Blizzard Applies Hotfixes To World Of Warcraft To Fix Socketing Bugs, Mythic il’gynoth, And More

Blizzard Applies Hotfixes To World Of Warcraft To Fix Socketing Bugs, Mythic il’gynoth, And More
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World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth is winding down steadily as the approaching Shadowlands expansion draws ever closer, but there’s still a bit of content waiting to be explored. The most recent major patch, 8.3, brought the Visions of N’Zoth to bear as the supposedly-final Old God enacted his full plans to take over Azeroth.

As such, he’s the main target to bring down through the Battle for Azeroth expansion – and Blizzard is here to help the adventurers of Azeroth do just that. This week’s hotfixes include nerfs to Mythic Il’gynoth, Corruption Reborn, as well as a tweak to the Gouged Eye of N’Zoth that was stopping it from having the intended use.

The first of change is the nerf to Mythic Il’gynoth, Corruption Reborn, deep within the endgame raid of Ny’alotha, the Waking City. The specific change is on the Cursbreak ability, which has had the damage reduced within the smallest rings by 30%. This is meant to stop punishing raid parties that were dispelling the debuff with proper timing and allow an easier time of it. Keep in mind that this change is only for Mythic difficulty.

The Carapace of N’Zoth has had a bug fix where players’ legendary capes were sending them to Wration twice. Also keeping with the alterations to the legendary Shroud of Resolve is a buff to the Draconic Empowerment effect, which now grants the wearer 3,648 of their primary stat instead of 3,386.

The Gouged Eye of N’Zoth, which is used to add a socket to eligible items that don’t already have one, has had a fix applied to it as well. Players were unable to use it to add it to items that had a set Corrupted Effect already built in. With this fix, players can use a Gouged Eye to properly apply a socket to any eligible item.

Finally, a bug that was preventing Ineffable Truth from reducing cooldown on abilities has been addressed. This affects Demon Hunters, Monks, Mages, and Warlocks, as it was affecting some of their abilities with “charge” cooldowns.

It’s great to see that Blizzard isn’t letting the last days of Battle for Azeroth die down on a whimper. Their devotion to addressing issues instead of just allowing them to remain while they focus on getting the game ready for the upcoming expansion is a great show that stops an already somewhat-unpopular expansion from having an even worse taste in some people’s mouths. Endgame is endgame, though, and it seems like the final days of Battle for Azeroth are upon us. Players are all looking forward to seeing what the Shadowlands hold in store.