  • Restricted the total number of additional Rotting Minions that World Boss Mortanis can spawn.
Dungeons and Raids
  • De Other Side
    • Resolved an issue where Dark Lotus would inflict too much damage when the Risen Cultist is player controlled.
  • Plaguefall
    • The slime tentacles in the gauntlet have moved to placements that better suit their purposes.
Items and Rewards
  •  [Instructor's Divine Bell] trinket now gives the correct amount of Mastery.
  • Enchant Chest: Eternal Bounds now shows the correct Mana gain when applied to equipment.
  • The Cloudwalker's Coffer will no longer appear available to players that aren't yet eligible. This will reduce wasted journeys into the heights without rewards.
Player versus Player

The Maw: Eye of the Jailer

  • While in the Maw, harvesting  [Nightshade] now increases the threat level of Eye of the Jailer and rewards [Stygia].
  • Threat Level 5: Immediate Extermination now retains its stacks when you leave the zone and re-enter.
  • Stygia and reputation gains in the Maw are now only disabled when Immediate Extermination reaches 10 stacks, rather than when it is first applied to you. Push your luck a little further... if you dare!
  • Fixed a rare issue which could cause Eye of the Jailer to fail to reset if you were present in the zone during the daily reset.
  • Lingering Cloak of Ve'nari now applies to end-game players as they enter The Maw.
Torghast, Tower of the Damned
World Quests
  • Bastion's resilience at the Temple of Courage has spurred the Maldraxxi assailants to increase their efforts, resulting in more available targets during the World Quest "N [50-60WQ] Air Supremacy."
  • Players can no longer have more than 8 Neglected Souls at a time during the World Quest "N [50-60WQ] Battered and Bruised."
WoW Classic
  • Naxxramas
    • To prevent an issue with the cage door remaining locked, Noth the Plaguebringer can no longer die while he's preparing to teleport.
    • Fixed an issue where Heigan the Unclean's slow eruptions could sometimes overlap with the fast eruptions.
WoW Companion App
  • Fixed a crash affecting players on Android 10 and 11. Users will need to reset their settings.
  • Various bug fixes and improvements on Android.

December 7

Adventures
  • The companion buff indicators now remain visible when swapping between the Companions and Adventures tabs on the Command Table.
Allied Races
  • (With realm restarts) Resolved an issue where some players were unable to create a new Allied Race character.
Classes
  • Druid
  • Hunter
    • Marksmanship
      • Fixed an issue where [Wild Spirits] (Night Fae ability) was benefitting from the damage increase of the mastery stat twice.
      • Damage of Wild Spirits has been increased by 25% for Marksmanship Hunters.
  • Monk
    • Fixed an issue with [Tear of Morning] ( Runecarving ) that caused [Enveloping Mist] to not spread [Renewing Mist].
    • Fixed an issue that caused Tear of Morning ( Runecarving ) to grant [Vivify] additional healing on targets without Renewing Mists.
    • Mistweaver
      • Resolved an issue with the interaction between having both [Summon Jade Serpent Statue] (Talent) and Invoke Yu'lon, the Jade Serpent active.
    • Windwalker
      • Resolved an issue that prevented Dance of Chi-Ji (monk talent) from triggering from Chi spent by [Spinning Crane Kick].
      • Resolved an issue that prevented Xuen's Empowered Tiger Lightning from counting damage dealt by Storm, Earth, and Fire spirits.
  • Priest
    • [Mindgames] (Venthyr ability) will now display on nameplates to the casting Priest.
  • Rogue
    • [Shadowy Duel] (PvP Talent) will no longer sometimes cause the Rogue to be invisible to the target being dueled.
Covenants
  • Necrolord
  • Night Fae
    • Players will no longer be able to use the  [Pinch of Faerie Dust] item while they have the Faerie's Blessing from a Basket of Enchanted Wings.
    • Fixed an issue where Podtender ( Soulbind ) would sometimes stun the player after dying and releasing.
    • Podtender now displays an icon on raid frames while the player is rejuvenating in the wildseed .
Creatures and NPCs
  • (With realm restarts) Huntmaster Petrus now always spawns accompanied by Reza and Geza. Should he fall in battle, it's possible his pets might be left behind and open to making new friends.
  • (With realm restarts) Skuld Vit's barrier can now be bypassed by those with the right tricks.
  • Feenix Arcshine in Orgrimmar has learned the art of [Arcane Momentum] and will offer his training to fellow mages.
  • Battle for Azeroth creatures that increase their health as the player's item level increases now stop scaling at a lower, more appropriate item level.
  • Gorm spawned near Decayed Husks will now respawn at a more appropriate rate.
Dungeons and Raids
  • Plaguefall
    • Margrave Stradama
      • Resolved an issue where players could inadvertently avoid Plague Crash while swimming in and around Margrave Stradama's plague jacuzzi.
  • Sanguine Depths
  • Fixed an issue with General Kaal where her door could become stuck and lock players out after a wipe.
Items and Rewards
  • Weapons sold for [Conquest] by Zo'sorg in Oribos will not require additional Achievements to purchase.
  • Corrected an issue that could allow crafted Common-quality base items for Runecarving to incorrectly affect tradability of items obtained in raids and dungeons.
  • Resolved an issue preventing Conduit item icons from matching in the Soulbind user interface.
  • Players now receive an understandable error when trying to add the  [Arboreal Gulper] mount to their collection, if they are ineligible.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause some of the unique Revendreth consumables to be mailed to you when you already had one of them in your inventory.
  • Fixed a bug preventing  [Memory of the Arbiter's Judgment] from being obtainable .
Player versus Player
  • (With realm restarts) The number of players on each side in Ashran has been increased to 30 (was 25).
  • Resolved an issue in The Maw that caused Player vs Player deaths to incur a larger [Stygia] penalty than intended.
  • Fixed a bug that was causing PvP trinkets' spell visuals and sounds to not play.
  • Hunter
    • (With realm restarts) [Aimed Shot] no longer deals 10% increased damage in PvP situations.
    • (With realm restarts) N [52] Double Tap's extra Aimed Shot deals 50% reduced damage in PvP situations.
  • Paladin
    • (With realm restarts)  [Ringing Clarity] (Kyrian) can now trigger up to 2 multi-casts in PvP situations (was 3).
    • (With realm restarts) [Judgment] (Kyrian) cast from [Divine Toll] deals 75% increased damage in PvP situations (was 100%).
    • (With realm restarts) [Final Reckoning] increases the damage of Holy Power abilities by 30% in PvP situations (was 50%).
  • Rogue
Professions
Torghast, Tower of the Damned
  • (With realm restarts) The Empowered enemies at the end of a floor have been made more threatening.
  • (With realm restarts) Wing bosses Binder Baritas and Watchers of Death have been made more threatening as they were previously too easy to defeat.
  • [Frostbite Wand]'s effect now hits for a percentage of current health (was a percentage of maximum health).
  • [Frostchipper]'s effect now hits for a percentage of current health (was a percentage of maximum health).
  • [Vitality Guillotine]'s effect no longer reduces the health of a boss enemy. Its function is unchanged against rare and elite enemies .
  • [Heart-Piercing Spine]'s effect now reduces targets to 70% health (was a r educ tion to 50% health ) .
World
World Quests
  • Fixed an issue where unintended buffs would display during the Bastion World Quest "AHH! Real Monsters!"
  • Fixed an issue where one of the jumps would occasionally fail to work during the Bastion World Quest "Flight School: Up and Away!"
WoW Classic
  • Naxxramas
    • Spell Penetration bonuses no longer decrease the effect of Frost Resistance on Sapphiron's Frost Aura.

December 4

Allied Races
  • Bloodthirsty Vulpera no longer get lost on the return home to their camps after leaving the Arena.
Classes
Creatures and NPCs
  • Valfir the Unrelenting has bolstered his defense, making oncoming attacks much less effective. Players that wish to take down the beast will first need to send anima to this location to unlock the key to Valfir's demise.
  • Valfir the Unrelenting will no longer wander quite so far from his spawn.
Dungeons and Raids
  • Sanguine Depths
    • General Kaal
      • After rescuing Essence of Z'rali and before the final fight, General Kaal now removes her Evasive Mantle upon entering combat to alleviate an issue if she is pulled to her next position in the gauntlet early.
Items and Rewards
Professions
Quests

The Maw: Eye of the Jailer

  • Daily and weekly quests within the Maw can no longer be held beyond the day or week in which they were picked up by the player.
Torghast, Tower of the Damned
  • Flame Vents and Soul Emanation traps now trigger less frequently and have slightly larger areas of effect.
  • Rogue
    • Anima Powers
      • [First Steps] now correctly increases the damage of Subtlety's Secret Technique (Talent).
  • Warrior
World Quests
WoW Classic
  • Pets will now automatically attack hostile enemies and players when set to Aggressive stance.
  • Addressed an issue where Damaged Necrotic Shards do not take damage from defeating Shadows of Doom.
  • Entering Naxxramas now places you on the lower platform, while the teleport to Sapphiron's Lair is triggered on the upper platform, allowing you to zone in and explore the 4 wings.
    • Developers' note: The behavior of immediately teleporting players to Sapphiron's Lair upon re-entry to the raid following the defeat of the 4 wing-bosses, IS authentic, but we felt the inability to return and collect Frozen Runes that had been missed was punishing enough to warrant a change here. In keeping with the theme, however, there is still no escape from Frostwyrm Lair short of using your  [Hearthstone] or teleporting. Naxxramas is, among other things, a prison, from which the damned find escape difficult.

December 3

Classes
  • Demon Hunter
    • General
      • Demon Hunters can now dodge and parry while casting [The Hunt] (Night Fae Ability).
      • The animation and visual effects when Metamorphasis ends has returned.
  • Mage
    • General
      • Fixed an issue where enemies under the effects of [Frost Nova] with the [Grisly Icicle] (Legendary Effect) would not be broken out by other player attacks.
  • Monk
    • Brewmaster
      • Resolved an issue that prevented [Blackout Combo] (Talent) from empowering Celestial Brew.
  • Rogue
  • Warlock
Creatures and NPCs
  • Valfir the Unrelenting has bolstered his defense, making oncoming attacks much less effective. Players that wish to take down the beast will first need to send anima to this location to unlock the key to Valfir's demise.
  • Valfir the Unrelenting will no longer wander quite so far from his spawn.
Dungeons and Raids
  • De Other Side
    • Mueh'zala
      • Resolved an issue that could allow Mueh'zala to be attacked prior to defeating the other bosses of De Other Side.
  • Halls of Atonement
    • The visual effects of Depraved Obliterator's Curse of Obliteration spell will now more closely match the range of the spell's impact, regardless of the player's race.
  • Necrotic Wake
    • Nalthor the Rimebinder
      • Summoned pets will now properly follow their master back to Nalthor the Rimebinder's platform after completing the Dark Exile gauntlet.
  • Sanguine Depths
    •  [Decanter of Anima-Charged Winds] will now have a chance to drop for Survival Hunters.
    • General Kaal
      • Fixed an issue where General Kaal would not provide loot while also being declared defeated if players were being knocked off the platform as they finished the fight.
Items and Rewards
Player versus Player
  • Completing Battleground objectives will now provide credit for the weekly PvP quests, "N [60P] Observing Battle" and "N [60P] Observing War."
  • PvP World Quests will now count for the associated zone's defense Callings.
Professions
Quests
  • Threads of Fate
  • Covenant Campaign
    • Players will now be able to complete the Ember Court unlock questline even while the World Quest "Tea Tales" is active. Affected players should seek out Tubbins in the Ember Ward to accept the quest "N [60] Formal Refreshments" to continue.
  • Bastion
    • The quest "N [60] RSVP: Kleia and Pelagos" will now allow the player to use the soul mirror again and face their memories if they were defeated in a previous attempt.
  • Ardenweald
    • Brigdin now offers her quest "N [56] Forest Disappearances" while she's in combat.
    • Fixed an issue where the Croaking Bag ability disappeared when a player exits and returns to the game while on the quest "N [60WQ] To Serve Spriggan."

The Maw: Eye of the Jailer

  • Ve'nari has upgraded her wards in The Maw, granting players a brief window of invisibility and immunity as they exit her refuge or after landing from an Animaflow flight.
Torghast, Tower of the Damned
User Interface

December 2

Achievements
  • Players can once again earn the achievement  [Straight Six] from the Elegon raid encounter in the Mogu'shan Vaults.
  • Removed the Draenor and the Broken Isles Pathfinder achievement requirements for released spirits to quickly fly back to their bodies.
Characters
  • Fixed an issue where Kyrian players using a flight path with the [Unburden] buff would encounter issues on the resulting flight.
Classes
Creatures and NPCs
Dungeons and Raids
  • Corrected an issue causing Castle Nathria to show up in the Adventure Guide prematurely. This will return next week!
  • Plaguefall
  • Sanguine Depths
    • Fixed an issue where Essence of Z'rali could no longer be picked up after dying multiple times while holding the naaru.
  • Spires of Ascension
    • Oryphrion
      • Improved the visual performance on Empyreal Ordnance. Instances of this should now leech less anima from graphics cards.
  • Vault of the Wardens
Items and Rewards
  • The  [Overflowing Ember Mirror] trinket now properly notes that it deals 33% of the remaining absorb for the explosion when it expires.
  • Fixed an issue where the  [Unbound Changeling] trinket was granting less Haste than indicated in the tooltip. Additionally, the Unbound Changeling transformation that provides all three stats (Critical Strike, Haste and Mastery) has had the stats reduced by 16% and the transformation now persists through death.
  •  [Strength of Blood] offered by Ta'tru now increases Strength by 10 and is comparable to the other stat potions he barters.
  • The  [Tuft of Smoldering Plumage] trinket now correctly instantly heals players that suffer lethal damage.
  • Fixed an issue where the minions summoned from the  [Satchel of Misbegotten Minions] trinket would sometimes run in place if they triggered on a target that died. The minion should now rush to your current target or the location where the previous enemy was defeated.
  • The Enchanted Chest in Ardenweald will now respawn instantly when looted.
Player versus Player
Quests
  • Covenant Campaign
    • Venthyr players will no longer sometimes incorrectly receive the Gracious Guest debuff, preventing them from completing the Ember Court scenario.
    • Some material costs for Ember Court restock quests have been adjusted to account for current market values.
    • Fixed an issue where Night Fae players could complete the Maw quest "N [60] Setting the Ground Rules" without having first done the Night Fae quest "N [60] Do What We Cannot." Players who did not do this quest and have the campaign chapter "For Queen and Grove!" displaying as incomplete should be fixed the next time they return to Oribos.
  • Ardenweald
    • "That Darn Fox" will once again provide quest rewards, including the adorable pet vulpin  [Renny].
  • Battle for Azeroth

The Maw: Eye of the Jailer

  • Fixed an issue which prevented some Maw daily quests from granting bonus rewards while in War Mode.
  • Mawsworn Crossbows no longer deal excessive damage to enemy players in War Mode.
Torghast, Tower of the Damned
World Quests

December 1

Adventures
  • The tutorial quests for your covenant's Command Table can now be completed, even if you abandon the quests after completing the tutorial mission.
  • The tutorial tip explaining troops at the Command Table has been updated to more accurately convey that multiple troops of any type can be assigned in a single Adventure.
Classes
  • Demon Hunter
  • Druid
    • General
      • Using [Soulshape] (Night Fae Signature Ability) while in a shapeshift form will once again correctly return Druids to their previous form after Soulshape ends.
      • [Kindred Spirits] (Kyrian Ability) now correctly allows the casting Druid to be bound to only one ally at a time.
      • Fixed an issue where [Thorns] (PvP Talent) was not dealing damage to attackers after being melee attacked.
  • Hunter
  • Mage
  • Paladin
    • General
      • Fixed an issue that was causing Paladins that were boosted with a Shadowlands Character Boost to give the incorrect item level of equipment. The fix will only apply to newly created boost characters. If your boosted character still has the lower item level equipment, please contact Customer Support.
      •  [Memory of a Relentless Inquisitor] (Legendary Effect) can now be crafted by all three specializations.
  • Priest
    • General
      • Fixed an issue where [Flash Concentration] (Legendary Effect) was not reducing [Heal]'s cast time by 0.2 seconds per stack as indicated by the tooltip.
    • Shadow
  • Rogue
  • Warrior
    • General
      • Fixed an issue causing [Battle Shout] to grant more Attack Power than intended to Hunters.
Covenants
Creatures and NPCs
Dungeons and Raids
  • Removed the daily lockout on Shadowlands dungeons on Heroic difficulty.
  • De Other Side
    • Mueh'zala
      • Resolved an issue that could cause a Primeval Grasp totem to be interactable when unintended.
      • Resolved an issue that could prevent Mueh'zala from visually entering his defeated state.
  • Mists of Tirna Scithe
    • Fixed an issue where one of the incorrect doors in the maze would not send the party back to the beginning of the maze on Mythic difficulty.
  • Sanguine Depths
    • General Kaal
      • Fixed an issue where General Kaal would respawn after she was defeated.
  • Theater of Pain
    • Players holding the Strange Orb now drop the orb when they accept a summon or leave the platform the orb is supposed to be used on.
    •  [Soulletting Ruby] will now have a chance to drop for all Intellect users.
Items and Rewards
  •  [Treatise on Sinstone Fragment Acquisition] is now consumed on use.
  •  [Unusually Large Mushroom] no longer drops after defeating Humon'gozz for the day.
  • Fixed an issue that caused level 55 and 60 water to return the same amount of mana. The level 60 water now returns 40,000 mana and the level 55 water was increased to return 20,000 mana.
  • Level 55 food no longer scales up to level 60 and is now a static value.
  • The level 60 food and water now costs slightly more than the level 55 food and water.
  • The tooltip text displaying eligibility to purchase and upgrade Covenant armor sets now correctly matches the requirements.
Pet Battles
  • Gorgemouth in the Failed Experiment World Quest has correctly applied its Spiked Skin passive ability so that it now properly reduces and reflects damage to its attackers.
Professions
Quests
Reputation

The Maw: Eye of the Jailer

  • Absorb shields and pets are no longer effective against Threat Level 5: Immediate Extermination. No one is safe when they've caught the Jailer's attention.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the defeat of some rare creatures while in a raid group to not increase your Threat Level.
Torghast, Tower of the Damned
  • Broker Ve'ken has gathered information about your Torghast run and will now share with you the identity of the next boss you will face.
  • Unnatural Power (Torghast Power) no longer grants interrupt immunity upon reaching 10 stacks.
  • 10 stacks of Unnatural Power no longer makes the enemy immune to Priest's [Mind Flay].
World Quests
  • Moved the minimap location of Sarah Wight so she's easier to locate to complete the World Quest "Thrashin' the Camp."
  • The enemies required for "N [50-60WQ] Spore Losers" now respawn faster.
  • Reduced the damage dealt by enemies during the Bastion World Quest "N [50-60WQ] Air Supremacy."

November

Hotfixes: November 23 - 30 | 2020-11-23 by Blizzard Entertainment
Hotfixes: November 2 - 20 | 2020-11-09 by Blizzard Entertainment

November 30

Achievements
  • Opening Misplaced Supplies should now count progress towards the achievement  [Treasures of Maldraxxus]. Players may need to collect it a second time to earn credit.
  • The Elusive Faerie Cache required for  [Treasures of Ardenweald] is now less elusive.
Classes
Covenants
Creatures and NPCs
  • Nikara Blackheart at Sophia's Aria in Bastion now deals appropriate damage and is now less challenging.
  • Wingsmash is now ready to help fight Harika the Horrid in Revendreth no matter how many players give him weapons at the same time. Additionally, the Ballista Bolts respawn more frequently, and Sacks of Dredhaven Tools will no longer spawn as they are obsolete. Wingsmash will also no longer get stuck at the broken ballista and now resets properly.
Dungeons and Raids
  • De Other Side
    • Mueh'zala
      • Added a power bar to Mueh'zala so that he may better convey when his next Soulcrusher is coming.
  • Necrotic Wake
    • Dungeon enemies can no longer immediately recast Spine Crush.
  • Plaguefall
  • Spires of Ascension
    • The transport kyrian will now carry druids in their combat shapeshift forms.
Items and Rewards
  • Reduced the idle sound effect volume of the [Warstitched Darkhound]] mount.
  • The  [Hearty Dragon Plume] toy now has a 15 minute cooldown (was 5 minutes).
  • Players are now able to watch other's strum their  [Fae Harp] toy. Enjoy the show!
  • Fixed an issue that caused characters to remain laughing after using the  [S.E.L.F.I.E. Camera MkII].
  • Deep Fried Seraph Tenders now only work outdoors and not in dungeons or battlegrounds. Tooltips will be updated to reflect this in a future patch.
  •  [Pre-Mixed Pot of Noodles] now grants an appropriate amount of Versatility for Pandaren characters at level 60.
Player versus Player
  • Oribos PvP quests, such as "N [60P] Observing Battle," should now show a turn-in location once completed.
  • Hunter
    • [Hunter's Mark] now lasts 30 seconds instead of indefinitely when used against an enemy player.
Professions
  • [With regional restarts] Resolved an issue where experience gained from crafting a Legendary item would sometimes not retain after relogging into the game.
  • Budding Lashers now reward Herbalists loot after gathering their corpses.
Quests
Soulbinds
  • Run Without Tiring (Niya Soulbind Ability) no longer continues to heal when health is full.

The Maw: Eye of the Jailer

  • Saving Souls with the Soulkeeper present no longer grants [Stygia] after reaching Threat Level 5.
  • Fixed an issue which could cause the Soulkeeper to unexpectedly be present with your character in the Maw when Anima Salvage was an active calling. It will once again only be present when you are tasked with collecting souls.
World Quests
  • Fixed an issue with world quest "N [50-60WQ] Allay Their Fears" not appearing.
  • Fixed an issue where  [Korinna's Allaying Crook] could be used on living targets during the Bastion World Quest "N [50-60WQ] Allay Their Fears."
  • Fixed an issue where it was more challenging than intended to maintain a Precision streak during the Bastion World Quest "N [50-60WQ] We'll Make an Aspirant Out of You."
  • Fixed an issue where "Battles Won Long Ago" could erroneously be repeated.
  • Battle Pet World Quests should now properly count for Callings that require you to complete activities in a zone.
  • Increased the respawn rate of the Crates of Salvaged Explosions for the Maldraxxus World Quest "N [60WQ] Gettin' Even."

November 27

Classes
  • Mage
  • Warlock
    • General
      • Corrected an issue where [Soul Rot] (Night Fae Ability) was unable to be used if the warlock was low on health.
Covenants
  • Corrected an issue that could cause players who were trying to switch covenants to incorrectly be treated as having previously been a member of their desired new covenant.
Creatures and NPCs
  • Stablemaster Vasilica has taken up shop in Sinfall to help Venthyr covenant members recover their lost pets.
Items and Rewards
  • The  [Mistcaller Ocarina] trinket now refreshes its buff duration when the buff is already applied and the buff now lasts 15 minutes (was 5 minutes).
Quests
Torghast, Tower of the Damned
  • Any [Soul Ash] that was not looted from defeated enemies will now be sent directly to your character's currency collection the next time you log back into the game.
World Quests

November 26

Character
  • [With regional restarts] Oribos no longer separates players with War Mode enabled from those who have it disabled.
  • Falling off the edge of the Shattered Grove in Maldraxxus will no longer send the character to Westfall or the Barrens. Falling to your death is enough punishment.
Classes
Covenants
  • Players who switch covenants after completing the Maw introduction and gathering 5 Redeemed Souls for their first covenant should now find that they have 5 Redeemed Souls waiting for them in their new covenant. Players who changed covenants prior to this fix and were roadblocked by missing Redeemed Souls should visit Oribos, which will perform a process that corrects the issue.
  • Adventures missions now appear immediately after completing the tutorial when switching covenants.
  • Kleia is now a bit more chatty and now welcomes being the chosen Soulbind in Elysian Hold.
  • Fixed an issue that caused a player to be rejected from their chosen covenant. Covenant pacts lost in this way can now be re-selected.
Creatures and NPCs
Dungeons and Raids
  • Halls of Atonement
    • Fixed an issue where Revendreth players with combat pets could not correctly interact with Loyal Stoneborn.
Items and Rewards
  • The cooldown of  [Slumberwood Band]'s effect can no longer be prematurely cleared by death or by using immunities and similar effects.
  • The  [Oribobber] now makes sound when a fish is hooked.
  • Resolved an issue where  [Master Duelist's Chit] trinket would fail to correctly display its visual effect when striking targets at range.
Quests
Torghast, Tower of the Damned
  • Added missing sounds to some creatures and boss abilities.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused Arch-Suppressor Laguas to become afflicted with Thrall's Earthen Crush ability and permanently evade all oncoming attacks.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed Unnatural Power to be removed with mind control abilities.
World Quests

November 25

Character
Classes
  • Demon Hunter
  • Paladin
  • Rogue
    • General
      • Resolved an issue that prevented the reactivation of [Flagellation] (Venthyr Ability) and granting Haste while the Rogue's target is still alive.
Covenants
  • Beginning construction of the Venthyr Anima Conductor now properly consumes available Anima.
Creatures and NPCs
  • Battle Ready Tauralus can no longer be interacted with while mounted.
  • Male Gilnean guards now have male voices.
  • Stygian Abductors now abide by the laws of gravity after being slain.
  • Resolved an issue that caused the Forlorn Prisoner's Forlorn's Grace buff to increase damage instead of decrease damage.
  • A Plague Watcher now stands watch at the Marileth Camp in Blighted Scar.
  • Fixed an issue where Sundancer's Echo of Dresaelus buff could be taken into unintended areas.
Dungeons and Raids
  • Mists of Tirna Scithe
    • Fixed an issue in the Misty Forest where a maze door would not open when approaching the door from the side.
    • Slain gorms should now drop loot as intended.
    • Tred'ova
      • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused Mind Link to become unbreakable if targeted players were 40 yards apart when the spell was cast.
  • Theater of Pain
    • Mistress Dyrax
      • Players are no longer afflicted by Mass Temptation after combat has ended.
Items and Rewards
  • Fixed an issue which caused Selfless Forgelite's mail armor on Forgelite Neptira to be incorrectly ineligible for purchase and use in transmogrification.
  •  [Slumberwood Band] can no longer trigger in Arena or Rated Battlegrounds.
  •  [Veiled Satchel of Cooperation] can now be opened from characters level 50 to 60. Satchels earned prior to the fix will require reaching level 60 to open.
  • The Garb of the Harmonious transmogrification set now displays the correct chestplate.
  • Turning in  [Twinklestar's Gardening Toolkit] to Twinklestar no longer consumes other players' toolkits.
  • Many Shadowlands Inscription supplies can now be placed in an Inscription bag.
  • The  [Brimming Ember Shard] trinket channel is now intentionally interrupted when casting another spell during the channel.
Quests

The Maw: Eye of the Jailer

  • Fixed an issue where players who reached Threat Level 5 would still have the Eye of the Jailer [Stygia] and Ve'nari Reputation reduction debuff the next day.
Torghast, Tower of the Damned
World Quests
  • The manifestations for "N [60WQ] Swarming Souls" now respawn more frequently and the completion requirement has been lessened.
  • Fixed an issue where some players could not interact with Gatamatos during the Bastion World Quest "N [60WQ] Training Regimen."
  • Increased the health of the accompanied dredger and the time between waves of enemies for "Demolition Detail."

November 24

Classes
Creatures and NPCs
  • Zo'sorg and Purveyor Zo'kuul went on a brief hiatus while an issue was being resolved. The PvP vendors should now be back in Oribos at the usual location.
  • Players above level 50 now properly retain their full combat bonus when fighting enemies from the Legion expansion.
  • Fixed an issue where some of the Aspirant Defenders at Aspirant's Rest in Bastion would not help nearby players. They have since come to an agreement that you need no further training and are once again ready to assist.
  • Indomitable Schmitd should now react to the Fuseless Special bomb more reliably.
  • Foreman Thorodir is now immune to damage and will accept your quest turn in without interruption from nearby gorm.
Dungeons and Raids
  • Spires of Ascension
    • The kyrian in Path of Ascension will stay lower to the ground when using their diving attacks.
Items and Rewards
Professions
Quests
  • Changed a setting that should allow players to consistently see and interact with others in their group in the four Shadowlands zones and the introductory Maw.
  • The quest "N [50] Shadowlands: A Chilling Summons" should no longer be offered to players who have not activated the expansion.
  • All quest credit for "N [50] Through the Shattered Sky" is now shared with all party members when Party Sync is enabled.
  • Horde players on the Battle for Azeroth War Campaign will automatically be removed from the instanced version of Orgrimmar while on the introductory quests for Shadowlands.
  • The Echoes of Mortality required for the quest "N [50-60] The Eternal Traveler" are now obtainable in the Shadowlands.
  • Darion Mograine should no longer be phased out for some party members before accepting the quest "N [50] Field Seance."
  • Fixed an issue that caused players to disconnect if they fall into the Maw's dark abyss during the introduction questline. The Jailer won't be pleased to hear the news of your escape…
  • Fixed an issue where party members were unable to see Thanikos Spinerender during the Bastion quest "N [52] A Time for Courage."
  • Fixed an issue during the Bastion quest "N [50-52] A Temple in Need" where Galistos' Burdens would appear before players had successfully completed the previous wave of Galistos' Burdens.
  • Fixed an issue where the Hurl Kyrian Hammer vehicle ability could fail to appear during the Bastion quest "N [50-52] The Enemy You Know."
  • Players may now turn in the Bastion side quest "Functioning Anima Core" to Kalisthene when they first meet her during the campaign quest "N [50-52] Go in Service."
  • Fixed an issue where players who were not eligible to close Swelling Tears in Bastion could see them.
  • Fixed several issues that would prevent Andira from being retrieved for some players during the quest, "N [50-52] Larion at Large."
  • Fixed an issue where neutral enemies would attack players unprovoked during the Bastion world quest "N [60WQ] A Crisis of Memory."
  • Adjusted the Ardenweald Campaign so that it will no longer overlap with the Maldraxxus Campaign.
  • "N [52] The Arbiter's Will" and "N [52] A Land of Strife" are now under Chapter 1 of the Maldraxxus Campaign.
  • Secutior Mavix no longer disappears after abandoning the Maldraxxus quest, "N [53] A Deadly Distraction."
  • Ve'nari's Anima Shroud stealth aura has been buffed while on the quest, "N [54] Delving Deeper."
  • The quest objectives needed to complete "N [53] Hazardous Waste Collection" should now spawn more frequently.
  • Players can no longer be attacked by enemy players while under the effects of Paralytic Plague during the quest "N [53] Fit For a Margrave" and while stunned in the air during the quest "N [52] Through the Fire and Flames."
  • Baroness Vashj is now able to multitask and will accept the turn in for the Maldraxxus quest "N [52] Straight to the Heart" while she's engaged in combat. She does have four arms after all.
  • Quest credit for "N [54] A Bond Beyond Death" will now continue after defeating Deslan the Torturer.
  • Fixed an issue that could sometimes cause the cutscene in the Grove of Awakening to fail to play.
  • Fixed an issue where grouped players could have a party member become unable to complete the Ardenweald quest "N [55] Wildseed Rescue."
  • Fixed an issue where the Blighted Beast would become stuck with no way to complete the quest, "N [57] Toppling the Brute."
  • Dreamweaver's position has been updated for accepting the quest, "N [56] Hungry for Animacones."
  • Flutterby has given her questly duties to Sesselie so now players can turn in the quest "Replenish the Reservoir."
  • While on the Revendreth quest "N [59] A Reflection of Truth", the ground visual for Crimson Barrage should remain visible when Projected Textures is disabled in the System Settings menu.
  • Fixed an issue where grouped players could have a party member become unable to complete the Revendreth quest "N [59] A Reflection of Truth."
  • "N [60] The Master of Lies" scenario will now advance beyond Stage 1 for the entire party, regardless of watching or exiting the cutscene. Additionally, the area required for completing Stage 3 is now easier to locate.
  • The Signaling Beacon required for completing the Maw quest "N [60] Rule 3: Trust is Earned" should no longer be affected by combat in its vicinity.

November 23

Classes
  • Druid
    • General
      • Fixed an issue where characters would occasionally be shifted out of [Travel Form] when logging in after being disconnected or force quitting the game.
    • Balance
      • Fixed an issue where [Adaptive Swarm] (Necrolord Ability) would not increase the damage of damage over time effects.
    • Feral
  • Priest
  • Mage
Creatures and NPCs
  • Fixed an issue that could cause Mothbane the Mighty to despawn immediately when engaged in combat.
Dungeons and Raids
  • Halls of Atonement
    • Halkias
      • The damage from Refracted Sinlight should now properly align with the beam’s visual effect.
    • Black Rook Hold
      • Reduced the damage from being hit by boulders in the boulder gauntlet.
Items and Rewards
Quests
World Events

November 20

Classes
Creatures and NPCs
Dungeons and Raids
  • Atal'Dazar
    • Yazma
      • Resolved an issue that caused the Shadowy Remains pools left behind by Echoes of Shadra to become nearly invisible.
  • Vault of the Wardens
    • Glazer
      • The Lens should now reflect Glazer's Focusing Beam properly.
Items and Rewards
  • After Shadowlands launches, there will not be a new set of Battle for Azeroth weekly chests that correspond with the current week of activities (November 17-23). Loot your final Battle for Azeroth weekly chests now!
  • Resolved an issue that caused some helms to hide Draenei female horns.
Player versus Player
  • Corrected an issue that caused Arena and Rated Battleground matches played during the Battle for Azeroth post-season to count towards some Shadowlands Seasonal achievements.
Quests

November 19

Classes
Exile's Reach

November 18

Classes
Creatures and NPCs
  • Fixed an issue that caused Dunegorger Kraulok to not drop the mount, Mollie. Players that previously defeated Dunegorger Kraulok can defeat it again for a chance at its loot.
Items and Rewards
Player versus Player
  • Fixed an issue in the Twin Peaks battleground where flag carriers standing on the turn in point do not automatically capture the flag if the enemy flag is returned.
Professions
  • Technique: Glyph of the Lightspawn now correctly requires Legion Inscription to learn the new skill.
  • Ore and herbs located inside the Draenor Garrison no longer grant experience when gathered.
User Interface
  • Fixed an issue that removed the ability to connect to Twitter and post tweets from in game.

November 17

Allied Races
Classes
  • Monk
    • Windwalker
      • Resolved an issue that prevented Xuen's Crackling Tiger Lightning from gaining benefit from Haste.
  • Paladin
  • Priest
    • Shadow
      • Tentacles will now appear on the caster when using [Voidform].
      • The global cooldown of Damnation (priest talent) (Talent) is now correctly modified by Haste.
      • Fixed an issue where Damnation (Talent) would incorrectly cause [Vampiric Touch] to deal bonus instant damage.
  • Warrior
    • Fury and Protection
      • [Dragon Roar] (Talent) now deals reduced damage to secondary targets.
Dungeons and Raids
  • Blackrock Caverns
  • Icecrown Citadel
  • The Eternal Palace
Items and Rewards
Professions
  • Skinning can now be leveled to 300 in outdoor Classic zones.
Quests
World Events

November 16

Classes
  • Mage
    • General
      • [With regional restarts] [Rune of Power] (Talent) duration is now 12 seconds (was 15 seconds).
    • Fire
    • Frost
      • [With regional restarts] All damage abilities reduced by 4%.
  • Priest
    • Discipline
      • [With regional restarts] [Spirit Shell] (Talent) absorb shield cap of 60% health is now shared among all casting Priests.
      • [With regional restarts] [Spirit Shell] (Talent) absorb shield duration is now 10 seconds (was 15 seconds).
Creatures and NPCs
  • Rare elite creatures have received a health boost when faced with more than 20 players.
Items and Rewards
World Events
  • The additional second-week content of the Shadowlands Pre-patch, Death Rising, is now available. New quests can be found in Icecrown and capital cities, and you are advised to take extra precautions. Zombies are invading!
  • The minions of the Maw are calling the rare spawns of Icecrown much more frequently.
  • Players working on the Quel'Delar questline are now able to continue their adventures during the Death Rising events in Icecrown.
WoW Classic

November 12

Classes

November 11

Dungeons and Raids
  • The Eternal Palace
    • Blackwater Behemoth
      • Blackwater Behemoth will once again swim to another platform upon reaching 100% energy on all difficulties.
Quests
World Events

November 10

Quests
World Events
  • The Icecrown area will now shard on Roleplay (RP) servers for the duration of the Death Rising event.
  • Characters who defeated Nathanos but didn't receive a reward should be eligible to complete the World Quest to defeat him again and earn the reward.
  • Fixed an issue where dead players didn't receive a cinematic after slaying Nathanos Blightcaller while on the quest "N [50EEWQ] Nathanos Blightcaller".

November 9

Classes
  • General
    • [With regional restarts] All tank specializations passive threat generation has increased.
  • Druid
    • Feral
      • [With regional restarts] Damage of all abilities increased by 8%.
    • Restoration
      • [With regional restarts] Damage of all abilities reduced by 5%.
  • Hunter
    • Beast Mastery
    • Marksmanship
      • [With regional restarts] [Volley] (Talent) damage reduced by 30%.
  • Mage
  • Monk
    • Windwalker
      • [With regional restarts] Damage of all abilities increased by 5%.
  • Paladin
    • General
    • Holy
    • Protection
      • [With regional restarts] Protection Paladin passive Armor bonus reduced to 10% (was 20%).
      • [With regional restarts] [Word of Glory] healing increased by 9% and healing when casting Word of Glory (Rank 2) on yourself reduced to 250% based on your missing health (was 300%).
    • Retribution
      • [With regional restarts] Damage of all abilities increased by 4%.
      • [With regional restarts] [Execution Sentence] (Talent) no longer has a chance to critically strike and initial damage reduced by 25%.
      • [With regional restarts] [Final Reckoning] (Talent) increased damage taken reduced to 35% (was 50%).
      • [With regional restarts] [Sanctified Wrath] (Talent) damage increased by 50%.
  • Priest
  • Rogue
    • Subtlety
      • Resolved an issue that allowed Subtlety Rogue's [Eviscerate] to deal additional damage to targets that have another Rogue's [Find Weakness] active.
  • Shaman
    • General
      • [With regional restarts] [Chain Heal] healing reduced by 7%.
    • Restoration
      • [With regional restarts] The bonus damage for choosing the Restoration Shaman specialization has been lowered to 15% (was 40%). At level 37, this value increases back to 40%.
  • Warrior
    • Arms
      • [With regional restarts] Damage of all abilities increased by 6%.
      • [With regional restarts] [Cleave] (Talent) no longer replaces Sweeping Strikes.
    • Fury
      • [With regional restarts] Damage of all abilities increased by 10%.
      • [With regional restarts] [Whirlwind] additional target damage reduced to 45% (was 50%).
      • [With regional restarts] [Bladestorm] (Talent) damage increased by 8%.
      • [With regional restarts] [Frenzy] (Talent) Haste reduced to 2% (was 3%) and max stacks increased to 4 (was 3).

November 5

Allied Races
  • Fixed an issue where Zandalari Death Knights could not select a zone upon arriving in Zandalar. Turns out having a friend on de other side can be nice.
Items and Rewards

November 4

Allied Races
  • Fixed an issue where Kul Tiran Death Knights could not select a zone upon arriving in Kul Tiras.
Creatures and NPCs
Quests

November 2

Quests
WoW's 16th Anniversary
  • (With overnight restarts) Fixed an issue that prevented many players from queuing for the Korrak's Revenge battleground.
  • Quest experience and reputation gains should now properly be increased by 16% during WoW's 16th Anniversary event.
  • Players that have previously completed "N [1-60] A Timely Invitation" and "N [10-60P] Soldier of Time" should once again be eligible for the quest.
  • Characters who are still on Exile's Reach will now earn the WoW's 16th Anniversary achievement and associated mail upon their first login after escaping the island.
WoW Classic

October

Hotfixes: October 14 - 28 | 2020-10-14 by Blizzard Entertainment
Hotfixes: October 1 - 16 | 2020-10-01 by Blizzard Entertainment

October 28

Classes
  • Paladin
    • Retribution
      • Fixed an issue where the Aura of Reckoning (PvP Talent) buff persisted after switching specializations.
Horrific Visions
  • Orgrimmar
    • Fixed an issue where you were unable to release after dying.
Quests
User Interface
  • You can once again link quests in chat.
  • Fixed an issue that caused guilds that were recruiting only max level characters to not appear in Guild Finder and Community Finder.
  • Fixed an issue that caused some players to be unable to queue as a tank or healer specialization for specific dungeons in the Dungeon Finder.

October 27

Dungeons and Raids
  • Ny'alotha, the Waking City
    • Dark Inquisitor Xanesh
      • Fixed an issue that prevented the encounter from starting after defeating the enemies in the Ritual Chamber on all difficulties.
    Wailing Caverns

October 26

Classes
Dungeons and Raids
  • Experience granted to players in dungeons is now standardized, and does not change with the size of the player's party.
    • Developers' notes: This standardized experience value is equal to what the leveling player would have previously earned in a 5-person party. Dungeon experience was tuned around the expectation of full parties, and we saw that taplist loopholes in combination with pre-patch changes to dungeon scaling revealed some extreme leveling tactics by fewer than 5 players. We want dungeons to remain lucrative, and to be a valid alternative to questing and other experience sources, rather than to overshadow them.
Quests
  • Anduin Wrynn should now be present in the throne room to turn in quests for players who are still on the Darkshore introduction storyline.

October 23

Classes
  • Demon Hunter
    Rogue
    Shaman
    • Enhancement
      • Fixed an issue where the  [Hailstorm] (Talent) buff persisted after switching specializations.
    Warlock
    • General
      • Warlocks below level 10 now have a pet action bar to control their summoned demons.
Dungeons and Raids
  • Ny'alotha, the Waking City
    • The damage and health of all enemies have been reduced by 10% on Mythic difficulty.
      Carapace of N'Zoth
      • Infinite Void damage reduced by 50% per stack on all difficulties.
      • Black Scar damage reduced by 10% on all difficulties.
      • Mandible Slam damage reduced by 25% on all difficulties.
    Icecrown Citadel
    • The Lich King
      • Fixed an issue where the Necrotic Plague debuff wouldn't be removed upon exiting the instance.
Items and Rewards
  • Wands can now be transmogrified into two-handed Legion Artifact weapons.
Player versus Player
  • Battleground gates will once again open when the countdown timer expires.
Quests

October 22

Classes
  • Hunter
    • General
      • Fixed an issue that caused Feign Death to not cancel an enemy's spell cast when used towards the end of the cast.
    Paladin
Dungeons and Raids
  • Ny'alotha, the Waking City
    • N'Zoth the Corruptor
      • Fixed an issue where Basher Tentacles would cast Void Lash more frequently on all difficulties.
Items and Rewards
  • Blink-Trigger Headgun and Tactical Headgun on-use effects now have a 5 minute cooldown (was 30 seconds).
Quests

October 21

Characters
  • The Character Transfer gold limit for characters level 40-49 has increased to 250,000 gold.
Classes
Dungeons and Raids
  • Utgarde Pinnacle
    • King Ymiron
      • Dark Slash now deals appropriate damage on Normal difficulty.
Quests
  • You'll now be ported back onto the ship if you accidentally fall off during the Horde quest "Paint it Red" and Alliance quest "A [10-35] Unleash Hell".
WoW Classic
  • The Hallow's End Tricked or Treated aura can no longer be pushed off by other auras when reaching the aura limit.
October 20, 2020
Classes
Items and Rewards
  • Many Burning Crusade gems have had their stats updated to the correct numbers.
Pet Battles
Player versus Player
  • Fixed an issue where some Gladiator mounts were not accessible across the account.
  • The [Conquest] limit has been increased and players can once again progress on their Weekly Conquest reward.
Quests
  • Players who are eligible to visit Nazjatar will no longer be prompted upon log in to start the quests, "H [120] The Warchief's Order" or "A [120] The Wolf's Offensive". Instead, players can begin their journey to Nazjatar by starting the quest, "B [120] Send the Fleet", by speaking to Nathanos or Genn Greymane.
  • Reduced the difficulty of the enemies in the Alliance quest "A [110 - 120] Fairwind's "Friends"'.
World Events

October 19

Dungeons and Raids
  • Ny'alotha, the Waking City
    • Vexiona
      • Fixed an issue that occasionally caused Vexiona to not follow her target.

Island Expeditions

Player versus Player
Quests
  • After completing "B [7-10] An End to Beginnings", the instructions have been clarified on how to unlock the Timewalking Campaign for players that have already leveled a character before.
  • Players who have started the Battle for Azeroth introduction are now able to complete "The Legion Returns" and any remaining Legion introduction content.
  • Nathanos is visible once again for Horde players to turn in "B [110 - 120] The Battle for Lordaeron".
  • Fixed an issue where Alliance players were unable to pick up "A [10-50] Tides of War" from Hero's Herald.

October 16

Barber Shop
  • Resolved some issues with the Barber Shop previewing textures from other character models.
  • Worgen players are now able to save changes to their Human forms.
  • Resolved an issue with a Night Elf skin color and eye color not displaying correctly to other players.
Classes
Dungeons and Raids
    • [Grievous] and [Bursting] affixes now deal appropriate damage on Mythic Keystone difficulty.
      Atal'Dazar
      • Shadowy spiders summoned by Echoes of Shadra no longer deal damage while in the [Awakened] affix realm on Mythic Keystone difficulty.
Exile's Reach
  • After several complaints from Captain Garrick and Warlord Grimaxe, new recruits can no longer duel aboard the Horde and Alliance ships. Additionally, Health regeneration will recover more slowly while dueling on Exile's Reach. Now take your fights to the island, recruits!
  • Resolved an issue where the objective to speak with Warlord Grimaxe wouldn't complete during the Exile's Reach Horde quest, "H [7-10] Dungeon: Darkmaul Citadel".
Items and Rewards
  • Fixed an issue causing the  [Humming Black Dragonscale] trinket's slow fall effect to not apply the Draconic Descent buff aura. Additionally, the trinket's slow fall effect can now be used while mounted.
  • Alliance players can loot [7th Legion Service Medal]s once again.
Quests

October 15

Classes
Creatures and NPCs
    • Various Druid NPCs have remembered how to shapeshift.
Dungeons and Raids
  • Players leveling through Battle for Azeroth can now queue for Freehold and Atal'Dazar in the Dungeon Finder at lower levels.
    • Alliance players will unlock Freehold at level 10 and Atal'Dazar at level 16.
    • Horde players will unlock Atal'Dazar at level 10 and Freehold at level 16.
    Temple of the Jade Serpent
    • Sha of Doubt
      • Touch of Nothingness now deals appropriate damage on Normal difficulty.
Items and Rewards
  • The Flash of Brilliance 4-piece Heirloom set bonus will no longer hit enemies that you are not engaged in combat with, except for players of the opposite faction when War Mode is enabled. They probably deserved it.
Quests
  • Players who reach level 50 will once again receive the quest, "N [50] A Dying World", and will be directed to Magni Bronzebeard in Silithus to obtain their  [Heart of Azeroth]. There is no escaping from his storytelling!
  • Players can again escape from the Frozen Throne through Bwonsamdi's Death Gate during the quest "H [50] Jailor of the Damned".
  • Fixed an issue where lower level Priests were unable to complete the Priest Class Hall Campaign quest "N Priest [10-45] Murloc Mind Control".
  • Resolved an issue where "B [50] Stay of Execution" was unavailable for some players.
  • Cork Fizzlepop's location will now display if he despawns while on the Horde quest "B [7-10] Finding Your Way".

October 14

Allied Races
Barber Shop
  • Gender changes in the Barber Shop will no longer revert after entering combat and relogging into the game.
Classes
Dungeons and Raids
  • Queueing for Legion dungeons on Normal difficulty no longer requires obtaining an Artifact weapon.
    Ny'alotha, the Waking City
    Nighthold
    Hellfire Citadel
    • Tyrant Velhari
      • Aura of Oppression now deals appropriate damage on Mythic difficulty.
Exile's Reach
  • Fixed an issue where players who completed Exile's Reach could end up getting stuck on the island. Players who are currently stuck in this state on the island will be teleported back to Stormwind or Orgrimmar. We were going to send another expedition to rescue you but that turned into a whole thing, so now you'll just be teleported out.
Items and Rewards
  • Fixed an issue that caused some weapon illusions to not persist when closing and reentering the game.
  • Black Empire head, shoulder, and chest tokens will no longer create Azerite-empowered armor for characters that have not obtained the Heart of Azeroth.
Player versus Player
  • Gladiator titles will once again only be used by characters who earned the achievements.
  • Fixed an issue that caused terrain issues for some characters in the Cooking Impossible Brawl.
  • Honorable Kills are once again tracked in Achievements and the Scoreboard.
Professions
Quests
  • Players should now be able queue for the "Battle for Lordaeron" scenario.
  • Players should once again be able to use the spells available during "N [110] Ravencrest's Legacy" in Val'sharah.
  • "N [15-35 Daily] Students of Chi-Ji" in Krasarang Wilds can now be completed by all players eligible to accept the quest, regardless of level.
  • The Argent Cannon during the Icecrown quest, "The Last Line of Defense", can once again generate enough mana to fuel the Reckoning Bomb.

October 9

Items and Rewards
  • Players can once again locate some of the missing treasures in Spires of Arak.

October 5

Quests

October 1

Impressive Influence
  • The [Impressive Influence] 100% reputation buff has returned and will continue through the entirety of October.

September

Hotfixes: September 3 - 22 | 2020-09-22 by Blizzard Entertainment

September 22

System
  • Removed the flashing spell effect when teleporting out of the Brewfest Chowdown area.

September 15

Allied Races
  • The mechagnome Allied Race unlock storyline is no longer offered to characters on accounts that have already unlocked mechagnomes.
Quests
  • Fixed an issue that prevented Alliance players from completing the quest "Storm's Judgement".

September 14

WoW Classic
  • Ruins of Ahn'Qiraj
    • Fixed an issue that caused Ossirian the Unscarred to not reset correctly when quickly engaging back into combat.

September 3

Achievements
Allied Races
Quests

August

Hotfixes: August 3 - 28 | 2020-08-28 by Blizzard Entertainment

August 28

Quests
WoW Classic
  • Fixed a bug that unintentionally allowed [Combustion] to apply a permanent buff to crit chance.

August 21

Player versus Player
  • Corrected an issue that could cause socketed gems to slightly reduce players' effectiveness in PvP combat under some circumstances.

August 13

Quests

August 11

Classes
Timewalking
  • [For realms in the EU region only] The Cataclysm Timewalking event incorrectly began a day early in Europe.
    • Developers’ note: We have adjusted this week's event duration and spawned the appropriate vendors early to ensure that it runs until the next weekly reset. The weekly event schedule should remain on Wednesdays for EU realms going forward.

August 7

WoW Classic
  • The Qiraji Hilt, Qiraji Drape, and Qiraji Ring quest items are now tradeable and will no longer stack.
    • Developers' note: In order to enable the ability to trade to eligible looters within 2 hours of looting the Qiraji hilts, drapes, and rings, we've removed the ability to stack multiples of them. Additionally, only one of these items are needed for the non-repeatable quest so there's no reason for them to stack.

August 5

WoW Classic

August 4

Player versus Player
  • This week's Comp Stomp Brawl has been replaced with Temple of Hotmogu.
    • Developers' note: We've identified some issues with Comp Stomp and have removed it from the rotation. Comp Stomp will return to the rotation in Shadowlands.
WoW Classic

August 3

WoW Classic
  • Lefty within Blackrock Depths should now inflict damage with his Five Fat Finger Exploding Heart Technique.

July

Hotfixes: July 2 - 31 | 2020-07-31 by Blizzard Entertainment

July 31

Items and Rewards
  • Corrupted Items
    • Reverted the recent change made on the interaction between [Fist of Justice] and Ineffable Truth for Holy and Protection Paladins.
WoW Classic
  • Attacking Anachronos now flags you for PvP.
  • The  [Ectoplasmic Distiller] quest item no longer generates threat.
    • Developers' note: Ordinarily we err on the side of authenticity when it comes to clever use of mechanics in Classic, even if we believe the original development team would have made a change given the same information we now have. The Ectoplasmic Distiller presents a rare exception mainly due to its severity: this new discovery of an unintended mechanic would completely trivialize most threat gameplay in raids for the remainder of Classic if left unchecked, including upcoming bosses in Ahn'Qiraj and Naxxramas.
  • The pages for the quest "Draconic for Dummies" are now Epic quality.
    • Developers' note: We're changing the item quality on "Draconic for Dummies" quest pages to Epic (purple) so that they'll be easier to distribute to the correct person in raids using Group Loot or Master Looter.

July 28

Player versus Player
  • Resolved an issue that delayed the start of the Classic Ashran brawl.
WoW Classic

July 23

Classes
  • Demon Hunter
    • Fixed an issue that could sometimes prevent recently boosted Alliance Demon Hunters from entering the Stormwind Portal Room.
Items and Rewards
Quests
  • Fixed an issue that caused some players to incorrectly be ineligible for the Shimmering Crystal quest-starter from Warlords of Draenor Timewalking.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Forsaken Deathstalker to evade and prevent completion of the quest "A [10-45] Signal Boost".
System
  • Fixed an issue that caused the camera to become attached to mouse movement.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused the mouse cursor to become stuck.

July 22

Dungeons and Raids
  • Ny'alotha the Waking City
    • Prophet Skitra
      • Corrected an issue that unintentionally increased Prophet Skitra's health on Mythic difficulty.
      N'Zoth the Corruptor
      • Thought Harvester will now stop moving to cast Harvest Thoughts and will no longer use melee attacks during the cast.
WoW Classic
  • On a realm that is currently layered, turning in Head of Onyxia, Head of Nefarian, Head of Rend Blackhand, or Heart of Hakkar will now start the event dialogue for each layer in which the NPC is currently alive.

July 20

Quests
  • Fixed an issue where some Alliance characters were unable to accept the quests "To Be Prepared" and "The Battle for Broken Shore" after completing the quest "The Legion Returns" in Stormwind Harbor.
WoW Classic
  • Blocked off a location outside of intended play within Warsong Gulch.

July 17

WoW Classic

July 13

Dungeons and Raids
  • Mythic Keystone Dungeons
    • Corrupted Affix
      • The ground visual for Explosive Scarab's Volatile Rupture should remain visible with lowered Graphics Quality in the System Settings menu.
Horrific Visions
  • [With regional restarts] The Leaden Foot slow effect is now capped at 50% of movement speed (was 90%).
  • [With regional restarts] Split Personality clones are now spawned for 5 seconds (was 6 seconds), and its disorient effect now lasts 2 seconds (was 4 seconds).

July 9

Classes
  • Warlock
    • Demonology
      • The mana cost of Shadow Bolt has been reduced by 25%.
      • The mana cost of Demonbolt has been reduced by 25%.
        • Developers' note: Demonology Warlocks are running out of mana in prolonged fights when using high levels of Haste so we're reducing the mana costs of their most frequent rotational spells.
Items and Rewards
  • Corrupted Items
    • [With regional restarts] Players with a Corruption level of 200 or higher will now receive an additional negative effect, Inescapable Consequences, which deals 25% of your maximum health in damage every second while you are in combat.
      • Developers' note: While Corruption's damage taken and healing received debuffs are substantial at high Corruption amounts, players possessed of particular ingenuity have constructed strategies allowing them to deal nearly infinite damage during brief windows when they themselves are immune to damage. It's important to us that players feel like they can play around with how much Corruption they can afford to wear, but we're setting a hard limit at 200 Corruption – going beyond that, N'Zoth's dark power will defeat you.

July 8

WoW Classic
  • Time-based instance limits are now enforced per-character.
    • Developers' notes: The newer limit of 30 instances in a 24-hour period is an extension of the 5 instances per hour limit, which was tracked per-realm since it was first implemented in 2005. The intention behind both of these restrictions is to reduce the profits for new bots when they first come online and haven't been removed yet. We've concluded that a per-character limit will be just as effective, while being less restrictive to legitimate players who have multiple characters on the same realm.

July 2

Dungeons and Raids
  • Operation: Mechagon – Workshop
    • King Mechagon's hologram within Ampvolt Arcade should no longer trigger more than once and spawn additional waves of enemies.

June

Hotfixes: June 1 - 30 | 2020-06-30 by Blizzard Entertainment

June 30

Timewalking
  • Ulduar
    • Kologarn
      • Right Arm should now only Stone Grip 1 target regardless of raid size.

June 25

Items and Rewards
  • Ashjra'kamas, Shroud of Resolve
    • Fixed an issue that prevented players who were one upgrade below the cap from purchasing their final Malefic Core from MOTHER.

June 24

Dungeons and Raids
  • Black Temple
    • Illidan Stormrage
      • Fixed an issue that would sometimes prevent players from receiving loot after defeating Illidan Stormrage.
Items and Rewards
  • Ashjra'kamas, Shroud of Resolve
    • MOTHER now offers Malefic Core for 2,000 Echoes of Ny'alotha to players who have upgraded their legendary cloak to Rank 15. Malefic Cores can be purchased repeatedly up to the current maximum Resistance that the cloak allows (currently 92 Corruption Resistance, and next week this will increase to 95).
      • Developers' note: The intent of Malefic Cores was to provide ongoing incremental weekly power gains, to help overcome remaining challenges in this final tier of Battle for Azeroth. This has been similar to past systems in Warlords of Draenor (upgrading the legendary rings via Archimonde drops) and Legion (upgrading trinkets from Argus the Unmaker). While each extra bit of Corruption Resistance only represents a small increase in potential power, we understand the frustration of feeling weeks behind, especially without any controlled way of closing the gap faster. With this hotfix, players can further supplement their progress through the wide variety of endgame content that rewards Echoes of Ny'alotha. It will still be possible to earn up to two Malefic Cores per week by fully clearing a Horrific Vision and/or defeating N'Zoth the Corruptor on Normal difficulty or higher.


June 23

Classes
  • Warlock
    • Affliction
      • The mana cost of Shadow Bolt has been reduced by 25%.
    • Destruction
      • The mana cost of Incinerate has been reduced by 25%.
    • Developers' note: Affliction and Destruction Warlocks are running out of mana in prolonged fights when using high levels of Haste so we're reducing the mana costs of their primary filler spells.
Creatures and NPCs
  • Players can once again embark on their world tour with Uuna and show her the impressiveness of the Gate of the Setting Sun.
Player versus Player
  • Resolved an issue that prevented the slow effect from Monks Sweep the Leg (Azerite Trait) from being removed with snare immunities.

June 22

WoW Classic
  • The combat log range has been increased for players who are inside dungeons and raids.
    • Developers' notes: This was originally planned for the next patch (1.13.5), but we wanted to gain its benefits in the live game as soon as possible. The combat log range in the open world remains restricted to prevent a larger radius of stealth detection than existed in original WoW.

June 19

Dungeons and Raids
  • Resolved an issue that allowed players to skip the Maut encounter within Raid Finder Wing 1, "Vision of Destiny".
WoW Classic
  • Blade of Eternal Darkness will no longer proc from non-damaging spells.
    • Developers' notes: In original WoW patch 1.12.1, we fixed some misbehavior with Blade of Eternal Darkness that unfortunately got carried into WoW Classic. We fixed it again in the WoW Classic AQ patch (1.13.5), but decided to go ahead and bring the fix to the live game.
  • 40-player raid instances are no longer affected by the 30-per-day limit on entering dungeons.
    • Developers' notes: We have seen only a small handful of legitimate players encountering the recently added instance limit, but we want to ensure that anyone who does hit the cap is still able to freely participate in raid content.

June 17

Auction House
  • Significantly relaxed the throttle on all Auction House operations except canceling auctions.
Items and Rewards
  • Heart of Azeroth
    • Acquiring Rustbolt Resistance, Ankoan/Unshackled, Rajani, and Uldum Accord Paragon caches now increases your chance to receive the Rank 4 Essences associated with those reputations.
    • The achievements Azerite Admiral, Expert Expeditioner, and Expedition Leader now increase your chance to receive Rank 4 of the Worldvein Resonance Essence from Island Expeditions.
WoW Classic
  • Resolved an issue with Mind Control between teams of the same faction in War Games.

June 16

Auction House
  • Implemented a system that will throttle players who are using addons to run rapid queries to scan the Auction House for specific items to buy and relist in huge quantities.
    • Developers' note: Through our continuing work to address service issues as they crop up, as well as our constant efforts to find gameplay issues and fix them, we've observed that a small minority of all players generate the majority of Auction House traffic. The players who generate all of the AH traffic are using addon-driven automation to gain a competitive economic advantage over other players, in addition to the increasing strain on the game service. Neither of these things is good for the game as a whole. With this hotfix, we've implemented a new system that effectively gives each player a "budget" of AH actions per minute, and only kicks in once that budget has been exceeded. The system is tuned so that is should never affect players using the AH typically: buying consumables, listing gathered or crafted goods for sale, searching for specific items you want to purchase, etc. It should be essentially impossible to encounter the new limits for most players.
Dungeons and Raids
  • Battle of Dazar'alor
    • Players who have previously defeated Lady Jaina Proudmoore on Mythic difficulty can now interact with Otoye (Horde) / Ensign Roberts (Alliance) at the entrance of the instance to skip ahead to her encounter.
      • Developers' note: We've become aware of an exploit that allowed Horde players using a combination of abilities and mounts to get out of bounds and skip to the end of the instance. This was commonly used to more easily get a chance at the  [Glacial Tidestorm] from the Lady Jaina Proudmoore encounter. Rather than just fixing that loophole, we'd like to provide a legitimate avenue that yields the same result.
WoW Classic
  • You may now enter a maximum of 30 unique instances (dungeon and raid) per day, per realm.
    • Developers' note: We're implementing this change as part of our ongoing efforts to eliminate exploitative and automated gameplay. This restriction complements the current limit of 5 instances per hour. Now, when a player enters a dungeon or a raid, the game checks to see if they have entered 5 instances in the last hour or 30 instances in the last 24 hours, and if they have, they cannot enter the instance until enough time has elapsed. This check is across all of your characters on your realm. These limits only apply to dungeon and raid instances, and do