Diablo 3 Beta Patch Today + Patch Notes


Blizzard CM Lylirra has posted to say that the Diablo 3 beta servers are down for patching. Seems their own ETA was met. /Achievement earned.

We’re in the process of bringing down the Diablo III test server to deploy a patch and wipe all characters to continue the testing process. We anticipate the downtime to last until approximately 10:30 p.m. PDT.

Source: Blues: IncGamers

Thanks to Celox, Ratamahatta, XxDEADxX for being the promptest news-sniffer-mailer-inners.


Update: JumpyMonkey has posted the list of ‘Current Issues with Patch 5‘ from Blizzard, and discussion is ongoing.

The full patch notes:

Here is the list of known issues in Beta 5. This is by no means a complete list, but covers several of the general issues player will encounter or find during their testing.

Issues that occur in specific places are notated with “Act – Level Area”. The level area is the name of the location you are in. It is displayed above your minimap.

General

Experience Shrines are now granting the 25% EXP buff.

Battle.net
Clicking on “Remember Account” will now remember your account if you log out of Battle.net.

Several issues with the Auction House have now been resolved. Purchase away!

Classes

Demon Hunter

Several skills will now display elemental damage effects if the player is using an elemental weapon.

The Demon Hunter should no longer say “out of Discipline” when she is out of Hatred, and vice versa.

Fan of Knives will now be buffed by increased attack speed effects.

Monk

The player should no longer get stuck when casting and holding down Dashing Strike.

Environment

General
Shrines and health wells should now appear on the minimap.

New Tristram
The door to Cain’s house will now open correctly. A portal no longer appears on top of it.

Cathedral
Bookshelves have had several bug fixes. Loot from bookshelves should no longer drop on the level above the player. Clicking on a bookshelf will no longer attempt to path your player up staircases. Loot from bookshelves should no longer appear beneath players’ feet in multiplayer games.

Items

General

Rare items should now be correctly named.

Crafting an item with a full inventory will now drop the crafted item onto the ground.

Monsters

General

Fixed a bug where “!!Missing!!” would be displayed in the chat log if a player was killed by a Hydra spawned by an Arcane-affix monster.

The volume of monster and quest lore has been adjusted to match the volume NPC dialogue.

Quests

General

Pressing ESC and clicking “Yes” during a cutscene will now cancel the cutscene.

A quest bang should no longer appear on the minimap where the Blacksmith is located in New Tristram.

The Blacksmith’s anvil will no longer disappear when he is reforging Leoric’s crown.

Reign of the Skeleton King

It is no longer possible to lose control of your Templar after slaying Jondar. Previously, he would become unresponsive on the staircase near the exit of the Cathedral.

The Skeleton King boss fight event card should no longer appear when attempting to restart the fight after killing the Skeleton King.

User Interface

General

Cursor trails will no longer appear on screenshots players take using PrintScreen.

Hotkeys should no longer reset after a keybinding has been changed to “Not Set”.

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Here is the list of known issues in Beta 5. This is by no means a complete list, but covers several of the general issues player will encounter or find during their testing.

Issues that occur in specific places are notated with “Act – Level Area”. The level area is the name of the location you are in. It is displayed above your minimap.

General

There is a slim possibility for characters to use temporary VO when leveling up.

Battle.net

A lot of the Battle.net UI art is using temporary art (such as in the Friends List) that needs to be updated. In addition, many pop-ups lack an X button to close them.

The /w and /whisper commands do not work. To Whisper a player, click on the Quick Chat Menu beneath your chat log, select a player’s name, and type your message. That will Whisper the player without using the Whisper command.

Clicking on “Remember Account” does not remember your account if you exit the game. However, if you logout of the game, it now remembers your account.

Classes

Demon Hunter

NOTE: Many of these Impale bugs are because of the skill’s redesign. Most, if not all, of these Impale bugs are fixed internally, they just did not make it into this Beta patch.

Impale has been given a new graphical effect. It is now a thrown knife instead of a bow shot. The tooltip’s damage numbers are correct, but the description of the skill is incorrect.

Impale’s skill icon does match current functionality of the skill.

Impale has a chance to miss targets when fired on an incline.

Impale requires a bow to be used even though it is no longer a bow skill.

Using Rapid Fire after running out of Hatred will play the animation of the skill but not shoot any projectiles. In addition, holding down Rapid Fire and running out of Hatred will not start the skill up again when your Hatred regenerates.

Wizard

No sound effect is played when Magic Weapon is cast.

Monsters

Explosions generated by enemies with the Mortar affix show up as giant pink squares. These textures are temporary art.

The lore entry for the Skeleton still will not play its voice over. The lore entry itself shows up correctly in your Journal.

Quests

Act 1 – Defiled Crypt: The Matriarch’s Bones event cannot be completed if players click two funerary urns simultaneously during the quest “A Shattered Crown : Search for Leoric’s Crown in the Cemetery of the Forsaken”.

Act 1 – Cathedral Level 3: The Templar does not speak when you locate his stolen items during the quest “Reign of the Black King : Find the Warrior’s stolen arms and armor”.

Act 1 – Cathedral Level 3: It is possible for the Templar to use temporary VO during the quest “Reign of the Black King : Find the Warrior’s stolen arms and armor”. The Templar will sound like a robot if this happens.

Act 1 – The Hidden Cellar: The lore journal “Adria’s Journal” is using temporary VO. Adria will sound like a robot as well.

Compatibility

We are aware of issues affecting nVidia Optimus users.

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  1. well, kinda met.. didn’t they say this afternoon?
    *crosses fingers for key*

  2. So… when would I get a key if they were sending them out…?

  3. My feeling was right!  Can’t wait to play with the changes.

  4. Can we hope that this will be the last tweak for their “system testing” before they do their final spit shine and actually RELEASE THE GODDAMN FRACKING GAME !!!!!!!!  oooooookay. sorry. i need to take a walk now.

  5. I am waiting for them to meet the “send Kyndig a beta invite” achievement.

  6. If I get a key I won’t be buying Skyrim next week.

  7. Welp, looks like I was wrong about “tomorrow” meaning “much, much later” YAY!

  8. Why did they have to change impale to a thrown knife… that just sounds boring compared to the old mini explosion coming off your crossbow visual effect… 🙁

  9. “Act 1 – The Hidden Cellar: The lore journal “Adria’s Journal” is using temporary VO. Adria will sound like a robot as well.”

    Hmmm.

  10. It’s funny when the known issues is nearly the same length as the fixed issues. haha.

  11. i mean it doesnt really matter, since the game hasnt even been released yet, there’ll be a LOT more patches in the future, but theres something i just dont get

    with the wizard clearly being the strongest class in the beta and in the lvl 60pvp demo at blizzcon as well, and the witch doctor close second, i’m wondering why these two (especially the wizard) havent been nerfed ??

    i mean, the barbarian nerf, cmon.. really?
    battle rage 20% (instead of 30%) – ok

    but this…

    “The Barbarian’s Fury Generators have received a tuning pass. Bash, Cleave, and Frenzy now generate more Fury whereas the other Fury Generators now generate less.”

    really? its nice that those 3 generate more fury now, but these skills are almost completely useless in pvp, so now overall you’ll end up having less/much less fury in pvp, i dont really get this change
    and again, such significant changes.. to the barb? really?
    take a look at the fucking wizard

    and dh from 150 to 125? ehh..
    those little buffs wont be helping to make the DH anywhere near as good as the wizard etc…

    well, there’ll be a lot more patches, so w/e

  12. “Crafting an item with a full inventory will now drop the crafted item onto the ground.” Hopefully you will be he only one able to see/pick it up. Wouldn’t it be better to just not allow you to craft more if the inventory is full.

  13. its pretty pathetic Im an active D2 player I still play almost everyday a true fan and I wont get to play the beta.

  14. “Wizard – No sound effect is played when Magic Weapon is cast.”

    If you make a skill, and no one uses it, does it make a sound..? We have the answer at last! 

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