Diablo 3 Beta Patches




December 17, 2013

Blizzard on Diablo 3 PTR and Reaper of Souls Beta Known Issues

The Diablo 3 Patch 2.0 came to the PTR this weekend with the delightful “load testing” that has now been completed. The Patch on the PTR is the future of Diablo 3, but it’s not Reaper of Souls, a distinction that was confusing to many, to judge by all of the “why can’t I play a Crusader/level to 70?” questions that appeared on the forums. We linked it last week, but do look over Blizzard’s FAQ on the contents of the PTR vs. RoS. (Though it’s a bit confusing, with talk about level 70 items and monsters in the PTR section.)

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December 14, 2013

Reaper of Souls and D3 PTR Hotfixes List

Blizzard has posted lists of hotfixes already made (and coming soon) to the Reaper of Souls beta and the Diablo 3 PTR. These are all related to various bugs that must be stomped out for the greater good, and there are plenty for the stomping: I had a number of crashes and other issues I’d never seen before playing RoS after the patch, though there was a lot of added content as well, hence more opportunities for things to break.

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January 16, 2013

Diablo 3 PvP: Dueling Day One

Diablo 3 PvP was available on the PTR as soon as the v1.07 patch went live for testing, and plenty of fans leapt in and had a shot. Just one shot, quite often, since the system seems to be functionally-identical to PvM, but pointed at each other. There are no allowances made or balances included, and battles are fast and lethal, with the irresistible force of 500,000 DPS attacks meeting the very moveable object of 50,000 hps characters, fast-hitting stun lock skills that can’t be escaped, game-breaking insta-kill builds, and more.

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