World of Warcraft: New Update Marks the Start of Shadowlands Season 2

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A new hotfix update for World of Warcraft is now available and it kicks off Shadowlands Season 2 with a new raid, new veiled market mega-dungeon, and more.

Sanctum of Domination

Zovaal, otherwise known as “The Jailer”, has been trapped in the Maw for eons now. This gave him a lot of time to prepare for an assault.

To prevent the Jailer’s endless armies from wreaking havoc, Bolvar mounts an attack into the heart of Torghast where Zovaal resides. It won’t be an easy task, though, as the Jailer is known to be at his strongest within the confines of the dungeon.

Players who are brave enough to join Bolvar and his allies can now enter the Sanctum of Domination on Normal and Heroic difficulties.

The raid will not be easy, so be prepared for what’s to come.

Tazavesh, the Veiled Market

Another dungeon that players can go to is Tazavesh, the Veiled Market. It is an 8-boss Mythic difficulty dungeon set in the bazaar of mysterious brokers. 

Those who venture into the dungeon will come across some powerful enemies, including the infinite pirate dragon, four-armed broker guards, and dastardly assassins.

To enter, players must first complete a series of quests starting with the Innkeeper, Host Ta’rela, located in the Idyllia section of Oribos. After finishing the quest chain, Ta’rela will accompany you to the dangerous Veiled Market.

Aside from the two dungeons, players can expect a ton of bug fixes and improvements. Here are just some of the highlights:

CLASSES
Demon Hunter
  • Fixed an issue that caused Blood Moon’s (PvP Talent) effects to persist even when the talent is not active.
Hunter
  • Fixed an issue where Flayed Shot (Venthyr Ability) would not display proper visuals or animations with specific weapon types equipped.
  • Beast Mastery
    • Kindred Beasts (PvP Talent) no longer incorrectly reduces the cooldown of Roar of Sacrifice (PvP Talent).
Monk (Mistweaver)
  • Fixed an issue that caused Vivify and Enveloping Mist to consume two stacks of Thunder Focus Tea when talented into Focused Thunder.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the Jade Bond and Resplendent Mist conduits from both affecting Invoke Chi-Ji, the Red Crane’s (Talent) Gust of Mist heals.
Rogue (Assassination)
  • Fixed an issue preventing Creeping Venom (PvP Talent) from applying its debuff.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Creeping Venom (PvP Talent) to ignore immunity to slow effects.
Shaman
  • Fixed an issue where Seeds of Rampant Growth (Runecarving Power) would apply its cooldown reduction and critical chance increase even if Fae Transfusion (Night Fae Ability) didn't deal damage to enemy targets.
Warrior
  • Ancient Aftershock’s (Night Fae Ability) ground area-of-effect now puts stealthed enemies into combat.
  • Fixed an issue with Conqueror's Banner (Necrolord Ability) not always selecting the Warrior's nearest allies.
CREATURES and NPCs
  • The spawn frequency of several rare enemies in Korthia has been increased.
  • The Assault Supply Caravan will now always correctly reset if it fails to reach its intended destination
ITEMS AND REWARDS
  • The Cataloged Research cap is now 22,000 (was 12,000), allowing you to get into higher tiers with more items to purchase.
  • The Archivist will now award reputation for Relic Fragment items that were consumed from your bank.
PET BATTLES
  • The trap button no longer highlights when clicking a pet ability button.
PROFESSIONS
  • Fixed an issue where herb and deposit minimap icons were disappearing before the gathering nodes disappeared.
QUESTS
  • The Covenant weekly quest “Return Lost Souls” now grants Renown if you are behind and eligible for catch-up Renown.
  • Master Smith Helgar in Skyhold no longer permits mounts in the forge area so they can be kept safe from the heat and any flying debris.
USER INTERFACE
  • Fixed an issue where the Guild roster couldn’t sort by Mythic+ Rating.
  • Pressing the ESC button while on the Reconnect screen will now close the client.

Players can read the complete patch notes on the main site.

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