Patch 1.0.7 Release on Tuesday
Patch 1.0.7 lands on Tuesday, February 12; also changes for Account Restoration
Blizzard has announced that patch 1.0.7
is going to be released on Tuesday, February 12. The patch is done being tested on the PTR, and is now ready for release.
That information comes in a post about a change to account rollbacks. Up until now, if a Hardcore Diablo III character died, and the account was restored from a time before the character was dead, that hardcore character would be revived. Going forward, all Hardcore characters will not be brought back to life just because the account was restored.
Read on for the official announcement and the reasoning behind it.
With the release of patch 1.0.7, we will no longer be reviving or undeleting Hardcore characters as part of an account rollback. This adjustment to our rollback service is being done for two reasons:
- Hardcore characters were never intended to be revived or undeleted by an account rollback. Bringing Hardcore characters back to life via rollback really isn't in the spirit of Hardcore (where death is permanent, no matter the circumstances). When we originally adapted our rollback services for Diablo III, however, we didn't have the technology to make Hardcore characters exempt. We've wanted to bring our rollback policies regarding Hardcore characters in line with the game for a while, and as of patch 1.0.7 we will have the tools to do so.
- In recent months, we've discovered that some players who’ve lost Hardcore characters through normal gameplay will fake an account compromise and request a rollback through Customer Support in order to get their characters revived. Not only is this an abuse of the services we provide to the community, but it also impacts other players who have submitted legitimate inquiries by increasing wait times across the board.
Patch 1.0.7 is currently scheduled to release tomorrow in all regions. For more information about our restoration and rollback policies for Diablo III, please view the following Support articles:
To learn more about account security, check out: http://us.battle.net/en/security/
The patch 1.0.7 PTR is now officially closed, and the server maintenance is scheduled.
Patch 1.0.7 PTR is Closed
We will be shutting down the patch 1.0.7 PTR this evening (2/11) at approximately 5:00 p.m. PST. At that time, you will no longer be able to log in to the PTR client, and both PTR Feedback and PTR Bug Report forums will be marked read-only.
Please note that any progress you made on the PTR will not transfer over to your Diablo III account.
Thank you to everyone who helped us test this patch. We look forward to releasing patch 1.0.7 to the public tomorrow morning!
Patch 1.0.7 Server Maintenance for 8 hours on Tuesday, February 12
Update Tuesday, February 12:
The server maintenance has been extended twice, now to 12 hours total.
We will be performing scheduled game maintenance for Diablo 3 on Tuesday, February 12th. Maintenance will begin at 03:00 AM PST and is expected to last for 10 hours. During this time Diablo 3 will not be available for play. In addition, many web services will be unavailable.
Thank you for your patience.
Maintenance has been extended by 2 hours, and we currently anticipate that all services will be available by approximately 3:00 p.m. PST.