Blizzard has started using hotfixes more and more over the years and are now becoming a vital part of WoW's architecture.
As such, sites like MMO-Champion and Wowhead rely on the submissions of user data to fill their databases.
Support for hotfixes is added throughout as well, but to keep the data up to date I need a good amount of users regularly uploading hotfixes.

This is where you can help! I've put together an application that keeps an eye on WoW's hotfix file and uploads it after you close WoW. These files do not contain personal information or anything like that.

How to install/run the uploader:

  1. Download this zip (version
  2. Extract it in a place it can safely stay (no installer... yet)
  3. Run WoWTools.Uploader.exe once to configure it
  4. Enter your personal API token: You need to log in to to retrieve your personal API token!, if you don't fill this in the uploader will give 'Unauthorized' errors!
    Your UserID will be saved with the uploaded hotfix file to identify users sending in malformed/private server hotfixes. This is hopefully a temporary measure and only I can map user IDs to users.
  5. Enter your WoW directory if it's not already filled in
  6. Press check to check if the directory is correct
  7. Press Save, the app will restart and move to tray
Bug reports/feature requests are very welcome via the regular channels listed at the bottom of the FAQ, I've only tested the application with a handful of people so there might still be issues.

The hotfix uploader is open-source and can be found on GitHub.