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Upcoming Epic Battleground Hotfixes

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Alterac Valley, Isle of Conquest and Wintergrasp are about to get some changes, as we have hotfixes that will be coming in the next days. From harder mobs for high ilevel players and stronger walls to weaker catapults, all three Epic Battlegrounds will get tweaked, with Wintergrasp having some additional changes waiting, but not announced quite yet.

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Aloha.

We’re working on some hotfixes to Epic Battlegrounds. These changes are not yet live, but should be ready for the game in the next few days.

Alterac Valley

  • We’re modifying the scaling in the zone to make creatures more difficult for players at high item-levels. Our goal here is to make gameplay feel more similar to the difficulty of Alterac Valley in early Tides of Vengeance.

Isle of Conquest

  • The health of destructible walls will be increased by 30%. This is intended to offset the power that the docks has given players with recent 8.1.5 improvements.

Battle for Wintergrasp

  • The damage done by the Catapult’s Flame Breath ability will be reduced. We still want Flame Breath to feel scary and powerful, especially against other players, but we feel that current values are too high.

We’ve been monitoring Wintergrasp closely, and have been pleased to find that win rates for defense and offense are quite even, with a less-than-5% advantage for defenders. The change above to Catapult could have an impact on that, so we’re holding back on making further changes until we see how this one goes.

We have some other improvements to Epic Battlegrounds, including a new UI to track Lokholar and Ivus turn-in progress, that we’re bringing to the game in the Rize of Azshara content update.

Thank you for your continued feedback on Epic Battlegrounds. We really appreciate it.

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19 minutes ago, jinsu2301 said:

"Upcoming Epic Battleground Hotfixes"

I don't see what's so epic about these hotfixes. 😛

The smiley you made is just a square for me so i can't see if its a "joke" emoji. If it is just ignore if not: The bigger battlegrounds are called epic battlegrounds, so the title is refering to the name of them and not of the changes being epic. :)

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