Diablo 3 Patch 2.2.0 Hotfix Update 16 April


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Diablo 3 Patch 2.2.0 Hotfix Update 16 April

Hotfixes have gone live tonight to fix some minor issues and the critical Blood Thief exploit. (Details about that here.)


  • Fixing an issue where some players are not able to access their BlizzCon 2014 transmogrification appearances

  • Fixing an issue where stash tabs purchased during a Season are not rolling over to your non-Seasonal stash once the Season ends


  • Fixed an issue where the Gelatinous Sire would occasionally fail to split (4/16)

  • Fixed a bug which caused Blood Thief goblins in multiplayer games to drop more Blood Shards than intended (4/16)

  • The "Wortham Survivors" bounty has been disabled (4/16)
    • This bounty cannot always be completed and we will be addressing this issue in a later patch

    • The Gelatinous Sire fix is not perfect, and players are reporting occasional mega-splitting, with literally dozens of Gelatinous Spawn splitting off, each of which drop loot as normal.

      This is resulting in some giant heaps of goodies, with half a dozen or more legendary items fountaining from the chaos. Presumably this hotfix will be hotfixed to limit the total Spawn to the half dozen or so intended.

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Diabloii.Net Member

is u seriousnessz, ...?!

blood shards are the reason they are called blood goblins, because a goblin in shards should bleed dry!
i mean, it's 95% not like as if MOAR blood shards impress kadala in any way :(

alas, blizzard, what are the odds?



Diabloii.Net Member
Uhm... it seems weird that this website doesn't talk about it, but this hotfix fixed an exploit that people abused massively and Blizzard even perma-banned users for it ... something nearly unheard of in D3.
It's what all the buzz was about in the forums today, end of the world the season is over kinda stuff (like every season).

You will not get less Blood Shards from Blood Thiefs than before - there is no change at all if you didn't exploit (which based of your comment you didn't, as you weren't aware of it) :)


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And I'll add, to measure what the exploit realy is, that you will also find links toward character sheets where people found several hundred thousands shards (x00.000) within one week after the beginning of S3.