Diablo III PTR 2.7.6 Preview

by DHAdmin on August 21st, 2023 at 3:59 am

PTR 2.7.6 Testing, Tips and Tricks and More

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Hey there, mighty Nephalem!

Step into the realm of Diablo III Patch 2.7.6 PTR. From August 15–August 29, you have an exciting opportunity to test out the new and improved Solo Self Found mode, dive into the intense Visions of Enmity seasonal theme, explore the Paragon Ceiling feature, experience Class balance updates, and much more.

Curious about what the Seasonal Journey includes? Well, let us enlighten you: PTR Focus and Details, PTR Testing Tips, Solo Self Found, Season 29: Visions of Enmity, Paragon Ceiling, Community-Led Changes, Class Balance Changes, Bug Fixes, and even a guide on how to participate in the PTR and copy your character. So, join the adventure and show us what you're made of!

Level up your gaming experience with PTR Focus and Details!

Introducing Solo Self Found: This ultimate single player mode with its own Leaderboards. Dive into the latest seasonal content and conquer challenges like never before. For those seeking the ultimate test, we even have a hardcore version.

Attention all testers! Your feedback on the Visions of Enmity seasonal theme to help needed by technical team. Your input is crucial.

Calling all Crusaders, Demon Hunters, and Witch Doctors! Get ready for some major class changes. As diablo fans we all want your opinions and testing on these adjustments. Together, let's find the perfect balance.

But wait, there's more! PTR-unique buffs are here to lend you a helping hand. Enjoy increased experience gains and double Blood Shard drops. Oh, and don't forget about our special PTR vendor, Djank Mi'em. He's got a stash of class-specific bags full of Legendary Items, just waiting for you. Step up your game and try them out now.

PTR Testing Tips

Get ready for some PTR testing! This limited-time opportunity calls for swift action. Whether you're a seasoned PTR pro or a fresh-faced newbie, we've got a few tips to get you on your way.

Due to the short duration of this PTR, we kindly request that participants choose a specific aspect of this update to concentrate their testing efforts on. For instance, if you're a die-hard Witch Doctor player, focus on how the changes affect your favorite class. Consider what you love, what still needs tweaking, and what you'd like to see in the future (even if it's beyond this patch's scope). These self-reflective questions will help shape your feedback.

But here's the twist - break things! Go wild and experiment, just make sure to let us know when you encounter any issues so we can ensure a smooth launch for the patch.

When providing feedback, remember to give more weight to your experience rather than offering an instant solution. How did the changes make you feel? Did anything seem off or incomplete? Suggestions are definitely welcome, but what matters most is identifying the underlying issues.

Are you ready to dive in and make your mark on PTR testing?

Introducing Solo Self Found: A Demonic Journey of One

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Calling all demon slayers! If you're ready to take your quest through Sanctuary to the next level, then it's time to try out the exhilarating Solo Self Found mode. This mode throws you into the fiery depths of Hell with only yourself to rely on. That's right, it's a single player experience like no other. And for those seeking an even greater challenge, we've got a Hardcore version just for you.

After years of players clamouring for an officially supported single player mode.  Solo Self Found is your answer to the demand. Say goodbye to experience bonuses from parties and teammates watching your back. This mode will truly test your mettle as you face off against demonic legions. To honour the achievements of those brave enough to venture into this mode, Leaderboards dedicated to Solo Self Found. These Leaderboards work just like the ones in other game modes.

Creating a character in Solo Self Found is easy. Simply select the Solo Hero option in the character creation screen. You'll still have access to the Campaign and Adventure Mode, just like in other modes. However, multiplayer options will be off-limits. Challenge Rifts can be completed with a party during seasonal play, but Solo Self Found is all about the solitary journey. You won't be able to start this mode while in a party or engage in multiplayer activities such as trading. Don't worry though, re-birthing is still available for Solo Self Found characters.

The Visions of Enmity theme in Season 29, along with Patch 2.7.6, were specially designed with Solo Self Found in mind. We encourage you to give it a try and let everyone know what you think. So, grab your weapon, prepare for battle, and embark on a solo adventure like no other in Diablo III.

Season 29: Visions of Enmity – Enter the Twisted Realities!

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The Burning Hells have unleashed chaos on Sanctuary, warping reality and creating pocket dimensions known as Visions of Enmity. By stepping through Diabolical Fissures, Nephalem Level 1 or higher have a chance to access these mysterious dimensions. Slay demons in the open world and you might just trigger a Fissure. Don't hesitate, venture forth into the unknown and see what horrors await on the other side. But be warned, these Visions are unpredictable and can generate even more Fissures. Keep your eyes peeled for these opportunities to earn amazing rewards and gear up. You never know what treasures await in the depths of the Visions of Enmity!

New Monster Affixes- Beware of Hellish Nephalem!

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Watch your health! New powers originating from the Burning Hells have been bestowed upon all enemies inside the Visions, making them more lethal than before.

Enervating: A devastating aura surrounds these monsters, slowing you down and hindering your abilities.

Necrotic: Prepare for anguish, as your healing capabilities are severely reduced. These monsters will also afflict you with a damage-over-time effect that eats away at your health over time. Only by healing above a certain threshold can you halt this torment.

Resource Leech: These foes are relentless in their pursuit of your power. Each strikedrains a significant portion of your valuable resources.

Introducing Paragon Ceiling: A New Era of Power Levelling!

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Say goodbye to the old Paragon Points system and hello to a whole new way of leveling up. With the Solo Self Found and Season 29 theme, you can now assign a whopping 800 Paragon Points to your character. That's right, no more limitations holding you back!

But it doesn't stop there.  Instead of being restricted to 50 points per attribute, you can now assign up to 200 points to each attribute in the Core, Defense, Offense, and Utility categories. That's 200 points of pure power in every aspect of your character!

All these changes been made to shift the focus from mindless grinding to strategic game play and hunting for the best gear. It's time to put your knowledge and skills to the test, rather than relying solely on stats.

Speaking of stats, let's talk about the changes within the Paragon system. Movement Speed has been adjusted to a staggering 0.125% per point. This means you can go beyond the previous limit of 25% Movement Speed from item bonuses. Prepare to blaze through levels like never before!

And don't worry, Area Damage is still a force to be reckoned with. In fact, it's even better now. There are some substantial improvements to its performance, so get ready to obliterate anything in your path.

So, gear up, sharpen your skills, and embrace the new Paragon Ceiling. The power is in your hands, and we can't wait to see what you do with it. It's time to level up like never before!

Community- Led Changes- Your Voice Heard!

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Calling all Diablo III players! Your wishlist of game improvements has been heard loud and clear. The dedicated technical team has carefully reviewed your feedback and made some seriously epic updates. Brace yourselves for the highly anticipated Patch 2.7.6 PTR, delivering the quality-of-life changes you've been craving. Your input matters, and it's time to see those improvements in action. Get ready to level up your gaming experience!

New and Improved: Greater Rift Challenges and Monster Upgrades!

Monster Set 8: Say goodbye to Toxic Lurkers and hello to Vile Swarms.

Monster Set 10: Dark Berserkers are out, and Savage Beasts are in!

Attention, Monks!

Never miss a beat with the legendary item Flying Dragon - now with a bonus buff icon.

No more random resets! Mouse movements during Tempest Rush Flurry stacks won't ruin your groove.

Calling all Necromancers!

Haunted Visions is getting a makeover. Say goodbye to Skeletal Mages when using Simulacrums, no matter what's on your action bar.

Requiem Cereplate has been fixed. No more excessive Essence overflow - just the right amount, every time.

More exciting updates!

Get ready for the seasonal journey without the hassle of mastering a Set Dungeon. Mastermind is out, and Overcoming the Trials is in!

Hamelin's unique demise caused some issues, but fear not! Now, the closest player gets the kill credit.

Watch out for those sneaky Corrupted Angels! They might surprise you with a double damage attack, but not anymore. Now, it's the same damage as their regular attacks.

Explore the Greater Rifts like never before!

Battlefields and Boneyards now have map checkpoints for your convenience.

Say goodbye to Corvus, Ice Caves, and Spider Caves in Greater Rifts - they won't be appearing anymore.

Get ready for a monster-filled adventure in Orek's Dream versions of Desolate Sands and Shrouded Moors - the monster densities have been cranked up.

Class Balance Changes

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Get ready for some game-changing class adjustments in Patch 2.7.6! The Crusader, Demon Hunter, and Witch Doctor classes are getting a makeover, and it's going to shake up your favorite builds. Brace yourself for an epic shift in gameplay.

Crusader

Unleash the Power of Akkhan's Leniency!

With each enemy struck by your Blessed Shield, watch in amazement as the damage of your Blessed Shield increases by a massive 35-40% for a glorious 6 seconds. And guess what? This incredible damage boost can stack up to an impressive 100 times! No punier individual stacks here.

Ride in Style with the Vigilante Belt!

While mounted on your majestic war horse, Fist of the Heavens packs an even mightier punch. The damage of your Fist of the Heavens skill is now linked to your movement speed, resulting in devastating attacks. Oh, and did we mention that this lightning strike of justice will also strike a random enemy nearby at regular intervals based on your attack speed? Ride on, champion!

Unleash the Momentum of Gears of Dreadlands!

Prepare for a whirlwind of power with the Gears of Dreadlands set. Whenever you unleash a Primary skill, you gain a glorious 4 seconds of Momentum. This Momentum can reach a maximum duration of 20 seconds and each second of Momentum boosts your Primary skills' damage by a solid 10%. But watch the clock, because the duration starts counting down with a slight delay of 5 seconds after each application. Get ready to deal some serious damage!

Witness the Explosive Power of Cluckeye!

Prepare for a poultry explosion like no other. When you cast Hex - Angry Chicken, all of your critters transform into explosive chickens! These feathery fiends will deal a staggering 150-200% increased damage, and Angry Chicken itself will inflict 50% more damage for each chicken that goes boom. Get ready to ruffle some feathers!

Embark on the Manajuma's Way to Victory!

Experience the true might of Hex - Angry Chicken with the Manajuma's Way set. The explosion damage of your Hex - Angry Chicken is amplified by a jaw-dropping 2000%, leaving a trail of destruction in your wake. But that's not all - every slain enemy triggers an additional explosion, spreading chaos and devastation. With a duration of 15 seconds, enhanced movement speed, and a whopping 75% damage reduction (plus an extra 5 seconds of mayhem), you'll be unstoppable.

And just when you thought things couldn't get any crazier, prepare for the chicken invasion. As an angry chicken, you'll spawn a volatile chicken every half-second. These fearless fowl will seek out enemies and inflict 100% of your Angry Chicken explosion damage. Let the poultry madness begin!

Bug Squashing Time!

  • A pesky bug eradicated that caused crashes when interacting with Mail after a Season ends.
  • Demon Hunters can now unleash their combos without fear of crashing the game.
  • The Witch Doctor's Angry Chicken skill is now packing its full punch, as described.
  • Wizard Mirror Images will no longer play hide-and-seek on the game icon.
  • The Altar of Rites received a makeover, no more rough edges for those icons.

Ready to join the PTR fun? Here's how!

First things first, make sure you have a Diablo III game license attached to a Battle.net account that's in good standing (no suspensions or bans, please!). Don't have the Blizzard Battle.net desktop app yet? No worries, just download and install it.

Now, let's get started:
Step 1: Restart the Battle.net desktop app.
Step 2: Head over to the Diablo III tab on the left-hand menu.
Step 3: Look for the drop-down menu above the "Play" button on the Diablo III screen. (If you don't have Diablo III installed, it might say "Install" instead.) From that menu, select "PTR: Diablo III" before moving forward.
Step 4: Click Install and let the installation begin.
Don't have a PTR account yet? No problem, one will be created for you automatically. Whether you're playing in English or any other supported language, and no matter which region you're in, you're welcome to join the PTR. Get ready to dive into some epic gaming

How To Copy Your Diablo III Characters to the PTR

Did you know you can bring your existing Diablo III characters to the Public Test Realm (PTR) for some exciting new gameplay? Here's how:
Step 1: Log in to your live game account, then log out.
Step 2: Open the PTR client and create a level 1 character. Once you're done, go back to the main character screen.
Step 3: Look for the "PTR Copy" button in the upper right-hand corner. (Note: You won't see it until you have a new level 1 character.)
Step 4: Choose your region.
Step 5: Click "Copy" to transfer all your characters from the selected region.
Step 6: You'll be temporarily disconnected from the PTR client.
Step 7: Log back in and get ready to play with your copied characters!

Step 7: Log back in and get ready to play with your copied characters!

Remember, you can only copy characters from one region at a time. If you want to copy characters from a different region, just know that any previously copied PTR characters will be lost. And keep in mind, you can only copy characters to your PTR account once every 24 hours. Trying to copy them sooner will result in an error.

As the PTR is a test server, expect some uneven game performance, and be prepared for restarts and downtime. We greatly appreciate your feedback as we work to improve the game. Happy testing!

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