4.2.0 Known Issues List

This is a listing of some of the known issues for World of Warcraft Patch 4.2.0:
  • This list is not complete, and will not include all issues.
  • The issues listed here are frequently reported issues that will be addressed at a later date via a client patch.
  • The latest patch notes can always be found at http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/2993743


  • Environment
  • In the Molten Front subzone The Furnace pets will sometimes despawn when walking across doorways.
  • In the Firelands subzone The Molten Flow lava textures are not displaying on the minimap.


  • PC/UI
  • Worgen in Gilnean form will play the human version of /laugh, /cry, and /taunt instead of the Gilnean version.
  • Tauren sit lower in the saddle than previously.
  • Emotes (including the new reading emote displayed upon opening your map/quest log) can cancel some channeled spells.
  • The Raid frames UI are not able to display the amount of stacks of a debuff if the amount is 10 or more.
  • Running DX11 and adjusting the camera angle in certain locations can cause the screen to turn black.


  • Quests
  • Malmortis will continue to follow you even after you have completed the quest "Disclosure".
  • If you disconnect during the quests "Into Constant Earth" or "Into Unrelenting Flame" you will not able to complete or turn in the quests.
  • If you disconnect after filling the progress bar for the quest "Elemental Bonds: Patience" you will lose the progress bar and will have to drop and reaccept the quest to proceed.
  • If you disconnect during the quest "The Nordrassil Summit" you will be stuck in a cinematic phase and will have to relog to regain control of your character.
  • If you relog during the Plants vs. Ghouls quests you will not be able to complete the current quest you are on. To continue you will have to drop and reaccept the quest.
  • If you are nearby Neutral Goblin NPCs during a Deathwing attack your reputation with those factions can be decreased.
  • There are various issues with progression if you change faction while in the middle of Twilight Highlands quest chains.
  • If you abandon the quest "Need… Water… Badly…" the escort NPC will not reset until its action are complete.
  • During the quest "Desire" Thrall will not always be facing Varian during the vision.
  • Pets will run into the lava to attack Ragnaros during the quest "The Firelord".
  • Some of the chat bubbles in the cutscene for the quest "The Nordrassil Summit" are centered on the screen and block your view of what's happening.
  • Zone bound items for quests will give an error message if you log into the game from a zone other than the one the item is supposed to be used in.
  • If you trigger a cutscene while in a vehicle the cutscene will be skipped.


  • Raids & Dungeons
  • If you trigger a cutscene while in a vehicle the cutscene will be skipped.
  • AOE reticles and effects are not displaying properly in Cho'gall's room in The Bastion of Twilight.
  • During the Sapphiron encounter in Icecrown Citadel you will sometimes be hit by Sapphiron's Frost Breath even when you're standing behind an Ice Block.
  • It is possible to fall through Nefarian's platform using Blink.


  • Items
  • A BOE item that is Soulbound to you via the Bind on Need system will not have a trade timer on it.
  • Archaeology node tooltips are using incorrect skill-up colors.
  • Some trinkets received in Firelands (Apparatus of Khaz'goroth, Necromantic Focus, Vessel of Acceleration, and Matrix Restabilizer) are displaying incorrect stat values in their buff and item tooltips, the values applied are correct.
  • Heirloom items are colored white in their tooltips
  • You are unable to link Heirloom items in chat


  • Combat & PVP
  • Pets will move to their path location where combat started after combat ends when the "Move To" order is issued before attacking a target.
  • Pets are not re-summoned after leaving a Flight Path.
  • Having a pet while you have guardians active, can result in strange behavior (attacks starting and stopping, changing targets, etc).
  • You are unable to participate in War Games if you are flagged for XP-off.
  • The tooltip for Mages' Arcane Missiles does not display the correct proc chance.
  • Honor points were capped at 4000 for 4.2.0, if you had more than that it was converted to gold.
  • Edited by Sapperwix on 8/9/2011 10:06 AM PDT