Patch 1.0.6a Release For a Single Bugfix

A minor 'fastpatch' released as part of Tuesday's maintenance

Diablo III Patch 1.0.6a
The news earlier about the 10 hours of maintenance on Tuesday listed the minor hotfixes expected to go in with it. It looks like there will also be an actual patch, but with even more minor fixes. It fixes an issue for players who have problems upgrading from the Diablo III Starter Edition, to the full game. That's all it has, don't expect any big additions!

The folks at Blizzard are still working on the next big content patch, as mentioned by another blue post. We won't be getting any of that yet, though.

Update December 11: The patch is now live! For those having problems with Error 3007, check out the Tech Support announcement to help with that.

Jump past the break for all the details, and the downtime schedule.

The official announcement of scheduled maintenance provides the details on the tiny patch that is being released with Tuesday's maintenance:

Update: Patch 1.0.6a is now live in the Americas, and Diablo III is available to play.


We will be performing scheduled maintenance for Diablo III starting tomorrow (12/11) at 1:00 a.m. PST in order to deploy our 1.0.6a fastpatch. We anticipate that maintenance will conclude and that all services will be available by approximately 11:00 a.m. PST.

Important: Please note that you will not be prompted to download patch 1.0.6a until the patch is live in your home region. If you are logging in from a European or Asian client, you will need to wait for this patch to release in that region before it can be installed. Additionally, if your home region is the Americas, you will be unable to log into Europe or Asia using Global Play after patch 1.0.6a is live until those regions have also patched.

For reference, here are the scheduled maintenance times for each region:

The Americas: 1:00 a.m. PST to 11:00 a.m. PST
Asia: 12:00 p.m. PST to 2:00 p.m. PST
Europe: 8:00 p.m. PST to 10:00 p.m. PST

Please note that these times are estimated and subject to change. For time zone assistance, please visit:
Diablo III Patch 1.0.6a – v.

Visit our Bug Report forum for a list of known issues.
The most recent hotfixes can be found here.

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue that could occur when attempting to upgrade from the Diablo III Starter Edition

In a reply to a post, which imagined that the Blizzard employees must be taking the day off, Vaeflare points out that they're still hard at work on the next patch.

You would be incorrect about the festivities, but we can't fault you for guessing!

We're very much around (and will be around tomorrow, too), but we're quite busy behind-the-scenes. We don't have much new information to share at the moment, but the development team is currently working on some content updates for an upcoming patch, and we hope to share more details on that in the near future.

(Note: We'll be releasing 1.0.6a tomorrow, but it's just a fastpatch, not a content patch. Sometimes certain issues can't be hotfixed, so we'll need a full patch to address them.)
We'll keep an eye out for those details that will hopefully be arriving in the "near future", as mentioned. With the current schedule, we'll probably see some information about the next big patch over the next few weeks; it may even go up on the PTR. We likely won't see the next patch actually released until January, if not later.
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