Diablo 3 patch 2.4.2 adds more difficulty levels and a hotkey to hide the UI for lovely screens | PCGamesN

Diablo 3 patch 2.4.2 adds more difficulty levels and a hotkey to hide the UI for lovely screens

Diablo 3 patch 2.4.1

Diablo 3 is still being supported with new content four years after release, so while the next update might be mostly predictable, it's still great that it's being supported at the very least. Anyway, you're a Diablo player - new loot should be all you need.

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As you'd expect, the new update adds new difficulty levels, Torment XI–XIII, and fills those with tougher enemies and better loot. The cycle never ends. 

Patch 2.4.2 also brings updates to many Legendary and Set Items, as well as adding a few new items and Legendary powers. Check the PTR patch notes for all the details.

The UI is getting a few tweaks, too. Blizzard are adding unique pylon minimap icons to Nephalem Rifts and Greater Rifts, and a unique icon for the Menagerist Treasure Goblin. On top of that, if you're a fan of taking screens, there will also be a hotkey for hiding all that screen clutter. 

Lastly, the patch will be sweetening Adventure Mode rewards, starting with Nephalem Rifts. You’re now guaranteed a Greater Rift Key when completing any Rift, with a chance to get a second (or even a third) key as you increase the game’s difficulty.

Additionally, drop rates have been adjusted for Infernal Machines, with a 100% drop chance in Torment IV, and an increasing chance for a second machine to drop as you go up in difficulty. 

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Esivo Avatar
1 Year ago

Game keeps getting better and better.

Anakhoresis Avatar
1 Year ago

I still wish they would add controller support and local co-op to the PC version. Played it with the lady at some point and she liked it, but it wasn't my copy, and I don't particularly want to rebuy it (plus is the console version even at parity with the PC version? Not sure...).

panbient Avatar
1 Year ago

Totally agree on the controller and local co-op. Like my friends and I all said, D3 was 'good' on pc, but it's 'great' on the couch.

As for product parity, it depends on the console version. The PS3 only ever got one patch after launch and never got the first major content update with the three special treasure goblins (or the 'salvage all' button). It was fun, but by the time you get the platinum trophy there's not much incentive to keep going back.

PS4 on the other hand is getting all the patches but can't offer seasons because of current offline play support. For whatever reason they can't / won't make season characters online-only and store them on a cloud server (which should address any cheating concern). Not sure if that's more of a Blizzard or Sony issue.