No word from Blizzard on how long it will be active, but here’s the official announcement. PTR Community Buff Returns:
This buff was reactivated on July 13 at 5:00 p.m. PDT. Happy testing!
The buff turned back on while I was playing, and ironically I was doing some Grifts to get my 2nd LGem leveled up. So I didn’t notice the change at first, except I started to wonder why I was gaining so many levels so quickly, and why the Guardians were dropping so big. That and the suddenly full screen clan chat legendary item find tipped me off soon enough…
I would like the record to state that I’d reached P170 and cleared up to GR38 (in under 10m) in Season 4 before the mega drops turned back on, despite using Marauder’s Set (I’d found 7 items from that set and only 3 each from UE and Nat’s) with just 1 LGem (R26 Bane of Powerful) in my gear and no Pride’s Fall or Hexing Pants yet. The economy was working really well too; Goblins drop tons more mats now, and I had a nice balance between white/blue/yellow mats, and wasn’t even bottlenecked on Souls. More on that later.