As most of you know, the deployment of the 2.6.0 patch and the Necromancer has caused a few issues. These issues have also affected the new Era 8 leaderboards. Blizzard has decided to wipe these as the hotfix also hits the servers.
Even so, we anticipated that some bugs would make it into the live game, so we prepared a few safety nets:
- End the previous Era before the patch went live to preserve everyone’s hard work in that Era’s leaderboards
- Delay the start of Season 11 to provide ample time to fix issues that pop up post-patch launch
With recent reports from players, we have since verified and prepared hotfixes for the remaining issues which would impact the upcoming Season 11 leaderboards. Unfortunately, some of these have affected the new Era leaderboards which began last Tuesday. As such, we will be wiping these leaderboards to provide a clean slate for everyone that is hopefully bug-free.
Additionally, we have been looking at underperforming items including Set items, and will adjust these accordingly. This includes a change to the Bones of Rathma six-piece set bonus based on player feedback. With this, players will only need to have four Skeletal Mages active to receive the full 2500% damage bonus. You can still summon up to ten mages at a time.
We care about the integrity of the Leaderboards and will continue to make changes as needed to ensure that the upcoming Season provides a fun and memorable experience for everyone. Thanks for your understanding, and we’ll see you in S11.9