World of Warcraft

Hotfixes: May 23, 2024

Hotfixes: May 23, 2024

Here you'll find a list of hotfixes that address various issues related to World of Warcraft: Dragonflight, Wrath of the Lich King Classic, Burning Crusade Classic, Season of Discovery, 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


May 23, 2024

WoW Remix: Mists of Pandaria

  • Normal scenarios, Normal dungeons, Heroic scenarios, Heroic dungeons, and daily Infinite Bazaar quests now award a Cache containing 5x as much Bronze as before.
    • Developers' notes: We intend for players to earn more Bronze as you level up, so you can more easily start purchasing upgrades and rewards. At level 70, these caches now award 8750 Bronze (this was previously 1750 Bronze).
  • Fixed an issue where the Celestial Court bosses on the Timeless Isle would occasionally despawn.
  • Fixed a bug affecting the scaling of certain Tinker gems.
  • Putrid Waste enemies in Throne of Thunder no longer deal extreme amounts of Putrify damage.
  • Brewmaster Blanche now queues you for A Brewing Storm when asked.
  • The Paragon of the Mists title is now account wide.

Cataclysm Classic

  • Fixed an issue where boosted characters were not properly learning their class and spec's Armor Proficiency.
  • Fixed a bug with achievement completion tracking for the meta-achievement Classic Dungeonmaster.
  • Death Knight Brutal Gladiator gear on the Outland Armor Quartermasters in Stormwind and Orgrimmar has been discounted so that their prices match those of other classes.
  • Mor'norokk the Hateful can no longer be erroneously killed by players on the quest "On Second Thought, Take One Prisoner".
  • Fixed an issue that was removing the Dormus' Rage aura from players who were teleported to Feralas.

May 22, 2024

Non-Player Characters

  • Doc Nanners in Valdrakken will again offer players "A Cataloger's Paradise" upon reaching Renown 8 with the Dragonscale Expedition.

WoW Remix: Mists of Pandaria

  • Added clarity to the quest "The Great Water Hunt" to speak with Mudmug before gathering water.
  • Nostwin now sells Glyph of Shadow for Priests.
  • Fixed an issue preventing the quest "Where are My Reinforcements?" from proceeding as expected.
  • Improved the respawn rate and treasure from rares and rare elites across Pandaria.
  • Increased the amount of bronze and raised the drop chance for threads of time from airborne bronze.
  • Fixed an issue where players who faction-changed could not use the group finder for dungeons and scenarios.
  • Fixed an issue preventing the quest “Riding the Skies” from granting the appropriate Cloud Serpent mount.
  • Fixed an issue causing Wise Mari in the Temple of the Jade Serpent to not spawn Corrupt Living Water as intended.
  • Hutia was out of control in the Jade Forest, and has been convinced to relax a bit and stop hitting so hard.

Cataclysm Classic

  • Fixed a bug preventing Diabolical Plans from dropping in Ashenvale for Horde players wanting to do “Never Again”.
  • Cataclysm Honor Vendors should now be available in Stormwind and Orgrimmar to purchase ilvl 352 Blue PvP Gear for Honor Points.
    • Conquest and Elite Conquest vendors will not sell anything until Arena Season 9 begins with next week's regional resets.
  • Fixed a bug with the Thirty Tabards
  • Fixed a bug preventing Engineers and Alchemists from making discoveries while crafting.
  • Crafted “Vicious” gear that was unintentionally created at item level 377 has been adjusted to item level 339.
  • In "Stonefather's Boon", the Stonefather's Boon buff duration has been reduced to 10 seconds (was 3 minutes).
  • Fixed some quest issues. Erunak Stonespeaker should now still be visible to players who have advanced further in the quest line at the original location to turn in “Call of Duty”. “All or Nothing”, “Blood and Thunder”, and “Defending the Rift” should no longer fail to complete if you are sitting or mounted.

May 21, 2024

WoW Remix: Mists of Pandaria

  • We have made the following changes to improve Thread of Time gain for the Cloak of Infinite Potential. Our goal with these additional items is to give players access to more Threads of Time from daily repeatable sources. These should serve as readily attainable power-ups from a wide variety of content, so players can enjoy the breadth of Pandaria while also gaining additional power. There are four new items that grant players escalating amounts of power for the Cloak of Infinite Potential:
    • Minor Spool of Eternal Thread
    • Lesser Spool of Eternal Thread
    • Spool of Eternal Thread
    • Greater Spool of Eternal Thread
  • Players will be able to find these new items from a variety of solo and group sources, ensuring all players have accessible ways to improve their cloak:
    • Infinite Bazaar Repeatable Dailies
    • First-Time Daily Scenario, Dungeon, and each LFR queue
    • World Bosses
    • Remix Achievements
      • Each of these achievements are available for additional characters to complete as well for bonus Bronze - and now bonus Spools of Eternal Thread.
    • Troves of the Thunder King scenario on the Isle of Thunder
  • We’ve made the following changes and bugfixes are intended to address concerns about the balance of low- and high-level players in various Remix content.
    • The health of creatures in heroic scenarios has been decreased by 20% - 25%, based on the players’ levels. Higher level players will see enemies incur a larger decrease.
    • The health and damage of creatures on the Timeless Isle, Isle of Giants, and Isle of Thunder has been reduced.
    • Several spell gems (that were not scaling up or down correctly based on player level) have been adjusted so that they provide a more-appropriate scaling effect. This includes Cold Front, Windweaver, Vampiric Aura, and Lightning Rod.
    • Spell gems with shielding effects should no longer cause threat.
    • Fixed a bug with Righteous Frenzy not canceling upon the end of combat.
    • Timerunner’s Vial mana regen significantly increased.
  • Adjusted the reputation granted from Granite Quilen to be more in line with expected values.
  • Fixed an issue in Guo-Lai Halls causing trap tiles to flicker.

Cataclysm Classic

  • Players experiencing phasing issues from Wrathgate or Battle for Undercity quests that are deprecated in Cataclysm Classic should now be in the correct phase in Orgrimmar and Undercity.
  • Hunter
    • Hunter traps are now faster and more consistent in their arming times.
  • Shaman
    • Fixed an issue with Shaman Greater Fire Elemental dealing too much damage with its Fire Nova spell.
  • Warrior
    • Fixed an issue preventing Slam from being logged properly in the combat log.

May 20, 2024

WoW Remix: Mists of Pandaria

  • Shirts and tabards can now be purchased from Larah Treebender <World Apparel> at any Infinite Bazaar, Mei Steadypaw <Barber> outside the Shrine of Two Moons and the Shrine of Seven Stars, and Hanchoon Yi <Guild Master> at Paw'don Village, Honeydew Village, Shrine of Two Moons, and Shrine of Seven Stars.
  • Fixed a bug preventing Timerunners with a legendary Infinite Cloak of Potential from accessing Ordon Sanctuary as intended.
  • Fixed an issue with the spawning of Voress'thalik which prevented the completion of "Devastation Below".
  • Fixed an issue preventing players from learning Amber Pterrordax.
  • Fixed a bug causing Gulp Frogs to unintentionally drop Lesser Charms of Good Fortune.
  • Enemy power scaling, particularly in group content, has been adjusted to be less aggressive. This is particularly applicable in the player level 40 - 70 range, before players have been able to power up their cloak, upgrade their gems, and increase their item level.
  • Gear drop-rates have been improved from world rares, rare elites, and quests. This will help players who have had their item levels fall behind as leveling speed increases, especially at higher levels when cloak bonus experience is powered up.
    • Developers’ notes: This will also increase player Bronze and appearance acquisition by increasing the number of items to place into the Unraveling Sands for additional Bronze.
  • The first-time bonus for queueing each LFR wing will grant a Thread of Experience in addition to the existing Lesser Bronze Cache.
    • Developers’ notes: This should improve LFR as a viable choice for leveling main characters and alts, without players feeling like they need to grind the same LFR wing repeatedly.
  • We have added bonus experience to each boss in normal dungeons and scenarios so they are a viable alternative to questing. Bonus experience has also been adding to the last boss of Heroic Scenarios. Heroic dungeon bosses will continue to drop bonus experience.
  • We’ve increased the number of prismatic gems dropped from bosses in normal and heroic scenarios and dungeons.
    • Developers’ notes: The increased stamina offered by Legendary Prismatic gems boosts player survivability considerably.
  • We have increased the Bronze granted from all qualities of Bronze Caches by 25%.
    • Developers’ notes: These caches are available from a wide variety of sources, both solo and group. This includes the Minor Bronze Cache, Lesser Bronze Cache, Bronze Cache, and Greater Bronze Cache.
  • Fixed an issue where Sha-Skin Vestment was marked as Cosmetic instead of Cloth armor.

Cataclysm Classic 

  • Players may skip directly to the beginning of Vashj'ir using a portal in their respective cities.
    • “Vashj'ir: Call of Duty” will remain available to players who skipped directly to “Sea Legs”.
  • Hunter
    • Ancient Hysteria from Hunter Core Hound pets has been renamed Primal Rage. The debuff it causes has been renamed from Insanity to Fatigued.
    • Fixed a bug preventing pets from displaying in the Stable as intended.
  • Mage
    • When Combustion gains damage from Ignite, that Ignite damage will not get increased a second time from Fire Mage Mastery Flashburn. It was already increased once by Flashburn when first applied.

May 16, 2024

Non-Player Characters

  • Jenafur has managed to wash off the strange grey paint that also changed her eye color. Jenafur is now once again a properly striped feline, allegedly.
  • Melsysra fell back asleep and found their way back to the Central Encampment in the Emerald Dream, allowing players to continue with their Renown quests.
  • Newsy was slow retrieving mail but has had a successful trip to the postmaster in Dalaran, allowing players to return to Loamm and continue with their Renown quests.
  • Alleria and Umbric are now always present as expected for quest completion.

Quests

  • Fixed a bug that prevented Trolls from unlocking the "Loa's Blade-Blessing" cosmetic sword appearance if they finished the heritage questline with a character who couldn't use it. Players will find the sword in their collection after logging into the character who completed the questline.

Trading Post

  • Fixed an issue where multiple completions of a Timewalking dungeon would not count toward the associated Trading Post activity.

WoW Remix: Mists of Pandaria

  • Fixed a bug that initially prevented players who did not own Dragonflight from being able to learn Dragonriding from Lord Andestrasz in Remix: Pandaria. This was unintended.

Cataclysm Classic

  • Hunter
    • The Ancient Hysteria effect from Hunter Corehound pets will now clear properly after encounters end.

May 15, 2024

Items

  • Fixed an issue that caused Conquest and War Mode gear to incorrectly display PvP item level increases in the upgrade UI.

Cataclysm Classic

  • Darkmoon Faire Island is now set to open on May 26 through June 1.
  • The Stratholme Main Gate entrance should now place you in the correct location when queued through Random Dungeon Finder.
  • Exhaustion, Sated, and Temporal Displacement will now be cleared from pets when they are cleared from their masters.
  • Mage
    • Fixed an issue where dispelled Ignite effects were increasing the damage done by future Ignites. Dispels from the Glyph of Polymorph and duels ending will also now clear the damage done.
  • Rogue
    • Fixed an issue with Deadly Momentum that caused its increased critical chance to be consumed by auto attacks that did not benefit from that increased chance. This is a true-to-reference 14-year-old bug, but was clearly unintended, so we fixed it.
  • Shaman
    • Fixed an issue with Healing Stream Totem where it was not benefitting from the Shaman Restoration Mastery ability Deep Healing.
  • Warlock
    • Fixed a problem with the values shown in the Warlock Molten Core talent. It will now correctly state that it reduces cast time by 10/20/30% at 1/2/3 talent points.
  • Warrior
    • Deep Wounds damage will now be reduced by effects that reduce damage taken by a percentage.

May 14, 2024

Dungeons

  • Azure Vault
    • Fixed an issue causing the time requirement reaching two and three chests on Mythic Keystone difficulty was lower than intended.

Items

  • Veteran and Champion track items obtained from outdoor activities should now be eligible for conversion at the Revival Catalyst. This fix is retroactive.
  • Veteran and Champion track rings, necklaces, and armor obtained from outdoor activities should now be eligible for socket upgrades. This fix is retroactive.

Mounts

  • Fixed an issue causing the Rostrum of Transformation to require level 70.

Non-player Characters

  • Cheered up Thomas Bright who was feeling a little low.

Cataclysm Classic

  • Fixed missing text in guildmaster's Rank Permissions panel so that it is clear that the checkbox controls whether the guild rank is considered an officer rank.
  • Fixed an issue that would cause Cockroach Cabins to be uninteractable, preventing the daily "Roach Coach" quest from being completed.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented players from interacting with the objects required to complete the "Would You Like Some Flies With That?" daily quest.
  • Mage
    • Fixed a problem with Focus Magic being useable while not talented into it.
    • Living Bomb critical strikes will no longer trigger Ignite. It did not trigger Ignite in original Cataclysm, as even its final detonation was considered periodic damage.
  • Shaman
    • Flametongue Totem will no longer stack with other Spell power increasing effects.
  • Warlock
    • Drain Life will no longer turn its target permanently green until they log out.

May 10, 2024

Classes

  • Warlock
    • Fixed an issue where the scaling of Inferno would become reduced when Rain of Fire affected more than 5 targets.

Dungeons

  • Dawn of the Infinite end bosses should now drop Awakened Crests.

Mounts

  • Taivan awoos when summoned, like a good boy.

Non-player Characters

  • Kessa, the Personal Tabard Vendor located in Valdrakken should now be available to all alts after completing the questline to unlock the personal tabard.

Professions

  • Tailoring
    • Fixed a bug where Blue Silken Lining was not granting more mastery for equipping a second item embellished with Blue Silken Lining while the buff was already active.

Quests

  • Fixed a bug preventing the completion of “Lotus Tea” after completing “The Pools of Youth”.
  • Fixed an issue preventing progress on the quest "Get My Results!".
  • Players can now call for aid while mounted on the quest "At the Source".

Cataclysm Classic

  • Blood Queen Lana'thel should now Vampiric Bite more consistently.
  • Kadrak now allows players to complete "To the Rescue!" even when Brutusk is busy.
  • Fixing an issue where sacks of oatmeal were not interactable during the “Keepin' the Haggis Flowin'” quest.
  • Fixed an issue that would prevent players from completing the “Devastation” quest. “Devastation” can now be reacquired by walking near the foliage that begins the quest in the Badlands.
  • Fixed an issue that would prevent players from interacting with Sewer Caps on the "Fungus Among Us" quest.
  • The Troll racial ability Berserking will now reset when an encounter ends.
  • Paladin
    • Selfless Healer now correctly increases Word of Glory healing when Word of Glory is cast on others.
  • Priest
    • Fixed some issues with Prayer of Mending. Twin Disciplines now properly increases Prayer of Mending healing by the amount stated in the tooltip. Grace now works properly on healing from Prayer of Mending. Glyph of Prayer of Mending now increases healing from the first bounce of Prayer of Mending by 100%.
  • Shaman
    • Flametongue Totem will no longer stack with other Spell power increasing effects.
  • Warlock
    • Incubus pets can now be renamed by Warlock Demon trainers, just like other demon pets.

WoW Classic Era and Hardcore

  • Corrected Seal of Righteousness so that it cannot crit.

May 8, 2024

Items

  • Fixed an issue that prevented Heroic and Mythic dungeons from dropping Flightstones and Awakened Crests correctly.
  • Fixed a bug impacting players’ ability to properly earn "The Awakened Drake", "The Awakened Wyrm", and "The Awakened Aspects", which allow for Awakened Crests to be traded up with Vaskarn in Valdrakken.

Quests

  • “Blooming Dreamseeds” now require 3 planted seeds instead of 5 as the text originally states.

Cataclysm Classic

  • Professor Thaddeus Paleo has returned to Stormwind and Orgrimmar to continue collecting Darkmoon decks and he will continue to do so until the opening of Darkmoon Faire Island.
  • Addressed issues with Dwarven and Night Elf archaeology projects. The following projects are now available during the Cataclysm Classic Pre-patch:
    • Dwarf
      • Silver Kris of Korl
      • Warmaul of Burningeye
      • Word of Empress Zoe
      • Pipe of Franclorn Forgewright
      • Spiked Gauntlets of Anvilrage
      • Scepter of Bronzebeard
      • The Innkeeper’s Daughter
    • Night Elf
      • Wisp Amulet
      • Carcanet of the Hundred Magi
      • Umbra Crescent
      • Bones of Transformation
      • Silver Scroll Case

Season of Discovery

  • Fixed an issue with Efflorescence generating frequent immune messages on totems.

May 7, 2024

Classes

  • Demon Hunter
    • Vengeance
      • Sigil of Silence duration reduced to 4 seconds (was 5 seconds).
      • Sigil of Silence cooldown increased to 90 seconds (was 60 seconds).
      • Cycle of Binding now reduces Sigil cooldowns by 2 seconds per trigger (was 3 seconds).
      • Soul Cleave damage reduced by 8%.
  • Druid
    • Balance
      • Season 4 (2) Set Bonus now increases the damage of your next Wrath or Starfire by 50% (was 30%).
      • Season 4 (2) Set Bonus new reduces the Astral Power cost of your next Starsurge or Starfall by 30 (was 15) and increases the damage it does by 60% (was 40%).
  • Monk
    • Brewmaster
      • Keg Smash damage reduced by 10%.
      • Spinning Crane Kick damage reduced by 10%.
      • Summon White Tiger Statue damage reduced by 30%.
      • The effectiveness of Stagger against magical attacks increased to 55% (was 45%).
      • Healing Sphere healing increased by 10%.
  • Rogue
    • Assassination
      • Ability and auto-attack damage increased by 6%. Does not affect PvP combat.
      • Fixed an issue that caused the Assassination Rogue Season 3/Season 4 bonus to do slightly less damage than intended.
  • Warlock
    • Affliction
      • Doom Blossom damage increased by 10%.
      • Vile Taint damage increased by 25%.
      • Soul Flame damage increased by 20%.
      • Soul Rot damage increased by 5%.
    • Destruction
      • Chaos Bolt damage increased by 3%.
      • Conflagrate damage increased by 5%.
      • Incinerate damage increased by 5%.
  • Warrior
    • Fury
      • All ability damage increased by 3%.
      • Season 4 Set Bonus (2): Rampage damage and critical strike chance increased by 15% (was 12%).
      • Season 4 Set Bonus (4): Bloodthirst bonus damage increased to 35% per stack (was 30%).
    • Protection
      • Developers’ notes: Our goal for these changes is to reduce Protection Warrior deaths to the dangers that are most likely to kill them, like burst or magic damage. There are some talents that warriors have for protection against these threats, like Disrupting Shout, Bolster, or Battle-Scarred Veteran, but it can be difficult to find the talent points for them. To provide more build flexibility we are reducing the power of the Battering Ram talent and moving its damage and defensive benefits into core abilities. We’re also increasing damage across the board and buffing some defensive talent options.
      • All ability damage increased by 5%.
      • Devastator damage increased by 30%.
      • Ignore Pain healing increased by 6%.
      • Disrupting Shout’s cooldown reduced to 75 seconds (was 90 seconds).
      • Enduring Alacrity increases Stamina and Armor by 10% (was 5%) and Haste by 2% (was 1%).
      • Battering Ram now increases your auto-attack damage and speed by 10% for 20 seconds (was 20%).

Items

  • Tome of Unstable Power’s AOE target cap set to 8.

Player versus Player

  • Death Knight
    • Frost
      • Frost Strike damage increased by 95% in PvP combat (was 75%).
      • Frost Fever damage increased by 25% in PvP combat.
    • Unholy
      • Death Coil damage increased by 75% in PvP combat (was 60%).
      • Festering Wound damage increased by 190% in PvP combat (was 180%).
      • Frost Fever damage increased by 25% in PvP combat.
  • Druid
    • Balance
      • Moonkin Aura’s Starsurge now grants 2% increased spell critical strike chance per stack (was 4%).
  • Evoker
    • Preservation
      • Time of Need healing reduced by 25% in PvP combat.
  • Hunter
    • Marksmanship
      • Rapid Fire damage increased by 45% in PvP combat (was 30%).
      • Aimed Shot damage increased by 55% in PvP combat (was 40%).
      • Sniper Shot now deals 15% of the target’s health (was 20%).
  • Monk
    • Mistweaver
      • Clouded Focus increases healing and reduces mana cost by 20% per stack in PvP combat (was 15%).
  • Paladin
    • Holy
      • Word of Glory healing increased by 15% in PvP combat.
  • Priest
    • Discipline
      • Atonement healing increased by 11% in PvP combat.
      • Power Word: Radiance healing increased by 10% in PvP combat.
      • Shadow Word: Pain and Purge the Wicked damage increased by 15% in PvP combat.
    • Holy
      • Spirit of the Redeemer now reduces the duration of Spirit of Redemption by 9 seconds (was 8 seconds).
      • Mana regeneration is now reduced by 40% in PvP combat (was 35%).
  • Rogue
    • Assassination
      • Kingsbane instant damage reduced by 32% in PvP combat (was 20%).
      • Kingsbane damage over time reduced by 8% in PvP combat (was 20%).
      • Improved Garrote damage bonus now reduced to 20% in PvP combat (was 30%).
    • Outlaw
      • Between the Eyes damage is no longer increased by 12% in PvP combat.
      • Ace Up Your Sleeve now has 4% chance to trigger per combo point spent and grants 4 combo points in PvP combat (base 5% chance and 5 combo points).
  • Shaman
    • Enhancement
      • Healing Surge healing increased by 40% in PvP combat (was 25%).
    • Restoration
      • Riptide healing increased by 10% in PvP combat.
  • Warlock
    • Affliction
      • Oblivion damage increased by 25%.
      • Drain Soul damage increased by 30% in PvP combat (was 15%).
      • Shadow Bolt damage increased by 90% in PvP combat (was 60%).
      • Agony damage increased by 25% in PvP combat (was 40%).
    • Demonology
      • Shadow Bolt damage increased by 90% in PvP combat (was 60%).
  • Warrior
    • Arms
      • The Arms Season 4 2-piece and 4-piece class set bonuses are no longer reduced by 50% in PvP combat.
    • Fury
      • Rampage damage is now increased by 50% in PvP combat (was 40%).
      • Raging Blow damage is now increased by 30% in PvP combat (was 15%).
      • Execute damage is now increased by 80% in PvP combat (was 65%).

Cataclysm Classic

  • Legendary appearances may now be added to your Transmogrification collection. In anticipation of community response to this change, we have also added a pitchfork.
  • Fixed an issue that would cause the Monstrous Clams in the quest "Clammy Hands" to be non-interactive.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented Naralex and his discipline from correctly spawning in the Southern Barrens.
  • Druid Thrash now benefits from and consumes the Clearcasting effect from Omen of Clarity.
  • Fixed an issue where Blessing of Kings and Mark of the Wild were incorrectly stacking their stat increases.
  • Fixed an issue where level 80 boosted characters were not properly learning their class and spec's Mastery abilities.
  • Prayer of Mending now scales by the intended amount from spell power.
  • Conflagrate will no longer consume lower-rank Immolates belonging to other Warlocks.
  • Player versus Player
    • Fixed a bug causing Resilience to do much less mitigation than intended.
    • Fixed an issue where crowd control effects were breaking at a lower damage threshold than intended.

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

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