Double Cache Weekend in Diablo III
A community buff follows a bug-fix patch, and action taken against exploiters
Bounties are all the rage this weekend, with the double cache bonus. Both the Horadric Cache and the Bonus Cache from completing the proper bonus Act are doubled, giving an even greater incentive to do the Acts in the proper order. There is a buff across all console Diablo III versions, although only the current-generation Ultimate Evil Edition consoles receive the double cache bonus.
A small patch landed this week, that applied a slew of hotfixes to the game. The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 Ultimate Evil Edition versions of the game also received a patch, that also included the fixes to Area Damage.
Along with the other hotfixes, the recent patch added the final fixes for an exploit where players could get more than one extra passive from a Hellfire Amulet. Actions were taken against players who had abused the exploit. Some exploiters who tried it out were banned for a few days or a few weeks. As discussed in multiple threads, players who used the exploit to the fullest saw their battle.net accounts permanently banned.
In patch 2.3 a new Spirit of Arachyr Witch Doctor set was added with items like Arachyr’s Carapace. The 4-piece set bonus provides an innate Hex - Toad of Hugeness. That bonus will be tweaked in the next patch, to make it work in a smoother fashion.
@Baskenater In 2.4, Toad of Hugeness will not eat mobs if you have Arachyr's set equipped.— John Yang (@_JohnYang) September 20, 2015
@angeIar_ The aesthetic will still be there if you're not using Arachyr set. The amount of disruption caused to everyone was just too much.— John Yang (@_JohnYang) September 23, 2015
The ghost-type monsters have some rather annoying abilities at the moment. Those will be toned down in an upcoming patch, so that regular ghosts aren't automatically more difficult than most elites of other types of creatures.
The developers are planning a lot of set changes and additions in Patch 2.4. The Tal Rasha's and Delsere's sets are among the current sets scheduled to be updated in that patch.
.@Kaziedk Along with a number of other sets, Tal Rasha's and Delsere's sets will see adjustments and improvements in 2.4.— John Yang (@_JohnYang) September 23, 2015
The recent patch fixed Kanai's Cube so that the ability from the Haunt of Vaxo amulet can now be used in the cube. Certain other items with unusual Legendary powers still cannot be extracted into the cube, however.