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d3 Diablo Blue Post Round-up, 2.4 PTR Officially Ending

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Well, all good things must come to an end. In this case we are actually traded a good thing, for a great one! The 2.4 PTR is ending on Monday, and this will prep Blizzard for an extremely likely patch launch of 2.4 on Tuesday's maintenance.


We already have confirmation that Patch 2.4 is definitely coming prior to the start of Season 5 on Friday. With the PTR coming down on Monday, that leaves a very small window of time in which Patch 2.4 can be deployed. The all but guaranteed day is Tuesday, which is the historical patch deployment date. 
 
With the huge list of changes coming in the new Patch, there are a few clarifications coming from the Diablo Team, as well and some communication about their philosophy on why Patch dates are never set in stone. 
 
Head below for the full round up! 
 

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PTR End


 
In preparation for the launch of Patch 2.4.0, the Patch 2.4.0 PTR servers will be brought offline on Monday, January 11 at 5:00 p.m. PST. At that time, players will no longer be able to log into the PTR client, and PTR accounts (including character information) will be reset.
 
We've marked our PTR forums as read-only as part of our preparations. We will be removing access to the PTR forums when the PTR goes offline, so please take some time to archive any of your posts or information you may want to reference later.
We'd like to thank everyone who has participated in the Patch 2.4.0 PTR. You've done an incredible job of testing and providing feedback, and we greatly appreciate all your efforts!
 
We look forward to releasing Patch 2.4.0 to the public shortly and look forward to seeing you in Season 5! (Source)
 


 

Patch Date Philosophy


 
We have a philosophy of launching patches between Season transitions, and not while a Season is currently active. This leaves a window of possible patch dates; sometime between Season 4 ending and Season 5 beginning. We also, typically, deploy patches on Tuesdays (for North America). However, deployment dates can suddenly shift, including down to the last minute. Technology can be a fickle mistress, and unforeseen circumstances can arise.
 
This is why we don't provide firm patch release dates. However, we know a lot of players want to plan their time around new content or the start of the new Season. Announcing a more firm Season date is a way to meet in the middle.  (Source)
 


 

Finalization of Kanai's Cube Icon


 

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This is, indeed, the latest iteration of this feature. After some player feedback that our original version of this feature was difficult to read (and difficult to tell the difference between the cubed or not cubed indicators), our artists agreed and we opted for the clearer and more simplified version you see in Hebalon's screenshot above.  (Source)

 

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