The Diablo 4 pre-season patch was a little bit of a catastrophe. Whereas it did convey the early Season of the Evil content material to the sport, a lot of that pleasure was sucked away due to what patch 1.1 did to the sport.
Whereas it is common for giant patches that kick off new seasons to characteristic sweeping adjustments to the meta, this one was a bit an excessive amount of for the younger recreation. Blizzard flattened XP acquire (making grind slower), nerfed all courses, plugged some energy leveling holes that teams relied on, lowered the effectiveness of some crutch stats whereas providing no options, simply to call a number of.
It induced a firestorm of criticism that Blizzard needed to host an emergency dwell stream to answer the suggestions. Whereas the chat was fairly optimistic, the developer wasn’t able to again down on any of the most important adjustments in patch 1.1. As an alternative, we bought a small hotfix that made Nightmare Dungeons extra bearable and stuck some bugs.
However the developer has promised to alter his total patching strategy, beginning with the subsequent one – the 1.1.1 replace. This subsequent patch is scheduled for the subsequent two weeks. As an alternative of releasing patch notes after the patch is launched, Blizzard will share the notes on Friday, a number of days earlier than its launch.
Patch 1.1.1 would be the first to get Diablo 4 again on monitor. Warlocks can have boosted a few of their least used legendary skins, adopted by barbarians. Whereas this will likely not clear up all the issues the beleaguered class has been affected by, it’s actually a begin.
The density of monsters in endgame actions, a scorching subject amongst gamers, is on the rise. Particularly, you’ll come throughout bigger teams of monsters in Nightmare Dungeons and Helltide occasions. This could make leveling up simpler, particularly now that Nightmare Dungeons are a lot much less grueling.
Talking of the grind, Blizzard mentioned it is seeking to improve XP bonuses to clean the journey from stage 50 to 100, however did not say whether or not or not these will make it into patch 1.1.1, or how large of a lift gamers can anticipate.
What we I’m certainly coming in 1.1.1 is a brand new inventory tab, which is not a lot, however once more it is a step in the correct route. Elixir accumulation has additionally been elevated, one other small change that helps with stock/stash administration.
Additionally excellent news is a lower to the price of gold for re-speccing, with Blizzard promising a 40% discount. Extra particulars on the adjustments 1.1.1 will convey to the sport will likely be mentioned within the subsequent livestream.
The Bonfire Chat on Friday July 28 will likely be live-streamed on Twitch and YouTube as common and can kick off at 11am PT / 2pm ET / 7pm BST.
The patch itself ought to arrive a couple of week later, so within the first week of August. Different patches are additionally within the works for the primary season.