Major Diablo 3 patch arrives...with a long list of bugs

Blizzard releases the long-awaited 2.0.1 patch that brings Loot 2.0 system, but dozens of issues are causing headaches for players.

Diablo III's long-awaited Patch 2.0.1. has arrived, and while it introduces a lengthy list of updates including the highly touted Loot 2.0 system, it also brings with it a series of bugs. The patch was released yesterday in North America, a month ahead of the Reaper of Souls expansion on March 25, and should be available on servers worldwide today.

Over on the Blizzard forums, a quality assurance representative for the developer has compiled a list of known issues--which spans dozens of items affecting multiple facets of the game.

Some of these issues do not affect gameplay and are only a minor inconvenience, like a bug that makes it so your total play time shows the wrong information. However, other issues like the game becoming stuck at the home screen when entering a multiplayer game or losing the bonus you should have received from the Pools of Reflection, are more problematic.

You can check out Blizzard's complete roundup of known issues for Diablo III on the company's forums. The developer cautioned that the bugs featured in this post are the most severe/impactful, and only represent a sample of the "hundreds" of bugs currently in the game's database. There is no timeline for when the issues will be cleared.

For more on Diablo III's Patch 2.0.1, be sure to read GameSpot's preview of the content featuring comments from lead designer Kevin Martens.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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lionheart051
lionheart051

Should i buy this game or is it to late?

phillip209
phillip209

I can't even play it anymore.. when I try to start it, it crashes and says "Diablo III retail has stopped working" ... xD

Elixir99
Elixir99

biggest improvement for me was that is ran like dog shit for no good reason on my PC now this patch has magically fixed it and im enjoying it.

whatsazerg
whatsazerg

Haven't experienced any bugs whatsoever.... been playing for hours every day since patch went live.


Edit*  My WD will own your face!

actraiser2
actraiser2

What bugs you fool, this is why after reading gamespot for about 14 years im slowly starting to switch to giant bomb, this article is embarrasing.


The game is great and i think that some of the changes they introduced in the patch are actually the answer to some long standing problems in the game. Like the new dinamic difficulty, the introduction of clans and the new smart drops of loot.


And all the quality of life changes like only one kind of health potion and just two crafting ingredients, but of course gamespot should focus on some minor bugs that NO one is complaining about.

Shelledfade1
Shelledfade1

 Absolutely nothing can revive this game. Jay Wilson took diablo and turned it into the worst game anyone has ever played for a long time, especially to those who were diablo fans.

Guys, there's still not even pvp. What a joke.

Not even the art style is similar at all, its a glorified cartoon kids game now. 

When they remake diablo 2 with better graphics and modern mechanics like everyone being able to see their own loot, then I'll buy another blizzard game. Until that happens I don't really care what they do. As far as I'm concerned blizzard is no better than EA after they absolutely destroyed D3. I swear to this day that they made diablo 3 with the intention of it being for consoles from the get-go. I'm convinced that's why it was as bad as it was. The people who made blizzard what it is today are no longer even working for blizzard anymore.

At least they didn't give me any hassle at all about getting a refund for that garbage. It's like even their customer support knew how bad it was. I bet all they did for weeks was issue out refunds all day long. Would not surprise me in the least.

They didn't even have randomly generated maps lol... good lord it sucked.

Just goes to show, any game, absolutely ANY game can sell on hype and that game can be complete garbage, just like titanfail. That's sad.

DAOWAce
DAOWAce

RIP Barbarians and any Wizard build that used CM; both of which were my main characters.  I wanted to get a playthrough in before the patch hit, but I didn't expect it this early.  *sigh*


I'll probably wait until the expansion is half price.. or just continue playing Path of Exile, which is a far better game.

J_Dangerously
J_Dangerously

Try it before you trash it.  Since patch day, I've leveled a Wizard from scratch to 60, and have legendaries in all but 3 slots.


Granted, most of them aren't best in slot by any far stretch, but the item hunt is FAR more compelling than it ever was.

mrgorgun
mrgorgun

same areas,same mobs,same bosses over and over and over and over....x1000

Goron24
Goron24

people still play D3? wow..

NiteX
NiteX

From what I played of 2.0.1 it's far worse than the original was.  Maybe that's just all the bugs?  Either way I won't be buying the expansion.  Not anytime soon at least.

herbie12282
herbie12282

Is it really that big a deal to have a power leveling exploit?  I mean, it's sort of how Action RPG's always are. you can make one of 2 choices, one of not having this and the higher level player is slaughtering weaklings and gaining nothing or the low level player is leveled up quicker but will die as soon as any enemy breathes on them.  The latter is more fun and they're not ruining the game for anyone but themselves by doing it.

limakokba
limakokba

hmmm..... mebbe i'll give it another go. Considering all the patches blizzard is making for this game I am quite happy as a gamer.

123kaleb123
123kaleb123

I can finally say D3 is out of beta. Took 2 years, but now this is a really solid game. As much as I hated Blizzard when they released this game, my trust in them has been restored. There are not many game companies out there that would try to fix a broken game. The game is completely overhauled. For anyone who has the game and swore not to touch it just give it another try. You might like what you see. Blizzard can't please everybody but at least they are trying to. All of my complaints have been addressed. Can't wait for RoS. The addiction will live again! Hopefully some day they will introduce PvP Arena.

Blue-Sky
Blue-Sky

I stopped playing like a month after the game launched, but I'm going to patch and give it a shot. It seems like the revamped everything and addressed the huge problems I had with 1.0: Particularly the loot / Auction House.

Fandango_Letho
Fandango_Letho

Now that's an half-assed article if I ever saw one!

darkrayne
darkrayne

While that list of bugs seems extensive.. when actually playing the game, you don't encounter them. I've been playing the patch for a decent number of hours the last couple of days and wasn't even aware of any of those bugs until I read that.

horosavinXX
horosavinXX

it's shame to see how greedy little pricks managed to ruin such a franchise.

pyro1245
pyro1245

haven't seen any of these bugs, but I tried the patch out and it's like a completely different game. Can't wait for adventure mode or whatever it's called.

zyxahn
zyxahn

I have it for all available systems.  Witch Doctor is a pc character to me.  WD on pc, Barbarian on PS3 and Monk on XB360.  Haven't made a Demon Hunter yet, probably do that on the PS4.  Unless the Crusader is better then I am currently thinking it will be.  Then Crusader on PS4 and Demon Hunter on pc.

dogfather76
dogfather76

I agree. GameStop has been going down hill.

pyro1245
pyro1245

@actraiser2  ....there is a link to the bug list in the article. Those bugs, which may or may not affect you depending on what you're doing. Why are people so quick to the insults around here? Go back to giant bomb.

pyro1245
pyro1245

@Shelledfade1  heh. sounds like this game was a miss for you. too bad, guy. gonna have to go play PoE with all the other haters.

pyro1245
pyro1245

@DAOWAce  I've found a few good alternatives to the CM build that use the same stats. CM wiz was getting a bit boring anyway. I'm glad they changed it up. It's fun again

Hekteur
Hekteur

@mrgorgun  You're saying that just because it's cool to hate on Blizzard, right? Because your comment clearly show that you have no idea what's in 2.01.

Hekteur
Hekteur

@Goron24  Your gamer card sir. It's been revoked permanently.... No discussion or you're going straight to Gamers' Hell Prison. A place where you're forced to play your most hated games for eternity... On a build that has crash every 10 seconds.

Hekteur
Hekteur

@NiteX  Well, they removed everything everyone hated about vanilla D3. Maybe you might enlighten us and tell us what do you hate about 2.01?

Hekteur
Hekteur

@herbie12282  It would be a big deal if D3 was designed so reaching the level cap occured very close to the end game. However, too many RPGs, like D3, go down the road of "the game begins when you hit the level cap". Don't get me wrong, I like what they did with 2.01 and RoS looks even better. The thing is, leveling serve the purpose of unlocking game features (skills, difficulty, ...) instead of giving you impactful choices.

mrgorgun
mrgorgun

@Hekteur @mrgorgun correct me if i'm wrotng,isnt 2.0.1 the same deal with improved loot drops and class revamps? sooo its the same areas,bosses,mobs over and over and over...

Shelledfade1
Shelledfade1

@Jasbro @Goron24  game sucks badly, what did you expect? Dumb console kid.

klugenbeel
klugenbeel

@Warlord_Irochi @horosavinXX  Why should someone have to wait for Play 2.0 for the game to be fun/fixed/good? It should of been "fun/fixed/good" at launch and should also have had the promised PVP before the @$$hats started working on an expansion. The fact the game still doesn't have all the features promised before launch on top of the failed launch, failed loot system, and more would cause any fan of the past to be pissed about the garbage release that was Diablo 3. 

paulszki
paulszki

@Warlord_Irochi @horosavinXX  The game was good (read: not "ruined") before, if flawed, before 2.0. Now they're improving an already enjoyable game experience even more. Still there are people like horosavin who just like to whine and insult the developers, real people with real passion for games, on the internet. What a hero.

Jasbro
Jasbro

@Shelledfade1 Hahahahaha wut?, maybe you should do as your name suggests and fade away into whatever cave you came out of.

horosavinXX
horosavinXX

@Bowser05 @Warlord_Irochi@klugenbeel  

the major thing you said is: "still got bored and quit though". so then, imagine how a true rpg or real diablo fan felt like. instead of exploration, customized character building, freedom of choice we got consolized, dumbed-down, oversimplified, cartoon-like speckled charade. and, to be honest, visual style -that BLOODY visual style- is what I was pissed about most... it just isn't diablo and i don't care how accessibile it is.

Bowser05
Bowser05

@Warlord_Irochi @klugenbeel  To be fair, they did a good job of accomplishing their goal: accessibility. I've NEVER enjoyed these action/rpg games. I've tried quite a variety of them (including the first two Diablo games) and I just can't get into them. That being said, Diablo 3 is the only one I've actually made any progress in (still got bored and quit though). The accessibility is nice. I can see where Hardcore fans complain though, but I still found Diablo 3 to be a decent game. Just not the right game for me.

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@klugenbeel Oh, fans were pissed, including myself.
But There is more gain into giving another try and discover that the game actually works fine NOW instead of keep holding a grudge and missing it.
But I guess calling insulting the developers is easier than having a constructive mind.

And who the hell "waited"? I've been playing other games meanwhile.

syn_nyx
syn_nyx

@paulszki  There are also many people like Paulszki, who like to bend over and let the suits give it to them instead of holding a company accountable for throwing away quality to nickle and dime their consumer while pushing a console port.  They do not understand that the developers are pushing a suit agenda.  They say,"Let it go, they really love us, its all about our gaming experience, its not them trying to turn a profit on a new expansion, really its not!"  These people are naive, have a short term memory, and absolutely no understanding of the real world and what companies are willing to do to earn a buck.  These are the same people who fought and argued that MS should hold to its original Xbone policies, they are bad for gamers everywhere because their rose colored goggle ignorance only pushes for less accountability for the suits who are running it all.  These multibillion dollar companies really need your help Paul, truly they do, you are their hero because not only do you expect less, but you convince others to take it in the rear as well.  Enjoy the game, and remember, its not about the expansion and sales, its about YOU and your gaming experience /facepalm.

horosavinXX
horosavinXX

@paulszki  

yeah... i did actually play the game when i bought it, long time a go. and since its replay value is worth 0 (unlike D and D2) i don't intend to do it again, in fact couldn't care less about any patch, loot improvements or anything else that's simply just too little, too late.