World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.1 Hotfix Reverts Battle of Dazar’alor Stormwall Blockade Nerf

A couple of days ago, Blizzard released an update for World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth expansion, focusing mainly on nerfing the Battle of Dazar’alor Stormwall Blockade.

However, on January 30th, the studio decided to revert back on their decision, releasing a quick hotfix. In addition to that, the update didn’t just revet the nerf, it also fixed a bug related to the Heart of Azeroth item, and players can now stack up to 100 Fury of Xuen instead of the previous capped 67. Here are the patch notes.

World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.1 January 30 Hotfixes

Dungeons and Raids
Battle of Dazar’alor 
Stormwall Blockade
The interval between spawns of Energized Storms has been reduced by 25% on all non-Mythic difficulties.

Developers’ notes: This reverts one of the changes made yesterday. In combination with the health reduction to Laminaria and the Energized Storm, this additional change excessively reduced the difficulty of what was meant to be a challenging encounter deep in Battle of Dazar’alor, so we’re rolling it back. All other changes from yesterday remain.

Items
Heart of Azeroth 
Fixed a bug that caused Bonded Souls to target pets. It will now only select the nearest friendly player while it is active.

Monk 
Fury of Xuen can now stack up to 100 times (was 67).
Developers’ notes: In a hotfix made yesterday, the per-stack percentage went from 1.5 to 1%. We want the total chance to still be able to stack up to 100%.

World
Sylvanas has dispatched additional Horde guard support near the Banshee’s Wail and Warfront staging areas of the Port of Zandalar. The scamps with scrolls that were previously found in the Warfront area have been relocated to other parts of the Grand Bazaar.

Fixed a bug at some Guard Posts that caused NPC guards to ignore nearby players who need killin’.

World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth is the game’s seventh expansion pack, and originally released back in August 2018.

[Source: Press release]