Diablo 3 Update 1.15 Adds 4K PS4 Pro Support, Initiates 20th Anniversary Event, Adds New Legendary Gem and More

Diablo

Blizzard already announced in-game events throughout their IPs to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Diablo.

Now it’s time for the special event held in the franchise’s main entry, Diablo III. Update 1.15 is currently available for download and it initiates the in-game event, which will run throughout the month of January. It also adds 4K support for the PS4 Pro console, making you able to play Diablo III in much more detail.

Here is the update’s full patch notes:

General

  • New Feature: 20th Anniversary Event
    • A mysterious group of Cultists is stirring up trouble! Hunt them down in Adventure Mode to uncover clues that reveal a portal into Tristram’s past, and rediscover the terrifying darkness that took hold of the town so many years ago…
    • This event is only available in January
  • Hardware Support
    • Support has been added for 4k ouput for the PS4 Pro

Classes

Barbarian

  • Overpower: Now has 3 charges. Cooldown per charge remains 12 seconds with a chance to be reduced slightly by critical strikes

Bug Fixes

  • Several bug fixes have been applied to Monk and Wizard skills

Items

Legendary Items

Red Soulstone Shard – New Legendary Gem

  • Periodically struggle for control, unleashing a ring of Fire that inflicts 12,500% weapon damage to enemies it passes through: With the above change, the primary effect of the gem deals significantly more damage at the gem’s base level, but scales more slowly with additional levels
  • After gaining a level, your resource costs are removed and cooldowns on skills are reduced by 75% for 15 30 seconds. (Requires Rank 25)

Class Specific Items

  • Several items have been updated with new powers for each of the six classes
  • Several class set powers have also received changes

Bug Fixes

  • Corruption shoulders can now be properly crafted at the Blacksmith
  • Bug fixes have been applied to several existing legendary items, including Hellfire Amulet, Illusory Boots, Pinto’s Pride, and Flail of the Ascended
  • Fixed an issue that caused cosmetic pets to be dismissed unintentionally
  • Fixed a bug causing transmogrify options to not properly unlock sometimes when first acquiring an item which grants a new transmogrify option
  • Fixed a bug which caused the buff from the Legendary item Ahvarion, Spear of Lycander to end when changing floors in a Greater Rift
  • Fixed an issue which caused the Bones cosmetic pet to incorrectly produce sound when players interacted with some user interface elements
  • Fixed an issue which caused +Elemental damage bonuses on weapons to override the damage bonus granted to Ancient Spear by Skular’s Salvation and its elemental type
  • Fixed an issue which allowed Necrosis damage from the Helltooth Harness set to be reflected back by some enemies onto Witch Doctors using projectiles like Poison Dart

Adventure Mode

Bounties

  • The number of enemy kills required to complete the following Bounties has been reduced: Kill Aloysius, Kill Axegrave, Kill Bholen, Kill Captain Donn Adams, Kill The Crusher

Rifts

  • The Cesspools map has been adjusted: Enemy density and overall map size have been reduced. This area can now appear as the starting dungeon in Rifts and Greater Rifts

Greater Rifts

  • We have made a number changes to improve the play experience of Greater Rifts
  • The stacking effect of the following is now cleared upon entering a Greater Rift: The items Lord Greenstone’s Fan, Fortress Ballista and Flail of the Ascended. The skills Arcane Dynamo and Mythic Rhythm
  • The gold reward and empower cost for Greater Rift 25 and above have been increased: The ratio between gold reward and empower cost remains about the same
  • Players will now get an extra chance to upgrade their Legendary Gems if they do not die in a Greater Rifts

Greed’s Realm

  • The portal to Greed’s Realm will now close 60 seconds after opening Greed’s chest
  • With this, players may now open multiple portals to the realm in a single game

Zones

  • The waypoint for Pandemonium Fortress Level 2 in Adventure Mode has been moved from the entrance to the midpoint of the level in order to provide quicker access to some bounties: With this change, bounties requiring you to kill unique enemies will only spawn these enemies in the first half of the dungeon, and all monsters on the map will contribute to bounty progress

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue preventing the scene for “Bounty: Research Problems” from spawning
  • Fixed bugs that led to large open areas with no monsters in some rooms in Greater Rifts, which was especially common near the entrance to certain floors

Quality of Life

Dyes

  • Can now be accessed through a new tab at the Mystic: This includes Collector’s Edition dyes
  • With this change, dyes will no longer be sold by vendors

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed display and text issues with some skills and items
  • Fixed an issue causing keybind issues when the UI was hidden
  • Fixed a bug which caused Followers to sometimes become idle in combat
  • Fixed an issue which prevented Followers from being dismissed while they were incapacitated in battle
  • Fixed an issue which allowed pets and Followers to be attacked immediately after exiting a portal