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by Published on 2020-10-21 01:41 AM

WoW Patch 9.0.1 Hotfixes - October 20, 2020
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

  • The Will of the Emperor encounter special ability, Opportunistic Strike, is obtainable once again for completing the achievement Show Me Your Moves!.


  • Death Knight
    • Unholy
      • The additional Shadow damage from Soul Reaper’s (Talent) explosion is now correctly affected by Mastery.

  • Druid
    • Balance
      • Damage caused by Starfall will break the caster out of stealth.

  • Mage
    • General
      • Vision of Perfection (Azerite Essence) no longer procs Rune of Power (Talent).
    • Frost
      • The Water Elemental pet now learns Freeze at level 23.

  • Priest
    • General
      • Priests on the quest "Blade in Twilight" can now use the Tirisfal Camp Scroll again to get back to the Whispering Forest if they leave the area.

  • Warlock
    • General
      • Unstable Affliction's damage dealt when it is dispelled has been reduced by 35%.

Items and Rewards

  • Many Burning Crusade gems have had their stats updated to the correct numbers.

Pet Battles

Player versus Player

  • Fixed an issue where some Gladiator mounts were not accessible across the account.
  • The Conquest limit has been increased and players can once again progress on their Weekly Conquest reward.


World Events

  • The Hallow’s End Candy Bucket located in The Veiled Stair now appears in all phases.
by Published on 2020-10-20 09:53 PM

Naxxramas Raid Testing - October 21
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Tomorrow, Wednesday, October 21, we will continue our raid tests in Naxxramas, with the Plague Quarter.

2:00 p.m. PDT (5:00 p.m. EDT) to 6:00 p.m. PDT (9:00 p.m. EDT)

Bosses Available:

  • Noth the Plaguebringer
  • Heigan the Unclean
  • Loatheb

We’ve made the following slight adjustments to the test environment:

  • Johnny McWeaksauce now also exists in all the capital cities (near the bank) to help players teleport to Naxxramas.
  • The buff in Naxxramas has been reduced in strength to keep groups from inadvertently skipping mechanics that we’d like to see tested. It’s still a significant buff, to make sure pick-up-groups can test.

This testing schedule is very fluid and subject to the realities of a test environment. We might have to change the time of a testing session, change the bosses being tested, or cancel a test entirely, due to bugs, server hardware issues, etc. Keep an eye on this forum for the latest information, and thank you in advance for testing and providing feedback.

Q: How do I get into the raid zone?
A: To facilitate and expedite testing, there is an NPC named Johnny McWeaksauce that has taken up temporary residence at Light’s Hope Chapel in Eastern Plaguelands. He will provide players with Naxxramas attunement and instant teleportation into the Naxxramas raid. Johnny’s brother Jimmy, can be found within the raid and will provide access to consumables and reagents.

Q: Can I test with less than a full, content-ready raid group?
A: There will be a zone aura present within the raid that will provide players with a significant health and damage boost to help them overcome the challenges of Naxxramas. The intent of these raid tests is not to provide a challenge that perfectly matches what we expect players to experience when the raid goes live. The intent is to exercise boss mechanics and give us additional confidence that the raid encounters are behaving as expected. The hope is that even if you cannot muster a full 40-person raid to test with, or wish to form a pick-up-group on the PTR, you can still participate and make considerable progress within the dungeon if you so desire.

Please use the in-game bug reporter to send us any bug reports or issues that you encounter while playtesting on the PTR. We appreciate you taking the time to test this content, and we look forward to your feedback.
by Published on 2020-10-20 01:55 AM

WoW Patch 9.0.1 Hotfixes - October 19, 2020
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Dungeons and Raids

  • Ny'alotha, the Waking City
    • Vexiona
      • Fixed an issue that occasionally caused Vexiona to not follow her target.

Island Expeditions

  • Resolved an issue that prevented Azerite Extractors from functioning correctly.

Player versus Player

  • Rated Battleground listings will once again appear in the Group Finder menu.


  • After completing “An End to Beginnings”, the instructions have been clarified on how to unlock the Timewalking Campaign for players that have already leveled a character before.
  • Players who have started the Battle for Azeroth introduction are now able to complete “The Legion Returns” and any remaining Legion introduction content.
  • Nathanos is visible once again for Horde players to turn in “The Battle for Lordaeron”.
  • Fixed an issue where Alliance players were unable to pick up “Tides of War” from Hero's Herald.
by Published on 2020-10-18 08:26 AM

Hallow's End 2020
Hallow's End is now live again from October 18th to November 1st. This event celebrates the break of the Forsaken from the Scourge. Innkeepers across Azeroth will give out candy, or tricks to whomever asks.

Changes in 2020
  • Headless Horseman rings are now 82 item level.
  • Loot-Filled Pumpkin can now be obtained only by characters level 45-50.

Changes in previous years

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
It’s time for Tricky Treats, costumes, and—of course—the return of the Headless Horseman during this year’s Hallow’s End!

Hallow’s End celebrates the break of the Forsaken from the Scourge.
Fun and mischief reign as the Innkeepers of Azeroth give treats, and tricks, to whomever asks.

The spookiest time of year has arrived once more, and the Headless Horseman rides forth to strike terror into the hearts and minds of Azeroth’s citizens.

When: October 18–November 1
Where: Trick-or-Treat throughout the inns of Azeroth, Northrend, Pandaria, Outland, Draenor, and the Broken Isles (Dalaran) for tasty treats and currency to buy Hallow’s End delights.

All together now! —the Headless Horseman is back to set fire to Razor Hill and Goldshire once more. You’ll need to lend a hand on the bucket brigade to put them out and face the infamous rider.

Prepare yourselves, the bells have tolled! Shelter your weak, your young and your old! Each of you shall pay the final sum. Cry for mercy, the reckoning has come! - The Headless Horseman

It would be a lovely time of year to take a stroll through the Scarlet Monastery’s Graveyard if the Headless Horseman hadn’t decided to make it his new lair. If you're lucky and succeed in routing this menace from within, you may ride off with his steed.

Throughout Hallow’s End, characters level 20-120 will be able to queue up for this ghoulish encounter in the Dungeon Finder.

This year you’ll be able to exchange your Tricky Treats for a newly added toy:
  • The Headless Horseman’s Hearthstone

Head to Val’sharah to undertake a quest that begins with the Hag of the Crooked Tree in Bradensbrook. Follow the tale through to its culmination and you’ll receive some Tricky Treats and a chance of receiving one of four utterly bewitching hats.

  • Hat of the First Sister
  • Hat of the Second Sister
  • Hat of the Third Sister
  • Hat of the Youngest Sister

There are a total of 21 achievements that can be earned during this event. Completing the Meta-Achievement, Hallowed Be Thy Name, rewards the title: The Hallowed. The eleven Achievements that need to be completed to earn this title include: Trick or Treat!, Out With It, Bring Me the Head of... Oh Wait, The Savior of Hallow's End, That Sparkling Smile, Rotten Hallow, G.N.E.R.D. Rage, Check Your Head, The Masquerade, Sinister Calling, Tricks or Treats of Azeroth.

  • Rotten Hallow
    • Ruin Hallow’s End for the Alliance/Horde and foil their attempts to wreck the Alliance/Horde celebration by completing the following quests: Stink Bombs Away!, Clean Up in Undercity/Stormwind, A Time to Build Up, A Time to Break Down.
  • Bring Me The Head of … Oh Wai
    • Kill the Headless Horseman.
  • Check Your Head
    • Use Weighted Jack-o’-Lanterns to put pumpkin heads on each of the races: Blood Elf, Draenei, Dwarf, Gnome, Goblin, Human, Night Elf, Orc, Tauren, Troll, Undead, Worgen.
  • A Frightening Friend
    • Find Pepe wearing his spooky scarecrow costume.
  • G.N.E.R.D. Rage
    • Earn 10 honorable kills while under the influence of the G.N.E.R.D. buff. It’s a slap in the face!
  • The Mask Task
    • Obtain a Mask during Hallow’s End.
  • A Mask for All Occasions
    • Collect the 24 unique Masks listed: (Male and Female each) Blood Elf, Draenei, Dwarf, Gnome, Goblin, Human, Night Elf, Orc, Tauren, Troll, Undead, and Worgen.
  • The Masquerade
    • Get transformed by the Hallowed Wands listed: Bat, Ghost, Leper Gnome, Ninja, Pirate Skeleton, Wisp.
  • Out With It
    • Eat so many Tricky Treats that you get an upset tummy.
  • The Savior of Hallow’s End
    • Complete one of the quests to save a village form the Headless Horseman.
  • Sinister Calling
    • Obtain a Sinister Squashling pet and Hallowed Helm through looting or Tricky Treats from the Hallow’s end world events.
  • That Sparkling Smile
    • Show off your sparkling smile by using a Tooth Pick.
  • Trick or Treat!
    • Receive a handful of treats from one of the Candy Buckets located in an inn.
  • Tricky Treats of Azeroth
    • Complete the Kalimdor, Eastern Kingdoms, and Outland Tricks and Treats achievements.
  • Tricks and Treats of Kalimdor
    • Visit the Candy Buckets in Kalimdor.
  • Tricks and Treats of Eastern Kingdoms
    • Visit the Candy Buckets in Eastern Kingdoms.
  • Tricks or Treats of Outland
    • Visit the Candy Buckets in Outland.
  • Tricks or Treats of Northrend
    • Visit the Candy Buckets in Northrend.
  • Tricks or Treats of the Cataclysm
    • Visit the Candy Buckets in Cataclsym zones.
  • Trick or Treats of Pandaria
    • Visit the Candy Buckets in Pandaria.

Horde characters who have completed the Battle for Lordaeron event will need to speak with Zidormi in Tirisfal Glades to pass through the mists of time and visit Undercity as it was before.
by Published on 2020-10-17 01:26 AM

WoW Patch 9.0.1 Hotfixes - October 16, 2020
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Barber Shop

  • Resolved some issues with the Barber Shop previewing textures from other character models.
  • Worgen players are now able to save changes to their Human forms.
  • Resolved an issue with a Night Elf skin color and eye color not displaying correctly to other players.


  • Mage
    • General
      • Portals can now be used by all members of the Mage’s party, regardless of level.
      • Mages who are not yet high enough level to fly can now take a portal to the abandoned Kirin Tor camp during the quest "The Deadwind Site".
      • Starving prisoners are now less picky and will eat any level of Mage conjured food offered to them during the quest, "More Than Just A Food Vendor".
    • Arcane
      • Master of Escape (PvP Talent) no longer reduces the cooldown of Mass Invisibility (PvP Talent).
  • Warrior
    • Protection
      • All Protection Warriors with Punish (Talent) selected can now apply multiple Punish debuffs on a single target.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Grievous and Bursting affixes now deal appropriate damage on Mythic Keystone difficulty.
  • Atal'Dazar
    • Shadowy spiders summoned by Echoes of Shadra no longer deal damage while in the Awakened affix realm on Mythic Keystone difficulty.

Exile's Reach

  • After several complaints from Captain Garrick and Warlord Grimaxe, new recruits can no longer duel aboard the Horde and Alliance ships. Additionally, Health regeneration will recover more slowly while dueling on Exile’s Reach. Now take your fights to the island, recruits!
  • Resolved an issue where the objective to speak with Warlord Grimaxe wouldn’t complete during the Exile’s Reach Horde quest, “Dungeon: Darkmaul Citadel”.

Items and Rewards

  • Fixed an issue causing the Humming Black Dragonscale trinket’s slow fall effect to not apply the Draconic Descent buff aura. Additionally, the trinket’s slow fall effect can now be used while mounted.
  • Alliance players can loot 7th Legion Service Medals once again.


  • Completing “Quartermaster’s Bounty” will reward a Warlord’s Trophy for your efforts once again.
  • The turn in locations for the Vulpera Allied Race quests, "A Little Goodwill" and "Worthwhile Repairs" have been updated to their correct positions.
  • "Adventurers Wanted: Chromie's Call" will correctly be categorized under Orgrimmar for Horde characters.
  • The Legionfall Construction Table is no longer empty during the quest “Begin Construction”.
  • Vanthir is once again visible for turning in the Suramar quest, “All Along the Waterways”.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented players from completing the Shadowmoon Valley quest, “The Ashtongue Corruptors”.
  • The protective shield surrounding Animus in the Thousand Needles quest, "The Doomstone", can no longer withstand the might of Magatha Grimtotem's Elemental Nullifier.
  • Honor’s Stand Officers in Southern Barrens will once again drop the Roadway Plans that start the quest, "The Low Road".

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