21 Feb, 2019

World of Warcraft Patch 8.1.5 Hotfix Tracker [Update]

Now that Blizzard Entertainment has officially come out with its much-awaited World of Warcraft 8.1.0 Patch, titled Tides of Vengeance, a new adventure awaits for the community. The update was being tested out in the game’s PTR servers for the past couple of months, but now, Patch 8.1.0 is available for all.

That being said, with everyone now playing the new patch and all its new content, it seems some additional changes were required. As a result, a new hotfix has been released for the game which makes some significant changes to the game’s many features. So, if you wish to learn more about the all-new World of Warcraft patch 8.1.0 hotfix, check out the list below:

WoW Patch 8.1.5 Hotfix – March 5, 2019

  • Dungeons and Raids
    • Battle of Dazar’alor
      • Stormwall Blockade
        • Freezing tidepools now last for 50 seconds on Raid Finder difficulty.
  • Items
    • Twin-Pipe Buster Cannon bonus effect damage has been increased by 83%.
      • Developers’ notes: While iterating on itemization feedback, we discovered that the Buster Cannon’s effect had been tuned low. This should make it more competitive with other ranged weapons at similar item levels. Should you wish to restore a deleted Twin-Pipe Buster Cannon, please use our Item Restoration website: https://battle.net/support/restoration
  • Player versus Player
    • Many guard posts and flight points are now more well-guarded.
    • Death Knight
      • Unholy
        • Resolved an issue that caused Virulent Plague to incorrectly interrupt the enemy’s eating and drinking after the initial cast of Outbreak.

WoW Patch 8.1.5 Hotfix – February 21, 2019

  • Dungeons and Raids
    • Battle of Dazar’alor
      • Opulence
        • Unleashed Rage (opal gem buff) and Earthen Roots (emerald gem buff) now also increase damage dealt by pets.
    • King Rastakhan
      • Fixed a bug that caused the encounter to unintentionally reset after resurrecting a player who died in the Death Realm.
    • Lady Jaina Proudmoore
      • Chilling Touch duration reduced by 20%.
      • Chilling Touch is no longer affected by Da Voodoo Shuffle.
      • Fixed a bug that caused Freezing Blood to be sometimes applied to players who correctly had allies nearby, on Mythic Difficulty.
  • Items
    • Fixed a bug that caused Enveloping Protection to be removed early when a target was hit with an attack that would fully absorb the shield.
  • Player versus Player
    • Druid
      • Resolved an issue that caused Thorns to deal damage when the target is struck by unintended spells such as Eye for an Eye, Frost Fever, or Virulent Plague.
      • Restoration
        • Fixed a bug that caused Soul of the Forest to increase the healing of Germination applied by Nourish without being consumed.
        • Fixed a bug that allowed Nourish to apply two copies of Lifebloom to a target.
  • Quests
    • Flushed out a bug that prevented players from always being properly credited for objectives on “Flush Them Out”.

WoW Patch 8.1.5 Hotfix – February 14, 2019

  • Dungeons and Raids
    • Corrected an issue preventing the Keystone Master achievement from being properly awarded.
    • Court of Stars
      • Fixed a bug that prevented completion of the achievement Dropping Some Eaves while the World Quest “Court of Stars: Wraith in the Machine” is up.
  • Battle of Dazar’alor
    • Jadefire Masters
      • Visual distinctions have been added to the Multisided Strike clones in Heroic and Mythic difficulties.
  • Event
    • High Overlord Saurfang heard a rumor that someone has a Love is in the Air surprise for him, and will risk coming out of hiding to receive it.
  • Items
    • The movement speed reduction from Everchill Anchor is now correctly treated as a Snare effect, and can now be dispelled as a Magic effect.
    • Heart of Azeroth
      • Ephemeral Recovery’s cooldown now correctly persists through immunity effects.
      • Druid
        • Arcanic Pulsar will now properly apply Celestial Alignment to the Druid if their 9th Starsurge cast kills a player summoned unit such as Tremor Totem.
  • Player versus Player
    • Rogue
      • Assassination
        • Fixed an issue that caused Poisoned Knife to remove your non-active lethal poison that was applied by Shiv.
        • Resolved an issue that caused Neurotoxin to increase the duration of school lockouts caused by interrupt abilities such as Kick.

WoW Patch 8.1.5 Hotfix – February 11, 2019

Classes

  • Death Knight
    • Scourge Strike will correctly damage Totems or Explosive Orbs that are the main target.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Battle of Dazar’alor
    • Jadefire Masters
      • Marksmanship Hunters’ Trick Shots now correctly deal damages to Force.
  • Stormwall Blockade
    • Fixed a bug preventing Sister Katherine and Brother Joseph from correctly using Translocate if they were channeling Tidal or Storm’s Empowerment.
    • Fixed a bug preventing some Voltaic Flash patterns from hitting players on the docks on Mythic difficulty.

Events

  • The most-rare item containers from holiday bosses, such as Big Love Rocket, now drop for player characters at level 110 or higher (was level 98).

Items

  • Heart of Azeroth
    • Mage
      • Arcane
        • Arcane Charges gained from Brain Storm can correctly trigger Rule of Threes.

WoW Patch 8.1.5 Hotfix – January 10, 2019

Island Expeditions

  • Azerite-themed enemies
    • Enemies now prefer not to use Resonant Burst, Resonant Shield, and Volatile Geyser when a nearby enemy has recently used the ability.
    • Reduced the number of Resonant Focus orbs created per cast of Resonant Burst to 2 orbs (was 4).
    • Removed the Knockback component of Resonant Backlash (triggered from Resonant Shield) on Normal and Heroic difficulties.
    • Reduced the Knockback magnitude of Resonant Focus orbs on Normal and Heroic difficulties.
    • Volatile Eruption’s disorient effect (triggered from Volatile Geyser) has been reduced to 1 second on Normal and Heroic difficulties, and reduced to 2 seconds on Mythic difficulty (was 3 seconds).
  • Kvaldir enemies
    • Greatly reduced the magnitude of the two visibility-impacting effects (Fetid Mist, Eerie Fog) triggered from the Kvaldir invasion.
  • Musken and Yak enemies
    • Removed the knockback effect from Ram.
    • Trample damage reduced by about 50% and is now melee defense.

Player versus Player

  • Druid
    • Balance
      • Celestial Alignment increases damage of your spells by 10% when engaged in combat with enemy players (was 15%).
      • Incarnation: Chosen of Elune increases damage of your spells by 20% when engaged in combat with enemy players (was 25%).
      • Shooting Stars now generates 2 Astral Power when engaged in combat with enemy players (was 4 Astral Power).
  • Monk
    • Mistweaver
      • Surging Mist (PvP Talent) mana cost increased to 3.8% of base mana (was 2% of base mana), and healing reduced by 20%.
      • Way of the Crane (PvP Talent) increases physical damage by 25% (was 35%), and now heals for 150% of damage dealt (was 200%).
  • Shaman
    • Elemental
      • Earth Shock damage reduced by 10% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
      • Stormbringer increases Lightning Bolt damage by 115% when engaged in combat with enemy players (was 125%).
      • Surge of Power can now cause up to an additional 2 Lightning Bolt overloads against enemy players (was 3 additional overloads).

WoW Patch 8.1.5 Hotfix – January 9, 2019

Dungeons and Raids

  • Raid group size no longer affects the drop rates of Mythic-only mounts.
  • Nighthold
    • Resolved an issue that caused Skorpyron’s Broken Shard to not apply correctly to those standing behind it.
  • Shrine of the Storm
    • Lord Stormsong’s Mind Rend impact damage significantly reduced.
    • Vol’zith the Whisperer’s health reduced by 10%.

Island Expeditions

  • Lootable Seafarer’s Dubloons can once again spawn on the ground in Island Expeditions.

Items

  • Armor items purchasable for Titan Residuum from Thaumatuge Vashreen are now refundable.
  • Heart of Azeroth
    • Mage
      • Quick Thinking will now correctly activate when casting Frozen Orb, or when casting Blizzard with Freezing Rain, and will no longer sometimes incorrectly activate multiple times on a single spell cast.
    • Shaman
      • Fixed an issue which caused Primal Primer to misbehave when used by multiple players against the same target.

Player versus Player

  • Isle of Conquest
    • Fixed a bug causing Generals to take too much damage from the Glaive Thrower vehicle
    • Significantly reduced the damage done to players by Generals’ Dagger Throw ability.
    • Generals will no longer reset their health to full when returning to their spawn point after being pulled.
    • Repairing a Keep Cannon can no longer be interrupted by damage.
    • Glaive Throwers health increased by 30%, and their damage done to players has been increased.
  • Monk
    • Windwalker
      • Fixed a bug that caused Monks to not parry some attacks with Fists of Fury modified by Turbo Fists.
    • Paladin
      • Holy
        • Fixed a bug that caused Divine Favor to be consumed incorrectly when queued immediately after a Flash of Light or Holy Light.
      • Retribution
        • Ultimate Retribution no longer incorrectly triggers Crusade’s cooldown when a nearby player falls below 25% health.
      • Rogue
        • Resolved an issue that could cause Vanish to be incorrectly removed early by Azerite Traits such as Dagger in the Back.

Quests

  • Players who have completed the “Pre-Flight Checklist” can now complete “Twilight Skies.”

WoW Patch 8.1.0 Hotfix – January 7, 2019

Classes

  • Hunter
    • Heart of Azeroth
      • Fixed an issue where multiple Hunters could not stack Latent Poison onto the same target.
    • Beast Mastery
      • Dire Beast will no longer incorrectly summon two beasts at a time in certain zones.
    • Survival
      • Fixed an issue where multiple Survival Hunters could not have Internal Bleeding from Wildfire Infusion on the same target at the same time.
    • Shaman
      • Enhancement
        • Using Sundering will now correctly remove Ghost Wolf.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Temple of Sethraliss
    • Adderis no longer changes facing while casting Cyclone Strike.
  • Tol Dagor
    • Overseer Korgus’s Heavy Cannons’ Massive Blast damage now properly increases with increased dungeon difficulty. Base damage decreased by 25%.
  • Tomb of Sargeras
    • The Gates of Hell Wing no longer requires a minimum number of players on Raid Finder difficulty.
  • Uldir
    • G’Huun
      • Malignant Growth can no longer be spell reflected.
      • G’huun’s health reduced by 5% on all difficulties.

Items

  • Mistletoe now requires the Feast of Winter Veil and is cleared from players’ bags after the holiday ends.

Player versus Player

  • Fixed an issue that allowed players to drop the Temple of Kotmogu orbs by using specific mounts.
  • Resolved an issue that caused Call to Arms to not count battleground victories at level 120.
  • Secret Supply Chests are now lootable once per factional assault.
  • Druid
    • Restoration
      • Nourish (PvP Talent) and Mark of the Wild (PvP Talent) are now properly affected by Astral Influence.
    • Priest
      • Shadow
        • Fixed an issue that caused Mind Bomb to ignore diminishing returns.
      • Shaman
        • Counterstrike Totem (PvP Talent) will no longer aggro nearby critters when cast.

Professions

  • The acheivements Working as a Team and Working Better as a Team should now properly display which professions have met the criteria of the achievement.
  • Mass prospecting recipes should now be available on the Jewelcrafting trainers for Battle for Azeroth ores.

Toys

  • Bewitching Tea Set now has a 15-minute cooldown.
  • Rhan’ka’s Escape Plan is no longer usable in Mythic keystone dungeons, raids, or rated PvP areas.

World Quests

  • Fixed a bug that caused Doomrider Helgrim to sometimes not respawn appropriately.

WoW Patch 8.1.0 Hotfix – December 20, 2018

Classes

  • Death Knight
    • Fixed an issue preventing Death and Decay from functioning properly when cast in the same area by multiple Death Knights.

Player Versus Player

  • (Requires restarts) Adjusted matchmaking to help alleviate high queue times at high ratings.
  • Death Knight (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Unholy
      • Melee damage dealt by Abominations summoned by Raise Abomination reduced by 25%.
      • Attack speed of Abominations summoned by Raise Abomination reduced by 25%.
      • Necrotic Strike now absorbs 7% of the target’s maximum health in healing (was 8%).
    • Druid (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
      • Balance
        • Starsurge damage reduced by 10% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
        • Arcanic Pulsar (Azerite Trait) effectiveness reduced by 60% when engaged in combat with enemy players (was previously reduced by 50%).
      • Shaman (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
        • Elemental
          • Lightning Lasso now lasts 5 seconds (was 6) and deals 40% of the target’s maximum health in damage (was 48%).
          • Lava Shock (Azerite Trait) effectiveness reduced by 60% when engaged in combat with enemy players (was previously reduced by 50%).
          • Stormkeeper now increases Lightning Bolt damage by 125% when engaged in combat with enemy players (was 150%).

World Quests

  • Alliance players should now be able to reliably hide in Conveniently Empty Baskets during Assaults in Vol’dun.

WoW Patch 8.1.0 Hotfix – December 14, 2018

Classes

  • Hunter
    • Marksmanship
      • Double Tap will no longer be immediately consumed for no benefit if it is activated while channeling Rapid Fire.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Grievous should no longer stack to 2 on the first periodic.
  • Increasing damage of Bursting to 7% per tick (was 5%).
  • Atal’Dazar
    • Removed Infested from several stationary enemies in the instance.
  • Kings’ Rest
    • Adjusted spawns of Teeming in the instance immediately before and after the Golden Serpent.
    • Animated Guardian’s Released Inhibitors only increases Melee haste.
    • Lowered duration of King A’akul’s Hidden Blade to 4 seconds (was 8 seconds.
    • Lowered Embalming Fluid DoT duration to 6 seconds (was 10 seconds).
    • Lowered Golden Serpent’s Animated Gold health by 75%.
    • Lowered Guard Captain Atu’s Axe Barrage to 6 seconds (was 10 seconds).
    • Queen Patlaa’s Dark Shot changed. It now takes 1.5 seconds to land.
    • Reduced Spectral Berserker Severing Blade damage by 25%.
    • Seneschal M’bara is now level 120 and is susceptible to crowd control.
    • Spectral Berserker is now level 120 and is susceptible to crowd control.
  • Motherlode
    • Adjusted spawns of Teeming in the instance.
    • Reduced Venture Co. Mastermind Leech Globule healing by 50%
    • Increased Feckless Assistant Transfiguration Serum recast to 20 seconds (was 10 seconds).
    • Reduced Weapon Testers Echo Blade damage by 50%.
    • Reduced damage of Venture Co. Earthshaper’s Rock Lance by 25%.
    • Reduced Recast of Earthshaper’s Earth Shield to 20 seconds (was 10 seconds).
    • Wanton Sapper casts Final Blast at 10% health (was at 20%).
  • Sethrallis
    • Increased recast of Healing Wave cast by Charged Dust Devil to 16 seconds (was 10 seconds).
    • Reduced duration of Sandswept Marksman Neurotoxin to 4 seconds (was 8 seconds).
    • Faithless Tender’s Greater Heal is now single target.
    • Reduced melee damage of Faithless Conscript by 70%.
    • Increased respawn of Faithless Conscripts to 50 seconds (was 60 seconds).
  • Shrine of the Storm
    • Lowered damage of Temple Attendant’s Wash Away by 25%.
    • Wash Away no longer hits pets and guardians.
    • Runecarver Sorn’s Carve Flesh initial damage reduced by 75%, but is now increased by 70% per tick.
    • Increased recast on Drowned Depthbringer’s Rip Mind to 16 seconds (was 8 seconds).
    • Removed Infested from the Living Current before Aqu’sirr.
  • Siege of Boralus
    • Reduced damage of Blacktar Bomber’s Burning Tar initial damage by 50% and Fire Bomb by 25%.
    • Adjusted spawns of Teeming and Infested in the instance.
    • Increased cast time of Ashvane Commander’s Bolstering Shout to 5 seconds (was 3 seconds).
    • Reduced Hadal Darkfathom’s Break Water unavoidable damage by 25%.
    • Reduced range on Bilge Rat Demolisher Terrifying Roar to 10 yards (was 30 yards), and added a precast visual.
  • Tol Dagor
    • The Sand Queen’s Buzzing Drone no longer melees, but casts Itchy Bite much more frequently.
    • Ashvane Marine’s Suppression Fire initial damage removed, but periodic damage immediately deals damage.
    • Overseer Korgus Incendariy Rounds no longer stacks.
    • Heavy Cannon’s Cannon Blast damage should now scale with the Keystone Level of the dungeon.
  • The Underrot
    • Increased recast on Devout Blood Priest abilities.
    • Reduced Fanatical Headhunter Barbed Spear duration to 4 seconds (was 8 seconds).
    • Reduced duration of Warcry to 8 seconds (was 30 seconds).
    • Elder Leaxa will now only spawn one Blood Mirror clone.
  • Waycrest Manor
    • Deathtouched Slaver is now susceptible to Stun.
    • Maddened Survivalist Freezing Trap is now Magic.
  • Uldir
    • Fixed a bug with the way Fetid Devourer uses his walk. No time to talk.

Island Expeditions

  • Resolved an issue in Jorundall that could cause the Southsea Pirate invasion to spawn a pirate ship in Fatigue waters.

Items

  • Players are now able to purchase Elixir of Tongues from Lizzi Liverzapper. Using and applying the potion will allow players to be able to understand the opposite faction.
  • Captain’s Signet of Command is now item level 395 (was 380) to match its Horde counterpart.
  • Scouting Maps should again show up on the Honorbound and 7th Legion vendors and display the Pathfinder requirement to buy it if you do not have that achievement yet.
  • Fixed an issue where Cloak of the Restless Tribes was not scaling properly after exiting a Timewalking dungeon.

Player versus Player

  • Monk
    • Wind Waker will put a spell visual on the Monk when an ally triggers it.
  • Paladin
    • Ultimate Retribution will now cancel when Divine Shield or Blessing of Protection is applied.

World Quests

  • It is now raining additional mana for the Nazmir Assault World Quests “It’s Raining Mana” and “Untapped Potential”.

WoW Patch 8.1.0 Hotfix – December 13, 2018

Classes

  • Druid
    • Restoration
      • Ursol’s Vortex is learned at level 28 (was 63).
    • Hunter
      • Survival
        • Fixed an issue causing Mongoose Fury to incorrectly apply new stacks before the damage from Mongoose Bite was dealt, instead of after.

Items

  • Heart of Azeroth
    • (Elemental Shaman) Fixed an issue that sometimes caused Echo of the Elementals to summon two Ember Elementals after  Fire Elemental expired.

Player versus Player

  • Alterac Valley
    • Fixed a bug that caused players to be unable to spawn at Stonehearth Graveyard after dying.
  • Death Knight
    • Frostwhelp’s Indignation ( Azerite trait) now correctly damages players in addition to granting mastery.
    • Raise Abomination will now correctly attack neutral creatures if the player is in combat with them.
  • Priest
    • Discipline
      • Fixed a bug that prevented Trinity from providing additional critical strike chance to  Smite,  Penance, and
      • Fixed a bug that caused Trinity to stop applying Atonement to targets after 3 are active.
    • Warlock
      • Affliction
        • Fixed a bug that caused Gateway Mastery to reduce the duration of the Demonic Gateway debuff by more than 15 seconds.

Quests

  • (With server restarts in each region) Fixed a bug that caused repeatable quests, such as Pet Battle dailies or Blingtron, to reset incorrectly.
  • Fixed an issue where Alliance players could not turn in “An End to the Killing” to King Anduin Wrynn in Stormwind if they were also on the quest “On Whispered Winds”.
  • All NPCs related to “The Right Mech for the Job” should now be visible, even when a Faction Assault is active.
  • Fixed an issue where certain players could see multiple copies of Anduin, Velen, and Genn in the Stormwind War Room.

World Quests

  • Fixed an issue where Horde players could not complete the quest “Cease all Summoning” while the Nazmir Assault is active.
  • Fixed a bug where players were sometimes not granted quest credit during “Desert Crawl”.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Blight Barrels from behaving properly on “Barreling Through”.
  • Baron Cloudsnipe will no longer chase players in Pozzik’s Experimental Bomber to the ends of the earth on “ Romp in the Swamp”. He’s still a crack shot, though.

WoW Patch 8.1.0 Hotfix – December 12, 2018

Classes

  • Monk
    • Windwalker
      • Good Karma no longer incorrectly increases Touch of Karma’s absorption.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Uldir
    • Vectis
      • Fixed a bug causing Vectis to cast an extra Contagion prior to casting Liquefy.

Items

  • Scouting maps that teach flight paths to your alts have returned to the Honorbound and 7th Legion vendors.
  • Island Flotsam will now correctly change to Dented Coins when a Horde character changes to Alliance.
  • Dented Coins will now correctly change to Island Flotsam when an Alliance character swaps to Horde.
  • Heart of Azeroth
    • Fixed a bug that caused damage effects such as Laser Matrix and Ricocheting Inflatable Pyrosaw to target enemies that were crowd-controlled.
    • Good Karma no longer incorrectly increases Touch of Karma’s absorption.
    • Healing from Glimmer of Light is now correctly modified by Mastery: Lightbringer.
    • Echoing Blades’ Fan of Knives explosion now always critically hits. Its base damage has been reduced by 75%.
      • Developers’ note: This change allows the trait to scale with the talent Master Assassin in a more reasonable way. The total reduction of the Echo comes out to around 50%, with some variance depending on your Critical Strike chance.

Missions

  • Fixed a bug that caused Treasure Map missions to expire in 8 hours. They now expire in 72 hours.
    • Developers’ note: This won’t affect missions that are currently in a player’s mission list, only newly-created missions.

Professions

  • Reverted yesterday’s change to require Profession skill for using high iLvl crafted items.
  • A number of recipes have been adjusted so that the expulsom required by the recipe matches the amount of explusom returned when you scrapped the crafted item.

Player Versus Player

  • Fixed a bug that caused players who have earned seasonal Gladiator achievements in Legion: Season 5 and Battle for Azeroth: Season 1 to not earn the Gladiator achievement.
  • Death Knight
    • Unholy
      • Fixed an issue that caused the Zombie summoned by Reanimation (PvP Talent) to have more health than 5.
      • Fixed a bug that caused Necrotic Strike’s initial damage to not be increased by Mastery: Dreadblade.
      • Fixed a bug that could cause Necrotic Strike to apply too large of a healing absorb against non-player targets.
      • Fixed a bug that caused the heal generated by Life and Death (PvP Talent) to be a critical heal.
      • Fixed a bug that caused the heal of Life and Death to be larger than 10% of a heal cast on a target with your Festering Wound.
    • Paladin
      • Holy
        • Cleanse the Weak will no longer incorrectly cause Cleanse to go on cooldown when it removes effects from friendly targets.
      • Retribution
        • Templar’s Verdict and Divine Storm no longer deal reduced damage to enemy players.
      • Priest
        • Discipline
          • Resolved an issue that caused Power Word: Shield’s value to be lower than intended when engaged in combat with enemy players.
          • Power Word: Shield absorbs an additional 10% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
            • Developers’ note: Shadow Priests’ Power Word: Shield was unaffected by the above and is unchanged.
          • Shadow
            • Fixed a bug that caused Greater Fade to be removed by Shadowy Apparitions.
          • Rogue
            • Fixed a bug that caused Vanish to end before the normal duration when taking damage and harmful effects.
            • Assassination, Subtlety
              • Fixed a bug that caused Subterfuge to not be applied when attacking during Vanish.

World Quests

  • Captured Zandalari no longer knockback NPCs during “Azerite Mining”.
  • Fixed an issue where Fozruk can sometimes fail to grant you World Quest credit.
  • Fixed a bug that could remove a player from their manasaber mount on “Ley Race”.

With more and more players logging in and testing out the new content, more fixes like these are going to surface in the coming days. So, to cater to the community and provide a single solution to the needs of the players, we are going to be covering all of the future hotfixes right here. So, if you wish to see what all is happening with World of Warcraft, check back at our Hotfix Tracker for more details.

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