Updates from @WarcraftDevs - Battle for Azeroth


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.


We’re working on some targeted tuning to three specs for maintenance next week:


The Against Overwhelming Odds quest is only offered to a faction when they have recently been severely outnumbered, with a War Mode bonus of 20% or more. This week, Alliance players have a 15% War Mode bonus in the American region.


We’ve updated our hotfixes blog post with the latest updates. Most are now live in the Americas, and many of the tuning changes will go live with scheduled weekly maintenance in each region:


Quick hotfixes update today:


Recent hotfixes blog post updated, including some fixes to Jaina Proudmoore in Battle of Dazar’alor.


Earlier today, we applied a hotfix that unintentionally increased the difficulty of the Jaina encounter. That hotfix has since been reverted.


We’ve updated our hotfixes blog post with recent hotfixes, most of which will go live with scheduled weekly maintenance in each region:


In 8.1.5, there is not a damage reduction to Barbed Shot. The change we’re testing is to have Barbed Shot ignore armor. The reduction on the tooltip for the Feeding Frenzy Azerite Trait is intended to keep Feeding Frenzy at the same value as before.


PvP hotfixes - including a significant change to healer mana management - are incoming very soon*. Full details are here:

EU: PvP Hotfixes - Feb. 13
NA: https://us.forums.blizzard.com/en/wow/t/pvp-hotfixes-incoming-feb-13/100586
(*NB these fixes are already live)


With Whirling Dragon Punch, there seems to be a bug causing a cooldown discrepancy. We’re testing it in 8.1.5, where it appears to be fixed, and appreciate the heads-up.


We’ve just updated our hotfixes blog post with recent hotfixes, including some adjustments to encounters in Battle of Dazar’alor and fixes for Druids in PvP: