World of Warcraft January 20 Hotfix Update Addresses Shadowland Issues

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World of Warcraft received a hotfix update yesterday. The January 20 update addresses issues related to the Shadowlands expansion pack and WOW Classic. All the changes are bug fixes, so don’t expect any new content.

The update fixes bugs for Death Knight, Druid, Warlock, and Warrior, including correct triggers of certain effects. Two Covenants, Kyrian and Night Fae, also received fixes on their respective major issues. You can read the patch notes mentioned below for more details.



  • Death Knight
    • Blood
      • Service In Stone (General Draven Soulbind) will now correctly trigger when the Death Knight dies due to Purgatory (Talent).
  • Druid
    • Druid Form sounds should now always match the visual when shapeshifting. No more cheetahs with a deep dinosaur voice running around out there.
  • Warlock
    • The Fatal Decimation (Necrolord Conduit) will now properly increase the damage of Decimating Bolt (Necrolord Ability) at Item Levels 213 and above.
  • Warrior
    • Arms
      • War Banner (PvP Talent) will no longer rarely persist on players after the banner has despawned.
      • Fixed an issue causing the second Mortal Strike from Mortal Combo (Conduit) to deal 20% less damage than intended.


  • Kyrian
    • Fixed an issue during the scenario "The Greater Good" where players who disconnected during the flight with Chyrus would not receive aid from Kleia, Pelagos, and Mikanikos, and would be unable to take a new flight to Elysian Hold.
    • Fixed an issue where Athanos could fail to activate during the scenario "The Greater Good."
  • Night Fae
    • Fixed an issue for level 60 Night Fae players who were eligible for the Threads of Fate quest "Return to Oribos" where the quest start location would appear in the wrong area.

WoW Classic

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

Check out the patch notes from the official blog post.

So, what do you think? Are you interested in any of these changes? Have you been enjoying the Shadowlands expansion pack? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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