Updates from @WarcraftDevs - Battle for Azeroth




Today’s (Dec. 20th) hotfixes update includes the removal of unlock requirements for Siege of Boralus and Kings’ Rest, changes to world PvP quests, and # JusticeForSmoochums


Hotfixes update for December 20 includes PvP balance changes for Unholy Death Knight, Balance Druid, and Elemental Shaman:




We’ve updated our hotfixes blog post with hotfixes that have been implemented over the last few days, including today’s change to Ghuun’s Malignant Growth and health on all difficulties:


The Reaping affix was enabled for Mythic Keystone dungeons on the 8.1.5 PTR about 5 hours ago. Please post your feedback here:




We’ve updated our hotfixes blog post, including a number of fixes to Isle of Conquest:


We’re working on some PvP tuning:


We’ve updated our hotfixes blog post with the latest, comprising hotfixes that address Island Expedition issues and today’s PvP tuning:


With this week’s restarts, a hotfix was applied applied that causes items not intended for your class to no longer provide Titan Residuum when disenchanted or scrapped.


Our Tides of Vengeance Update Notes now include all of the content available with this, the start of Season 2 and the new raid:


It appears that a PTR tuning hotfix for the Stormwall Blockade encounter didn’t make it to the live servers. We’ll be applying that hotfix, and we’re also reducing health and damage of several portions of the encounter, shortly.


In a hotfix on December 14, Bursting went from 10% to 14% of maximum health per stack (over 4 seconds). A bugfix late in Legion had removed occasional extra Bursting ticks, but made the affix something you could almost ignore. This change restores it to its original lethality.

Bursting. How much damage?

Yep! The Dreadflame Illusion is still available in Season 2 by reaching 2100 rating.


Head over to our hotfixes blog post to see today’s hotfixes affecting Mythic Keystone Dungeons, Invisibility Potions, and Azerite Traits in PvP:


The change made today overrides any earlier PvP-specific balance changes made to those Azerite Traits. For example, if a trait’s effect was previously reduced by 55% in PvP, it is now only reduced by 50%.


We’re aware of and investigating a fix for the disconnect some players are experiencing when riding a rooted Stun Bot during the Mekkatorque encounter in Battle for Dazar’alor.


In today’s hotfixes: adjustments to new PvP trinkets, a fix for scrapping the new Engineering goggles, and Emissary armor, weapon caches, and rewards from faction assaults now reward the item by loot specialization.