Patch 8.1.5 (undocumented changes)

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This article lists all undocumented changes for patch 8.1.5. All documented changes should be listed on the main article.


  • DirectX 12 support has been extended for Windows 7 users.[1] World of Warcraft is the first game to add support for DirectX 12 on Windows 7.[2][3]
  • DirectX 11 support has been extended with multi-threaded rendering while the old DirectX 11 single-threaded rendering support is now named "DirectX 11 Legacy".[2]




  • Shell Game: Now displays a bright indicator when a match is made.
  • Azerite Mining: Azerite nodes can no longer be double-tapped.



  • The male Zandalari troll model has received several unique animations such as sitting, swimming, jumping, many generic combat animations and more.
  • The blood elf golden eyes now glow a little more.[4]



World environment

Bug fixes

User Interface


  1. ^ perculia 2019-03-12. World of Warcraft Supports DirectX 12 on Windows 7. Wowhead. Archived from the original on 2019-03-12. Retrieved on 2019-03-12.
  2. ^ a b Blizzard Entertainment Kaivax 2019-03-12. New Graphics APIs in 8.1.5. Blizzard Entertainment. Retrieved on 2019-03-13.
  3. ^ Jianye Lu 2019-03-12. World of Warcraft uses DirectX 12 running on Windows 7. Microsoft. Archived from the original on 2019-03-13. Retrieved on 2019-03-13.
  4. ^ a b perculia 2019-03-12. Top Undocumented Changes in Patch 8.1.5 Tides of Vengeance. Wowhead. Archived from the original on 2019-03-12. Retrieved on 2019-03-12.