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Here you'll find a list of hotfixes that address various issues related to World of Warcraft: Shadowlands and WoW Classic. Some of the hotfixes below take effect the moment they were implemented, while others may require scheduled realm restarts to go into effect. Please keep in mind that some issues cannot be addressed without a client-side patch update. This list will be updated as additional hotfixes are applied.


May 7, 2021

Dungeons and Raids

  • Castle Nathria
    • Lady Inerva Darkvein
      • [With regional restarts] Health reduced by 10% on Mythic difficulty.
      • [With regional restarts] Conjured Manifestation and Harnessed Specter health reduced by 10% on Mythic difficulty.
      • [With regional restarts] Fixed an issue where Concentrated Anima and Shared Sufferin...
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06 May

Quillboar have descended upon the Hearthstone Battlegrounds and it is quill or be quilled! On May 12, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. PT, the Battlegrounds Brawl returns! 16 Hearthstone creators will be split into 4 teams—the Bristlebacks, the Razormanes, the Razorfens, and the Briarbacks—to compete for their share of a $100,000 USD prize pool! Tune in to find out who is bottom boar and who is top tusk.


How it Works

Scoring: Two games will be played simultaneously each round, with two members from each team in each game and seven total rounds of play. Points will be awarded at the end of each round, based on each individual competitor’s placement, and added to their team’s total point score.

  • 1st place finish = 5 points awarded
  • 2nd place finis...
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Beyond the Dark Portal in the Blasted Lands lies a realm shattered by the machinations of the Burning Legion: Outland, the once beautiful orc homeworld of Draenor. Seek out its mysteries beginning June 1 when Burning Crusade Classic™ launches around the world.

Before that, however, every hero must make a choice. Beginning on May 18, after each regional scheduled maintenance, the Burning Crusade Classic Pre-expansion Patch will be released, and each character must choose whether to advance onward to Burning Crusade, move to a Classic Era realm, or use the Character Clone service to play in both games. Read more about this process.


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Are you prepared? World of Warcraft®: Burning Crusade Classic™ launches on June 1, and the pre-expansion patch arrives on May 18. As with WoW Classic, Burning Crusade Classic will be included with every WoW players’ subscription at no additional cost.

For those who haven't played WoW Classic recently, or if you're looking to enhance your experience, we have a host of special items just for you.

Starting on May 18, after the weekly scheduled realm maintenance, everyone who wants to prepare early to join the adventure when Outland opens on June 1 will have the option to purchase the Dark Portal Pass, allowing them to boost one character of their choosing on a Burning Crusade Classic realm to level 58 (limit one per World of Warcraft account; not usable on blood elf or draenei characters). The boosted character will receive:

  • Apprentice Riding skill
  • Race-specific mount
  • ...
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Greetings WoW Classic adventurers!

With Burning Crusade Classic arriving on June 1, we want to share more details on what you can expect when we release the pre-expansion patch for Burning Crusade Classic and launch our Era realms.

First Steps

Beginning with patch day, players will have the opportunity to make a choice for each existing Classic character.  Will that character continue into Burning Crusade Classic or remain in the Classic era?

Currently, when you log in to WoW Classic, you can see general information on what’s coming by clicking the Burning Crusade Classic button at login.

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04 May

Shadowlands introduces a series of three new bonus events within Torghast, Tower of the Damned, offering unique new event Anima Powers. These new powers will provide a variety of wild new abilities to utilize during your adventure through the halls. If you choose the event themed Anima Power at the start of your dungeon run, the remaining choices for that run will change to include additional event themed powers to choose from along the way.

For example, choosing the maw pet power during the Beasts of Prodigum event will alter any remaining Anima Power discoveries in Torghast to include powers that buff your maw pet. Should you not choose to take this new power and choose a normally available power, you will not get any abilities associated with the event within Torghast to use for your run.

Image Showing Two Normal Powers (Zovaal's Warbanner and Resonant Throatbands) and Two Beasts of Prodigum Powers (Chain of Command, and Wailing Pendant)...
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Steel yourself for Battleground combat!

Seven Days on the Battlegrounds

All this week, heading to the Battlegrounds will net you some extra Honor along with bonus loot for completing this week’s quest. To enter the fray, open Group Finder (hotkey: "I") and then select the Player vs. Player tab. Next choose Quick Match, select Random Battlegrounds or Random Epic Battlegrounds, and hit the Join Battle button—you’ll be matched up with other players and sent to one of these 12 battlegrounds:

  • Alterac Valley
  • Arathi Basin
  • Ashran
  • Battle for Gilneas
  • Battle for Wintergrasp
  • Deepwind Gorge
  • Eye of the Storm
  • Isle of Conquest
  • Seething Shore
  • Silvershard Mines
  • Temple of Kotmogu
  • Twin Peaks
  • Warsong Gulch

Weekly Quest

Before you get started, speak to Caretaker Kah-Toll in Oribos who has a que...

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03 May

It’s time to give back to the children of Azeroth during Children’s Week! Take an orphan under your wing and show them the wonders of the world.

Throughout the year, the orphans of Azeroth spend much of their time wandering their home cities, dreaming of the day they’ll be old enough (and big enough) to go out into the world to experience the adventures and marvels they’ve missed as children. During Children’s Week, the giving souls of the Horde and the Alliance can help make those dreams come true.

Traveling with orphans is now easier than ever! All orphans (except Wolvar and Oracle) now have their own mounts, making it all that much easier to show them the wonders of Azeroth.


When: May 3–May 10
Levels: Available to characters level 10 or abov...

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Skill Capped and Method NA are the Arena World Championship (AWC) Season 1 Regional Champions!

The first AWC season of Shadowlands has come to a close following an amazing Season 1 Finals, with Skill Capped claiming the EU Regional championship and Method NA securing the NA Regional title. With over $200,000 (USD) global prizing on the line, the winning teams are heading into the off-season with gold medals and $50,000 (USD) each!


Skill Capped entered the finals as the clear team to beat and did not disappoint thei...

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02 May

Masters Tour Orgrimmar reached its thrilling conclusion as Gabriel “Gaby” Jeanne defeated Torben “Viper” Wahl 3-2 to walk away with $25,000 (USD) in prizing! With this stunning victory, Gaby became the youngest Masters Tour champion, outplaying 402 players from over 45 countries to walk away with 22 Masters Tour Points towards promotion to Grandmasters Season 2.

After going 7-2 in Swiss Rounds, Gaby secured his spot in the Top 8 after defeating European Grandmaster David “Frenetic” Neila Quiñones, 3-2. Day 3 started strong, with a 3-1 Quarterfinal victory over Liu “RNGLys” Shuda before a strong 3-1 win against European Grandmaster and former two-time Masters Tour...

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29 Apr

There’s no better time to upgrade your account or introduce a friend to the world of Azeroth. Purchase World of Warcraft Shadowlands and get 20% off April 29-May 2.

Shadowlands is available for purchase in three digital editions: Base, Heroic, and Epic.

Base Edition Contents: The complete Shadowlands experience.

Heroic Edition Contents: The complete Shadowlands experience, Shadowlands level character boost, Ensorcelled Everwyrm Mount, which grants access to a questline that awards the Vestments of the Eternal Traveler transmogrification set.

Epic Edition Contents: All content from the Heroic Edition, Anima Wyrmling pet, Wraithchill cosmetic weapon effect, Eternal Traveler’s Hearthstone, 30 Days of game time.

All bonuses from the Heroic and Epic Editions are unlocked immediately upon purchase.


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The 20.2 patch, which will release on May 4, includes a major update for Battlegrounds, purchasable decks, and more!

Battlegrounds Updates


Quilboar have been added as a new Battlegrounds minion type! There will still be five minion types per Battlegrounds game once Quilboar are added, meaning that three minion types will be excluded from each game. Just like when Dragons, Pirates, and Elementals were added, Quilboar will show up in every Battlegrounds match until our next major content patch.


The Quilboar update includes 17 new minions, 3 new heroes, and a new mechanic: Blood Gems! Blood Ge...

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28 Apr

The Arena World Championship (AWC) casters are here to share their predictions for which teams will take their Regional titles during the Season 1 Finals, beginning May 1 on YouTube at 10 a.m. PT.

With $200,000 (USD) on the line across both Europe and North America, the competition during this weekend’s AWC Finals will be tense. Will Skill Capped remain undefeated? Can NA’s fourth-seed Golden Guardians upset top-ranked Cloud 9...

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We’ve got two major pieces of news to share with you today! The first is a preview of the next major Battlegrounds update: Quilboar! The Quilboar update will include the new Quilboar minion type, 17 new minions, 3 new heroes, and a new mechanic: Blood Gems! 


Blood Gems are spells that give a friendly minion +1/+1. Some Quilboar give you Blood Gems, while others have special interactions when Blood Gems are played.

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/Salute a guard to show you care for Volunteer Guard Day!

Call of the Scarab
Call of the Scarab
[January 21-23]

To commemorate the first ringing of the Scarab Gong on January 23, 2006, players will be able to relive a portion of the Ahn’Qiraj gate opening by collecting items for turn-in. The winning faction will then be able to claim bragging rights and have their faction flag hang over the gates until the next Call of the Scarab micro-holiday event.

Kirin Tor Tavern Crawl
Kirin Tor Tavern Crawl
[January 31]

The mages of Azeroth like to relax, too...

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27 Apr

Yogg-Saron Awaits!

Ulduar Timewalking is now available and Yogg-Saron – the lucid dream, the monster in your nightmares, and the fiend of a thousand faces – awaits.

When: The Ulduar raid is available throughout the Wrath Timewalking event.
Difficulty: The difficulty is set to Normal and, like any Normal level raid, will not be available through Raid Finder.
Minimum Level: Players level 30 and above are Eligible to participate.

During Wrath Timewalking, you can assemble a raid group of between 1 and 30 players, travel to Dalaran in Northrend, and speak with Vormu to access a Timewalking version of the Ulduar raid. The raid scales for your group size and your level and gear will be scaled to match the raid’s challenges.

Don’t have a regular group? The Group Finder (I) can help.  Create your own group in the ‘Premade...

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The Masters Tour returns this weekend for Masters Tour Orgrimmar! More than 400 invited players from over 45 countries will test their skills within Forged in the Barrens, competing for a chance to take home a share of the $250,000 (USD) prize pool. Players with at least seven wins will also earn points towards the Road to Grandmasters and their shot to earn an invite to Grandmasters 2021 Season 2. Join us this weekend and earn Drops as you watch all of the competitive action, only on ...

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26 Apr

The top teams from the Arena World Championship (AWC) Circuit are competing this weekend for their share of the $200,000 (USD) global prize pool in the Season 1 Finals!

From more than 200 teams competing in Cup 1, to only four teams remaining in both Europe and North America, the final contest for which teams will reign supreme is here. The top four teams in each region from the AWC Circuit face off this weekend for their share of the $200,000 (USD) global prize pool and title of Regional Champions. You can catch all of the PvP action on, beginning at 10 am this Saturday!


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21 Apr

The new World of Warcraft novel, Warcraft®: Sylvanas is now available for pre-purchase and will release on November 9, 2021, wherever books are sold. Authored by New York Times best-selling and award-winning writer, Christie Golden, this new novel chronicles the epic, definitive story of the legendary Sylvanas Windrunner.

Go on an auditory journey with voice actress Patty Mattson, the voice of Sylvanas Windrunner in World of Warcraft®, who will narrate the audiobook, which will be published by Penguin Random House Audio.

Pre-Purchase Now...

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The Diablo Immortal Closed Alpha will continue with a limited number of Android players in South Korea and Japan starting May 20th in KST & JST (UTC +9). As we progress through the Closed Alpha, we’ll be listening to your feedback as we aim to craft an awesome all-new Diablo experience.

Following the Technical Alpha in December, the Diablo Immortal team continues to make significant progress in bringing the world of Sanctuary to life on iOS and Android. To the community members who played, who watched, and those who streamed countless hours of our test, we thank you. We learned so many valuable insights from your experiences beyond our goal of testing server stability and client performance. We’ve pored over the feedback you submitted in-game, across Reddit and social media, and consulted directly with several testers. Thanks to you, our first-ever heroes, we’ve learned a lot regarding progression, our first four classes, itemization, and other e...

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