Patch 4.2 Hotfixes (July 1)

Patch 4.2 Hotfixes

Here you'll find a list of hotfixes that address various issues related to the recently released World of Warcraft: Cataclysm patch 4.2: Rage of the Firelands. Hotfixes are updates we make on our end without requiring you to download a new patch. Some of the hotfixes below will go live the moment they are implemented, while others may require your realm to be restarted to go into effect. Please keep in mind that some issues cannot be addressed without a client-side patch update. We will continue to update this thread in the days ahead as additional hotfixes are applied.

Patch Information

July 1

  • General
    • Characters should no longer randomly suffer falling damage.
  • Classes
    • Pets should no longer be attacking new targets at random while a player is under the effects of any crowd control.
    • Druids
      • It is no longer possible to cancel Lunar Shower by right-clicking the buff, or canceling it via a macro.
      • Starfall is no longer hitting targets that are within 40 yards if they are not in combat with the druid or his/her party/raid members. It is targeting all hostile characters in combat with the druid’s party/raid members, is not hitting Stealth characters, is not breaking crowd control effects, and is not targeting nearby critters.
    • Hunters
      • All of the Hunter-centric rare spawns in Mount Hyjal and Molten Front are now immune to both Distracting Shot and Taunt.
    • Priests
      • The Flash Heal from Surge of Light will now correctly activate Chakra.
      • The heal-over-time effect from the Glyph of Prayer of Healing now will correctly apply to targets that are within 30 yards of the target of Prayer of Healing, but over 40 yards away from the priest.
      • Channeled spells are no longer being interrupted if cast immediately after Shadowfiend.
    • Rogues
      • Sap is no longer placing the rogue in combat when he/she is visible and the target is sapped.
    • Warlocks
      • Warlocks will no longer fall through pillars in Ring of Valor if the pillar is moving when the player uses Demonic Circle: Teleport.
  • Dungeons & Raids
    • Dungeon Finder
      • It is no longer possible for two separate guild groups with less than five players each to be matched with any other groups or players in the queue from the same guild.
    • Firelands
      • Firelands Heroic difficulty has been turned off in all regions until the following week's realm maintenance.
      • Alysrazor
        • Blazing Talon Clawshapers and Blazing Initiates cannot be interacted with any longer prior to them shifting to human form.
        • The Molten Feather power bar is now reappearing when appropriate.
      • Baleroc
        • Baleroc's gate will now properly unlock itself again after a wipe, even if Shannox is still alive.
      • Beth’tilac
        • Beth'tilac's trash will no longer respawn after she has been killed.
        • Cinderweb Drones will now add threat to players on the bottom floor (below the web) and not give any threat to players above the web.
        • The Widow’s Kiss will now ignore immunities, including Divine Shield and Anti-Magic Shell.
      • Rhyolith
        • Rhyolith is now slightly easier to turn in 10-player mode.
      • Creatures
        • Cinderweb Spiderlings no longer drop any loot and their health is restored to full after players exit combat.
        • The Flame Archon range of Fiery Torment has dramatically increased.
        • Flamewaker Subjugator, Flamewaker Animator, and Unstable Magma health has been reduced. Flamewaker Subjugator damage has been increased for 25-player raids.
        • The damage-over-time effect from the Hell Hound ability Rend Flesh now stacks up to 5 times, down from 10.
        • Molten Flamefathers had too much health in 10-player mode, and too little health in 25-player mode. This has been corrected.
        • Surger damage dealt by Surge has been reduced.
        • Unbound Blazing Elementals now have a greatly reduced chance to drop epic items and crafting recipes. They also drop less gold.
        • Unbound Pyrelords can properly target banished/cycloned Smoldering Elementals with Ignite Elemental. In addition, Ignite Elemental cannot be interrupted.
        • Unbound Pyrelord health has increased, while Unbound Smoldering Elemental health has decreased.
        • Neither the Sulfuron Span nor Shatterstone volcano are able to be affected by the siege damage done by a Saronite Bomb.
        • The rate at which crafting recipes drop has been greatly reduced.
    • Zul’Drak
      • Players are again successfully able to complete the quest Betrayal.
    • Items
      • The Heroic and normal versions of the crossbows Arbalest of Erupting Fury and Lava Bolt Crossbow no longer have identical stats.