Patch 6.2.3 Hotfixes: December 16
December 16th by Blizzard Entertainment

Here you'll find a list of hotfixes that address various issues related to the recently released World of Warcraft Patch 6.2.3. Hotfixes are updates made without requiring a new client-side patch. Some of the hotfixes below take effect the moment they were implemented, while others may require scheduled realm restarts to go into effect. Please keep in mind that some issues cannot be addressed without a client-side patch update. This list will be updated as additional hotfixes are applied.


December 16


Winter Veil

  • Players are now automatically dismounted in the area around Greatfather Winter and Winter Veil presents.

Quests

  • Greatly increased the spawn rates of quest objectives for the following Winter Veil quests: What Horrible Presents!, Grumpus, Menacing Grumplings, and Where are the Children?
  • What Horrible Presents!: Spirit Bomb should no longer incorrectly cause players to become flagged for PvP.

December 15


Guilds

  • Guild Challenge completion credit for guild groups in dungeons and raids are now only awarded when completing current-expansion content.
  • To offset this change, Guild Challenge completion credit no longer requires Dungeon Finder to queue for the dungeon. This means guild groups can now complete Mythic dungeons for Guild Challenge credit. Additionally, the gold awarded for all Guild Challenges has been increased by roughly 50%.
  • A discussion for these changes is available in the forum thread: Guild Challenge System Changes.

December 14


Class

Druid

  • Talents
    • Faerie Swarm's movement reduction effect should now be able to be correctly dispelled by abilities that remove magical debuffs.

PvP

Ashran

  • Gear above item level 725 is no longer scaled down within Ashran.

Character Boost

  • Starting armor should now have dual primary stats for characters that utilize a Level 100 Character Boost.

December 9


World Environment

Shadowmoon Valley

  • False-Bottomed Jar should now be lootable by players.

Raids and Dungeons

  • Completing a Call to Arms on Raid Finder for Draenor Raids should now correctly award a Savage Satchel of Cooperation.

PvP

  • A number of Tournament Gladiator items should now correctly scale up to item level 740 while in a Wargame.

Items

  • Black Market Auction House should now have a chance to offer items from Warlords Season 3 instead of Season 2.
  • Ironpelt Armor's 4-piece set bonus should now work correctly for Balance Druids.

Class

Shaman

  • Glyphs
    • Glyph of Ghostly Speed should no longer cause Ghost Wolf to not work correctly while in a Battleground or Arena.
       

November 30


Shipyard Changes

Please note, the following Shipyard changes are still in testing.

Naval Missions

  • Rare naval missions should now appear more frequently.
  • Increasing the chance of success on a naval mission will now also decrease the chance a ship will be destroyed on failure. If the mission success chance is at or above 90%, no ships will be lost on the mission.
  • Naval blockade missions now have a shorter duration of 30 minutes (down from 4 hours), reduced Oil cost to 50 (down from 100), and increased the amount of time before a naval blockade returns to 7 days (up from 5 days).

Ships and Crews

  • Increased success chance bonus on missions provided by a Human Crew by 50%.
  • Increased success chance bonus on missions provided by a Pandaren Crew by 33% and the bonus will now apply to Missions that are 12 hours or longer (was 18 hours or longer).
  • Significantly increased the effectiveness and bonuses provided by Naval Equipment items by 100%.

PvP

  • The Alliance Conquest Quartermaster, Holly McTilla should now correctly offer Warmongering Gladiator's Medallion of Adaptation for sale and the Horde Conquest Quartermaster, Malukah Lightsong should now correctly offer Warmongering Gladiator's Medallion of Cruelty for sale.

November 23


World Events

Pilgrim's Bounty

  • Players should now be able to correctly obtain credit for the Undercity portion of the achievement, Pilgrim's Peril or Pilgrim's Bounty.

Raids and Dungeons

Hellfire Citadel

  • Gorefiend
    • [Hotfix in testing] Gorebound Spirit will no longer immediately use Raging Charge when emerging from Gorefiend’s stomach. Raging Charge’s damage is now properly reduced on Raid Finder and Normal difficulty.

Dungeons

  • Grim Batol
    • [Hotfix in testing] Valiona's Devouring Flames should no longer be dealing significantly more damage than intended.

November 20


Class Balance Tuning Changes

Hunter

  • Marksmanship
    • Chimaera Shot now deals 10% less damage while in PvP combat (down from dealing 20% less damage in PvP combat).

Monk

  • Windwalker
    • Rising Sun Kick now deals 20% more damage while in PvP combat.

Priest

  • General
    • Weakened Soul effect from Power Word: Shield now has an 11-second duration while in PvP combat (down from 15 seconds). The perk, Enhanced Power Word: Shield (Discipline, Shadow) will continue to reduce the duration of Weakened Soul by an additional 3 seconds.
  • Talents
    • Saving Grace (Discipline, Holy) is now 25% less effective while in PvP combat (down from being 33% less effective).

Shaman

  • Elemental
    • Lava Burst now deals 20% more damage while in PvP combat.
  • Enhancement
    • Maelstrom Weapon now increases direct healing done by 5% while in PvP combat (down from a 10% increase to direct healing).

Warlock

  • Destruction
    • Shadowburn now deals 20% more damage while in PvP combat.
    • 4-piece PvP set bonus for Destruction Warlocks now increases damage dealt by Incinerate on targets afflicted by the casting Warlock's Immolate by 100% (up from 50%).

World

Ashran

  • Players entering Ashran on a flying mount should no longer cause a Fel Reaver sound to play.

Quests

Hellfire Citadel

  • [Requires a realm restart] Dark Waters: Players that abandon the quest should now have an easier time acquiring it again.

Raids and Dungeons

Timewalking

  • Players are now scaled to item level 350 (up from 300) while Timewalking in End Time.

Items

  • Fangs of the Father's 2-piece set bonus should now correctly grant the 5 combo point bonus.
  • Warmongering Gladiator's Runeaxe should now be correctly labeled as a Warlords Season 3 item.

November 19


Quests

Shadowmoon Valley

  • Invisible Ramparts: Fixed an issue that could prevent characters from completing this quest.

Creatures and NPCs

Tanaan Jungle

  • [Hotfix in testing] Fixed an issue where champions of the Blackfang in Fang'rila weren't dropping Fel-Corrupted Apexis Fragments for players on the quest, Unseen Influence.

Raids and Dungeons

Dungeons

  • Auchindoun
    • Fixed an issue that could cause a character to disconnect after receiving Valor from defeating Teron'gor on Mythic difficulty.

PvP

Arenas

  • Conjured Mana Pudding consumed while in an Arena match should no longer incorrectly restore health and mana immediately.

Items

  • A number of Timewalking items should now correctly have dual primary stats.
  • Timewalking version of Ghostworld Chestguard should no longer incorrectly have Spirit, and now has Critical Strike and Mastery instead.
  • Gronntooth War Horn should no longer incorrectly extend its duration for longer than intended, and fixed an issue where the chance to trigger was incorrectly benefitting from Haste.
  • Orb of Voidsight's chance to trigger should no longer incorrectly benefit from Haste.
     

November 18


Racials

Undead

  • Touch of the Grave damage has been increased by 100%.

Class

Paladin

Raids and Dungeons

Dungeons

  • Auchindoun
    • [Hotfix in testing] Valor is now awarded automatically after defeating Teron'gor on Mythic difficulty.

Items

  • [Hotfix in testing] Warlords Season 3 Combatant’s equipment now has the same item level as Warlords Season 2 Gladiator’s equipment in both PvE and PvP.
  • [Hotfix in testing] Some Season 3 Warmongering Insignia trinkets should no longer incorrectly trigger its effect immediately when equipped.
  • Infallible Tracking Charm now has a massively increased damage and chance to trigger, but now only increases damage against demons for 5 seconds (down from 10 seconds.)
  • Purified Shard of the Third Moon now creates a damage shield that absorbs 100% more damage on use.

November 17


Raids and Dungeons

Hellfire Citadel

  • Archimonde
    • Fixed an issue where some players were unable to loot Crystallized Fel from eligible Archimonde kills.
    • Damage bonuses against demons should now work correctly on Archimonde.

Dungeons

  • Auchindoun
    • The chest that appears after defeating Teron'gor should now correctly award loot or Valor on Mythic difficulty.
  • Skyreach
    • High Sage Viryx should now award Valor to players when defeated on Mythic difficulty.

PvP

  • Players are now automatically dismounted around the new Warlords Season 3 vendors.
  • Warlords Season 3 vendors in Warspear and Stormshield should now correctly offer a full selection of Conquest quality PvP gear.

Items

  • Corrected passive stat values on Warlords Season 3 Medallion trinkets, which were lower than intended.
  • Warlords Season 2 version of Champion's Honor is now bind on acquire.

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