WoW Classic Era and Hardcore Hotfixes -- May 10


May 10, 2024

WoW Classic Era and Hardcore

  • Corrected Seal of Righteousness so that it cannot crit.

April 4, 2024
WoW Classic Era

  • Temple of Ahn’qiraj
    • Twin Emperors
      • Fixed an issue that prevented Vek’nilash and Vek’lor from sharing health.

February 16, 2024

WoW Classic Era

  • Paladin
    • Fixed an issue where Seal of Righteousness ranks 4 and higher did less damage than rank 3. This fix has been applied to Season of Discovery and Classic Era.

November 15, 2023

WoW Classic Era

  • [With realm restarts] Fixed an issue that prevented respeccing from refunding all of the character’s talent points as expected.

October 25, 2023

WoW Classic Era and Hardcore

  • (With realm restarts) Added additional protections to prevent some deaths via flight-path disconnects. Now when you take a taxi, a protection aura is placed on you that prevents all damage, your hearthstone cooldown is reset, and your hearthstone spell is insta-cast.
    • Developers’ notes: We have alerts in place that will help us as we continue to monitor and investigate this issue.

October 20, 2023

WoW Classic Era and Hardcore

  • Undead enemies in the tunnels just outside the entrance to Deadmines now have a more reasonable spawn rate.

October 13, 2023

Classic Era and Hardcore

  • The object created by a warlock’s Ritual of Summoning is now placed exactly where the warlock is standing.

October 2, 2023

WoW Classic

  • Hardcore
    • On Hardcore realms, mind control spells can not be used during normal duels.
      • Developers’ notes: There should be no change to duels on non-Hardcore realms, and this should not prevent players from using mind control spells during Mak’gora duels to the death.
    • Added an identifier that will show you the player class and level on hover-over, when challenged to a duel to the death.

September 26, 2023

WoW Classic Era

  • Fixed an issue that prevented Ouro from spawning after a post-wipe reset.

September 19, 2023

WoW Classic Era

  • The most-recent Alterac Valley bonus weekend has been extended. The bonus will end when the next bonus weekend (Warsong Gulch) begins on Friday, September 22.

September 15, 2023

WoW Classic Era

  • [With Realm Restarts] Fixed a bug affecting bonus Honor awarded for Alterac Valley.
  • Completing “Fish in a Bucket” no longer rewards gold.
    • Developers’ notes: This change was originally made in patch 2.0.10 and works well in Classic Era/Hardcore, as the original quest provided an uncontested, single-faction, infinitely repeatable, low risk gold reward that does not comport with the nature of the rest of the game.

SEPTEMBER 13, 2023

WoW Classic Era and Hardcore

  • Fixed an issue where certain hunter pets could be dismissed and attack nearby players.

SEPTEMBER 12, 2023

WoW Classic

  • Fixed a bug that prevented the NPC Tyrion from turning back into a quest-giver at the conclusion of the quest “The Attack!”
  • Hardcore Realms
    • The Coarse Dynamite thrown by civilian dwarf NPCs at Dun Modr should no longer cause players to become PvP flagged.
    • Developers’ notes: These specific NPCs had a very small chance to hit you and flag you, so it may as well be zero chance. Nonetheless, we do not intend to make changes to the general behavior of enemy faction guards in Hardcore. Players who wish to avoid being flagged for PvP should avoid enemy faction settlements and quests labeled “PvP” in the Quest Log.


WoW Classic Era

  • For each player-character’s current Rank, weekly PvP contribution calculations now only award up to the amount of contribution points missing in progress towards the next Rank threshold.
    • Developers’ note: In higher ranks, players have been intentionally earning dishonorable kills to lower themselves below their current rank threshold in order to gain credit for an additional Rank, thereby allowing them to gain progress more quickly than a player who is just above that next Rank threshold. You now first earn up to the amount you’re missing from the Rank you start in. There should no longer be a benefit from lowering one’s rank via dishonorable kills to earn progress more quickly.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Honor reward for Alterac Valley marks turn-in quests to be unintentionally doubled.


WoW Classic Hardcore

  • The String of Ears buff earned for Mak’gora kills now persists through death.
  • Developers’ notes: This will allow the new Classic API to report the correct Mak’gora kill count for deceased characters.

MAY 10, 2023

WoW Classic Era

  • The Defias Traitor is no longer killable by players of the opposite faction to prevent griefing.

DECEMBER 12, 2022

WoW Classic Era

  • Corrected an issue that caused PvP Rank to fail to be calculated for the week ending December 6.
    • Developers’ notes: The December 6 calculations were recorded incorrectly, so we’ve reversed any decay incurred on December 6, and replaced it with rank points calculated using your best weekly ranking from the last 30 days. Additionally, players who began doing PvP the week ending December 6 (and therefore have no history to look at in the previous 30 days) have been granted 5000 rank points as compensation.
    • Sorcerer’s note: The long-lost Eldritch incantation required to update PvP Rank was not meant for mortals to invoke.

AUGUST 9, 2022

Season of Mastery

  • Naxxramas
    • Fixed an issue where bonus loot could not be rewarded when defeating a boss using Runes of Fortune.
      • Developers’ note: Raid groups should always receive an extra Set Piece Token, piece of Gear the boss normally drops, or Splinter of Atiesh per stack of Rune of Fortune the raid has active.

JULY 12, 2022

Season of Mastery

  • The Essence of C’Thun debuff now resets at the beginning of each Temple of Ahn’Qiraj boss encounter.

FEBRUARY 15, 2022

Season of Mastery

  • The Adventure Awaits aura benefitting all Season of Mastery players below level 60 now also grants +100% bonus gold from quest rewards.
    • Developers’ note: This does not apply to repeatable quests, nor does it apply to level 60 players, as they don’t have the aura. This is intended to match the recent increase to +100% XP granted by the aura, so that leveling players do not feel unable to purchase their most important spells.

FEBRUARY 11, 2022

Season of Mastery

  • Blackwing Lair
    • Fixed an issue that prevented the portcullis at the entrance of Blackwing Lair from closing and opening properly when bosses enter and leave combat.
      • Developers’ note: It’s possible that players may still experience this, and if the gate is currently stuck closed for you, it should clear up if all members of your raid group leave the instance for at least 30 minutes.

WoW Classic Era and Season of Mastery

  • Warlock
    • Fixed an issue with the “What Is Love?” questline.

FEBRUARY 10, 2022

WoW Classic Era and Season of Mastery

  • Fixed an issue where Orc Warlocks were unable to speak to Magar during the “Love Hurts” quest.

JANUARY 31, 2022

WoW Classic Era and Season of Mastery

  • Blackrock Depths
    • Fixed an issue that prevented players from looting the Arena Spoils due to Elder Morndeep’s radiant presence.

DECEMBER 16, 2021

WoW Classic Era and Season of Mastery

  • On Season of Mastery realms, the Unseen spirits in Duskwood will now reveal themselves when someone is brave enough to disturb them.

DECEMBER 15, 2021

WoW Classic Era and Season of Mastery

  • Hallowed Brazier can once again be purchased on Classic Era realms.

DECEMBER 13, 2021

WoW Classic Era and Season of Mastery

  • Thrash Blade, Carrot on a Stick, and Rune of the Guard Captain are now Unique-Equipped items.
    • Developers’ note: The ability for players to get another copy of Trash Blade, Carrot on a Stick, or Rune of the Guard Captain was meant to exist only as a means to restore a lost or deleted iconic quest reward without contacting Customer Support. Equipping two copies of the item was unintentional.
      If you had two copies of these items equipped, the second copy should be pushed into your inventory. If you happen to have a full inventory at the time of this change and the item is missing, if you free up an inventory slot and log in and out of the game then the missing item will reappear in the open slot.

DECEMBER 6, 2021

WoW Classic Era and Season of Mastery

  • Fixed an issue where the Gnomish Death Ray trinket was not firing a giant death ray.
  • Molten Core
    • Magmadar
      • Fixed an issue where Lava Bombs and Core Hounds weren’t despawning properly when the encounter resets or is completed.

DECEMBER 3, 2021

WoW Classic Era and Season of Mastery

  • Dungeons and Raids
    • Sunken Temple
      • Non-boss elite enemies now gain Soulflayer’s Fervor over time, granting Snare Immunity, Root Immunity, and Increased Movement Speed. Crowd control abilities like stuns, fears, shackles, polymorphs etc. will reset Soulflayer’s Fervor.

NOVEMBER 30, 2021

WoW Classic Era and Season of Mastery

  • Niby the Almighty now properly teaches the Inferno spell to Warlocks.

NOVEMBER 19, 2021

WoW Classic Era and Season of Mastery

  • Fixed an issue where the option to leave a battleground queue was unavailable.
  • Several helmets such as Expert Goldminer’s Helmet and Netherwind Crown will once again properly display.
  • [With realm restarts] Fixed an issue where quests below your level had a greater penalty to reputation gain than intended.
  • [With realm restarts] The in-game clock text should no longer be misaligned at certain resolutions.
  • [With realm restarts] Fixed an issue where the World Map button on the minimap would overlap with the Tracking spell indicator.

NOVEMBER 16, 2021

WoW Classic

  • Alliance Rogue trainers will now teach the Poisons ability if you failed to receive it from completing “Klaven’s Tower.”

NOVEMBER 9, 2021

WoW Classic

  • Fixed an issue where the Colorblind Mode filters were not working as intended on newer graphics cards on DirectX12.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused the appearance of a belt to be removed when a Guild Tabard is removed.

OCTOBER 12, 2021

WoW Classic

  • Restored the green face paint for male Trolls that had picked the corresponding hair color.

OCTOBER 5, 2021

WoW Classic

  • Fixed an issue where Guild Tabards weren’t displaying textures.
  • Fixed an issue where the “Useable Items” checkbox in the Auction House was not correctly filtering items that taught spells, such as tradeskill recipes.

OCTOBER 4, 2021

WoW Classic

  • Fixed an issue where some spells were missing visual effects.

OCTOBER 1, 2021

WoW Classic

  • Fixed issues that caused the talents Permafrost, Camouflage, Amplify Curse, Improved Curse of Exhaustion, Improved Enslave Demon, and Pathfinding to not be applying all of their effects correctly.
  • Fixed an issue where the Battle Map could cause the User Interface to become non-responsive.
  • Fixed an issue with missing footsteps for Dwarves and when riding ram and horse mounts.
  • Fixed an issue that occurs when selecting a player in the Guild User Interface.
  • Fixed an issue that occurs when reordering global channels in Chat Settings.

MAY 25, 2021

WoW Classic

  • [NA realms only] Cloned characters with unclaimed mail in their mailbox can now be deleted.

MAY 24, 2021

WoW Classic

  • Characters below level 60 are no longer teleported out of Silithus.

APRIL 22, 2021

WoW Classic

  • The Chronoboon Displacer can now suspend and restore all of Sayge’s Dark Fortunes.
  • Fixed an issue where the Eye of the Dead trinket on-use effect was being consumed by helpful spells, such as Mark of the Wild and Prayer of Fortitude.

WoW Classic
February 8, 2021

  • Lunar Festival quests that were completed last year can once again be completed after revisiting Stormwind or Orgrimmar.

WoW Classic
January 20, 2021

  • Naxxramas
    • Kel’thuzad will now reset if any creatures walk past the encounter door.

WoW Classic
December 22, 2020

  • Rogue’s Bonescythe 8-Set bonus effect is now always consumed when Hemorrhage is used.

WoW Classic
December 17, 2020

  • Wielders of the Corrupted Ashbringer will once again hear the whispers of Alexandros Mograine…

WoW Classic
December 16, 2020

  • Fixed an issue that caused the Cryptstalker 4-Set bonus effect to sometimes place the Hunter back in combat after using Feign Death.
  • Warlock’s Plagueheart 4-Set bonus effect now properly affects Corruption damage.
  • Mage’s Enigma 5-Set bonus effect now activates when Arcane Missiles are resisted.
  • Mage’s Enigma 2-Set bonus effect now always functions while talented into Arcane Concentration.

WoW Classic
December 15, 2020

  • Fixed an issue that caused the Crystalline Tear required for the quest “Long Forgotten Memories” to sometimes become unresponsive after a player previously on the quest did not complete the quest event correctly.

WoW Classic
December 14, 2020

  • Spirit of Redemption no longer counts as two deaths on the battlegrounds scoreboard.

WoW Classic
December 10, 2020

  • Naxxramas
    • Fixed an issue where Instructor Razuvious might attack totems or pets instead of players when engaged.

WoW Classic
December 8, 2020

  • Naxxramas
    • To prevent an issue with the cage door remaining locked, Noth the Plaguebringer can no longer die while he’s preparing to teleport.
    • Fixed an issue where Heigan the Unclean’s slow eruptions could sometimes overlap with the fast eruptions.

WoW Classic
December 7, 2020

  • Naxxramas
    • Spell Penetration bonuses no longer decrease the effect of Frost Resistance on Sapphiron’s Frost Aura.

WoW Classic
December 4, 2020

  • Pets will now automatically attack hostile enemies and players when set to Aggressive stance.
  • Addressed an issue where Damaged Necrotic Shards do not take damage from defeating Shadows of Doom.
  • Entering Naxxramas now places you on the lower platform, while the teleport to Sapphiron’s Lair is triggered on the upper platform, allowing you to zone in and explore the 4 wings.
    • Developers’ note: The behavior of immediately teleporting players to Sapphiron’s Lair upon re-entry to the raid following the defeat of the 4 wing-bosses, IS authentic, but we felt the inability to return and collect Frozen Runes that had been missed was punishing enough to warrant a change here. In keeping with the theme, however, there is still no escape from Frostwyrm Lair short of using your Hearthstone or teleporting. Naxxramas is, among other things, a prison, from which the damned find escape difficult.

“the damned” …that’s us, right? He’s talking about us.


Did you happen to break invasions in the process? Whitemane hasn’t had an invasion in several hours making it appear that there is a maximum of 36 per day.


While you’re at it can you fix Heigan randomly having an extra explosion sometimes when the dance starts?

I don’t believe this is authentic, I’ve never seen it happen any of the times I’ve done the fight or in any video until today.




very interesting I like it exciting actually goodtimes indeed




Not trying to rush or any thing. But pet still not attacking on agressive :slight_smile:


Unfortunately the Pet Aggressive stance hotfix did not work. Testing it a couple hours ago, my pet is placed on “Stay” and “Aggressive” while I was farming for Demonic Runes in Felwood. When a Satyr spawns in the area, the pet will turn and look at the Satyr, but not attack. My pet will however attack when the Satyr initiates combat or when I am attacked, acting exactly like Defensive stance.


The damned stand ready.

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You should hotfix your worthless staff, so they can actually fix the exploits in the BGs…The CEO must have a trust fund and downs to be this bad at customer service.

Wrong. They have fixed so many bugs you wouldn’t have a clue at.

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  • Naxxramas
    • Spell Penetration bonuses no longer decrease the effect of Frost Resistance on Sapphiron’s Frost Aura.

vanquished tentacle of cthun still not working since the start of phase 6.
it used to be hostile to anything nearby, now it wont attack unless attacked.


Yes! One less thing to worry about for Sapphiron. As Horde, it’s already hard. Thought it was gonna be painful nerfing my gear just cause of a bug.

Pet aggressive issue still broken here…

what useful information

wow very wow


They fixed Heigan first lava flash after teleport now leaves #1 as safe instead of having to wait on platform due to whole room getting first flash. Not acknowledging the bug and then ninja fixing it definently didn’t wipe our raid at 10% last night, nope, not at all.

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