PTR Patch 2.2.1 Now Live + Community Buff


Patch 2.2.1 is now live on the PTR for testing. There are minimal feature changes in this patch; it’s mostly about performance improvements, so to encourage more players to test it Blizzard has turned on the +2000% legendary drop rate buff.

Can we can easily be bought with shiny candy? Yes, we can easily be bought with shiny candy.

Originally this patch was not going to require a significant amount of testing as it would have had a relatively small impact for the Americas, Europe, and Asia regions. Earlier today, though, we implemented a number of server performance optimizations that we believe would benefit from additional testing. To facilitate stress testing, we’re going to implement the 2000% increase to the Legendary Item Drop Rate again on the PTR.

Currently, we still do not plan on opening up the PTR Feedback or PTR Bug Report forums, since most of these changes will have no noticeable impact on your gameplay. That said, if you encounter a bug while on the PTR then please feel free to leave a comment about it on the PTR patch notes.

Click through for the patch notes, which are brief and contain no gameplay changes, other than some bug fixes.

PTR Patch 2.2.1 Now Live + Community Buff:

GENERAL

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that caused some sources of bonus Experience to be added together prior to being multiplied by other Experience bonuses rather than being multiplicative
  • Fixed an issue that prevented some players from receiving the BlizzCon 2014 cosmetic items
  • CLASSES
    Barbarian
    Whirlwind

  • Skill Rune – Dust Devils
  • Reduced the visual noise caused by these tornadoes
  • Monk

  • Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue that prevented Channeling Pylon from removing the cost of Dashing Strike with the Raiment of a Thousand Storms set equipped
  • ITEMS
    Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that prevented belts from being able to roll bonus Armor as an affix
  • Fixed an issue that could sometimes prevent Locust Swarm from refreshing the duration of the Zunimassa’s (6) Set bonus
  • Fixed an issue that allowed players to equip and use unidentified Legendary Potions
  • MONSTERS
    Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that prevented Josh Mosqueira (the rift guardian) from dropping loot
  • Fixed an issue that allowed The Butcher and Mancarver’s spear attack to be reflected, or slowed
  • Fixed an issue that prevented players with Illusory Boots equipped from passing through walls created by Orlash
  • USER INTERFACE

  • The recently added social button will now display how many friends you have online and any clan or communities notifications
  • Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that prevented the Greater Rift Completion screen from being closed using the Close All Windows hotkey
  • Seasonal tabs will no longer incorrectly show up on the Achievement and Leaderboard screens when no season is active
  • Here’s where I make a joke about this patch being worth testing just to enjoy the GRift popup blocker… except it’s not a joke!

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    1. Yay….a ptr patch…

    2. bleh.. just release the patch, the so called buff just makes frozen que times and u are never able to enter t6 games or host your own anyway 🙁 and after 20min u get logged out as always… so waste of time.

    3. The item on potions confirms that items are rolled at drop time and not identification time. I saw this also when I picked up an unidentified set item and dinged the “complete set” seasonal achievement.

      • Of course item type is always determined on drop, it’s properties are rolled on id. That’s why you can tell the item by it’s graphics.

        • an item’s properties are also rolled on drop

        • Sorry for the stupid comment. I wanted to cancel it but the server was too fast (always fast to accept a post but slow to display it). Of course the item is computed at drop. We can see it since the art work of the item let us know what it is…
          I found it funny however that the achievement ding before the identification. Same for “leveling x gem to at least y” which let us know that the leveling worked or failed before it is told by Urshi.

    4. Wee time to play my other chars. With the PTR buff its pretty much the only time I actually get full sets for them.

      I hope we get a neat buff next week when D3 reaches its 3rd anniversary.

    5. Where’s the hot fix for
      – fixed an issue that was not allowing an Ancient Furnace from dropping??????

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