The Top Undocumented Changes in Patch 8.1 Tides of Vengeance
11.12.2018 um 19:01
While every new patch comes with an
of changes, there are always undocumented changes which slip through the patch notes. With the help of our guide team, we've compiled the top changes found so far for Patch 8.1 below, and you can also see our recap of the official notes, along with links to our guides covering all the new 8.1 content in our
Tides of Vengeance launch roundup
The r/wow community has also been compiling changes, both big and small, so
check their sticky thread
out as well.
Tyrande receives a new appearance as the Night Warrior, while Malfurion has a new Bear Form, first seen in the Terror of Darkshore cinematic.
Lor'themar Theron also has an updated model, just in time for the Blood Elf Heritage Armor questline.
Many NPCs received updated models, including Tallstriders and species native to Darkshore like Ancients of War. Find more models
in this linked post
, everyone's favorite secret, is now in-game and has received a new model as well!
Meister aller Klassen der Zandalari
type achievements now have descriptions.
Meister der Lehren von Zandalar
Meister der Lehren von Kul Tiras
have been added.
can be obtained with Battle for Azeroth factions (which have had paragon reputation rewards added).
Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor maps have been updated.
Many Portals in the Mists of Pandaria capitals, Shrine of the Seven Stars and Shrine of Two Moons, have been removed. They will now only take players to Northrend Dalaran, Shattrath, and Stormwind or Orgrimmar. Several new Portals are planned to be added to Stormwind and Orgrimmar in patch 8.1.5.
Warlords of Draenor mobs once again give full reputation.
Experience from herbing and mining in the Warlords of Draenor Garrison reduced by 40%.
Legion invasions give ~30% less experience. This is largely offset by the experience required to level
being reduced significantly
in patch 8.1.
Sha des Zorns
's map icon now reflects its correct spawn location
near One Keg in Kun-Lai Summit
Dungeons and Raids
Temple of Sethraliss
Lightning Trap orbs move slower.
lightning has a new visual, and Pillars are more randomized.
Avatar von Sethraliss
can be healed faster, reducing the length of the encounter.
Blood Matrons now have truesight (can see through stealth).
map icon has been updated.
Normal Mode Uldir bosses no longer drop 250 Azerite.
MOTHER trash can no longer be skipped.
G'huun can no longer be reset using Hunters or Shadowmeld (groups can still wipe to set up gateways ahead of time, just cannot reset without wiping).
This list is not exhaustive, as there has been reports of several Azerite Powers being retuned. Check our
Tides of Vengeance Azerite overview
to see the ones we documented throughout the PTR.
was nerfed and reduced to a maximum of three stacks.
no longer procs
(Blizzard has confirmed this is unintentional and being addressed.
was nerfed by 75%.
was nerfed by 75%.
Herr des Krieges
will only generate a maximum of 10 Rage (meaning even if you have it activated in two or three equipped Azerite pieces, it will not generate more than 10 rage, like most other Azerite traits).
no longer doubles the amount of rage refunded during
requires 5 professions, down from 6, and First Aid is removed.
Engineers have Auctioneers in Boralus and Dazar'alor!
(Source - u/Jag-)
Crafted BoP gear such as
now requires that profession to equip and wear.
Blizzard has reverted this change
for existing items, but it will be a requirement for future ones
Items and Appearances
Primary stat food no longer also increases stamina.
Equipped off-hand books now sheath on the characters hip.
Fixed tooltips for the
Multiple Tabards on upright Orcs no longer stretch and warp their icon.
Azerite Armor can no longer be sold (it is intended to be scrapped for
Some transmog missing from the appearances pane have had their missing sets filled in, such as Death Knight Tier 10 (25 player) boots.
Battle for Azeroth Season 1 Elite transmog sets have been added to the appearances pane.
has been renamed Bloated Bloodfeaster
now has a new ghostly model.
The game directory has changed, the root World of Warcraft folder now contains a
folder. Addons, Logs, Screenshots, and the WTF folder are now located inside the
folder. This shouldn't affect most users, but is important for addon authors, to ensure their pathing installs addons to the correct location. Existing addons should move to the correct folder automatically, and the Twitch addon app should have a popup asking you to rescan and locate the new file location automatically.
DX12 and Multithreading improvements
have been implemented, which should increase game performance for most users.
Dread-Admiral Tattersail will take Horde players directly to Warfang Hold in Stormsong Valley, instead of the docks.
Boralus now has a plank leading to the Alliance ship, allowing players to jump across the docks easier.
An Engineer-only auctioneer has been added to Boralus and Dazar'alor.
Interacting with notable NPCs such as faction Quartermasters, Warfront queue, and several quest NPCs now cause other players to fade out of view.
Alliance players can't read about Amanitar, Eck the Ferocious, and Kolurg in the adventure guide anymore.
Audio options allow you to mute pet sounds.
icon has been added to party and raid frames.
Zügel der donnernden Rubinwolkenschlange
, is no long Bind-on-Pickup, so it can be bought and sold at the Auction House. However, now only the person using the
can loot the mount.
Please keep in mind that this list is by no means exhaustive, and feel free to leave any other undocumented changes you've found in the comments below!
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