Blizzard Entertainment has today rolled out a new update (Update 9.1.5) to their World of Warcraft: Shadowlands servers. This update, according to the developer, seeks to deliver “a slew of balance updates, quality of life changes, and more”. Content introduced in this latest update includes:
Class Balance Changes
Among the numerous changes is a shift in how area-of-effect (AOE) damage works. Instead of the previous hard cap of five targets, AOE abilities can now affect more, but with diminishing damage beyond the fifth.
New Race Customisations
As part of the continued effort to allow players to visually express themselves, new customisations are here for Highmountain Tauren, Lightforged Draenei, Nightborne, and Void Elves.
Players are now able to freely swap covenants with no cooldown or penalty, and bring with them everything they’ve earned from their previous covenant activity.
Six Legion dungeons enter the Timewalking rotation, in both heroic mode and in Mythic+ for its two-week duration. In addition, the Mage Tower will make a return with new colour variants of the Mythic Tier 20 gear as a reward!
Players will see a boost in efficiency with new travel points, increased relic and fragment drops, and remote anima deposit.
Legacy Content Updates
Those who enjoy farming old content for mount drops and gear will find some balance updates for solo gameplay, including raid bosses, Island Expeditions, Warfronts and more.
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands is the eighth expansion back for the MMORPG World of Warcraft, which launched exclusively on the PC in November 2020.