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We've already seen the preview for the patch and patch notes, as well as the new Season of Grandeur coming in two days, but the patch itself has now gone live! Check out the patch notes, featuring a lot of set changes, a brand new UI feature highlighting when Primal Legendaries drop, giving them a red beam and a huge and unique map icon, potions removed from the inventory, 5 new armory tabs and GR Keystones stored in the materials tab, a change to paragon point spending and more!

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An update to Diablo III patch 2.6.4 is now live in the Americas for PC / Mac! Check out the full patch notes below to learn about all the latest changes.

Important: Please note that you will not be prompted to download the patch until it is live in your home region. If you are logging in from a European or Asian client, you will need to wait for this patch to release in that region before it can be installed. Additionally, if your home region is in the Americas, you will be unable to log into Europe or Asia using Global Play after the update is live until those regions have also patched.

 


PATCH 2.6.4 - v2.6.4.54724

Visit our Bug Report forum for a list of known issues. If you are experiencing technical issues with the patching process, connecting to Blizzard Services after installing the patch, or errors while playing a newly-patched game, please visit our support site or post in the Technical Support forum for assistance.

Table of Contents:

  • General
    • Quality of Life
      • Philosophy
        • For this patch, we wanted to include a few frequently requested Quality of Life changes and focused on better celebrating and indicating Primal Legendary drops.
      • Five (5) additional Armory tabs have been added for all characters, bringing the total to 10
      • Legendary Potions are no longer stored in player inventory and can be accessed or changed by right-clicking on the potion icon in the action bar
      • Greater Rift Keystones are now stored in the Materials tab
        • Any existing Greater Rift Keystones in both inventory and stash have been automatically moved
      • Primal Legendaries are now marked by a red beam when they drop
      • Primal Legendaries on the ground are now indicated by a red pentagram icon on the mini-map
      • Primal Legendaries now have a red border and updated background on their icons
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  • Greater Rifts
    • Philosophy
      • The gameplay of micro-managing Paragon points during the course of a Greater Rift doesn't feel like especially engaging gameplay, nor was it consistent with the other existing rules of entering a Greater Rift. In addition, the below change to matchmaking is to make it much easier for all players to find groups for Greater Rifts, as the previous window (only between Greater Rifts) is typically very small.
    • Paragon points can no longer be swapped while a Greater Rift is open
    • Players can now be matched into public games where a Greater Rift is open
      • Players who join in this manner will not be able to enter the active Rift, and players inside the Rift will be able to continue with no additional difficulty scaling until the run has been completed
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  • Seasons
    • Season 16: Season of Grandeur
      • The buff for Season of Grandeur has been implemented
        • This buff gives all Seasonal players the legendary power from Ring of Royal Grandeur
        • This buff does not stack with additional Ring of Royal Grandeur (either equipped or in Kanai's Cube)
        • Unlike previous Seasonal buffs, this buff will not apply to Non-Seasonal players
      • When completing a Greater Rift level 70 solo for the first time in a Season, a Primal Legendary is guaranteed to drop from the Rift Guardian
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  • Class Set Changes

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i just played and remembered why i got bored in diablo3, cuz its the same sets the last 25 years, its the same bonuses were going for, if you cant be arsed adding new stuff , then at least add 1 xtra piece pr set to 7 or 8 pieces so we can mix them as we like , and have fun the last days diablo3 is alive. 

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My half-assed multishot DH went from being stuck on GR95 to GR103, so uh, cool! I too wish they were adding even small bits and pieces of new content beyond the few seasonal rewards. I could play this forever, for some reason.

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20 hours ago, inteus said:

i just played and remembered why i got bored in diablo3, cuz its the same sets the last 25 years, its the same bonuses were going for, if you cant be arsed adding new stuff , then at least add 1 xtra piece pr set to 7 or 8 pieces so we can mix them as we like , and have fun the last days diablo3 is alive. 

While I agree, the buff to Legacy of Nightmares is prolly the biggest change to gameplay variety in a long time. Although you have to grind those ancients....

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4 hours ago, Starym said:

While I agree, the buff to Legacy of Nightmares is prolly the biggest change to gameplay variety in a long time. Although you have to grind those ancients....

grinding those ancients becomes a bit easier if you have friends to play with as well, or are in a community, and go spamming t13's with those that share similar loot tables (so int based classes if you're going for a LoN wizard for example) or with exactly the same classes. It may still feel a bit grindy to get those ancients, but you'll still get what you're looking for with decent rolls in about half the time at worst!

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7 hours ago, Yridaa said:

grinding those ancients becomes a bit easier if you have friends to play with as well, or are in a community, and go spamming t13's with those that share similar loot tables (so int based classes if you're going for a LoN wizard for example) or with exactly the same classes. It may still feel a bit grindy to get those ancients, but you'll still get what you're looking for with decent rolls in about half the time at worst!

I’ve never understood why they don’t just make STR/INT/AGI bonuses give their value to the character’s primary attribute instead of a specific one. Do they really want me to find three Primal Ancient Compass Roses with useful subs just because it’s a ubiquitous set?

So many things about this game are quite icky and could be fixed just as easily. Never gonna happen. Been PoEing it up for a while now rather than getting upset over a lost cause. I’m not mad, I’m just in disbelief at how little one can care about a fantastic product.

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