World of Warcraft Legion Hotfixes & A New Patch 7.1 Build Being Deployed On PTR

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World of Warcraft Legion Hotfixes new ptr build patch 7.1

More World of Warcraft Legion hotfixes are inbound, and a new patch 7.1 build is being deployed on the Public Test Realm (PTR).

A new Warcraft week means a new PTR build alongside hotfixes for the live version of the Legion expansion. Last week’s hotfixes included changes to the Emerald Nightmare raid, Mythic + dungeons.

The hotfixes for this week are less extensive. As always, come of these changes will take effect immediately, while others require scheduled maintenance.

World of Warcraft Legion October 12 Hotfixes

Class Halls

General and LocalDefense chat channels are now functioning properly in the Shaman Class Hall.

Dungeons and Raids

In Mythic Keystone dungeons, Shadow Priests who die due to Surrender to Madness expiring should no longer incur a 5 second time penalty.

Emerald Nightmare

Heart of Corruption

On Mythic difficulty, the Corruptor Tentacle that previously spawned at 225 seconds into the fight now spawns at 235 seconds, and the Deathglare Tentacle that previously spawned at 240 seconds into the fight now spawns at 250 seconds.


Items rewarded from emissary bags now more closely match the quality of World Quest rewards.

The Spear of Rethu polearm now scales properly from character level 1 to 100, now properly appears in the heirloom list, and is now correctly a 2-handed weapon.


Oculeth no longer disappears after completing the quest "Arcan'dor, Gift of the Ancient Magi."

As said, a new patch 7.1 build (22797) is being released on the PTR as well, and includes new PVP achievements, prestigious mounts, data updates, a mouse cursor fix, and more.

We’ve included the new PVP achievements below (courtesy of Wowhead):

Those who are using 2K and 4K resolutions will be happy to learn that their small mouse cursor has been fixed in the new build.

If you're interested in all of the changes included with this new build, we suggest you check out Wowhead's post on the new PTR build. Patch 7.1 "Return to Karazhan" went live on the PTR some weeks ago, and this Friday, Blizzard is organizing a developers Q&A on Twitch about the patch.

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