news\ Jun 28, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Diablo 3 patch 1.0.3b delayed, here are some hotfixes


Diablo 3 patch 1.0.3b may be "delayed slightly", Blizzard announced, but a few of the changes will be going live as hotfixes. Hotfixes are changes made on Blizzard's end that don't require you to download a new patch.

With that being said, some of the changes noted today include an in crease in drop rates for high-end items in certain difficulties, boss drop changes, and typical bug fixes. Here are the exact hotfixes:


  • The drop rates for high-end items (items level 61-63) have been increased for Acts III and IV of Hell difficulty and Acts I – IV of Inferno difficulty:
  • The new approximate drop rates are as follows:
    • Hell – Act III and Act IV
      • iLvl 61: 9% to 13.9%
      • iLvl 62: 1.9% to 3.45%
      • iLvl 63: 0% (no change)
    • Inferno – Act I
      • iLvl 61: 17.7% to 23.9%
      • iLvl 62: 7.9% to 12.6%
      • iLvl 63: 2.0% to 4.8%
    • Inferno – Act II
      • iLvl 61: 18.6% to 23.3%
      • iLvl 62: 12.4% to 18.6%
      • iLvl 63: 4.1% to 9.3%
    • Inferno – Act III and Act IV
      • iLvl 61: 24.1% to 27.1%
      • iLvl 62: 16.1% to 21.7%
      • iLvl 63: 8.0% to 16.3% 


  • Bosses are now guaranteed to drop at least 1 Rare item for players with 4 stacks of Nephalem Valor and at least 2 Rare items for players with 5 stacks of Nephalem Valor

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug with several items that would allow those items to block pathing when dropped on the ground
  • Fixed a crash that could sometimes occur when a player was interacting with environment objects (e.g. opening chests or clicking on a lectern)
  • Fixed several additional game and service crashes
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