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Diablo III Official Patch 17 Notes

Posted 17 Apr 2012 by

As expected, the official notes are short and sweet.

Diablo III Beta Patch 17 – v.0.11.0.9327
Released 4/17/12

General

  • All characters have been wiped. Items, gold, auctions, achievements, DiabloWikifollowers, and DiabloWikiartisans have also been wiped, and DiabloWikiBeta Bucks have been reset to 50.
  • Cross-game chat is available! Beta participants can now keep in touch with their Real ID and BattleTag friends, no matter which Blizzard game they’re playing.
  • Please note that some restrictions do apply for BattleTag chat:
  • You can only send BattleTag invites while logged into the Diablo III beta client
  • You can only receive BattleTag invites while logged into the Diablo III beta client

Bug Fixes

For a full list of documented game and service bugs, please review the Known Issues sticky located in the Beta Bug Report forum.

  • Players should no longer be desynced from the server after watching or skipping a cut-scene
  • Projectile spell effects should no longer be invisible when casting them
  • The Auction House should no longer lag and generate ERROR_1 when attempting to switch currencies
  • The Auction House should no longer display your amount of Beta Bucks as 0 unless you actually have 0 Beta Bucks

I’m glad that cross-game chat is now available, though. I do wonder if this means there is a UI update as well. Nothing big or game changing otherwise. Why this required an entire character wipe will remain a mystery to me.

Also, check our datamined list of changes.