Hotfixes: November 19, 2021

WoW
November 19th by Blizzard Entertainment

Here you'll find a list of hotfixes that address various issues related to World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, Burning Crusade Classic and WoW Classic. 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


November 19, 2021

17th Anniversary Event

  • The reward tooltip for “Korrak's Revenge” now says completed after completing the quest.
  • Banners for the Vulpera and Mechagnomes have been added to the entryway.

Achievements

  • [With realm restarts] Renamed Explorer of the Shadowlands to Shadowlands Voyager to reflect the investment required.
  • [With realm restarts] Added a new Shadowlands Explorer achievement to mirror prior expansion exploration achievements

Covenants

  • Sanctums
    • Anima Conductor
      • Enhancements from the Anima Conductor should no longer re-cast themselves repeatedly in some cases.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Serpentshrine Cavern
    • The Lurker Below
      • The Lurker Below will now drop the correct personal loot.

Items and Rewards

  • [With realm restarts] Scouting Map: Into the Shadowlands now requires the new Shadowlands Explorer achievement to purchase.
    • Developers’ note: This is so that the Heirloom flight maps added in 9.1.5 have consistent requirements with the Heirloom flight maps from other expansions.
  • Fixed an issue where the shells of the Baby Murloc Satch-Shells would not hide in combat.

Korthia and the Maw

  • Removed the requirement of completing “Beginning the Collection” in order to accept or complete Archivist relic quests in Korthia.

Pet Battles

  • Timeless Mechanical Dragonling's Time Bomb attack is now functional.

WoW Classic Era and Season of Mastery

  • Fixed an issue where the option to leave a battleground queue was unavailable.
  • Several helmets such as Expert Goldminer's Helmet and Netherwind Crown will once again properly display.
  • [With realm restarts] Fixed an issue where quests below your level had a greater penalty to reputation gain than intended.
  • [With realm restarts] The in-game clock text should no longer be misaligned at certain resolutions.
  • [With realm restarts] Fixed an issue where the World Map button on the minimap would overlap with the Tracking spell indicator.

November 16, 2021

17th Anniversary Event

  • Doomwalker now has a 100% chance to drop the Doomwalker Trophy Stand toy and the Illidari Doomhawk mount.
  • The Time-Displaced versions of Jorek Ironside and Thanthaldis Snowgleam have now spawned in the Alterac Mountains near the entrances to Alterac Valley to offer the Korrak’s Revenge Timewalking gear outside of the battleground.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing the one time quest rewards from Korrak's Revenge to be lower item level.

Characters

  • The missing Necklace customization feature has been added for Highmountain Tauren females. Head to the Barbershop or create a new character to access the option.

Classes

  • Rogue
    • Fixed an issue where Deathly Shadows (Runecarving Power) remained active after removing the legendary.
    • Fixed an issue where Invigorating Shadowdust (Runecarving Power) lowered the cooldown of Dreadblades more than intended.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Eye of Azshara
    • Serpentrix
      • Toxic Puddle can no longer become permanently stuck on players.

Professions

  • Enchanting
    • Damage from the Eternal Skirmish effect can no longer be reflected.

Torghast, Tower of the Damned

  • Anima Powers
    • Monk
      • Fixed a tooltip issue with Unfiltered Bone Broth not displaying the correct damage of Bonedust Brew (Necrolord Ability) and the chance to trigger its effect.

WoW Classic

  • Alliance Rogue trainers will now teach the Poisons ability if you failed to receive it from completing “Klaven's Tower.”

November 15, 2021

Characters

  • Creating a class trial character on an account without the Shadowlands expansion will now correctly place the character on the tutorial airship.

Classes

  • Hunter
    • Fixed an issue where Death Chakram (Necrolord Ability) was not generating Focus or increasing damage per bounce.
    • Survival
      • Muzzle no longer requires a melee weapon to be used.
  • Warlock
    • Affliction
      • Fixed an issue that allowed Vile Taint (Talent) to slow enemies that are immune to slow effects.

Covenants

  • Soulbinds
    • Fixed an issue where Fatal Flaw (Nadjia the Mistblade) was not appropriately granting Critical Strike.

Items and Rewards

  • Korthian Accessory will now contain trinkets more often.

Korthia and the Maw

  • The Tormentors of Torghast bosses Algel the Haunter, Sentinel Shakorzeth, and Zul'gath the Flayer can now appear when the forces of Mort'regar assault the Tremaculum.

Quests

  • The Weathered Supply Crate for the quest “Light Camera Action” no longer has a level requirement to open.
  • Removed the level requirement on collecting Pet Supplies for "The Coast is Clear."
  • Fixed an issue where Horde players were unable to reliably skip “The Battle for Broken Shore.”

November 11, 2021

Classes

  • Monk
    • Brewmaster
      • Special Delivery (Talent) will no longer target crowd-controlled enemies.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Sanctum of Domination
    • Sylvanas Windrunner
      • Fixed an issue where Sylvanas could leap to an invalid location during the cast of Domination Chains.

Items and Rewards

  • The Encyclopedia of Sinstone Fragment Recovery bind-on-account item now only requires Exalted with The Avowed to purchase it, but it can be used on alternate characters at lower reputation levels.
  • Fixed an issue with the sound effect of Shard of Zed’s Unholy Aura.
  • Fixed an issue where some items were no longer upgradeable after upgrading once.

November 10, 2021

Items and Rewards

  • Rated PvP items acquired from the Great Vault will now properly have a chance to generate random minor attributes or sockets. In addition, Rated PvP items that were previously acquired from the Great Vault in 9.1.5 are now eligible targets for items that add sockets.
    • Developers’ note: While fixing the first issue, we uncovered and fixed an additional bug that caused affected 9.1.5 items to be unable to be upgraded.

Quests

  • Fixed an issue previously preventing players from donating to the construction table in Broken Shore.

Threads of Fate

  • Fixed an issue preventing Renown from being rewarded in Shadowlands dungeons for players leveling up who have already chosen a Covenant through Threads of Fate.

Burning Crusade Classic

  • Fixed an issue where players wouldn't get taken to the Twin Spire Ruins graveyard in Zangarmarsh if they had taken control of it before entering a Coilfang Reservoir dungeon.

November 9, 2021

Classes

  • Druid
    • Fixed an issue where Flight Form would unexpectedly change to ground Travel Form upon logging into a Shadowlands zone.

Covenants

  • Command Table
    • The Adventure "Locating the Traitor's Cache" will now become available in the player's new covenant if they change covenants before the mission is completed. Players that are currently stuck can reset its availability by changing covenants again.
  • Soulbinds
    • Kevin's Oozeling (Plague Deviser Marileth) is now classified as a minor enemy.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Sanctum of Domination
    • Sylvanas Windrunner
      • Fixed an issue that could cause Veil of Darkness to persist on players after encounter completion.
      • Fixed an issue where Crushing Dread would remain even when the caster was no longer present.
      • Fixed a rare issue which could cause Sylvanas to cast Wailing Arrow after casting Raze before returning to the fight arena.
  • Mythic+
    • Fixed an issue where completed dungeons that failed to meet the timer were not counting towards the Mythic+ Rating “Runs this Season.”
  • Operation: Mechagon
    • Fixed an issue which caused more punchcards than intended to drop in Legacy Loot.
    • King Mechagon
      • Fixed an issue where more than one mount was dropping on Hard Mode regardless of Legacy Loot status.
  • Return to Karazhan
    • Image of Medivh no longer dies to Image of Arcanagos, preventing Nightbane from being summoned.

Items and Rewards

  • Cloaks on Undead characters with the Fresh skin type are once again no longer tattered.
  • Fixed an issue where an outfit with a wand and off-hand could not be saved.
  • Rae'shalare, Death's Whisper no longer shows that it can be upgraded in the Upgrade Item UI.
  • Riftbound Cache in Gromit Hollow should no longer be stuck under the terrain.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Warlords of Draenor heirloom trinkets from scaling correctly at their second upgrade step.

Threads of Fate

  • Fixed an issue where Threads of Fate World Quests were not appearing on the World Map for characters under level 50.

User Interface and Accessibility

  • Fixed an issue where the Summon Favorite Mount button would sometimes not work.
  • Fixed an issue where some icons on the minimap would appear incorrectly while in spirit form.
  • Fixed an issue where the unread mail icon on the character select screen and on the minimap would appear before purchased Auction House items were sent to the mailbox.
  • Fixed an issue where the Colorblind Mode filters were not working as intended on newer graphics cards on DirectX12.

Burning Crusade Classic

  • The Botanica, The Mechanar, and Arcatraz dungeons now require Expert Riding skill to enter.
  • Fixed an issue where multiple spectators could not join the queue for a Spectator Match War Game.
  • Fixed an issue where Poison Cleansing Totems from Horde Shaman would dispel 2 stacks of poison instantly when used, instead of the intended 1 stack.
  • Fixed an issue where a player that was attacked by a Rogue that immediately vanished after would sometimes drop out of combat much quicker than intended.

WoW Classic

  • Fixed an issue where the Colorblind Mode filters were not working as intended on newer graphics cards on DirectX12.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused the appearance of a belt to be removed when a Guild Tabard is removed.

November 5, 2021

Dungeons and Raids

  • Tomb of Sargeras
    • Fixed an issue that would prevent progress to Kil'Jaeden after defeating Fallen Avatar too quickly.

Items and Rewards

  • Several Shadowlands on-use trinkets with cooldowns greater than 2 minutes have been updated to have their cooldowns reset when a raid boss encounter ends.
  • Traveler's Anima Cache can no longer be consumed by players who have not yet selected a Covenant causing the anima to be sent into the ether.

Quests

  • The level requirement to skip the Maw introduction is now 50 (was 48).
    • Developers’ note: We made this change to the level requirement because characters who skipped the Maw introduction at level 48 would end up being a level behind the Bastion introduction quest level requirements, thus leaving them in an awkward state of where to go next.

November 4, 2021

Classes

  • The following abilities have been updated to have their cooldowns reset when a raid boss encounter ends:
    • Blessing of Sacrifice (Paladin)
    • Die by the Sword (Arms Warrior)
    • Enraged Regeneration (Fury Warrior)
  • The following Covenant abilities have been updated to have their cooldowns reset when a raid boss encounter ends:
    • Fleshcraft (Necrolord)
    • Convoke the Spirits (Night Fae)
  • Several Racial abilities with cooldowns greater than 2 minutes have been updated to have their cooldowns reset when a raid boss encounter ends.
  • Rogue
    • Subtlety
      • Fixed an issue where Shadow Blades would continue to attack the enemy after the Rogue was under crowd-control effects.

Items and Rewards

  • Queen's Conservatory catalysts now stack to 200 (was 20).
  • The Forgotten Feather in Korthia can once again be looted.
  • Fixed an issue where the Gateway Control Shard could be used while under certain effects such as stun and wouldn’t break characters out of stealth.

Player versus Player

  • Monk
    • Windwalker
      • Fixed an issue that caused Wind Waker's (PvP Talent) radius to be larger than intended, and also cleared movement impairing effects off of the Monk prior to having two stacks.

Professions

  • Inscription
    • The Mark of the Midnight Runestag recipe no longer requires Revered with the Wild Hunt to learn.

Quests

  • “Observing Victory” now displays its turn-in location on the Oribos map.
  • Underbelly Lowlifes during the quest “Secrets of the Underbelly” now deal the appropriate amount of damage.

Torghast, Tower of the Damned

  • Power Infusion, Time Warp, Mystic Touch, and Demonic Gateway anima powers are no longer offered to characters that haven’t learned these abilities yet.
  • Long Tail Dynarats obtained from Chaotic Concoctions now deal the appropriate amount of damage as indicated by its tooltip and only one can be used on a target.
  • Fixed an issue where players with slower connections may miss out on the first floor Anima Cell. Cross realm players were more likely to notice this issue.

WoW Companion App

  • Fixed an issue preventing Android 12 users from installing the app.

November 3, 2021

Classes

  • Paladin
    • Retribution
      • Fixed an issue with Divine Storm not hitting all nearby enemies if your primary target is affected with Judgment.

Creatures and NPCs

  • Fixed an issue that was causing Observer Yorik to respawn too quickly.

Items and Rewards

  • Temporarily removed the Conquest and Valor cap until the next season begins.
    • Developers’ note: Early in a season, it’s beneficial to pace gear acquisition by adding a maximum amount of Conquest and Valor that can be earned weekly to prevent having a dominant advantage by playing an excessive amount of hours in PvP and Mythic+. As the weeks go by and the cap increases, we reach a point where there’s no longer a dominant advantage in gear acquisition with grinding Conquest and Valor and it’s friendlier to simply remove the cap entirely for those who are catching up or gearing alts until the next season begins. We’ve reached that point and have removed the Conquest and Valor caps for the rest of Season 2. When the next season begins, all Conquest and Valor will be converted into gold and sent to the character’s mail.

Player versus Player

  • Paladin
    • Righteous Might (Necrolord Conduit) damage and healing reduced by 50% in PvP combat.
      • Developers’ note: We initially tuned the Righteous Might conduit for Necrolord Paladins with both PvE and Retribution Paladins in mind, but due to a combination of synergies and Protection-specific multipliers, Protection Paladins were able to near-double the effect of an already-buffed Conduit to create a deadly round-start burst outlier in PvP matches. We're cutting down its effectiveness in PvP while we keep an eye on the conduit's impact in PvE to see if follow-up tuning is necessary over the coming days.

Quests

  • Players who skipped the Maw intro while in a Timewalking Campaign should no longer be sent back to Stormwind or Orgrimmar when they reach level 50.
  • Covenant Campaigns blocked behind the Callings tutorial quest should now be properly flagged to proceed the next time they visit Oribos or their Sanctum Hall.
  • Fixed an issue where some characters who switched to the Necrolord covenant would not be able to see Emeni during the quest, “Never Had a Friend Like Me.”

User Interface and Accessibility

  • Fixed an issue that caused Mythic+ Rating to display incorrectly in Group Finder.
  • Fixed an issue where the tooltips for some Adventures companions were displaying with a gray background.

Burning Crusade Classic

  • You can now report players from the /who menu.
  • Fixed an issue where an extra confirmation pop-up would appear when entering a War Game.
  • Fixed an issue where keybinds were not correctly loading for the War Game Commentator User Interface.

November 2, 2021

Items and Rewards

  • The Unchained Equipment Chest does not provide PvP items that include sockets or tertiary stats.
    • Developers' note: This was an oversight in how the item was set up on the 9.1.5 PTR. We don't intend to create situations where the best way to play PvP is to funnel gear from your alts to your main character.
  • Fixed an issue where the Well-Honed Instincts conduit was dropping for non-Druids.

Burning Crusade Classic

  • Fixed an issue where players who accepted a battle resurrection into a raid boss encounter after releasing their spirit could be teleported to their Hearthstone location.

The hotfix notes for the previous patch can be found here.