WoW Hotfixes: January 27, 2020

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


January 27, 2020

Achievements

  • Fixed a bug that prevented eligible players from receiving credit for It’s Not a Cult if a raid member died during the N’Zoth the Corruptor encounter on Normal or Heroic difficulties.

Creatures and NPCs

  • Credit for rare creatures in the Vale of Eternal Twilight and Vision of the Twisting Sands is now shared.
  • The Spirit Drinker creatures should no longer get stuck in an immune state.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Ny’alotha, the Waking City
    • Corrected an issue that prevented Protection Paladins’ Blessed Hammer (Talent) from dealing damage to Wrathion, Drest’agath, and Il’gynoth.
    • Wrathion
      • Fixed a bug that prevented players from looting Wrathion if he was defeated while transitioning.
    • Maut
      • The amount of mana gained by Maut through Dark Offering has been increased on Normal difficulty.
      • Mana gained by Maut through Devour Manifestation has been increased on Normal difficulty.
    • N’Zoth the Corruptor
      • Harvest Thoughts no longer counts player pets and guardians when dividing the damage and Sanity loss effect.
      • Slightly expanded the distance at which melee characters can attack Exposed Synapses on Normal and Heroic difficulties.

Horrific Visions

  • Fixed an issue where Split Personality and Dark Delusions removed players from stealth.

Lesser Visions

  • Starting with this week’s resets, the first Lesser Vision daily quest of the week now gives 3000 Coalescing Visions (was 2000 Coalescing Visions).

Items and Rewards

  • Corrupted Gladiator’s Spite’s on-use ability cooldown has been reduced to 60 seconds (was 90 seconds).
  • Humming Black Dragonscale’s levitation effect no longer triggers if the player is affected by a Neural Silencer or Magical Intrusion Dampener.
  • Writhing Segment of Drest’agath’s damage has been increased by 20%.
  • Corrupted Items
    • Echoing Void (Corrupted Effect) can now only trigger from abilities that are on the global cooldown.
    • Echoing Void can now be removed by abilities that dispel Magic effects.
    • Twisted Appendage’s (Corrupted Effect) health has been reduced to 1% of the player’s maximum health (was 20%).
    • The ground spell effect indicating Eye of Corruption’s (Corrupted Effect) radius of effect is now easier to see on sloped terrain.
    • Lingering Psychic Shell
      • Now applies an absorb shield that prevents 80% of incoming damage, up to the amount of damage indicated on the item.
      • While inside Ny’alotha, the Waking City instance, the wearer’s Corruption Resistance increases the total amount of damage absorbed by up to 50%.
        • Developers’ note: Due to several issues with this trinket, we have changed its functionality to be more intuitive. The tooltip will be updated in a future patch to more accurately reflect the trinket’s functionality.
    • Twisted Appendages (Corrupted Effect) can no longer be struck by area-of-effect attacks such as Mages’ Arcane Explosion.
    • Killing Twisted Appendages no longer grant on-kill bonuses from Talents and abilities (e.g. Warriors’ Victory Rush).
    • Fixed a bug which prevented Ineffable Truth (Corruption Effect) from triggering on some melee and ranged abilities.
    • Heart of Azeroth
      • Corrected an issue where Crucible of Flame (Essence) sometimes incorrectly healed Wrathion during his encounter in the Nyalotha, the Waking City raid.

Player versus Player

  • Twilight Devastation (Corruption Effect) has a 12-second cooldown when engaged in combat with enemy players.
  • Twilight Devastation now deals 50% reduced damage when engaged in combat with enemy players.
  • Echoing Void (Corruption Effect) now deals 50% reduced damage when engaged in combat with enemy players.

Professions

  • Players should be able to discover Cataclysm Engineering recipes again from crafting recipes on that list.

Quests

  • Players are now able to perform the Nordrassil ritual during “Lunar Preservation” without breaking any rituals afterward.

WoW Classic

  • Quest credit for Elune’s Blessing should now be granted more consistently.

January 24, 2020

Dungeons and Raids

  • N’Zoth, the Corruptor
    • Fixed a bug where Azeroth’s Radiance could shorten its channel duration without the player casting or moving.
    • Azeroth’s Radiance now resets its cooldown on a wipe and at the start of the encounter.
    • Developers’ note: This quality-of-life change should dispel confusion about needing to wait for the cooldown to clear before a subsequent attempt.
  • Horrific Visions
    • Fixed an issue wherein Emergency Cranial Defibrillation didn’t heal the player while under the effects of Inquisitor Darkspeak’s Convert.

Items and Rewards

  • Emissary equipment caches no longer reward cloaks during Battle for Azeroth Season 4.
  • The power of the following trinkets from Ny’alotha, the Waking City have been increased by around 10%: Vita-Charged Titanshard, Void-Twisted Titanshard, Humming Black Dragonscale, and Manifesto of Madness.
  • The damage absorb effect of the Void-Twisted Titanshard will now be consumed after most standard damage absorb effects.
  • Corrupted Items
    • Glimpse of Clarity will no longer interact with the Warlock ability Command Demon, or the Hunter ability Command Pet.
    • Lash of the Void
      • Lash of the Void’s (Corruption Effect) damage now scales with the item level of Unguent Caress, instead of the character’s Attack Power.
      • Fixed a bug which caused Lash of the Void to trigger more often than intended, but it still strikes all targets in a cone in front of the user.
  • Heart of Azeroth
    • Corrected several issues with Destruction Warlocks using Vision of Perfection either not getting an Infernal to spawn on their target, or a real summoned Infernal to incorrectly have the lowered Vision of Perfection duration applied to it.

WoW Classic

  • Players in Alterac Valley with the Honorless Target buff will no longer grant loot.

January 23, 2020

Allied Races

  • Vulperas’ Bag of Tricks (racial) cooldown is now correctly modified by haste.

Creatures and NPCs

  • Lorewalker Cho should once again be visible to all players in Vale of Eternal Blossoms.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Operation: Mechagon
    • In Mechagon Junkyard and Mechagon Workshop on Mythic Keystone difficulties, end-of-run chests now award Engine of Mecha-Perfection, or Blueprint: Perfectly Timed Differential, or Progression Sprockets for players’ Vision of Perfection (Essence).
  • Ny’alotha, the Waking City
    • Carapace of N’Zoth
      • Resolved an issue where using Ashjra’kamas, Shroud of Resolve while in the Den of Transfusion may fail to bring players to Wrathion’s side.
      • Resolved an issue where using Ashjra’kamas, Shroud of Resolve could remove some player buffs when used.
      • Resolved an issue where Ashjra’kamas, Shroud of Resolve’s cooldown was not being reset upon the encounter starting.
      • Reduced the health of Mycelial Cysts by 30%.
    • N’Zoth the Corruptor
      • Dispelling corrupted mind should not drain sanity ever, and letting it expire naturally should.

Horrific Visions

  • Fixed an issue where players on the quest “Reconstructing ‘Fear and Flesh’” who skipped all Corrupted Area objectives and completed a Lost Area objective first would not get 1 of their 2 Torn Page of “Fear and Flesh” for that run.

Items and Rewards

  • Corrupted Items
    • Damage dealt by Infinite Stars, Twisted Appendages, and Gushing Wound (Corrupted Effects) is now based on the item level of a Corrupted item, rather than scaling dynamically with Attack Power and Spell Power.
      • Developers’ note: Previously the damage dealt by these powers was modified by Attack Power and Spell Power, which meant that certain specialization abilities or random bonuses could cause drastic swings in their effectiveness. Infinite Stars in particular was too strong against single targets as a result of this and other factors. This change also adjusts Infinite Stars base damage accordingly, as the scaling method was one of the primary factors behind some of the extreme outliers we saw in our logs and from player feedback. Our goal with this change and other adjustments to Corruption powers is to improve parity in the effectiveness per point of Corruption of the different bonuses available on Visions of N’Zoth items.
    • Grand Delusions’ (Corrupted Effect) summoned entity no longer despawns when its owner is crowd controlled by enemy players.
  • Fixed a bug that allowed the Lurking Schemer’s Band a small chance at rolling a socket in addition to its baseline socket.
  • Corrupted Gladiator’s Spite now has a distinct visual difference between hostile corruption pools and allied corruption pools.
  • Humming Black Dragonscale’s visual effect should no longer break some animations and will now appear as intended when mounted.

Quests

  • Dying during “Waking a Dreamer” can cause players to be unable to see Goldrinn and turn in the quest.
  • While D.I.S.C.O. may be fun for some, dancing is now prohibited within the vicinity of the Chamber of Heart teleporter.
  • Rugged Hyena Pelts now drop from all hyenas in Uldum as well as Amathet Hunters. Players with the Skinning skill will still be able to skin the hyenas for a guaranteed pelt, in addition to any that drop.

January 22, 2020

Achievements

  • You Can Pet the Dog, But… is now properly rewarded to all raid members who /pet Shad’har regardless if they or another player died during the encounter on Normal and Heroic difficulties.

Allied Races

  • Allied Races characters that are not Death Knights no longer learn an unusable Acherus Deathcharger class mount at level 58.

Classes

  • Mage
    • Fixed an issue causing Mage’s Invisibility and Greater Invisibility spells to not display the intended screen effects.
  • Warlock
    • Demonology
      • Casting Hand of Gul’dan with a wand equipped and no Soul Shards no longer causes players to start autoattacking the target.
  • Creatures and NPCs
    • Reduced the unavoidable damage from Tashara’s Ground Shatter. Players now have more time to move out of her secondary effect.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Ny’alotha, the Waking City
    • Il’gynoth, Corruption Reborn
      • Fixed a bug where Il’gynoth could get to 0% health but not transition to Stage 2 of the encounter.

Horrific Visions

  • Fixed an issue that prevented Gift of the Titans from triggering in certain situations.

Items and Rewards

  • Fixed a bug that allowed the Lurking Schemer’s Band a small chance at rolling a socket in addition to its baseline socket.
  • Heart of Azeroth
    • Corrected an issue that sometimes caused Unwavering Ward (Essence) to lose its Corruption Resistance.
    • Breath of the Dying (Essence) Rank 2 Minor Power’s self-healing no longer heals for an excessive amount when dealing damage to lower-level targets.

Quests

  • Visions of N’Zoth Threat Daily Quests
    • Reputation gain increased from 75 to 125.
    • Coalescing Visions increased from 50 to 250.
  • Lesser Vision Daily Quests
    • Coalescing Visions rewards increased from 1000 to 1500.
    • Corrupted Mementos rewards increased from 8 to 30.
  • War Mode reward bonuses for completing Visions of N’Zoth daily quests are now correctly displayed in the UI.
  • Creatures and objects needed to complete Visions of N’Zoth daily quests should now spawn more quickly.
  • The quest item required to complete “Stepping Through the Darkness” can now be found in Lost Area chests in addition to the Corrupted area chests.
  • The quest objectives for the legendary cloak storyline are now easier to track.
  • Players returning to Silithus after completing the Blackwing Descent scenario now arrive in the appropriate phase and location. Time travel is quite difficult!
  • Quest credit for “Alpaca It Up” and “Alpaca It In” can now be earned while in raid groups.
  • Self-inflicted damage from N’lyeth, Silver of N’Zoth no longer critically strikes the wearer or benefits from damage modifiers.
  • Players on the quest “Journey to the Sunwell” should now be able to complete “A People Shattered”.
  • Increased Goliath Trophy quest item drop rate for “Getting Ahead”.

January 21, 2020

Allied Races

  • Vulpera characters can now correctly disable Holy Relic after discovering it through their Rummage Your Bag racial ability.
  • Vulpera and mechagnomes can now read the Ancient Tome of Dinomancy.

Assaults

  • Vale of Eternal Blossoms
    • Invoke Xuen
      • Xuen’s autoattack damage has been reduced by 80%.
      • The power of Xuen’s abilities have been increased by 100%.
      • Xuen’s abilities deal 80% reduced damage against other players in PvP situations.

Classes

  • Death Knight
    • Unholy
      • Resolved an issue that allowed Virulent Plague to spread to Explosives found in Mythic Keystone dungeons.
  • Druid
    • Guardian
      • Damage caused by Protector of the Pack (PvP Talent) can no longer be absorbed or reduced by damage reduction effects.
      • Brambles will no longer deal damage after suffering damage from Protector of the Pack (PvP Talent).
      • Den Mother’s (PvP Talent) increased maximum health effect no longer affects the Guardian Druid.
  • Hunter
    • Beast Mastery
      • Resolved an issue that could prevent additional pets summoned by Animal Companion from gaining benefit from abilities such as Bestial Wrath, Beast Cleave, or Dash.
  • Monk
    • Resolved an issue that caused Grapple Weapon to reduce the duration of subsequent Silence effects cast on the target.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Ny’alotha, the Waking City
    • Fixed an issue which prevented Ny’alotha bosses from rewarding Artifact Power.
    • Removed the requirement that Shad’har the Insatiable had to be defeated before entering Drest’agath’s encounter arena on Normal and Heroic difficulties.
    • N’Zoth the Corruptor
      • Fixed an issue that caused Paranoia to target more players than intended on Normal and Heroic difficulties.
    • Il’gynoth, Corruption Reborn
      • Resolved an issue in which Prophet Skitra being defeated would cause Il’gynoth, Corruption Reborn to not spawn on Normal and Heroic difficulties.

Horrific Visions

  • Fixed an issue wherein players weren’t interactable for a short period after dying in Horrific Visions.

Items and Rewards

  • Trashmaster’s Mantle can no longer drop in Mythic Keystone dungeons.
  • Heart of Azeroth
    • Resolved an issue that allowed Vitality Conduit (Essence) to remove crowd control effects (e.g. Polymorph).
  • Corrupted Items
    • Fixed an issue which could cause Infinite Stars and Twisted Appendage to fail to keep track of updates to characters’ Attack Power or Spell Power.
    • Psyche Shredder’s on-equip effect can now only be triggered by spells.

Pet Battles

  • Blackrock Depths Pet Battle Dungeon
    • The difficulty of Therin Skysong, Alran Heartshade, Zuna Skullcrush pet battle encounters have been lowered.
    • Manapoof Link now properly has the option to teleport a player who has completed the Blackrock Depths Pet Dungeon to the entrance of Blackrock Depths.

Quests

  • Faceless Mask quests are no longer shareable.
  • War Mode once again grants the correct reward quest completion bonuses for daily quests offered during Visions of N’Zoth Assaults. The UI currently does not reflect the rewards granted, but we’re working on correcting it.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Gift of N’Zoth’s visual effect to sometimes disappear when a character entered Orgrimmar, Stormwind, Uldum, or Vale of Eternal Blossoms. N’Zoth has not forgotten those who are loyal to him.

World Quests

  • Resolved an issue that prevented some players from receiving credit for the “Grand Empress Shek’zara” after defeating Grand Empress Shek’zara.
  • Players will now properly receive credit for defeating King Dazar for the “Kings’ Rest: Kingsguard” World Quest.

January 17, 2020

Achievements

  • Fixed an issue where a dead player’s Damage Over Time effect could cause the raid to fail The Best of Us.

Auction House

  • Bids now display properly in the sell tab for caged pets.
  • Fixed a bug causing the quantity field to be empty when selling a non-commodity.
  • The “Uncollected” filter now filters owned battle pets as expected.
  • The “Upgrades Only” filter now correctly applies to wands and shields.
  • The “Usable” filter now filters profession-restricted items and owned toys as intended.
  • Purchasing an entire listing now displays the item count in the seller’s auction list.
  • Players can now buyout an auction for which they are already the high bidder.
  • Fixed a bug that caused some mail from the Auction House to exclude expected attached gold.

Creatures and NPCs

  • The Gaze of N’Zoth can now only be faction tapped while in War Mode.
  • Onyx Warserpent’s Lightning Pool no longer hits players harder than intended.
  • Taijing the Cyclone now resets properly.
  • The spawn frequency of several Rare enemies in Uldum and Vale of Eternal Blossoms Assault areas has been increased.

Items

  • Azerite Essences
    • Fixed an issue that caused Breath of the Dying’s minor damage effect at Rank 1 or 2 to benefit from the Rank 3 increased proc chance against low health targets.
  • Corruption Effects
    • Fixed an issue preventing Twilight Devastation from triggering on ranged attacks.
    • Infinite Stars damage reduced by 25% at all Corruption levels.

Player versus Player

  • The red punchcard Subroutine: Defragmentation now heals for 50% in PvP situations.
  • Fixed an issue causing Breath of the Dying to have an incorrectly-lowered cooldown when used against player pets in PvP.

Races

  • The Vulpera Holy Relic Trick now heals for the correct amount.
  • Fixed a bug preventing Mechagnomes and Vulpera from using ghost flying mounts when dead in appropriate areas.
  • Fixed an expected sound effect on the voices of Pandaren Death Knights.

Quests

  • Vulpera can once again proceed during the Tirisfal Glades quest, “A Scarlet Letter”.
  • Players who are outside of the Vision while their party defeats Ysedra the Darkener now receive quest credit for “Deeper Into the Darkness”.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent Magni Bronzebeard from spawning as expected in “The Halls of Origination”.
  • It is again possible to turn in “Ancient Crypt Key”.
  • Titan Artifacts should now appear for the quest “Unearthed Artifacts” regardless of the completion status of the Assault bar-fill objective.
  • Assault daily quests such as “The Sun King’s Chosen” or “The Strongest Among Them” now require 3 Rare kills (was 4).
  • Rare kills now provide more credit for Assaults.

User Interface

  • Guild and community setting dropdowns no longer appear when they are grayed out.

Visions

  • Players should now find their Sanity draining more quickly after an extended period within Vision of the Twisting Sands and Vale of Eternal Twilight.
  • Fixed an issue that was preventing an iLvl 430 item from dropping when you had completed two objectives and the boss in a Horrific Vision. This item will be awarded to players on their next run if they satisfy these conditions.

January 15, 2020

Allied Races

  • Eligible players who earned the account-wide achievements The Mechagonian Threat and Rustbolt Rebellion on a Horde character can once again begin the process to unlock mechagnomes on an Alliance character.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented Prince Erazmin from appearing on Mechagon Island after completing the mechagnome Allied Race unlock storyline.

Classes

  • Attempting to burn the corpses of egg-infested bodies in Uldum will no longer remove Druids from Travel Form.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Mechagon – Junkyard and Mechagon – Workshop
    • Mechagon – Junkyard and Mechagon – Workshop no longer share a lockout for Heroic difficulty.

Items and Rewards

  • Items awarded from Horrific Visions of N’Zoth are no longer tradeable.

Quests

  • Starting “A World Worth Saving” once again transports players into the Halls of Origination dungeon full of enemies.
  • Fixed an issue where players who were eligible to attend the late Kind Varian Wrynn’s funeral could be unable to complete the introductory quests for Visions of N’Zoth.
  • Players who enter a Lesser Vision of N’Zoth without accepting “Unscarred Black Scale” will now be offered the daily quest while inside the instance.
  • Credit for completing “Alpaca It Up” quest is no longer shared between group members.
  • “Against Overwhelming Odds” now grants quest credit for enemy players slain in Uldum and Vale of Eternal Blossoms.

January 14, 2020

Assaults

  • Void Conduits now grant credit toward Assaults.

Creatures and NPCs

  • Knockback reduced on Magni Bronzebeard’s Reverberating Clap.
  • Blastatron X-81 no longer taps, so all combatants can receive credit.
  • Kames, Blade of the Dawn’s Sun’s Retribution ability now has a 3 second cooldown.

Items and Rewards

  • Fixed a bug that allowed some Honorbound and 7th Legion items to both Corrupt and Titanforge. N’Zoth works in mysterious and terrible ways.
  • The Kernel of E-Steam now correctly awards reputation to characters not yet Exalted with the Rustbolt Resistance.

Player versus Player

  • Resolved an issue that prevented the weekly Brawl quest “Something Different” from starting when entering the Deepwind Gorge Battleground highlight brawl.

Quests

  • Players investigating Blackwing Descent with Wrathion should no longer be blocked from entering the instance during “Beginning the Descent” and “To the Catacombs!”.
  • Highland Worgs are no longer endangered and can be readily slaughtered to fulfill “A Little Goodwill.”
  • Fixed an issue that caused the first Lesser Vision daily quest, “A Dark, Glaring Reality” to incorrectly reward 1,000 Coalescing Visions instead of 2,000 Coalescing Visions for some players. Players affected by this issue will be offered the quest rewarding 2,000 Coalescing Visions tomorrow.
  • Zahra Sandstalker should no longer disappear for nearby players when someone accepts “To The Moon.” Additionally, multiple copies will no longer show up.
  • Locating the anomalous source for “Deeper Into Darkness” now shares credit with all party members.
  • “Against Overwhelming Odds” now grants credit for slaying enemy players in Uldum when Assaults are active.

World

  • Players should no longer disconnect when traveling on the boat between Booty Bay and Gadgetzan.

WoW Classic

  • Alterac Valley
    • Spirit Guides in the starting caves now apply Honorless Target to the players they resurrect.
      • Developers’ note: We observed some behavior in Alterac Valley that can only be described as griefing—a violation of the In-Game Code of Conduct. If this had taken place in original WoW, it would have been seen as either a situation that needed to be fixed preventatively or a circumstance that called for account suspensions. We feel that the preventative solution is the more amicable one.

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