Latest WoW hotfixes introduce cross realm Mythic groups for Antorus and more
The latest round of WoW hotfixes has a surprise for raiders — Antorus, the Burning Throne is now available for cross realm groups. This is pretty much in line with other Legion raids, which also had their Mythic difficulty unlocked for cross realm grouping after a period of time. Players still looking to complete their Ahead of the Curve and Cutting Edge achievements for Antorus should find it a little easier to accomplish now. In addition, an issue with the Hounds of Sargeras has also been fixed. Sometimes Shadowscar would move a player out of bounds — that’s been addressed, although you can rest assured that the bad dogs are still in fact very bad dogs.
Players on Australian realms should take note, an issue that was causing in-game holidays to start or finish earlier or later than intended has been fixed. This also addresses an issue where the Stranglethorn fishing tournament was inaccessible in Australia. However, the fix may cause some events to shift in the in-game calendar a little for Australian players. If you like participating in in-game holidays, you may want to take a look at the in-game calendar just to make sure you have the times correct.
The hotfixes also include a pile of PVP changes for various classes as well. Death Knights, Druids, Monks, Paladins, and Warriors should check the full list for details — keep in mind these changes are only for PVP. Finally, a handful of quests have been adjusted for both bugs and level-scaling. Included on the brief list is a change that allows players to start later sections of the Isle of Thunder scenarios at level 85, rather than level 90. Read on for the full list of hotfixes below.
Dungeons and Raids
- With maintenance in each region, Mythic difficulty Antorus, the Burning Throne is now available for cross realm groups.
- Hounds of Sargeras
- Resolved an issue which could sometimes cause Shadowscar to move a player out of the bounds of the playspace.
- Fixed an issue that could cause in-game holidays to start or finish up to an hour early or late on the Australian realms. This also resolves an issue where the Stranglethorn Vale fishing tournament was inaccessible in Australia.
- Developers’ notes: This may cause some events to shift in the calendar slightly for Australian players. Please check the in-game calendar for updated local times.
Player versus Player
- Ivory Feather can now be used in Seething Shore.
- Demon Hunter
- Tormentor increases damage taken by 3% per stack (was 5%).
- Demonic Trample’s cooldown is now 45 seconds (was 30 seconds).
- Demonic Trample’s duration is now 5 seconds (was 8 seconds).
- Death Knight
- Murderous Intent increases damage taken by 3% per stack (was 5%).
- Alpha Challenge increases damage taken by 3% per stack (was 5%).
- Admonishment increases damage to the target by 3% per stack (was 5%).
- Guard now staggers 20% of damage taken by allies (was 30%).
- Hot Trub deals 30% of your purified staggered damage (was 50%).
- Inquisition increases damage taken by 3% per stack (was 5%).
- Forbearant Faithful increases cooldown recovery rate by 20% in PvP situations (was 50%).
- Shield of Virtue now has a 45 second cooldown (was 25 seconds).
- Oppressor increases damage taken by 3% per stack (was 5%).
- Morale Killer reduces the cooldown of Demoralizing Shout by 10 seconds (was 30 seconds).
- Booming Voice now grants 30 Rage in PvP situations (was 60 Rage).
- Booming Voice increases damage taken by 15% in PvP situations (was 25%).
- Sapper Specialists should now drop the Keg of Blast-O Powder for the Alliance quest “Powder Play”.
- Lord Godfrey should no longer disappear at the beginning of “The Great Escape”.
- Scenarios to unlock later portions of the Isle of Thunder can now be started at level 85 (was 90).
- “Rocket Rescue” should now have a marker for the location of the Steamwheedle Balloon.
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