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:
Bug FixesFixed an issue that caused some sources of bonus Experience to be added together prior to being multiplied by other Experience bonuses rather than being multiplicativeFixed an issue that prevented some players from receiving the BlizzCon 2014 cosmetic items
CLASSESSkill Rune – Dust DevilsReduced the visual noise caused by these tornadoes
MonkBug FixesFixed an issue that prevented Channeling Pylon from removing the cost of Dashing Strike with the Raiment of a Thousand Storms set equipped
ITEMSFixed an issue that prevented belts from being able to roll bonus Armor as an affixFixed an issue that could sometimes prevent Locust Swarm from refreshing the duration of the Zunimassa’s (6) Set bonusFixed an issue that allowed players to equip and use unidentified Legendary Potions
MONSTERSFixed an issue that prevented Josh Mosqueira (the rift guardian) from dropping lootFixed an issue that allowed The Butcher and Mancarver’s spear attack to be reflected, or slowedFixed an issue that prevented players with Illusory Boots equipped from passing through walls created by Orlash
USER INTERFACEThe recently added social button will now display how many friends you have online and any clan or communities notifications
Bug FixesFixed an issue that prevented the Greater Rift Completion screen from being closed using the Close All Windows hotkeySeasonal 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!