Patch 8.1.0 (undocumented changes)

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Patch 8.1.0 (undocumented changes)
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This article lists all undocumented changes for patch 8.1.0. All documented changes should be listed on the main article.


  • The game directory has received a significant change. The root World of Warcraft folder will contain a _retail_, a Data folder and possibly a _ptr_ and _classic_ folders if the PTR and Classic is installed respectively. The Addons, Logs, Screenshots, and the WTF folder are now located inside the designated folder depending on the type such as _retail_. This shouldn't affect most users, but it is important for addon authors to ensure their pathing installs addons to the correct location. Existing addons should move to the correct folder automatically after updating to this patch.
  • The running animation for upright posture orcs has been updated. Additionally, mining sounds were also restored for upright orcs.
  • /whistle received a different sound.




The following NPCs have received model updates:


Pet Battles


  • Auctioneers have been added in Boralus and Dazar'alor for Engineers.
  • High item level crafted gear now requires the profession to equip it. This change was reverted only for pre-8.1 crafted items, but post-8.1 crafted items will still be affected.[4]
  • Battle for Azeroth profession gear that had a base item level of 300 (with a chance to proc 310 instead) are now 310. Gear crafted prior to patch 8.1 are unaffected.



Dungeons and raids


World environment

Bug fixes

  • Uldir sets no longer are displayed amongst WotLK-era sets in the Appearances tab.
  • Uldir boss kills in the Guild News tab now display the correct model (previously showed placeholders or none at all).
  • Faction and bodyguard reputation gains from Warlords of Draenor mobs no longer depreciate for characters above level 100.
  • The tooltips for the collection of Forbidden Sea Shanty items now display apostrophes and quotation marks (previously showed as ? symbol).
  • An issue that was causing certain belt models to prevent the rear tabard flap from being displayed correctly on upright male orc characters has been fixed.
  • Most tabards no longer stretch on upright Orcs.
  •  [Circlet of Faith]: An error introduced in patch 8.0.1 that changed its model has been corrected.
  • User interface

User Interface


  1. ^ Steamwhistler on /r/wow
  2. ^ Blizzard Entertainment Kaivax 2018-12-13. BfA Experience Changed. Blizzard Entertainment. Archived from the original on 2018-12-13. Retrieved on 2018-12-14.
  3. ^ It is possible, that reset was not part (intentional or unintentional) of patch, but was side effect of hot-fix from December 13, 2018 for Pet Battle dailies bug.
  4. ^ WarcraftDevs on Twitter