Template:Hotfix

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Adds a nice link about hotfix changes.

Usage

Note: Though the note, bluenote and comment parameters are all optional, at least one must be included.

  • date - Required. Use format yyyy-mm-dd.
  • version - Version of the game code following the hotfix.
  • note - Quoted text from patch notes; paraphrase if needed.
  • bluenote - Quote from a forum thread, usually for hotfixes.
  • comment - Unofficial notes, undocumented changes or additional info.
    Comments are recommended when an item only gives specifics about the new change. For example "foo was increased to 120%" could have the comment "Previously 90%".
  • link - Generally, a link is automatically added based on the date, via Template:HotfixBlog; this parameter is for cases where it isn't. This includes all dates before November 23, 2010, and any call to this template that uses the doc parameter.
  • classic - Shows WoW Icon update.png as the expansion icon. Simply include "|classic=".
  • doc - Skips invoking Template:HotfixBlog; used for hotfixes that weren't noted in an official hotfix blog. Include "|doc=".
 {{Hotfix
   |date=2007-04-01
   |note=Something was changed.
   |version=2.0.1.12345}}
 {{Hotfix
   |date=2007-03-05
   |link=http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=79628008&sid=1
   |bluenote=Coilfang Frenzies will no longer attack players in water outside of Coilfang.
   |doc=}}
 {{Hotfix
   |date=2011-02-11
   |comment=Small hotfix.}}
 {{Hotfix
   |date=2019-09-24
   |comment=The date is in 2019 during BfA and Classic, yet the Classic icon is showing.
   |classic=}}

Result

  • The Burning Crusade Hotfix (2007-04-01): Something was changed (Build: 2.0.1.12345)
  • The Burning Crusade Hotfix (2007-03-05): "Coilfang Frenzies will no longer attack players in water outside of Coilfang."
  • Cataclysm Hotfix (2011-02-11): Small hotfix.
  • WoW Icon update.png Hotfix (2019-09-24): The date is in 2019 during BfA and Classic, yet the Classic icon is showing.

Troubleshooting

If you were directed here by an error message, the template was unable to use the date you provided to find an official hotfix blog (one of these: https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/news/23164374/). Reasons for this may include...

  • The input date isn't formatted as yyyy-mm-dd.
  • The date doesn't match the one on the blog.
  • The date is in April–June 2015 or March–May 2016. See Template:HotfixBlog for details.
  • The date is missing from Module:HotfixBlog/data. If your date is correct but isn't present in the data table, you can request it by leaving a link to the relevant blog on the talk page.
OR:
  • The hotfix wasn't documented in a hotfix blog; it may have been documented elsewhere, or not at all. In this case, insert "|doc=" to prevent the template from searching for a blog.