WoW Hotfixes: January 28, 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 28, 2020

Classes

  • Hunter
    • Certain aqir creatures in Uldum should now be tamable.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Freehold
    • Damage dealt by Captain Eudora’s Powder Shot reduced by 15% on all difficulties.
  • Ny’alotha, the Waking City
    • Shad’har the Insatiable
      • Increased Shad’har the Insatiable’s health by 30% on Heroic difficulty.
        • Developers’ note: This change is meant to bring the encounter in line with the rest of the instance on Heroic difficulty.
    • N’Zoth the Corruptor
      • The Paranoia debuff can no longer be removed through immunity effects (e.g. Paladins’ Divine Shield) on all difficulties; damage and loss of sanity from Paranoia can still be temporarily avoided by using immunities.
      • A few of Exposed Synapses in N’Zoth’s Mind have been moved a small distance.
        • Developers’ note: This quality-of-life change should help melee characters better reach Exposed Synapses during the encounter.

Items and Rewards

  • Cloaks no longer drop in Mythic Keystone end-of-run chests.
  • Corrupted Items
    • Flash of Insight (Corruption Effect) now correctly scales with the total Intellect value of the character.
    • Echoing Void damage reduced by 20%
      • Developer’s Note: Echoing Void’s design makes its damage fairly reliable and high in most combat situations. As it’s less situational than some other Corruption effects, we feel it is doing too much damage per Corruption by comparison.
  • Sk’shuul Vaz
    • This weapon’s Obsidian Destruction (Corruption Effect) now divides its damage among targets struck and deals additional damage for each target struck, up to maximum damage dealt at 6 targets.
    • Damage against a single target has been increased to 700% of armor (was 175% of armor).
  • Fixed an issue which could cause Cache of Ny’alothan Treasures to display a tooltip indicating that it was Corrupted, even if it was not going to drop a Corrupted item. (The chance of your Cache item being corrupted has not changed.)
  • Fixed an issue which allowed Obsidian Destruction and Searing Flames to ignore Line of Sight on some targets.
  • Resolved an issue that caused crowd control that breaks on damage (Mages’ Polymorph) to be removed by Eye of Corruption damage.

Lesser Visions

  • Fixed a bug where the small chests found in the Lesser Visions weren’t rewarding their Corrupted Mementos.

Player versus Player

  • Resolved an issue that prevented PvP Talent weapon disarm effects (e.g. Rogues’ Dismantle) from correctly having diminishing returns on their duration when cast against players that were recently affected by other disarm effects.
  • Resolved an issue that prevented characters from earning the Dreadflame illusion after earning the Duelist: Battle for Azeroth Season 4 achievement.

World Quests

  • “Vuk’laz the Earthbreaker” should now properly get pushed to Horde players.

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”.

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