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Diablo III PTR Patch 2.0.1 - v.126.96.36.19947
Below you will find the preliminary PTR patch notes for 2.0.1. Please note that this is not the final version of the 2.0.1 patch notes and that many changes have not been documented or described in full detail. Additional information about the PTR can be found here.
New Feature: Clans & Communities:
To better enable players to find and play with others who share similar interests, two new social features have been added to Diablo III: Clans and Communities.
Anyone can create or join a Clan, and doing so will give you access to the Clan window (default hotkey N) and display your clan tag next to your name. In the Clan window, you'll find a Members roster, a private chat channel, and a News & Info tab where Clan affairs and information can be posted for all members to read. Clans can support a large number of players with a currently undetermined cap and require an invitation to join.
In addition to Clans, players will also be able to join Communities. Like Clans, each Community has a Members roster, a designated chat channel, and a News & Info tab where stories and a Community description can be posted. While you are only able to join a single Clan, you can join multiple different Communities. Additionally, Communities can be designated as Public or Private, are organized by categories (such as Classes, Regional, and Game Type) and allow a nearly unlimited number of players, making them a great option for meeting new people outside your Clan!
New Event: Cursed Chests:
Chests scattered about Sanctuary are now occasionally cursed, starting an event once they are inspected. Some chest events spawn in both Campaign and Adventure modes, while others are exclusive to Adventure mode. Like other events, completing a cursed chest event provides a small gold and experience reward. Chests offer a variety of challenges, including endless monster waves, timed events, and potentially spawning bosses out in the open world! Once the associated event is completed, the chest will be cleansed into a Radiant Chest, ripe for the looting!
Itemization Updates (Loot 2.0):
Treasure seekers rejoice! Loot has undergone several changes in Patch 2.0.1, all of which are designed to improve the item hunt in Diablo III. Major changes include (but are not limited to):
The Paragon leveling system has undergone several significant revisions to promote additional diversity and character customization past level cap:
All classes have undergone significant revision. Additional details and patch notes will be available in the future as changes continue throughout development and testing.
Crafting has received several quality of life changes. Major changes include (but are not limited to):
The difficulty system has been completely revised. Normal, Nightmare, Hell, and Inferno have been removed, and this tiered system has been replaced with "dynamic difficulty," allowing monsters to level up with your characters.
There are also now a total of five difficulty settings that players can select from at-will: Normal, Hard, Expert, Master (unlocks at level 60), and Torment (unlocks at level 70). Torment includes a difficulty slider offering an additional six adjustments to tailor your challenges.
Each level offers new bonuses and rewards, visible in the difficulty selection menu. In addition, you can now lower your difficulty setting in-game (however, increasing your difficulty still requires exiting your current game).
Several new potential affixes for elite and champion monsters have been added: Frozen Pulse, Orbiter, Poison Enchanted, Thunderstorm, and Wormhole. In addition, monster density has been adjusted across all Acts.