Patch 5.0.5 Hotfixes - October 19

Patch 5.0.5 Hotfixes - October 25

Here you'll find a list of hotfixes that address various issues related to the recently released World of Warcraft patch 5.0.5. Hotfixes are updates we make on our end without requiring you to download a new patch. Some of the hotfixes below went live the moment they were 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 list in the days to come as additional hotfixes are applied.

Patch Information


October 19

  • General
    • Digging up a find while practicing Archaeology will now continue to grant skill points past 50.
    • Hallow's End festivities and decorations, including candy buckets, have spread to Refuge Point and Zouchin Village.
    • Players that have been defeated by the Headless Horseman can now use the Looking For Dungeon interface to return for another attempt.
  • Classes
    • Hunter
      • It is no longer possible to carry a Battleground flag while using Camouflage.
    • Paladin
      • Light's Hammer can no longer be used while Hexed.
  • Creatures
    • Wyrmhorn Turtles are no longer quite so prolific.
  • Pet Battles
    • The pet ability Takedown now deals 10% less damage.
    • The pet ability Chew now deals 50% less damage.
  • Quests
    • Players that have not completed "Battle Helm of the Thunder King" can now slay Bloodtip, Wulon, Huo-Shang, and Gochao.
    • Zhao-Jin the Bloodletter should now always spawn correctly for the "Battle Helm of the Thunder King" quest.
  • Dungeons & Raids
    • Scarlet Monastery
      • The Pulsing Pumpkin and Pumpkin Fiends that accompany the Headless Horseman are now appropriately powerful foes.
    • Mogu'shan Vaults
      • Gara'jal the Spiritbinder
        • Smoke Bombs cast by Rogues will no longer prevent Gara'jal's Voodoo Doll effect from displaying on afflicted players.
      • Will of the Emperor
        • Fixed an issue that could cause Qin-xi and Jan-xi to sometimes become unreponsive.
  • Bug Fixes
    • Players will now only earn credit toward the achievement Listen to the Drunk Fish when harvesting the high yield crop of the day forecasted by Jogu the Drunk.
    • Voodoo Piles in Zul'Aman and Zul'Gurub wil no longer incorrectly grant skill in Archaeology.
    • The Ghost Iron vein beneath Serenity Falls in the Jade Forest has dematerialized.
    • Fixed an issue that could allow new Pandaren characters to leave the Wandering Isle prior to selecting a Faction to support.