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Diablo 2 Resurrected Patch Notes (August 19)

Diablo 2 Resurrected Patch Notes (August 19)

We are coming into the second weekend of the Diablo 2 Resurrected beta, and this time around, it’s an open beta for everyone to enjoy. To prepare for the upcoming event, Blizzard has pushed out a patch to address a few issues. The Diablo 2 Resurrected patch notes for August 19 mostly include various bug fixes, including stability and performance fixes, and a small change to skill purchases now requiring a separate button press on the controller. However, there’s a pretty important announcement regarding recipes you may want to read about. You can take a look at the full Diablo 2 Resurrected patch notes down below.

Apparently, console players were accidentally spending their skill points. The problem prompted Blizzard to implement a small fix that should clear things up. Most of the bug fixes are in regards to crashing issues and poor server connectivity.

Blizzard also made a fairly big announcement about Rune Words and Horadric Cube recipes. Previously, some recipes were ladder-exclusive, but they will now be included in non-ladder multiplayer as well as single-player gameplay. Here’s the full blue post from the Blizzard forums:

Over the last week, we have seen much speculation and reactions from the community around the subject of Ladder play releasing post-launch. We wanted to take this opportunity to share that Ladder Only Rune Words, Unique Items, and Horadric Cube Recipes that were once restricted to Ladder rank play will now for the first time be included in non-ladder multiplayer and single player play.

We understand these items complement prominent builds and playstyles cherished by the community. Furthermore, we have heard the community ask to include these items into the single player experience for quite some time. Now players playing solo can also partake in the metas that have become popularized from the original multiplayer Ladder experience. Furthermore, single player will now also include access to the Pandemonium Event and Uber Diablo content.

To mitigate server impact and protect server stability of the game during the launch window, we plan to have Ladder rankings and listings to be implemented shortly after launch. This will enable players to have a fair chance to partake in the race that comes with the first season’s Ladder for Diablo II: Resurrected and not run into any possible launch window stability issues that could impede that experience. Once we have a more precise gauge on this front, we’ll notify the community of the exact date and time in September.

We hope this provides clarity on our intentions with the Ladder and related systems at launch. We look forward to sharing the Ladder start times with the community. Once we have it locked in, we’ll provide early enough notice so players can make the appropriate accommodations for their race to 99.
Thank you.

via Blizzard

Diablo 2 Resurrected Patch Notes (August 19)

A new patch is being staged for PC, Xbox, and PlayStation prior to the Open Beta. Read below to learn more about the latest changes. To share your feedback, please post in the Diablo II: Resurrected Beta 50 forum.

FUNCTIONALITY CHANGES

GENERAL

  • Skill purchases now require separate button presses‎ (Controller)

Developer Comment 

We made this change because many players were accidentally allotting points to skills they didn’t intend to. We hope this change will mitigate that issue, especially since it’s more difficult for players to re-spec in Diablo II.
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BUG FIXES

STABILITY AND PERFORMANCE

  • Fixed several bugs that could cause a crash upon launching the game
  • Fixed a bug that could cause players to crash when toggling the Legacy mode
  • Fixed a bug that could cause players to crash when opening a Trade window
  • Fixed a bug that could cause players to crash when the Skill Select window prompted
  • Fixed a bug that could cause degraded performance over time
  • Fixed several bugs that could cause a crash when encountering poor server connectivity
  • Fixed several bugs that could cause a crash on consoles
  • Added several client, server and network optimizations

GENERAL

  • Fixed a bug preventing players from accepting party invites while the game window was minimized
  • Fixed a bug preventing players from toggling on or off their Paladin Auras

Stay up-to-date with the latest game changes and updates in our website’s patch notes section.

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