Welcome back!

Sign in or create an account to enjoy GINX perks, enter competitions and access exclusive features.

GINX TV > News > World of Warcraft

In World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, most NPCs will finally acknowledge your presence

NPCs in World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, will turn their heads towards the player at a certain distance
In World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, most NPCs will finally acknowledge your presence

When running around in the World...of Warcraft, do you sometimes feel as if your character's presence isn't felt? Maybe tall NPCs simply don't see your Gnome or Goblin character? Well, don't worry, things will get better in World of Warcraft: Shadowlands.

In the upcoming expansion, NPCs will now turn their heads towards the player, finally acknowledging the existence of someone who has save Azeroth more times than players killed Gammon in Ogrimar. It's about time...

Some NPCs have already acknowledged the presence of players, especially those in the Garrison from Warlords of Draenor. However, in the World of Warcraft: Shadowlands alpha, Wowhead found that most NPCs, even those from previous expansions, will now turn their heads towards the player.

This isn't the biggest change ever, but it is great to see Blizzard still adding these little, quality changes with each expansion, instead of just pushing out new content. Back in Legion, for example, a similar feature was added to player characters.

While most NPCs will now turn their head towards players when players come close to them, not all NPCs will, at least, not in the Shadowlands alpha. Some NPCs simply don't have models which support animation in their heads. 

Maybe, just maybe, Blizzard will also update the stiff-neck NPCs before Shadowlands releases later this year.

The First Hour Behind The Scenes: Two Point Hospital


Check out our video below, where we dive deep into the lore of the Dragon Aspects in World of Warcraft, discussing all the leaders, their history, and some family drama!

For more World of Warcraft news, be sure to check out our dedicated section or some of our WoW Guides & Tutorials below:

Dragonflight Guides - Primal Storms Event| Content Roadmap| Play On Steam Deck| Raid Schedule| Dracthyr Evoker Class| Dragon Isles Zones| Max Level & Progression Path| Crafting Orders| Dragonriding| Editions & Bonuses|Dracthyr Evoker|Twitch Drops & Rewards|Maintenance Schedule US & EU|Check Server Status|Performance & Stuttering Fix|DPS Tier List|Mythic+ Affix Rotation Season 1|Reset Talents | Transfer Aborted & World Down Issues | Tangled Dreamweaver Mount | Stuck on Loading Screen Error Fix | Vault of the Incarnates Loot | Wrathion or Sabellian?

Dragonflight Tier Lists - Best DPS Class & Build | Best Healer Class & Build | Best Tank Class & Build

Dungeon Guides - Nokhud Offensive | Neltharus | The Azure Vault | Brackenhide Hollow | Ruby Life Pools

WotLK Classic Guides - Best Death Knight Builds| Retribution Paladin PVE| Herbalism Leveling| PvE Beast Mastery Hunter DPS| Shadows of Doom| Cold Weather Flying| Fire Mage PvE| Flying Carpet 

Holiday Events - Hallow's End| Feast of Winter Veil  

Featured image courtesy of Blizzard.