Even after World of Warcraft's Cataclysm expansion managed to break PC sales records back in December, the company behind it, Blizzard, still put in a lot of work and released a brand new patch for the popular MMORPG, taking it to version 4.0.6.
World of Warcraft is the most popular online RPG in the world, with over 12 million subscribers, many of whom eagerly awaited the release of its third expansion pack, Cataclysm.
This resulted in the add-on setting a new fastest selling record for the PC platform, moving over 4.7 million copies in its first month.
Now, Blizzard wants to keep all those buyers happy, and deployed patch 4.0.6, which makes sweeping changes to almost all races and character classes in the game.
Highlighted below are some of the new features that will impact all players.
General Bug Fixes
-Many holiday decorations have been updated to better align with the post-Cataclysm world. In addition, decorations should be visible in all Stormwind quest phases, and have returned to Gadgetzan. Party on, dudes!
-Lunar Festival Sentinels anti-PvP guards have had their level and health/damage modifiers adjusted for Cataclysm.
-Corpses now properly drop to the ground if a player is killed in midair.
-Dying while using a Charge ability will no longer leave the player's corpse suspended in the air.
-Spells with attachment point effect visuals should now display correctly.
-Many spell effects which were no longer displaying properly have been corrected.
-Players' pets should now properly benefit from Mana Spring Totem.
-Players will now receive an error when attempting to spend talent points while dead or a ghost.
-Sound shouldn't become de-synced during encounters with large amounts of sound effects.
-Sound shouldn't cut out when there are a large amount of sound effects being played at once.
-There should no longer be delays on some sounds in select situations.
-For opening cinematics there is now a streaming option interface in the login screen for play-on-demand.
-Players can now individually remove raid world markers.
-The Reputation Pane now saves which reputation categories are expanded or collapsed.
-Many tooltips have been updated to reflect any changes made via recent hotfixes.
-Several typos found in various item and spell tooltips have been corrected.
-The Combat Log was displaying a lot of incorrect or inconsistent information pertaining to select player, creature, and boss abilities. These issues have been addressed.
-Many quests with missing or incorrect Wanted portraits have been updated.
-Several quests missing objective points of interest on the map have been updated for proper tracking.
-Cooldown countdowns on tooltips should now update properly when mousing over an ability on cooldown on a secondary action bar.
-Worgen characters now work properly in the Barbershop.
If you really want to check all of the intricate fixes, you can visit Blizzard's mile-long changelog here.
If you want to get right to the downloading, you can get the new World of Warcraft Patch 4.0.6 right here from Softpedia.