Hotfixes: October 22, 2019
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October 22nd by Blizzard Entertainment

Here you'll find a list of hotfixes that address various issues related to World of Warcraft: Battle For Azeroth. 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.

Hotfixes


October 22, 2019

Dungeons and Raids

  • Azshara’s Eternal Palace
    • The Eternal Palace is now available for cross-realm groups on Mythic difficulty.
    • Lady Ashvane
      • Lady Ashvane’s health reduced by 5% in Mythic difficulty.
      • Rippling Wave damage reduced by 10% in Mythic difficulty.
      • Waterlogged periodic damage reduced by 10% in Mythic difficulty.
    • Queen Azshara
      • The "Stand Together!" and "Stay!" decree combination is no longer possible in Heroic difficulty.
      • Overzealous Hulk and Tidemistress health reduced by 10% in Mythic difficulty.
      • Draining Azshara’s Ancient Ward now reduces its energy by an additional 5 points in all difficulties.
      • Empowering a Ward of Power now increases its energy by an additional 5 points in all difficulties.
      • Healer-specialization characters are now less likely to be targeted with decree combinations that include “March!” in all difficulties.
      • Short Circuit now drains 10% less energy from the affected Ward in all difficulties.
      • Essence of Azeroth now has an increased duration if there are fewer than 20 players in the raid in Normal and Heroic difficulties, and lasts 30 seconds (was 25 seconds) in Mythic difficulty.
        • Developers’ note: These changes were made to smooth out the difficulty curve of the instance as we transition into the next raid tier, something we often do after all Mythic Raid Hall of Fame slots have been earned.

Player versus Player

  • The start time for the Battle of Nazjatar is no longer fixed to a 3-hour interval. The delay between events now has random variance.
    • Developers’ note: As players have learned the timing of the event over the course of Rise of Azshara, increasingly the perceived optimal way to participate is to camp the control points in advance of the start time. By adding some variance (which still averages out to a 3-hour interval), we hope to make the Battle for Nazjatar more dynamic without reducing the overall frequency of the event.

Quests

  • "Energy Cells for Everyone" now resets daily (was weekly) and will be automatically removed from players’ quest logs with the daily reset.

World

  • The Charging Station construction project in Mechagon now appears significantly faster after the Charging Station is destroyed.

WoW Classic

  • Fixed a bug that caused creatures such as Solenor the Slayer to misbehave when pursuing the player. Groups of creatures that commit to combat as a group will now all continue to pursue whenever any one of them are struck by a player attack or ability.

October 16, 2019

Items

  • Increased the chances for someone who does not have a Rank 4 Condensed Life-Force (Essence) to loot it from Queen Azshara (Mythic difficulty).

Pet Battles

  • Fixed an issue that allowed some battle pets to become invincible after being resurrected in battle by Finduin or Gillvanas.

Player versus Player

  • Fixed an issue that caused Fire Mages’ Conflagration (Talent) to interfere with PvP diminishing returns on enemy targets.
  • Resolved an issue that prevented characters that have not yet obtained their 9th weekly Conquest’s Reward from gaining the Spoils of War buff (50% bonus Conquest) during Rated Arenas and Rated Battlegrounds.

Quests

  • The weekly Island Expeditions quests, “Azerite for the Horde” and “Azerite for the Alliance” now reward 2,000 gold for players with a maximum-level Heart of Azeroth (level 70).

World Quests

  • Naga Incursions now award gold or war resources to players who can no longer progress their Heart of Azeroth (level 70).

WoW Classic

  • The buffs obtained from the guards in Dire Maul North after completing a tribute run will no longer stack.

October 4, 2019

Classes

  • Rogue
    • Assassination
      • Fixed an issue that caused the tooltip of Fan of Knives to display an incorrect amount of Combo Points.

Items

  • The Well of Existence (Essence) visual should no longer get stuck in the world.

User Interface

  • Adjusted the War Campaign UI to more clearly show which quests players need to complete to access every part of the War Campaign.

October 2, 2019

Items

  • Heart of Azeroth
    • Blood of the Enemy, Artifice of Time, and Sphere of Suppression Rank 2 now requires 10,000 Honor (was 15,000 Honor) and Rank 3 now requires 30,000 Honor (was 50,000 Honor).
      • Developers’ note: We fixed a bug that incorrectly allowed Honor rewarded from quests and mercenary mode bonuses to contribute toward the “Battlefield Brawler” and “Battlefield Tactician” achievements required to unlock these Essences. To account for the quests and mercenary mode rewards no longer contributing credit toward these achievements, we have reduced the Honor amount necessary to earn these Essences. Rank 4 for these Essences will remain unchanged. Players who are now at or above the new Honor value will need to earn some Honor for the achievement to update.

October 1, 2019

Classes

  • Death Knight
    • Unholy
      • Resolved an issue that could cause Virulent Eruption to strike unintended targets when a target with Virulent Plague active on it dies.
      • Fixed a bug that prevented Outbreak from spreading Virulent Plague to nearby enemies when cast on a large target.
    • Mage
      • Arcane
        • Damage of all abilities increased by 8%.
          • Developers’ note: We feel Arcane needs a significant bump in their damage based on their performance in a variety of content.

Items

  • Hyper-Compressed Ocean no longer displays overlapping fishing bobbers.

September 27, 2019

Items

  • The Conch of Wa'mundi now functions properly again in Nazjatar and in the deep waters of Kul Tiras, Zandalar, and Mechagon.
  • Fixed a bug that caused PvP reward items from Crate of Battlefield Goods to have a lower item level than intended when the item upgraded to rare quality.
  • Fixed an issue where some Legion quest reward equipment that upgraded to rare or epic quality were not increasing in item level.

Quests

  • Players can again turn in “An Old Scar” to MOTHER for completion.

September 25, 2019

Classes

  • Demon Hunter
    • Lesser Soul Fragments can again be consumed in all situations.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Azshara’s Eternal Palace
    • Queen’s Court
      • Fixed a bug that caused Form Ranks to incorrectly deal damage to players who gathered in the proper areas.
    • Za’qul, Harbinger of Ny’alotha
      • Corrected an issue that caused Delirium Descent to incorrectly deal damage to players who gathered in the proper areas.
  • Firelands
    • Fixed an issue that prevented Ragnaros from spawning on Heroic difficulty.
    • Resolved an issue that could prevent several enemies from spawning.
    • Players can again trade items looted from Lord Rhyolith.

Items

  • Fixed an issue where the Chest of the Seven in Blackrock Depths would not be interactable or despawn after one person looted it.

Player versus Player

  • Rogue
    • Outlaw
      • Resolved an issue that prevented the Crimson Vial created by Drink Up Me Hearties (PvP Talent) from being useable.

Quests

  • Players can again complete “The Battle for Gilneas”.

September 24, 2019

Classes

  • Druid
    • Balance
      • Resolved an issue that could cause Starlord (Talent) to not grant a player Haste when casting Starfall.

Items

  • Fixed an issue that caused Warlords of Draenor Timewalking rewards to be created at a lower item level than intended.

Quests

  • Players must now earn the achievements The Circle of Stars (defeat Za’qul and Queen Azshara on any difficulty) and Veteran of the Fourth War (complete the War Campaign) before being eligible to accept “Whispers of N’Zoth”.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented players from progressing on “Traitors In Our Midst” if their encounter with Eitrigg was reset.
  • Reduced Eitrigg's health by 10% and the time between his Blood Ravager casts.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented eligible players from receiving "A Bolt from the Blue".
  • Players should now be able to accept "Vengeance or Survival" from Lorna in Gilneas City.
  • Resolved an issue where Firelands raid bosses did not grant credit towards the quest “Heart of Flame.”
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