from Norbert Rätz
With the current hotfixes for the pre-patch version 9.x of the upcoming World of Warcraft Shadowlands expansion, the next bug fixes and adjustments will be made on the live servers. Here are the full patch notes that Blizzard released today.

The pre-patch 9.x for the upcoming World of Warcraft Shadowlands expansion is live, and the next bug fixes and adjustments were made today in the form of hotfixes.

You can read the official patch notes below. Hotfixes are updates that are made on the server side without the need to download new data. Some of the changes listed below will take effect as soon as Blizzard implements them, while others will only take effect after an announced realm restart. Please note that some problems cannot be fixed without a client-side patch. You can find the full patch notes for Pre-Patch 9.x in this article. Blizzard has published the list of currently known problems here.

WoW: Shadowlands Pre-Patch 9.x Hotfixes from October 23, 2020


  • Hunter
    • general
      • Fixed an issue that caused Feign Death to not cancel an enemy’s spell cast when used towards the end of the cast.
  • paladin
    • general
      • Blessing of Protection is now learned at level 32 (was level 41).
    • Retribution
      • Retribution Aura now correctly extends an existing Crusade (Talent) without resetting its stacks.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Ny'alotha, the Waking City
    • N'Zoth the Corruptor
      • Fixed an issue where Basher Tentacles would cast Void Lash more frequently on all difficulties.

Items and Rewards

  • Blink-Trigger Headgun and Tactical Headgun on-use effects now have a 5 minute cooldown (was 30 seconds).


  • Sylvanas Windrunner should now be present in Grommash Hold if you have quests to turn in to her while you're also in the middle of the Vulpera Allied Race questline. Shhh … Don’t tell Tyrande.

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