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Diablo 3 Patch 2.1 is Live on the PTR + Patch Notes

Posted 26 Jun 2014 by

patch 2.1 notesThe big patch is a go, and you can download the PTR client now and try out most of the new stuff. You need to download the entire client, almost like installing a second version of Diablo 3, and once you’re on the PTR you can copy your characters over from any live realm. Here’s Blizzard’s tutorial:

Step 1: Create a PTR account. To create a PTR account, log in to Battle.net Account Management and double-click on your Diablo III game license; this will bring you to the game management page. On this page, click “Create a PTR account.”

If you’ve participated in any previous Diablo III PTR (including the Reaper of Souls beta), the “Create PTR account” button may not appear. This is because you’ve already created a PTR account and can therefore skip this step.

Step 2: Once you have created a PTR account, installed the Battle.net desktop, and logged in with your Battle.net credentials, select “Diablo III” from the main menu on the left-hand side of the application.

Step 3: On the Diablo III screen, there is a drop-down menu right above the “Play” button (note that this may say “Install” if you do not have Diablo III currently installed). Select “PTR: Diablo III” from this drop-down menu before proceeding.

Step 4: You should now have the option to install and play the patch 2.1.0 PTR.

The patch notes are extensive, and can be seen below.

PTR PATCH 2.1.0 – v2.1.0.25014

New Feature: Seasons

Seasons are an optional, recurring game mode that offers players the opportunity to periodically start fresh, leveling Normal or Hardcore characters from scratch without gold, resources, or previously earned Paragon experience. Similar to the separation between Normal and Hardcore game modes, Seasonal characters will have their own shared stash and artisan progression as well. Any items, gold, or Paragon experience earned during a Season will be rolled over to a player’s non-Seasonal characters once the Season concludes.

Seasons offer unique rewards and new challenges for players, including new Legendaries, an exclusive Transmogrification set only available to those who compete in each Season, and new achievements called Conquests. Progress within a given Season will be tracked in our new Leaderboard system.

To learn more about Seasons, click here.

Please note that Seasons are not yet available for testing on the PTR. This feature will be enabled at a later date.

New Feature: Greater Rifts
Formerly referred to as Tiered Rifts, Greater Rifts are a special type of timed Nephalem Rift. There are an infinite number of Greater Rift levels, and each Greater Rift level will be progressively more difficult than the last.

Completing a Greater Rift within its alloted time will allow players to progress to the next level (and if your time is exceptionally good, you may even skip multiple levels at once). Players can continue progressing through Greater Rift levels so along as they complete the Rift before its timer expires. Once a timer expires, players will reach the end of their current Greater Rift journey and their best results will be tracked in our new Leaderboard system.

To learn more about Greater Rifts, click here.

New Feature: Leaderboards
With the addition of Seasons and Greater Rifts, we want to provide players with a way to measure their progress within each of those environments. To do so, we’ve created Leaderboards.

Leaderboards will track a variety of competitive player data including Greater Rifts clear times, Seasonal achievement point totals, and Seasonal Conquest completion ranking across several different game styles. Designed to be informative and detailed, Leaderboards will also allow you to compare your progress to that of players within your gameplay region, on your friends list, and in your clan roster.

To learn more about Leaderboards, click here.

New Feature: The Cesspools
In patch 2.1.0 and moving forward, players will now have a chance to spawn a new level environement while in a Nephalem Rift or Greater Rift: The Cesspools.

Originally designed as the sewers of Westmarch, we weren’t quite able to include the Cesspools in the list of playable environments in Reaper of Souls by the time the expansion launched. Still, we loved the look and feel of this festering, dank underworld and have spent some time polishing it up for use in Nephalem Rifts and Greater Rifts. We hope you enjoy this new randomized landscape!

To learn more about the Cesspools, click here.

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GENERAL

* An additional Stash Tab is now available for all players with Reaper of Souls
* Players will now be disconnected from Diablo III upon being inactive for 30 minutes while outside of a game

Healing Changes
* The amount of Life restored by Health Globes from Rare monsters has been reduced from 30% to 15%
* The amount of Life restored by Health Globes from Champion and Minion monsters has been reduced from 20% to 15%
* The amount of Life Regeneration and Life On Hit granted by items has been increased
** These changes apply to all items from level 1 to 70
** These changes are retroactive and will apply to existing gear

CLASSES

Made a number of improvements to the AI of several pets:
* Pets that belong to other players will now be less visible
* Fixed a number of issues which could sometimes cause pets to not attack a nearby enemy or stand still and stop attacking the enemy they were currently attacking
** Pets affected by these improvements include:
*** Call of the Ancients
*** Companion
*** Fetish Army
*** Gargantuan
*** Mystic Ally
*** Phalanx
*** Zombie Dogs

Barbarian
* Active Skills
** Call of the Ancients
*** Ancients should now more reliably hit moving targets
*** Korlic’s Furious Charge ability now deals damage to enemies he passes through
*** Mawdawc’s Seismic Slam ability now has a small knock up effect instead of the knock back

Skill Rune – Duty to the Clan
* Has been redesigned
** Enemies hit are now chilled reducing Movement Speed by 30% for 2 seconds
** Chilled enemies have a 10% increased chance to be critically hit
*** Damage type changed from Physical to Cold
** Bug Fixes
*** Fixed an issue that could sometimes cause the ancients to never use their bonus abilities
*** Fixed an issue that allowed the Ancients to snapshot attack speed when summoned

Cleave
* Damage area has been increased from 120 to 180 degrees to more closely match the visual
** Skill Rune – Gathering Storm
*** Has been redesigned
*** Now Chills all enemies hit and causes them to take 10% increased damage from all sources for 3 seconds
*** Damage type changed from Physical to Cold

Earthquake
* Weapon damage increased from 2600% to 4200%
** Skill Rune – Giant’s Stride
** Secondary tremor weapon damage increased from 160% to 200%
* Skill Rune – Molten Fury
** Weapon damage increased from 4500% to 5100%

Furious Charge
* Weapon damage increased from 360% to 540%
** Skill Rune – Battering Ram
*** Weapon damage increased from 760% to 900%

* Skill Rune – Bull Rush
** The stun has been replaced with a freeze
*** Damage type changed from Physical to Cold
* Skill Rune – Dreadnought
** Damage type changed from Physical to Lightning

Ignore Pain
* Now grants immunity to all crowd control effects while active

* Skill Rune – Bravado
** Has been redesigned
*** Now increases your run speed by 40% and knocks back enemies as you run

* Skill Rune – Contempt for Weakness
** Has been redesigned
*** Now instantly heals you for 35% of your maximum Life

Rend
* Skill Rune – Mutilate
** Has been redesigned
*** Now causes enemies Chilled by Rend to take 10% increased damage from all sources

Seismic Slam
* Will now lock on to an enemy you targeted with your mouse if you hold down the button

Rend
* Weapon damage increased from 1000% to 1100% over 5 seconds

* Skill Rune – Lacerate
** Damage type changed from Physical to Lightning

* Skill Rune – Mutilate
** Damage type changed from Physical to Cold

* Skill Rune – Ravage
** Damage type changed from Physical to Fire

Wrath of the Berserker
* Skill Rune – Slaughter
** Damage caused by this rune can now trigger procs

Crusader

Active Skills
* Phalanx
* Avatar run speed increased from 100% to 200%

* Skill Rune – Bowmen
** Bug Fixes
*** Fixed an issue that caused the Bowmen to stop attacking when an enemy was in range, but out of line of sight

Demon Hunter

* Dexterity no longer grants Dodge chance
* Dexterity now grants 1 Armor per point

Active Skills
* Cluster Arrow
** Skill Rune – Maelstrom
** Tendril weapon damage increased from 220% to 450%
*** Damage type changed from Physical to Cold

* Skill Rune – Shooting Stars
** Rocket weapon damage increased from 400% to 600%

Companion
* Skill Rune – Boar Companion
** Now cleaves enemies in front of him

Entangling Shot
* Skill Rune – Chain Gang
** Damage type changed from Poison to Physical

Impale
* Weapon damage increased from 620% to 750%

* Skill Rune – Chemical Burn
** Weapon damage increased from 220% to 500% over 2 seconds

* Skill Rune – Grievous Wounds
** Additional damage on Critical Hit increased from 130% to 330%

* Skill Rune – Impact
** Stun chance increased from 50% to 100%

* Skill Rune – Overpenetration
** Damage type changed from Poison to Cold

Multishot
* Skill Rune – Arsenal
** Rocket weapon damage increased from 160% to 300%

Preparation
* Skill Rune – Punishment
** The Discipline cost has been removed
*** Now has a 20 second cooldown

Rain of Vengeance
* Weapon damage increased from 1250% to 1500% over 5 seconds

* Skill Rune – Anathema
** Weapon damage increased from 5400% to 5800% over 5 seconds

* Skill Rune – Dark Cloud
** Weapon damage increased from 2650% to 3500% over 8 seconds

* Skill Rune – Flying Strike
** Weapon damage increased from 3200% to 3800% over 5 seconds
*** Damage type changed from Physical to Cold

* Skill Rune – Shade
** Weapon damage increased from 2400% to 2800% over 5 seconds

* Sill Rune – Stampede
** Weapon damage increased from 4200% to 4600% over 6 seconds

Rapid Fire
* Weapon damage increased from 525% to 685%

* Skill Rune – Bombardment
** Weapon damage increased from 465% to 545%

* Skill Rune – High Velocity
** Pierce chance increased from 40% to 50%
*** Damage type changed from Poison to Lightning

* Skill Rune – Web Shot
** Slow duration increased from 1 to 2 seconds

Sentry
* Weapon damage increased from 200% to 280%
** Skill Rune – Chain of Torment
*** Weapon damage increased from 240% to 300% per second

* Skill Rune – Impaling Bolt
** Damage type changed from Physical to Lightning

* Skill Rune – Spitfire Turret
** Weapon damage increased from 70% to 120%

Shadow Power
* Skill Rune – Gloom
** Damage reduction increased from 15% to 35%

* Skill Rune – Well of Darkness
** Cooldown reduced from 14 to 10 seconds

Smoke Screen
* Skill Rune – Special Recipe
** Cooldown has been removed
** Now reduces the Discipline cost to 10

Spike Trap
* Weapon damage increased from 250% to 340%
** Skill Rune – Echoing Blast
*** Weapon damage increased from 250% to 420% per explosion

* Skill Rune – Lightning Rod
** Weapon damage increased from 280% to 500%

* Skill Rune – Long Fuse
** Weapon damage increased from 300% to 520% per explosion

* Skill Rune – Sticky Trap
** Weapon damage increased from 680% to 800%

Strafe
* Weapon damage increased from 400% to 575%

* Skill Rune – Demolition
** Weapon damage increased from 340% to 400%

* Skill Rune – Emberstrafe
** Weapon damage increased from 80% to 185% over 2 seconds

* Skill Rune – Rocket Storm
* Weapon damage increased from 90% to 110%

* Skill Rune – Stinging Steel
** Extra damage on Critical Hit increased from 130% to 140%

Vault
* Skill Rune – Acrobatics
** Cooldown reduced from 8 to 6 seconds

Vengeance
* Skill Rune – From the Shadows
** Damage type changed from Poison to Cold

Passive Skills
* Awareness
** Has been redesigned
*** Now when you receive fatal damage, you instead vanish for 2 seconds and regenerate 50% of maximum life
*** This effect has a 60 second cooldown

Perfectionist
* No longer increases your Life by 10%

Monk

* Dexterity no longer grants Dodge chance
* Dexterity now grants 1 Armor per point

Active Skills
* Crippling Wave
** Weapon damage increased from 143% to 175%

* Skill Rune – Mangle
** Weapon damage increased from 216% to 265%

* Skill Rune – Rising Tide
** Spirit generated on Critical Hit increased from 4 to 6

* Skill Rune – Tsunami
** Every third hit now also Freezes enemies for 1.5 seconds

Cyclone Strike
* Skill Rune – Wall of Wind
** Has been redesigned
*** Now Freezes enemies for 1.5 seconds after pulling them in

Deadly Reach
* Weapon damage increased from 109% to 120%

* Skill Rune – Foresight
** Buff duration increased from 3 to 5 seconds

* Skill Rune – Keen Eye
** Has been removed
*** New skill rune added: “Searing Grasp”
*** Increases weapon damage dealt to 200%

* Skill Rune – Piercing Trident
** Chance to knock enemies up on the third hit increased to 100%

* Skill Rune – Scattered Blows
** Third hit weapon damage increased from 156% to 185%

* Skill Rune – Strike from Beyond
** Has been redesigned
*** Now reduces the Spirit cost of your next Spirit spender by 8% for each enemy hit by the third hit

Exploding Palm
* Weapon damage increased from 1179% to 1685% over 9 seconds

* Skill Rune – Essence Burn
** Weapon damage increased from 1623% to 2620% over 9 seconds
*** Weapon damage of the explosion DoT effect increased from 258% to 640% over 3 seconds

* Skill Rune – Impending Doom
** Weapon damage increased from 2149% to 3265% over 12 seconds

Fists of Thunder
* First and second hit weapon damage increased from 122% to 255%
* Third hit weapon damage increased from 183% to 510%

* Skill Rune – Bounding Light
** Weapon damage increased from 195% to 240%

* Skill Rune – Quickening
** Spirit generated on Critical Hit increased from 4 to 6

* Skill Rune – Static Charge
** Additional weapon damage dealt to enemies affected by Static Charge increased from 125% to 180%

* Skill Rune – Thunderclap
** Shockwave weapon damage increased from 95% to 105%

* Skill Rune – Wind Blast
** Freeze duration increased from 1 to 2 seconds

Seven-Sided Strike
* Significantly increased proc coefficient

* Skill Rune – Fulminating Onslaught
** Explosion weapon damage reduced from 977% to 877% per hit
*** Significantly increased proc coefficient

Skill Rune – Pandemonium
* Has been redesigned
** Now removes the Spirit cost and Freezes all enemies hit for 7 seconds
*** Significantly increased proc coefficient
*** Damage type changed from Physical to Cold

* Skill Rune – Sudden Assault
* Weapon damage increased from 6477% to 8285%
** Damage type changed from Physical to Lightning
*** Significantly increased proc coefficient

* Skill Rune – Sustained Attack
** Cooldown reduced from 17 to 14 seconds
*** Significantly increased proc coefficient

Sweeping Wind
* Weapon damage increased from 30% to 60% per stack

* Skill Rune – Blade Storm
** Weapon damage increased from 40% to 85% per stack

* Skill Rune – Cyclone
** Tornado weapon damage increased from 23% to 35%

* Skill Rune – Master of Wind
** Has been redesigned
*** Enemies damaged by Sweeping Wind for 3 consecutive seconds while the vortex is at 3 stacks will now be Frozen for 2 seconds
*** Enemies cannot be Frozen by Sweeping Wind more than once every 3 seconds

Tempest Rush
* Weapon damage increased from 240% to 260

* Skill Rune – Northern Breeze
** Weapon damage increased from 285% to 310%

Wave of Light
* Skill Rune – Numbing Light
** Has been removed

* New skill rune added: “Shattering Light”
** Frozen targets have a 20% increased chance to be critically hit by Wave of Light

* Skill Rune – Wall of Light
** Now has a 40% chance to stun enemies
*** Removed knockback

Way of the Hundred Fists
* Weapon damage increased from 192% to 220%
** Removed the target cap on the third hit

* Skill Rune – Hands of Lightning
** Weapon damage increased from 429% to 490%

* Skill Rune – Spirited Salvo
** Has been removed
*** New skill rune added: “Assimilation”
*** Each enemy hit by the third hit increased your damage by 5%

* Skill Rune – Windforce Flurry
** Wave of wind weapon damage increased from 191% to 285%

Passive Skills
* One With Everything
** Has been removed
*** New passive added: “Harmony”
*** 30% of your single elemental resistances from items instead increases your resistance to all elements

Provocation
* Has been removed
** New passive added: “Determination”
*** Your damage is increased by 4% for each enemy within 12 yards of you up to a maximum of 20%

* Relentless Assault
** New passive skill
*** Available at Level 30
*** You deal 20% more damage to enemies that are Blind, Frozen, or Stunned

Seize the Initiative
* Has been removed
** Will be replaced by another passive skill in the future

Witch Doctor

* The collision boxes for the following pets have had their radii reduced
** Zombie Dogs
** Gargantuan
** Fetishes

Active Skills
* Corpse Spiders
** Weapon damage increased from 324% to 576%

* Skill Rune – Blazing Spiders
** Weapon damage increased from 400% to 700%

* Skill Rune – Leaping Spiders
** Weapon damage increased from 383% to 646%

* Skill Rune – Spider Queen
** Weapon damage increased from 1575% to 2625%

Fetish Army
* Skill Rune – Fetish Ambush
** Damage type changed from Physical to Cold

Locust Swarm
* Skill Rune – Devouring Swarm
** Has been redesigned
*** Now grants 25 mana per second as long as the first enemy hit is still alive
*** Damage type changed from Poison to Cold

* Skill Rune – Cloud of Insects
** Damage type changed from Poison to Physical

Mass Confusion
* Skill Rune – Devolution
** Chance to summon a Zombie Dog reduced from 50% to 30%

Poison Dart
* Skill Rune – Flaming Dart
** Weapon damage increased from 425% to 565% over 4 seconds

Sacrifice
* Has been redesigned
** Now sacrifices a single dog at a time
*** The dog will now be thrown to you cursor location and detonates on impact
*** Weapon damage increased from 185% to 1090%
*** If you’re wearing The Tall Man’s Finger, the damage is tripled to 3270% weapon damage for sacrificing your dog
*** You do not gain additional damage if your giant dog represents more than 3 normal dogs

* Skill Rune – Black Blood
** Has been redesigned
*** Now stuns enemies in the impact area for 3 seconds

* Skill Rune – Pride
** Mana gained increased from 60 to 280 per dog

* Skill Rune – For the Master
** Has been redesigned
*** All your dogs will now be sacrificed in a single cast for 1090% weapon damage each

* Skill Rune – Provoke the Pack
** Has been redesigned
*** Now gain 20% increased damage for 5 seconds when you sacrifice a dog
*** This buff gains a stack with each cast and has a maximum of 10 stacks

Spirit Barrage
* Skill Rune – Well of Souls
** Damage type changed from Cold to Fire

Passive Skills
* Circle of Life
** Chance to summon a Zombie Dog has been reduced from 30% to 15%

Wizard

Active Skills
* Arcane Torrent
** Now has an initial cost of 30 Arcane Power
*** Weapon damage increased from 573% to 670%

* Skill Rune – Arcane Mines
** Weapon damage increased from 688% to 825%

* Skill Rune – Death Blossom
** Weapon damage increased from 1452% to 1725%

Blizzard
* Weapon damage increased from 807% to 910%

* Skill Rune – Unrelenting Storm
** Weapon damage increased from 1296% to 1360%

Disintegrate
* Now has an initial cost of 30 Arcane Power
** Weapon damage increased from 511% to 580%

* Skill Rune – Entropy
** Weapon damage increased from 649% to 745%

Energy Twister
* Weapon damage increased from 1000% to 1525%

* Skill Rune – Raging Storm
** Weapon damage increased from 1935% to 3200%

Familiar
* Weapon damage increased from 179% to 240%

Hydra
* Weapon damage increased from 66% to 195%
** Skill Rune – Arcane Hydra
*** Weapon damage increased from 111% to 245%

* Skill Rune – Blazing Hydra
** Weapon damage increased from 108% to 185% over 3 seconds

* Skill Rune – Frost Hydra
** Weapon damage increased from 108% to 275%

* Skill Rune – Lightning Hydra
** Weapon damage increased from 138% to 305%

* Skill Rune – Mammoth Hydra
** Weapon damage increased from 178% to 400%

Magic Missile
* Weapon damage increased from 170% to 230%

* Skill Rune – Charged Blast
** Weapon damage increased from 240% to 325%

* Skill Rune – Seeker
** Weapon damage increased from 211% to 285%

Meteor
* Molten fire weapon damage increased from 167% to 190% over 3 seconds
** Skill Rune – Comet
*** Freezing mist weapon damage increased from 197% to 224% over 3 seconds

* Skill Rune – Molten Impact
** Molten fire weapon damage increased from 549% to 625% over 3 seconds

Ray of Frost
* Now has an initial cost of 30 Arcane Power
* Weapon damage increased from 510% to 605%

* Skill Rune – Sleet Storm
* Weapon damage increased from 375% to 455%

Passive Skills

Cold Blooded
* Bug Fixes
** Fixed an issue that could sometimes prevent skills from refreshing this skill when their Chilled duration was refreshed

ITEMS

A new Legendary consumable has been added
* Ramalandi’s Gift
** Use on an unsocketed item to add the maximum number of sockets that item type allows

Several existing Legendary items have been updated to include a unique Legendary power

Depth Diggers
* Legendary Power added
** All resource generators deal 80-100% more damage

Kymbo’s Gold
* Legendary Power added
** Picking up gold heals you for an amount equal to the gold that was picked up
*** Note: This power has not yet implemented

Sash of Knives
* Legendary Power added
** Chance on attack to throw a dagger at a nearby enemy for 275-350% weapon damage

Barbarian

Lamentation
* Legendary Power added
** Allows Rend to be applied twice

Bastion’s Revered
* Legendary Power added
** Increases maximum number of Frenzy stacks to 10

Crusader
* Angel Hair Braid
** Legendary Power added
*** Allows Punish to gain the effect of all runes

Eternal Union
* Legendary Power added
** Increases the duration of all Phalanx Avatars by 200%

Demon Hunter
* Flint Ripper Arrowheads
** Legendary Power added
*** Ball Lightning now travels at 50% speed

Note: Existing items will not be affected by these changes. Only new versions of the items will roll with the added Legendary power.

Class-Specific Items

Crusader

Blade of Prophecy
* The text on this item no longer improperly states that all enemies hit by Condemn will trigger another explosion

Demon Hunter
Embodiment of the Marauder
* (6) Set Bonus
** Fixed an issue that caused Hatred spenders cast by the Sentries to have a slower attack speed than intended

Natalya’s Vengeance
* (4) Set Bonus
** Cooldown reduction increased from 1 to 2 seconds per kill
** Now also triggers on assists

The Shadow’s Mantle
* (2) Set Bonus
** Now, upon receiving fatal damage you instead automatically cast Smoke Screen and are healed to 25% Life
*** This effect may only occur once every 120 seconds
* (4) Set Bonus
** Has been redesigned
*** Now causes Shadow Power to last forever

Wizard

Firebird’s Finery
* (6) Set Bonus
** Weapon damage increased from 300% to 2000% over 5 seconds

Several existing class-specific Legendary items have also been updated to include a unique Legendary power (please see above)

New Seasonal Legendaries

General

Bottomless Potion of Rejuvination
* New Legendary Potion
** Restores 15% of your primary resource when used below 25% Life

Krelm’s Buff Belt
* New Legendary Belt
** Grants a 20% Movement Speed bonus
** Taking damage causes you to lose this effect for 15 seconds

Krelm’s Buff Bracers
* New Legendary Bracers
* Grant you immunity to Knockback and Stun effects

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* New Legendary Follower item
** Equip on Follower: Reduces the cooldown of all Follower skills by 50%

Barbarian

Remorseless
* New Legendary one-handed Mighty Weapon
** Grants Hammer of the Ancients a 25-30% chance to summon an Ancient for 20 seconds

Crusader

Amazonian Parma
* New Legendary Shield
** Allows Phalanx to summon twice as many Avatars
*** Applies to all rune variants

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* New Legendary Crusader Shield
** Removes the cooldown of Condemn
** Condemn now costs 40 Wrath

Demon Hunter

Leonine Bow of Hashir
* New Legendary Bow
* Grants Bola Shot a 15-20% chance on explosion to pull in all enemies within 24 yards

Monk
Alabaster Gloves
* New Legendary Gloves
** Increases the duration of Sweeping Wind to 1 minute

Witch Doctor
* Seasonal Legendary not yet implemented

Wizard

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* New Wand
** Removes the cooldown of Teleport
** Teleport now costs 25 Arcane Power

ACHIEVEMENTS

* Bad Time to Be a Beast
** Number of kills required has been reduced from 500,000 to 250,000

* Bouncing from Bounty to Bounty
** Number of bounties required has been reduced from 50,000 to 5,000

* Bounty Hunter Extraordinaire
** Number of bounties required has been reduced from 100,000 to 7,500

* Bounteous Maximus
** Number of bounties required has been reduced from 150,000 to 10,000

* Death Death and More Death
** Number of kills has been reduced from 2,500,000 to 750,000

* The Million Monster Mortality
** Has been renamed to “Killin’ It”
*** Number of kills required has been reduced from 1,000,000 to 500,000

* Some Hordes
** Number of kills required has been reduced from 5,000,000 to 1,000,000

* Splinter is Coming
** Number of kills required has been reduced from 25,000 to 1,000

* Ten Grand and Counting
* Has been renamed to “Bountiful Bounties”
* Number of bounties required has been reduced from 10,000 to 2,500

ADVENTURE MODE

Bounties
* The following Bounties have had their gold and XP reward values decreased:
** Act I – Clear Khazra Den
** Act II – Complete event: A Miner’s Gold
** Act III – Clear Cryder’s Outpost
** Act III – Clear Forward Barracks
** Act IV – Clear Hell Rift level 2
** Act V – Complete event: The Miser

Nephalem Rifts
* The cost to open a Nephalem Rift has been reduced from 5 Rift Fragments (total) to 1 Rift Fragment (per player)
* Each player must pay the 1 Rift Fragment cost in order to enter a Nephalem Rift
* You can no longer click the Rift Obelisk to open a new rift while one is already open
* Conduit Pylon duration reduced from 30 to 15 seconds only while in a Greater Rift

Bug Fixes
* Fixed an issue that allowed the matchmaking system to place players in games with open Rifts where the Rift Guardian has already been killed

CRAFTING

Blacksmith
* The number of Magic materials required to craft Legendary and set Bracers has been reduced from 120 to 72

Mystic
* When Transmogrifying an item with existing visual effects into a Legendary item, the original item’s visual effects will no longer be displayed in addition to the Legendary item’s visual effects
* Torment-only Set items can now be restored to their original appearance after being transmogrified

EVENTS

Infernal Machine
* A new reward has been added: The Hellfire Amulet
** New Legendary amulet
** Will randomly roll a passive appropriate to your class
** Recipe is available for purchase from Squirt in Act II for 5 million gold
*** Requires the same materials to craft as the Hellfire Ring plus 10 additional Forgotten Souls

MONSTERS

* The Skeleton King will now drop the Leoric’s Crown the first time you kill him from level 11 to level 65
* Larvas will now also drop loot

Bug Fixes
* Fixed an issue that could prevent some DoTs from dealing damage while Treasure Goblins were running

USER INTERFACE

* Character “Minis” have been added to Profiles
* Added a text box to the friends list that will filter the list as you type
* Filter settings on the Clan News pane will now be saved even if you log out
* The Achievements drop down filter will now save your selection as long as you remain logged in
Holding down Shift when comparing items will now exclude bonuses provided by sockets from the comparison

Chat
* Messages will now convert to a whisper after space is pressed when entering a player name
* New messages will now prioritize your whisper targets if you are currently whispering someone
* A new hotkey has been added to display the chat window
* You can now force the chat window to be displayed by holding down the X key

Bug Fixes
* Players will now properly be notified when the Party Leader changes the games difficulty setting
* Fixed an issue that could sometimes prevent the last few monsters required to clear a bounty from displaying on the minimap
* Fixed an issue preventing Paragon levels and portraits from displaying on the Heroes Profile tab for offline players
* Fixed an issue causing Paragon portrait award toasts to pop up before a new portrait was actually earned
* Fixed an issue that was improperly limiting Community news posts to a character limit that was lower than intended

BUG FIXES

* Fixed an issue that was causing frame rate to cap at 60 FPS with Vertical Sync enabled

 

Undocumented Patch Changes – There is a thread in the community forum where undocumented 2.1 changes are being collected.


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