PTR Progress Wipe and Patch This Week

The first major update to patch 2.3.0 PTR is on the way, with a PTR wipe

Diablo III Public Test Realm
The first update for the Diablo III patch 2.3.0 PTR is coming this week, and all progress on the test realm will be wiped along with it. Players on the PTR will need to once again copy their heroes from the live servers to the PTR, and create new Season 4 characters. The new PTR patch will include class skill changes, Set and Legendary item updates, and fix a bug where crafted equipment did not have a level requirement.

This last week was rough on the Diablo III patch 2.3.0 Public Test Realm, with a major bug that caused games to terminate, and errors that prevented players from connecting. Even with the Community Buff active once again on the PTR, it was difficult to get a lot of testing done. Those bugs were taken care of by the middle of the week, and players could get back to testing.

PTR Patch and Wipe
Currently on the patch 2.3 PTR, level 70 crafted items do not have any level requirements. This made it easy for new characters to level up with amazingly powerful gear, which does not reflect the standard progression in Diablo III. In order to properly test Season 4 and the many changes made to Adventure Mode, all progress on the PTR will be wiped. This will allow for brand new Season 4 test heroes to be leveled up with the regular gear that they should have. Nevalistis provided the details last Friday.
Last Updated: 7/21 at 4:02 p.m. PDT

The PTR wipe was completed earlier today at approximately 12:28 p.m. PDT, and PTR Season 4 is in full swing. Updated patch notes can be read here.

Happy testing!


Greetings, nephalem!

Our first PTR patch is coming up next week. In anticipation of this update, we want to give you a heads up that we will also be wiping all progress on the PTR when the patch is issued. Players will be able to copy live characters once again if they wish to test non-Seasonal characters.

This is because we want to make sure the overall 2.3.0 changes to Adventure Mode are thoroughly tested. However, a bug in the first PTR patch allowed level 70 crafted items to be equipped by low-level characters. This was unintended and skewed progression at the start of PTR Season 4, making a wipe necessary to ensure that it is no longer factoring into the leveling process.

We will be closing and creating a new Focused Feedback thread for Adventure Mode when the patch is deployed to collect feedback untainted by this bug. While we understand that a loss of progression can be frustrating to some, it’s important to remember this is the nature of the PTR. Its intent is to facilitate testing, and we love seeing all your dedicated and thoughtful feedback.

Thank you for all your enthusiastic feedback and testing. We look forward to sharing our upcoming changes with you!

Additions in the Patch
The new build coming to the PTR will include the previously discussed class changes, most notably some updates for Barbarian and Witch Doctor items and skills. It will also tweak the Reflects Damage monster ability, that is getting overhauled in patch 2.3.
The upcoming PTR patch will flesh out the features and new additions in patch 2.3.0. Barring any bugs that require yet another another PTR wipe, that will allow the developers to gain solid feedback on how well the patch changes work, and take those into account for the further polishing of patch 2.3.0.
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