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==Beta Patches==
 
==Beta Patches==
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=== Beta Patch 16 – v.0.10.0.9183 - April 9th, 2012 ===
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<p><u><b>General</b></u></p>
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<ul>
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<li>All characters have been wiped. Please note that this wipe will also affect gold, items, auctions, achievements, followers, and artisans.</li>
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<li>A new feature has been added that allows players to view their FPS while in game
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<ul>
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<li>To access this feature, hit Ctrl+R (for PC) or CMD+R (for Mac) while playing</li>
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</ul>
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</li>
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<li>The cooldown on swapping skills while in Normal difficulty has been decreased from 15 seconds to 5 seconds</li>
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</ul>
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<p> </p>
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<p><u><b>Classes</b></u></p>
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<ul>
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<li><b>Barbarian</b>
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<ul>
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<li>Active Skills
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<ul>
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<li>Bash
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<ul>
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<li>"Clobber" rune now has a 35% chance to stun the target for 1.5 seconds</li>
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</ul>
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</li>
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<li>Revenge
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<ul>
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<li>Heal decreased from 6% to 5%</li>
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</ul>
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</li>
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</ul>
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</li>
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</ul>
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</li>
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<li><b>Demon Hunter</b>
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<ul>
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<li>Active Skills
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<ul>
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<li>Caltrops
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<ul>
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<li>Discipline cost decreased from 8 to 6</li>
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</ul>
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</li>
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<li>Smoke Screen
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<ul>
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<li>Discipline cost decreased from 18 to 14</li>
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<li>Duration decreased from 3 seconds to 2 seconds</li>
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<li>Now provides a 10% movement speed boost while invisible</li>
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<li>Can now be used while under the effects of crowd control abilities:
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<ul>
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<li>Using Smoke Screen will break the effects of crowd control, as well as cause your character to be immune to additional crowd control abilities for its duration</li>
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</ul>
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</li>
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</ul>
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</li>
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<li>Vault
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<ul>
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<li>Discipline cost decreased from 10 to 8</li>
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</ul>
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</li>
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</ul>
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</li>
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</ul>
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</li>
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<li><b>Witch Doctor</b>
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<ul>
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<li>Active Skills
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<ul>
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<li>Haunt
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<ul>
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<li>Now performs 575% weapon damage over 12 seconds (down from 15 seconds)</li>
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</ul>
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</li>
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<li>Sacrifice
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<ul>
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<li>Weapon damage increased from 200% to 275%</li>
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</ul>
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</li>
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</ul>
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</li>
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</ul>
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</li>
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</ul>
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<p> </p>
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<p><u><b>Crafting</b></u></p>
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<ul>
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<li>Gold and material costs for crafting recipes have been adjusted</li>
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<li>The chance of salvaging Rare materials from Magic items has been increased</li>
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</ul>
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<p> </p>
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<p><u><b>Items</b></u></p>
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<ul>
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<li>Class-specific items no longer have the chance to be generated with affixes that cannot be used by that specific class
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<ul>
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<li>For example, "Increased Hatred Regeneration" will no longer appear on Wands</li>
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</ul>
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</li>
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<li>Demon Hunter one-handed Crossbows have received a damage buff</li>
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<li>Spirit regeneration on Monk items has been increased</li>
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</ul>
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<p> </p>
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<p><u><b>Monsters</b></u></p>
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<ul>
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<li>Slow, stun, and other movement-impairing effects are now more effective on Treasure Goblins
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<ul>
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<li>In response, Treasure Goblins will now sprint away for a moment after being hit</li>
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</ul>
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</li>
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<li>Scavenger monsters will now burrow less often</li>
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<li>Zombies will no longer feast on corpses unless they are full health
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<ul>
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<li>This is to address an issue which was preventing zombies' enrage timer from resetting correctly</li>
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</ul>
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</li>
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</ul>
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<p> </p>
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<p><u><b>Bug Fixes</b></u></p>
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<p><i>For a full list of documented game and service bugs, please review the Known Issues sticky[http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/4079869096] located in the Beta Bug Report forum[http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/3355035/].</i></p>
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<ul>
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<li>Players can now queue for Public Games on "Reign of the Black King" after killing the Skeleton King</li>
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<li>Players queuing for a specific Public Games quest should no longer be placed into groups on a different quest</li>
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<li>Being hit with a knockback ability while using Tempest Rush will no longer disconnect you from Battle.net</li>
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<li>Placeholder text should no longer appear when looking at deceased Hardcore characters in the Hall of Fallen Heroes</li>
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<li>There should no longer be a delay when accessing the Auction House</li>
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<li>The female monk should now properly play her "Not Enough Resources" error message instead of her "Invalid Location" error message when attempting to perform an ability without the required amount of resources available</li>
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<li>Items with affixes that reduce resource costs will now correctly reduce the minimum amount of a resource required to perform a skill</li>
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<li>Several Simple and Advanced tooltips have received grammar corrections</li>
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</ul>
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=== Beta Patch 15 – v.0.9.0.8896 - March 16th, 2012 ===
 
=== Beta Patch 15 – v.0.9.0.8896 - March 16th, 2012 ===

Revision as of 13:14, 12 April 2012

All the official patch notes that have been released for Diablo III: [1]

Contents

Beta Patches

Beta Patch 16 – v.0.10.0.9183 - April 9th, 2012

General

  • All characters have been wiped. Please note that this wipe will also affect gold, items, auctions, achievements, followers, and artisans.
  • A new feature has been added that allows players to view their FPS while in game
    • To access this feature, hit Ctrl+R (for PC) or CMD+R (for Mac) while playing
  • The cooldown on swapping skills while in Normal difficulty has been decreased from 15 seconds to 5 seconds

Classes

  • Barbarian
    • Active Skills
      • Bash
        • "Clobber" rune now has a 35% chance to stun the target for 1.5 seconds
      • Revenge
        • Heal decreased from 6% to 5%
  • Demon Hunter
    • Active Skills
      • Caltrops
        • Discipline cost decreased from 8 to 6
      • Smoke Screen
        • Discipline cost decreased from 18 to 14
        • Duration decreased from 3 seconds to 2 seconds
        • Now provides a 10% movement speed boost while invisible
        • Can now be used while under the effects of crowd control abilities:
          • Using Smoke Screen will break the effects of crowd control, as well as cause your character to be immune to additional crowd control abilities for its duration
      • Vault
        • Discipline cost decreased from 10 to 8
  • Witch Doctor
    • Active Skills
      • Haunt
        • Now performs 575% weapon damage over 12 seconds (down from 15 seconds)
      • Sacrifice
        • Weapon damage increased from 200% to 275%

Crafting

  • Gold and material costs for crafting recipes have been adjusted
  • The chance of salvaging Rare materials from Magic items has been increased

Items

  • Class-specific items no longer have the chance to be generated with affixes that cannot be used by that specific class
    • For example, "Increased Hatred Regeneration" will no longer appear on Wands
  • Demon Hunter one-handed Crossbows have received a damage buff
  • Spirit regeneration on Monk items has been increased

Monsters

  • Slow, stun, and other movement-impairing effects are now more effective on Treasure Goblins
    • In response, Treasure Goblins will now sprint away for a moment after being hit
  • Scavenger monsters will now burrow less often
  • Zombies will no longer feast on corpses unless they are full health
    • This is to address an issue which was preventing zombies' enrage timer from resetting correctly

Bug Fixes

For a full list of documented game and service bugs, please review the Known Issues sticky[1] located in the Beta Bug Report forum[2].

  • Players can now queue for Public Games on "Reign of the Black King" after killing the Skeleton King
  • Players queuing for a specific Public Games quest should no longer be placed into groups on a different quest
  • Being hit with a knockback ability while using Tempest Rush will no longer disconnect you from Battle.net
  • Placeholder text should no longer appear when looking at deceased Hardcore characters in the Hall of Fallen Heroes
  • There should no longer be a delay when accessing the Auction House
  • The female monk should now properly play her "Not Enough Resources" error message instead of her "Invalid Location" error message when attempting to perform an ability without the required amount of resources available
  • Items with affixes that reduce resource costs will now correctly reduce the minimum amount of a resource required to perform a skill
  • Several Simple and Advanced tooltips have received grammar corrections


Beta Patch 15 – v.0.9.0.8896 - March 16th, 2012

General

  • All characters have been wiped. Please note that this wipe will also affect gold, items, auctions, achievements, followers, and artisans.
  • The gold auction house for Hardcore characters is now available for testing
  • A new quest selection feature has been added
    • Accessed from the main character screen, this feature will allow players to select which stage of a completed or in-progress quest they wish to start at when resuming a game
  • The costs of the first and second Shared Stash tabs have been increased
    • First tab cost increased from 50,000 gold to 100,000 gold
    • Second tab cost increased from 150,000 gold to 200,000 gold
  • The levels at which character skills and skill runes unlock have been adjusted for most classes
  • Treasure Goblins now drop slightly better loot and less junk (slay them all!)

 

Classes

  • Monk
    • Active Skills
      • Dashing Strike
        • Now converts to Basic Attack if you are out of Spirit
  • Witch Doctor
    • General
      • Mana costs for all skills have been adjusted
    • Active Skills
      • Corpse Spiders
        • Weapon damage decreased from 24% to 16%
      • Firebats
        • Weapon damage increased from 100% to 150%
      • Haunt
        • Weapon damage increased from 360% to 575%
      • Poison Dart
        • Damage Over Time (DoT) reduced from 50% to 40% weapon damage
      • Soul Harvest
        • Now displays how many targets are affected on the ability’s stack count

 

Followers

  • Templar
    • General
      • The non-hired version of the Templar has been buffed and will now deal approximately the same amount of damage as the hired version
    • Skills
      • Intervene
        • Radius decreased from 10 to 6

 

Monsters

  • The monster affix "Thorns" has been renamed to "Reflects Damage"
  • Jondar Poison damage has been increased

 

Bug Fixes

For a full list of documented game and service bugs, please review the Known Issues sticky[3] located in the Beta Bug Report forum.[4]

  • Players should no longer receive error messages regarding the Starter Edition of Diablo III
  • Buying extra Stash space in Normal mode no longer expands your Stash space in Hardcode mode
  • Hardcore characters will now be correctly placed into a separate queue from Normal characters when using Public Games to queue for quests
  • The names of a player’s RealID and BattleTag friends should no longer appear as [] when chatting with them


Beta Patch 14 – v. 0.8.0.8815 - March 8th, 2012

General

  • Hardcore mode is now available, and can be unlocked by reaching level 10 with at least one character
  • Cast time to resurrect a fallen ally has been increased from 1 second to 3 seconds
  • Player created games now default to Invite Only. Check "Allow Quick Join" in the Social tab of the Options menu to allow your friends to join
  • Magic Find and Gold Find are now shared amongst party members. The average combined value of the entire party's Magic and Gold Find applies to all players regardless of location in the game world. The averaged values will not display in the UI
  • Skill UI
    • In Elective mode, skills can now be dragged and dropped from the skill interface into hot-key slots
    • Right-clicking a skill hot-key will now open the skill interface
  • Auction House
    • The Sell interface has been updated to better match the in-game inventory and stash
    • Combined the advanced and basic search features
    • The Active auctions tab now allows users to see all active auctions
    • Searches for recipes and tomes have been added

Classes

  • Barbarian
    • Barbarians now have innate 30% passive damage reduction versus all sources. This damage reduction is applied at the same time as all other damage reducing effects (such as Armor), but prior to shield block
    • Ground Stomp
      • Now destroys barrels
    • Leap Attack
      • Ability renamed to Leap
      • Weapon damage reduced from 125% to 85%
      • Now slows enemies in the landing zone by 60% for 3 seconds
  • Demon Hunter
    • Hungering Arrow
      • Rune of Puncturing Arrow pierce chance reduced from 55% to 50%
    • Impale
      • Rune of Impact stun chance reduced from 100% to 65%
    • Smoke Screen
      • Duration increased from 2 to 3 seconds.
      • Cost increased from 15 to 24 Discipline
  • Monk
    • Monks now have innate 30% passive damage reduction versus all sources. This damage reduction is applied at the same time as all other damage reducing effects (such as Armor), but prior to shield block
    • Breath of Heaven
      • Heal amount reduced
    • Crippling Wave
      • Damage increased from 100% to 110%
    • Deadly Reach
      • Damage increased from 100% to 110%
    • Exploding Palm
      • This skill has been redesigned.
      • No longer generates Spirit, now costs 40 Spirit
      • Now deals 220% weapon damage over 3 seconds
    • Fists of Thunder
      • Damage increased from 100% to110%

Crafting

  • Gold cost to craft items reduced
  • Cost to train Blacksmith doubled
  • More crafting materials are now required to craft items
  • Chance to salvage rare crafting material from blue Magic items reduced from 10% to 5%

Followers

  • Templar
    • Normal attack now deals 15% weapon damage
    • Intervene taunt reduced from 5 seconds to 3 seconds

Items

  • Several aspects of the game economy have been adjusted, including but not limited to:
    • Gold drops
    • Item sale values
    • Vendor costs
    • Repair costs
  • Rings and Amulets now become available at a higher level. As a result, these items will no longer drop in the in beta. Fear not – sparkly baubles await you in the retail version of the game.

Monsters

  • Mira Eamon now drops better loot.
  • Monster damage has been increased

Bug Fixes

For a full list of documented game and service bugs, please review the Known Issues sticky[5] located in the Beta Bug Report forum.[6]

  • Players are now able to leave the game if unexpectedly disconnected from Battle.net
  • Public Games can once again accommodate up to four players
  • Players can now queue for a Public Game involving any quest they’ve unlocked
  • Players should now properly be able to send and receive friend invites
  • Friends should no longer appear as [ ] in chat

Beta Patch 13 – v.0.7.0.8610 - February 18th, 2012

A number of significant changes have been made to the character skill and rune systems, as well as to the gold and currency-based auction houses. To learn more about these changes and why they were made, please read the Skill and Rune Changes blog [7] written by Jay Wilson and the Beta Auction House Changes Incoming [8] forum post.

General

  • All characters have been wiped. Please note that this wipe will also affect gold, achievements, items, followers, and artisans.
  • Intelligence now grants 0.1 per point to resistances, and will no longer award any bonus to healing from health globes
  • When dual-wielding, certain skills will now always use your main-hand weapon to determine damage
    • For example, Cyclone Strike will use your main-hand weapon damage even if your off-hand weapon is set to swing next
  • An option to permanently enable Advanced Tooltips has been added to the Gameplay Options
  • Auction House
    • The gold auction house is once again available for testing
    • The listing fee for all auctions has been removed
    • The transaction fee for auctions in the currency-based auction house has been increased to 1.25 Beta Bucks
    • The minimum listing price for an item in the currency-based auction house has been increased to 1.50 Beta Bucks
    • Players may now only have 10 active auctions per auction house
    • Tooltips have been added which will allow players to compare items on the auction house to the items they're currently wearing
  • Battle.net
    • Public chat is now available to test
    • Cross-game support has been added! You can now chat with Real ID friends playing the World of Warcraft PTR or StarCraft II PTR, as well as view their in-game status.
  • Skills
    • The levels at which both active and passive skills unlock have been adjusted for all classes
    • Skill runes are now available for testing
      • The first skill rune will unlock for all characters at level 6, and players can unlock additional runes as they level up
      • In total, players will be able to gain access to 5 skill runes for each skill by level 60
    • Character skills have been broken down into categories, and each category has been assigned to a specific mouse button or action bar slot in the skill UI
      • The following categories will be shared by all classes:
        • Primary Attack
          • "Primary Attack" applies to skills that typically generate resources and can be used frequently
          • By default, Primary Attack is assigned to the first mouse button
        • Secondary Attack
          • "Secondary Attack" applies to more powerful skills that are commonly limited by a cooldown or resource cost
          • By default, Secondary Attack is assigned to the second mouse button
        • Defensive
          • "Defensive" applies to skills which can be used to escape or control the flow of combat
          • By default, Defensive is assigned to the first action bar quick slot
        • Each class will also have three additional categories which are unique. By default, these categories will be assigned to the second, third, and fourth quick slots in the main action bar.
      • Elective Mode: For players who wish to explore character builds which cannot be accomplished with the provided categories, an “Elective Mode” has been provided. When activated, Elective Mode will allow you to place any skill in any skill category slot, as freely as you could before.
        • To enable Elective Mode, simply check the corresponding box located in the Gameplay Options menu.
        • The cooldown on swapping skills has been decreased from 30 seconds to 15 seconds

Classes

  • Barbarian
    • Active Skills
      • Bash
        • Weapon damage increased from 145% to 150%
      • Cleave
        • Weapon damage increased from 115% to 120%
      • Frenzy
        • Weapon damage increased from 100% to 110%
      • Ground Stomp
        • Base skill no longer deals weapon damage
        • Stun duration increased from 3 seconds to 4 seconds
      • Hammer of the Ancients
        • Weapon damage increased from 180% to 200%
      • Leap Attack
        • Weapon damage increased from 100% to 125%
      • Threatening Shout
        • Damage reduction decreased from 50% to 25%
    • Passive Skills
      • Weapons Master
        • Swords/Daggers: Damage bonus increased from 10% to 15%
        • Maces/Axes: Chance to critically hit increased from 5% to 10%
        • Polearms/Spears: No change
        • Mighty Weapons: Fury generated per hit increased from 1 to 3
  • Demon Hunter
    • Active Skills
      • Bola Shot
        • Weapon damage to main target increased from 100% to 130%
        • Weapon damage to other targets in range increased from 75% to 110%
      • Caltrops
        • Movement speed reduction decreased from 65% to 60%
      • Chakram
        • Weapon damage increased from 135% to 150%
      • Entangling Shot
        • Hatred generation decreased from 4 to 3
      • Evasive Fire
        • Weapon damage increased from 115% to 125%
        • Pathing has been improved when performing a backflip
      • Hungering Arrow
        • Weapon damage increased from 85% to 115%
      • Impale
        • Weapon damage decreased from 275% to 250%
      • Vault
        • Pathing has been improved
    • Passive Skills
      • Steady Aim
        • Damage bonus when no enemies are within 10 yards increased from 10% to 20%
      • Vengeance
        • Maximum Hatred bonus decreased from 50 to 25
        • When healed by a health globe, Hatred gain increased from 10 to 20 and Discipline gain increased from 1 to 2
  • Monk
    • Active Skills
      • Breath of Heaven
        • Spirit cost reduced from 50 to 25
        • Heal amount increased
        • Now has a 15 second cooldown
      • Dashing Strike
        • Weapon damage decreased from 160% to 80%
        • Pathing has been improved
      • Exploding Palm
        • Weapon damage from bleed effect decreased from 65% to 60%
      • Lashing Tail Kick
        • Weapon damage decreased from 225% to 200%
      • Mantra of Evasion
        • Chance to dodge bonus decreased from 25% to 15%
        • Secondary bonus to dodge attacks, in effect for the first 3 seconds after activation, also decreased from 25% to 15%
    • Passive Skills
      • Guardian's Path
        • When dual-wielding, chance to dodge bonus increased from 10% to 15%
        • While using a two-handed weapon, Spirit regeneration bonus increased from 20% to 25%
      • Resolve
        • Enemy damage reduction decreased from 30% to 25%
  • Witch Doctor
    • General
      • Witch Doctor mana has received a tuning pass
    • Active Skills
      • Corpse Spiders
        • Weapon damage per swing decreased from 38% to 25% per spider
      • Firebomb
        • Weapon damage decreased from 155% to 100%
      • Grasp of the Dead
        • Movement speed reduction increased from 50% to 60%
      • Haunt
        • Duration of Haunt no longer scales per level
        • Now deals 350% weapon damage over 15 seconds
      • Hex
        • Damage bonus to hexed enemy decreased from 20% to 12%
      • Plague of Toads
        • Weapon damage decreased from 150% to 130% per toad
      • Summon Zombie Dogs
        • Weapon damage per hit decreased from 15% to 9% per dog
    • Passive Skills
      • Spiritual Attunement
        • Mana regeneration decreased from 2% to 1% of maximum Mana per second
  • Wizard
    • General
      • Arcane Power regeneration has been lowered from 12.5 per second to 10 per second
    • Active Skills
      • Arcane Orb
        • Weapon damage increased from 225% to 250%
      • Diamond Skin
        • Maximum absorption amount decreased
      • Frost Nova
        • No longer deals weapon damage
      • Ray of Frost
        • Weapon damage increased from 155% to 200%
        • Movement speed reduction decreased from 40% to 30%
        • Attack speed reduction decreased from 30% to 20%
        • Duration of slow and attack speed reduction decreased from 5 seconds to 3 seconds
      • Shock Pulse
        • Weapon damage increased from 90% to 105%
      • Wave of Force
        • Weapon damage decreased from 250% to 220%
        • Movement speed reduction increased from 50% to 60%
    • Passive Skills
      • Evocation
        • Cooldown reduction decreased from 20% to 15%
      • Glass Cannon
        • Damage bonus reduced from 20% to 15%

Crafting

  • The cost to level the Blacksmith has been reduced by 50%
  • The gold and reagent cost of Blacksmithing recipes has received a tuning pass
  • The following affixes now have a chance to appear twice when crafting an item:
    • Min damage
    • Max damage
    • All Elemental damage types

Followers

  • Templar
    • Skills
      • Heal
        • Heal amount increased
      • Loyalty
        • Healing per second increased

Items

  • General
    • Passive Spirit regeneration granted by the Spirit Regeneration item affix has been increased
    • Quivers will now grant +damage
    • New item affixes have been added!
      • Chance on hit to:
        • Fear
        • Stun
        • Freeze
        • Immobilize
        • Chill
        • Blind
        • Slow
        • Knockback
  • Vendors
    • Vendors will now change their inventories more often throughout the game, and will have access to wider variety of item affixes
    • The chance for a white item to appear in a vendor's stock has been reduced from 30% to 10%
    • The vendor value of all items has been reduced

Monsters

  • The health and damage of all monster in the game have been adjusted
  • The amount of gold dropped by monsters has been increased

Bug Fixes

For a full list of documented game and service bugs, please review the <a href="http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/3530363469">Known Issues sticky</a> located in the <a href="http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/3355035/">Beta Bug Report forum</a>.

  • Achievements should now awarded properly once their objectives are met
  • Accounts that were locked by error messages (such as ERROR_395002) should now be unlocked
  • Players should now be able to buy gold using their Beta Bucks


Beta Patch 12 – v.0.6.2.8392 - February, 3 2012

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed even more game and service crashes


Beta Patch 11 – v.0.6.1.8350 - January 30th, 2012

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a number of game and service crashes


Beta Patch 10 – v.0.6.0.8296 - January 23rd, 2012

General

A number of significant changes have been made to key aspects of Diablo III in this patch. To learn more about these changes and why they were made, please be sure to read the "System Changes" blog [9], written by Jay Wilson.

  • All characters have been wiped. Please note that this wipe will also affect gold, achievements, items, followers, and artisans.
  • The Battle.net Balance for all beta participants has been reset to 50 Beta Bucks
  • Core character attributes have been reworked significantly
    • Attack, Defense, and Precision have been removed
    • Dexterity, Intellect, Strength, and Vitality have been added:
      • Dexterity
        • +Demon Hunter damage
        • +Monk damage
        • +Dodge (for all classes)
      • Intellect
        • +Witch Doctor damage
        • +Wizard damage
        • +Health from globes (for all classes)
      • Strength
        • +Barbarian damage
        • +Armor (for all classes)
      • Vitality
        • +Health (for all classes)
    • Armor will now supplement Defense, as well as provide +Physical resist
    • +Chance to Crit has been added as an item affix
    • Player Life per Vitality has been changed:
      • Players will now start out with 10 Life per Vitality at level 1
  • Nephalem Altars have been removed and players can now swap unlocked skills at any point during gameplay via the Skills list. This will impose a 30-second cooldown on the newly-activated skill, during which time the skill cannot be exchanged for another.
    • Please note that the skills system is still considered a work-in-progress and will be undergoing additional changes in future patches. This iteration of the system is not final.
  • Scrolls of Identification have been removed and players can now identify an item by right-clicking on the item's icon
  • The Nephalem Cube has been removed and the salvage ability has been added to the Blacksmith artisan
  • The Cauldron of Jordan has been removed
  • Stone of Recall has been renamed to "Town Portal" and can now be accessed directly via the Skill bar UI
  • The fifth quick slot button has been moved next to the Town Portal ability in the Skill bar. This slot will eventually be to dedicated to potions, but can currently be used as a normal slot.
  • Skills will now display simplified tooltips by default
    • To view Advanced tooltips, press and hold the CTRL key when hovering over skill icons
  • The duration of the global chill effect granted by cold damage has be increased from 0.4 seconds to 0.6 seconds
  • Achievements have been re-enabled

Classes

  • Barbarian
    • Active Skills
      • Ground Stomp
        • Damage increased from 70% to 110%
      • Ignore Pain
        • Cooldown reduced from 60 seconds to 30 seconds
        • Duration reduced from 5 seconds to 3 seconds
      • Leap Attack
        • Damage increased from 70% to 100%
      • Revenge
        • Damage increased from 150% to 220%
    • Passive Skills
      • Nerves of Steel
        • Now increases Armor by 25% of your Vitality
  • Monk
    • Active Skills
      • Blinding Flash
        • No longer breaks on damage
        • Duration reduced from 5 seconds to 3 seconds
  • Wizard
    • Active Skills
      • Frost Nova
        • Damage reduced from 65% to 50%
      • Ice Armor
        • No longer increases your Armor
      • Wave of Force
        • Damage increased from 205% to 350%
    • Passive Skills
      • Temporal Flux
        • Slow amount increased from 24% to 30%

Crafting

  • General
    • Leveling artisans in Normal difficulty now only requires gold
  • Salvaging
    • Common (white) items can no longer be salvaged and common crafting materials have been removed in all difficulty levels
    • Salvaging a Magic (blue) item will always give you a Magic material, as well as a chance to receive a Rare (yellow) or Legendary (orange) material
    • Salvaging a Rare item will always give you a Rare material and a Magic material, as well as a chance to receive a Legendary material
    • Salvaging a Legendary item will always give you a Legendary material, Rare material, and Magic material

Items

  • General
    • Attack, Defense, and Precision random affixes have been replaced with Dexterity, Strength, and Intellect
    • The base damage on slower weapons has been increased. This is because we’re also increasing the potency of elemental damage properties, and elemental damage benefits faster weapons more than slower weapons.
    • The drop rate of Magic items between level 1 and level 20 has been lowered. Single affix-Magic items are now introduced more slowly, and double affix-Magic items won’t appear until later in the game.
  • Vendors
    • Wandering Merchants now have a 50% chance to sell a limited stock Rare item of any type
    • Amulets have been moved from the Collector to the Fence

Monsters

  • Electrified monsters no longer spew lightning on death
  • Arcane Enchanted monsters no longer cast an extra arcane beam on death

Bug Fixes

  • Players should no longer be disconnected from Battle.net when moving a stack of 0 items to their Skill action bar
  • Rapidly moving around items in a character’s inventory should no longer cause those items to become unresponsive
  • Items that display full durability, but are still considered slightly damaged should now be able to be posted on the Auction House
  • Monsters that are killed should now always properly play their death animation rather than remain standing


Beta Patch 9 – v.0.5.1.8101 - December 20th, 2011

Bug Fixes

  • Your BattleTag code will now properly appear in the Add Friend dialog box
  • Fixed an issue with promoting players to Party Leader via in-game portraits
  • Fixed an issue where sending out in-game invites to multiple players could sometimes cause the Party Leader’s client to freeze when the invites were accepted
  • Fixed an issue where interacting with a character’s banner in a co-op game could cause a player to become momentarily stuck
  • Fixed an issue where rapidly equipping and un-equipping items from your inventory could sometimes cause the inventory UI to lag out
  • Fixed an issue where quickly adding items from a full inventory into the shared stash would not always move the items over correctly
  • Fixed a number of additional issues and crashes that were affecting gameplay

Beta Patch 8 – v.0.5.0.8059 - December 15th, 2011

General

  • Battle.net BattleTags are now live! To learn more about BattleTags and how to set up yours today, check out the official FAQ. [10] Please note that in order to log into the Diablo III beta, you must create a BattleTag via Account Management.
  • Due to a change in the way we store character data, all characters have been wiped. Please note that this wipe will also affect gold, achievements, followers, and artisans.
  • Achievements have been temporarily disabled and will not be available again until a future patch. During this time, characters will be unable to earn new achievements or complete any additional objectives of achievements in progress.
  • Players will now see recommended items for their active character when accessing the auction house Search tab.

Classes

  • Barbarian
    • Active Skills
      • Cleave
        • Ability will now deal 115% weapon damage to all targets caught in its swing, rather than 120% weapon damage to the primary target and 90% weapon damage to secondary targets
      • Revenge
        • Radius increased from 8 yards to 11 yards
  • Demon Hunter
    • Active Skills
      • Bola Shot
        • Hatred generation increased from 2 to 3
        • Damage reduced from 105% to 100%
      • Elemental Arrow
        • Hatred cost increase from 5 to 10
        • Damage increased from 125% to 145%
      • Fan of Knives
        • Speed reduced from 200% weapon speed to 140% weapon speed
      • Grenades
        • Hatred generation increased from 2 to 3
      • Hungering Arrow
        • Hatred generation increased from 2 to 3
        • Damage reduced from 90% to 85%
      • Rapid Fire
        • Initial Hatred cost reduced from 30 to 20
  • Monk
    • General
      • A new skill has been added: Cyclone Strike
        • Available at level 7
        • Costs 75 Spirit
        • Pulls all enemies within 24 yards towards you, followed by a furious blast of energy that deals 275% weapon damage as Holy
    • Active Skills
      • Breath of Heaven
        • Spirit cost increased from 25 to 50
        • Healing amount increased by 200%
      • Crippling Wave
        • Base effect duration increased from 4.5 seconds to 5 seconds
      • Lethal Decoy
        • This skill has been removed
      • Mantras
        • Mantra of Conviction, Mantra of Evasion, Mantra of Healing, and Mantra of Retribution
          • Cooldown removed
          • Now costs 25 Spirit
          • Duration increased from 1 minute to 3 minutes
  • Wizard
    • General
      • Signature spells no longer cost Arcane Power, regardless of level
        • These spells include: Magic Missile, Electrocute, Shock Pulse, and Spectral Blade
      • The order in which skills are awarded from levels 1 to 13 has been slightly adjusted:
        • Arcane Orb is now available at level 3
        • Disintegrate is now available at level 8
        • Electrocute is now available at level 13
        • Shock Pulse is now available at level 5
        • Spectral Blade is now available at level 6
    • Active Skills
      • Diamond Skin
        • Cooldown reduced from 25 seconds to 15 seconds
        • Duration reduced from 5 seconds to 3 seconds

Items

  • The introduction of magical items into the game has been slowed

Monsters

  • General
    • Baby Quill demon health increased from 1% to 25% of normal Quill Beast health (they grow up so fast)
  • Affixes
    • Arcane Enchanted will now appear at level 7, up from level 1
    • Mortar will now appear at a level higher than current beta content
    • Plagued poison cloud duration reduced from 12 seconds to 9 seconds

Quests and Events

  • All quests and events have had their item and recipe rewards removed and will now only award gold and experience on completion
    • This does not affect treasure received from event objects for events like the “Jar of Souls” and only applies to rewards obtained through the quest UI
  • Gold rewards from quests have received a tuning pass

User Interface

  • The Options UI has undergone several improvements, but remains a work-in-progress. Please report any issues in the Beta Bug Report forum.
  • The Friends List has been redesigned to be smaller and more accessible while in other menus and screens
  • The Banner Customization menu has been reworked to improve navigation and usability

Miscellaneous

  • Fire gate damage has been reduced

Beta Patch 7 – v.0.4.1.7931 - December 1, 2011

General

  • A trial version of the Diablo III Currency-Based Auction House is now available for testing. To learn more about how this feature will work in the beta, please review the FAQ. [11]
  • In order to fully test the Currency-Based Auction House and its features, all characters have been wiped. Please note that this wipe will also affect gold, achievements, followers, and artisans.


Bug Fixes

  • The Blacksmith will now properly unlock for all players after completing the quest "A Shattered Crown: Talk to Haedrig Eamon"
  • Fixed an issue with viewing Achievements while in a Public Game
  • Fixed an issue where players in a Solo Game were being kicked by a "party leader"


Beta Patch 6 – v.0.4.0.7841 - November 18th, 2011


General

  • Auction House
    • Stackable items can now be purchased and sold on the gold Auction House. These items can be purchased in any quantity, provided that the quantity is available for sale, and will pull from multiple auction listings if needed.
  • Battle.net
    • Player profiles have been added! These profiles will display important statistics for each of your characters, as well as 3D models featuring their current gear.
      • Player profiles will only be viewable while in the main, character select, and party screens. They will not be viewable in-game.
      • To access your player profile, click on your hero or press "P."
      • To view other players' profiles while in a party, right-click on their character. Player profiles for Real ID friends can also be accessed by right-clicking on their names in the Friends List.
    • Achievements are now available for testing. Please note that for the beta launch of this system, only a limited number of achievements have been included.
      • To view your characters' achievements, click on the "Achievements" icon located in the lower right or press "Y" at any point while playing.
      • To view another character’s achievements while in a party, right-click on their character and select "Inspect."



Classes

  • Monk
    • Active Skills
      • Blinding Flash
        • Spirit Cost reduced from 30 to 10
        • Blind duration increased from 3 seconds to 5 seconds
        • Now has a 15 second cooldown
      • Crippling Wave
        • Damage reduced from 135% to 110%
      • Dashing Strike
        • Damage increased from 65% to 160%
      • Exploding Palm
        • Explosion damage reduced from 40% to 30% of target’s max health
      • Fists of Thunder
        • Damage reduced 120% to 100%
      • Inner Sanctuary
        • Spirit Cost reduced from 80 to 20
        • Now has a 30 second cooldown
      • Lashing Tail Kick
        • Damage increased from 180% to 225%
        • Cooldown removed
      • Lethal Decoy
        • Damage increased from 110% to 330%
        • Duration reduced from 5 seconds to 1 second
        • Decoy is now summoned directly on top of the Monk
        • Ability now plays a casting animation
  • Wizard
    • Active Skills
      • Magic Weapon
        • Damage bonus reduced from 20% to 15%


Monsters

  • General
    • Monster affixes "Die Together," "Powerful," and "Ghostly" have all been removed from the game

Beta Patch 5 – v.0.3.1.7728 - November 3rd, 2011

General

  • All characters have been wiped. As part of this process, artisans, gold, and items (including those placed on the auction house or in a shared stash) have also been reset.
  • Switching out class skills will now require the use of a new feature known as the Nephalem Altar. Nephalem Altars are currently located in New Tristram, as well as in key locations throughout Act I. Clicking on an altar will open up the skill UI, allowing both active and passive skills to be selected or exchanged.
  • Quests
    • Gold rewarded from quests has been significantly reduced
    • Experience rewarded from quests after level 4 is now based on the number of mobs you’d have to kill to earn the same amount of experience, rather than being a strict percentage of a level
  • Skills
    • New passive skills have been added for all classes. See individual class notes below for more information.
    • AoE (Area of Effect) skills for all classes have had their damage reduced
    • Single-target skills for all classes have had their damage increased
    • All skills are now based off weapon damage
  • User Interface
    • The in-game UI has been updated with general art and usability improvements


Classes

  • Barbarian
    • Active Skills
      • The Barbarian's Fury Generators have received a tuning pass. Bash, Cleave, and Frenzy now generate more Fury whereas the other Fury Generators now generate less.
      • Additional changes include:
        • Battle Rage
          • Damage bonus reduced from 30% to 20%
        • Revenge
          • The chance for this ability to activate has been increased from 10% to 15%
        • Weapon Throw
          • Fury cost reduced from 20 to 10
          • Damage decreased from 210% to 180%
    • Passive Skills
      • New passive skills have been added:
        • Nerves of Steel
          • Unlocked at level 12
          • Your defense is increased by 25% of your Vitality
  • Demon Hunter
    • General
      • Maximum Hatred reduced from 150 to 125
    • Active Skills
      • The order in which skills are awarded has been adjusted for levels 1 to 13.
      • Resource management for the Demon Hunter has been reworked significantly. Skills for the class now fall into the three categories: Hatred Generators, Hatred Spenders, and Discipline Spenders
        • Hatred Generators
          • Bola Shot: Generates 2 Hatred
          • Entangling Shot: Generates 4 Hatred
          • Evasive Fire: Generates 4 Hatred*
          • Grenades: Generates 2 Hatred
          • Impale: Generates 6 Hatred
        • Hatred Spenders
          • Chakram: Costs 10 Hatred
          • Elemental Arrow: Costs 5 Hatred
          • Hungering Arrow: Costs 10 Hatred
          • Rapid Fire: Costs 30 Hatred (initially) and 1.5 Hatred per second for each additional shot
        • Discipline Spenders
          • Caltrops: Costs 8 Discipline
          • Shadow Power: Costs 20 Discipline
          • Vault: Costs 10 Discipline
          • Evasive Fire: Costs 4 Discipline to Backflip
      • Additional changes include:
        • Bola Shot
          • On-hit damage increased from 100% to 105%
        • Chakram
          • Damage reduced from 150% to 135%
        • Grenades
          • Damage increased from 75% to 80%
        • Hungering Arrow
          • Damage increased from 115% to 145%
          • Pierce chance is once again a fixed 35% rather than scaling with level
        • Impale
          • Impale has been given a new spell effect. It is now a thrown dagger instead of a bow shot.
        • Rapid Fire
          • Damage increased from 35% weapon damage per shot to 38% weapon damage per shot
        • Shadow Power
          • Attack speed bonus reduced from 50% to 30%
    • Passive Skills
      • New passive skills have been added:
        • Tactical Advantage
          • Unlocked at level 10
          • Whenever you use Vault, Smokescreen, or backflip with Evasive Fire you gain 60% movement speed for 2 seconds
  • Monk
    • Active Skills
      • Mantras
        • All Mantras now have a 15 second cooldown and grant a bonus effect for the first 3 seconds after activation
      • Additional changes include:
        • Blinding Flash
          • Spirit cost reduced from 50 to 30
          • Duration reduced from 5 second to 3 seconds
        • Breath of Heaven
          • Spirit cost reduced from 75 to 25
          • Healing amount reduced
        • Crippling Wave
          • Damage increased from 120% to 135%
        • Deadly Reach
          • Damage increased from 110% to 120%
        • Fists of Thunder
          • Damage increased from 100% to 120%
        • Lashing Tail Kick
          • Spirit cost increased from 25 to 30
          • Damage increased from 130% to 180%
    • Passive Skills
      • Transcendence
      • Healing per Spirit reduced
  • Witch Doctor
    • Active Skills
      • All Witch Doctor skills now do damage based on your weapon damage and cast at a speed based on your weapon attack speed.
    • Passive skills
      • New passive skills have been added:
        • Circle of Life
          • Unlocked at level 12
          • Whenever an enemy dies within 12 yards there is a 5% chance that a Zombie dog will automatically emerge
        • Jungle Fortitude
          • Unlocked at level 10
          • Reduces all damage taken by you and your pets by 20%
  • Wizard
    • Active Skills
      • The order in which skills are awarded from levels 6 to 13 has been adjusted. Players will now unlock offensive and defensive spells in an alternating order.
      • All Wizard skills now do damage based on your weapon damage and cast at a speed based on your weapon attack speed.
    • Passive Skills
      • New passive skills have been added:
        • Critical Mass
          • Unlocked at level 12
          • Your critical hits reduce the cooldown of your spells by 1 second


Followers

  • Templar
    • Skills
      • Guardian
        • Ability now unlocks at level 20, instead of level 5
      • Heal
        • Healing provided by this ability will now scale properly
        • When activated, ability will heal you for ¼ of your total health every 15 seconds
        • Will only heal when player is below 50% health, down from 67%
      • Intimidate
        • Slow amount reduced from 80% to 50%
      • Intervene
        • Intervene is the new name for Taunt, and now unlocks at level 5
        • Radius of monsters to be taunted reduced from 30 to 10 yards
        • Duration reduced from 10 seconds to 5 seconds
        • Will now only cast when player is below 50%
        • Cooldown increased from 15 seconds to 30 seconds
      • Loyalty
        • Life regenerated by this ability will now scale properly

Items

  • General
    • Players now start with 5 health potions
    • Health globes now heal you over 1.5 seconds rather than over 5 seconds
    • The number of chests, shrines, and other interactable items (e.g. bookcases and loose stones) has been greatly reduced across the entire game
    • Items sold from vendors will now be at least one item level lower than those that are currently available to a player via drops from monsters
    • The level of an item is now much more likely to match or be close to the level of the monster from which it dropped, and the affixes that appear are much more likely to be from the upper range
  • Weapons
    • Several significant changes have been made to weapons and weapon damage affixes:
      • The damage bonus granted to two-handed weapons over one-handed weapons has been reduced from 15%-38% from level 1-60 to 13%-32%
      • Wands attack speed has been increased from 1.2 to 1.4
      • Quivers, Orbs, and Mojos will now always come with +Min/Max damage
      • Ceremonial Daggers will now frequently come with +Mana Regen
      • Wands will now frequently come with the +Max Arcane Power
    • The amount of inherent slow granted by cold weapons has been reduced from 3 seconds to 1 second
    • One-handed crossbows and daggers now pull from a separate pool of affixes for + damage
    • The damage variance between weapons of the same type has been reduced.
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed an issue that was causing two-handed Monk combat staves to not receive the proper damage bonus


Monsters

  • General
    • A new Mortar affix has been added to the game. Mortar monsters will lob grenades at enemies outside melee range.
    • Lightning bolt damage from Electrified-enchanted monsters has been reduced by 40%
    • Monsters that are enchanted to an element (Molten, Electrified, etc.) now correctly have 50% resistance to their chosen element
      • Ex: Molten monsters will have 50% damage resistance to Fire at equal level
    • Wretched Mothers in Act I can now only summon one zombie at a time
    • Treasure Goblins are now immune to fear
  • Bosses
    • Skeleton King
      • Whirlwind damage increased from 100% to 300%
      • Cleave damage increased from 80% to 100%


Crafting

  • Artisans
    • Blacksmith
      • Blacksmiths now start with a Fist weapon and a Dagger weapon option to craft
      • Blacksmith leveling and crafting recipes have received a tuning pass
  • Items
    • Pages of Training will now drop starting at level 6, down from level 8
    • The chance for Magic and Rare items to salvage into higher quality crafting material has been increased from 1% to 5%
    • Salvaging blue items now has a 1% chance to salvage into Legendary crafting material


Beta Patch 4 – v.0.3.0.7447 - September 26th, 2011

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a number of game and service crashes.


Beta Patch 3 – v0.3.0.7338 - September 14th, 2011

General

  • Public Games are once again available to players. To help us test this automated matchmaking feature, click on "Campaign" and then select "Public Games."
    • The number of characters playing the selected public quest will now display in the Public Games menu.
  • The Diablo III Auction House is coming soon (http://us.battle.net/d3/en/services/auction-house/)! During the beta launch of this system, the following features will be enabled:
    • Gold-based equipment exchange
    • Bid, auto-bid, and buyout functionality
    • Slot-based search filters
    • Toast notifications to track auction progress
    • The ability to put items up for auction directly from the shared stash


Beta Patch 2 – v0.3.0.7318 - September 7th, 2011

User Interface

  • The UI for character skills has been greatly improved.

Bug Fixes
General

  • Breaking News will now properly display when launching the game client.
  • The victory text for completing the Diablo III beta will now only appear after the Skeleton King’s death animation has fully completed.

Classes

  • Monk
    • Fixed an issue with Dashing Strike where casting it would sometimes cause the character to become stuck performing the ability repeatedly, at no resource cost.
    • Fixed an issue that allowed characters to receive the Divine Protection buff without having an Alabaster Runestone socketed in Mantra of Evasion.
  • Wizard
    • Helm icons will now properly display for both male and female characters.

Acts

  • Act 1
    • New Tristam
      • Fixed an issue where the southern gate out of New Tristam would not be open for all characters on the quest "The Fire From the Sky: Talk to Leah Inside the Inn."
      • Fixed an issue that did not properly remove a character’s waypoints and checkpoints when restarting the beta after killing the Skeleton King while on the quest "Reign of the Black King."
    • Leoric's Passage
      • Players will no longer receive error messages when cancelling out of the cutscene for the quest "The Legacy of Cain: Save Deckard Cain."
    • Chancellor's Tomb
      • The portal in the Chancellor's Tomb returning you to the Defiled Crypt is now correctly labeled
    • The Hidden Cellar
      • Leah has received adequate weapons training and will now properly fire arrows from her bow during this scene, rather than from her feet.


Beta Patch 1 – v0.2.0.7283 - September 3th, 2011

  • Not pushed to users


Beta Patch 0 – v0.2.0.7200 - September 6th, 2011

  • Client released.

References

  1. http://us.launcher.battle.net/d3/en-us/patch?patchVersion=0