Diablo 4 1.4.4 Patch Notes: Bug Fixes and Balance Tweaks Await (July 10)

Blizzard has released the official patch notes for Diablo 4 update 1.4.4, scheduled to be launched on July 10th. Here’s a rundown of what to expect:

Diablo 4 1.4.4 Patch Notes: Bug Fixes and Balance Tweaks Await

Bug Fixes

Accessibility

  • Fixed an issue where the Screen Reader didn’t function properly when interacting with collapsible menus.

User Interface and User Experience

  • Fixed an issue where score updates on the Leaderboard could take longer than intended.
  • Fixed an issue where the Barbarian’s Weapon Expertise icons were all using the same image.
  • Fixed an issue where when completing a Gauntlet dungeon, only the achieved rank would be displayed and would not include an earned Seal.
  • Fixed an issue where the bottom of the Journal could not be interacted with if too many quests were active at the same time.
  • Fixed an issue where the Gauntlet Score screen could malfunction if you scored lower and didn’t rank up.
  • Fixed an issue where the icon for an available potion upgrade was only visible when near an Alchemist.
  • Fixed an issue where the toggle for comparing stats would reset after logging out.
  • Fixed an issue where the Tempered title was used for 2 different title rewards. A new title, Frenzied, has been added as the reward for completing Tier 59 of the Battle Pass.
  • Fixed an issue where the Exceptional Gloves appearance got renamed to Superior Gloves.
  • Fixed an issue where interacting with the Pit Obelisk also opened the inventory.

Gameplay

  • Fixed an issue where boss summoning materials could be lost if transferred to a newly created character.
  • Fixed an issue where Venous Mote altars could sometimes not be interacted with to complete the Whisper.
  • Fixed an issue where progression in Garan Hold could be blocked if Keeper Xor’lim was killed too quickly.
  • Fixed an issue where Bone Prisons created by Yen’s Blessing would persist indefinitely.
  • Fixed an issue where a Helltide ambush from a Threat Level increase could spawn within the Iron Wolves encampment.
  • Fixed an issue where progression in Sunken Library could be blocked if the Head Librarian spawned behind a locked door.
  • Fixed an issue where players could get stuck in place if the World Tier statue was interacted with while using a Town Portal.
  • Fixed an issue where the Tempering affix for increasing Corpse Tendrils’ Crowd Control Duration instead caused the skill to take longer to pull in enemies.
  • Fixed an issue where changing mount armor could reset your Spur count.
  • Fixed an issue where some of the Drowned Sea Hag’s attacks were harder to see in dark environments.
  • Fixed an issue where the Tortured Gift of Amulets in Helltide didn’t grant as many items as intended.
  • Fixed an issue where the Bold Chieftain’s Aspect did not grant cooldown reduction for Druid’s Debilitating Roar or Blood Howl.
  • Fixed an issue where Firebolts going near but not through Firewall would still split into 3 when using Flameweaver.
  • Fixed an issue where the tempering affix to increase the duration of the Damage Reduction granted by Reap also increased the cooldown for how often Reap could form a corpse.
  • Fixed an issue where the player could get stuck behind certain Tortured Gift chests.
  • Fixed an issue where the following Aspects were not dealing as much damage as intended:
    • Aspect of Surprise
    • Aspect of the Arrow Storms
    • Trickster’s Aspect
    • Dust Devil’s Aspect
    • Aspect of Artful Initiative
    • Vengeful Aspect
  • Fixed an issue where Stormbane’s Wrath could teleport to the player during its cast in a Nightmare Dungeon, instantly killing the player.
Diablo 4 1.4.4 Patch Notes
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Miscellaneous

  • Fixed an issue where Interactable objects in Helltide could disappear and then reappear after Helltide ended.
  • Various performance, stability, visual, and UI improvements.
  • Fixed an issue where multi-colored lights would display in front of a Druid’s head when transforming.(Ack! One too many forest mushrooms.)
  • Fixed an issue where audio could stop playing for a variety reasons.
  • Fixed an issue where the impact sound effects for Hellborne Disciple meteors while fighting the Blood Maiden were louder than intended.

Game Update

  • Tempered affixes on items now have an icon associated to the Tempering category, instead of the same icon for all Tempered affixes.
  • Elixirs’ general drop rate has been reduced.
  • The sale price of Boss summoning materials has been increased. Examples:
    • Stygian Stone sale price increased from 70,000 Gold to 150,000.
    • Blackened Femur, Gurgling Head, and Trembling Hand sell price increased from 20,000 Gold to 50,000.
  • Tempering manual drop rates have been improved to be more consistent.

With these adjustments, Blizzard aims to create a more balanced and polished experience for Diablo 4 players. So, dive back into Sanctuary, slay demons, and see how the update affects your adventures!

About Diablo 4

Diablo 4 is the latest installment in the long-running Diablo series, an action RPG known for its dark fantasy setting and hack-and-slash gameplay. Announced in 2019 by Blizzard Entertainment, it was released in June 2023 to critical and commercial acclaim, becoming the fastest-selling game in Blizzard’s history.

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