No Diablo 3 Beta Patch Before the Weekend


Update: It has been confirmed that they will be delaying the patch to either Saturday or Sunday.

To ensure that all systems and changes included in Beta Patch 13 are working properly, we’ve decided to take some extra time to continue internal testing. As a result, we will not be releasing Beta Patch 13 today. We will, however, be working through the weekend and look forward to delivering the patch on either Saturday or Sunday.

Thank you for your patience! Should any changes to this schedule occur, we’ll be sure

to provide an update in this thread.

True to the pattern of recent patches for the DiabloWikiDiablo 3 Beta, Patch 13 may be delayed until next week. Dates are never promised, but that doesn’t prevent the community from getting their hopes up yet again. This isn’t to say that the next patch has no chance of launching today, it’s just very unlikely with the following tweet:

@Bashiok Is the new patch still on track for release “Before the Weekend”?

We’re trying… maybe.

The previous 3 patches have all been delayed by a minimum of 6 hours, so it is no real surprise that this patch will be delayed as well. It will certainly be a pleasant surprise if it still goes live before the weekend.

As a small recap: fans speculate that this patch will include runestone/skill changes, the newly implemented chat lobby, the recently announced DiabloWikiauction house changes, and tuning for the DiabloWikiDemon Hunter or other heroes.

With a laundry list of changes that long, there is little wonder as to why it might be delayed

DISCLAIMER: Not all of these changes are promised in the next patch, and are purely speculative.

The changes to the Beta Auction House that we’re talking about here are not tied to
Diablo III Beta patch 13. The two may not be going live at the same time.

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  1. I was gonna make a delay joke, but screw it. Yeah, it’s been that long.

  2. This is backwards. News should be posted when blizzard DOES do something on schedule.

  3. “The changes to the Beta Auction House that we’re talking about here are not tied to Diablo III Beta patch 13. The two may not be going live at the same time.” said Kaivax in a blue 2 hours ago…
                                   

  4. The use of \soon\ and \maybe\ is apparently an art form perfected by blizzard employees.

  5. well, Monday is a holiday here in the United States. 
    So that means most people take a 3 day vacation. 
    Granted, holidays may be cancelled at Blizzard at this point, but I didn’t expect to see a patch.

  6. He never said WHICH weekend. 

  7. Don’t they normally tell if a patch is delayed? Or do they just let the weekend go in silence.

  8. It’s funny ’cause it’s true!

  9. You know things are going bad when people stop waiting for the release date and start waiting anxious for patches!!
    They really know how to hit the main nerve!
     

  10. If any other company would keep breaking “promises” like this they’d have a leaving clientel before them.

  11. You’d think Blizzard would learn at some point.  Between Starcraft 2 and Diablo 3, there has to be at least two dozen occasions where they’ve done this.  Every time they get their fanbase’s hopes up, and then seem all perplexed at the backlash since they didn’t actually type out the words ‘promise’ in their announcements.

    Just ugh.

  12. @Nizaris: I searched the stupid forum for ten minutes now, looking for Kaivax´ post. Couldn´t find it anymore.
    The search option yields no result when I type “Kaivax”. Lol. Sorry Nizaris. All I can say is I found it on the
    official forum and copy/pasted it here. *shrugs*
     

  13. Oh look, another window missed by blizzard, what a surprise!

  14. http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/4063168234?page=9#164
    “To ensure that all systems and changes included in Beta Patch 13 are working properly, we’ve decided to take some extra time to continue internal testing. As a result, we will not be releasing Beta Patch 13 today. We will, however, be working through the weekend and look forward to delivering the patch on either Saturday or Sunday.

    Thank you for your patience! Should any changes to this schedule occur, we’ll be sure to provide an update in this thread.”

    yep.. nope

  15. Not today. They just posed on the forums that it might be Sat or Sun. 

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