Hotfix on Console Diablo III for Set Bonuses Bug

An armor set bug is removed, and a future patch will fix bugged characters

The first hotfix for the Diablo III console versions is rolling out. This hotfix takes care of the previously reported bug, where certain item set bonuses were permanently being applied to console Diablo III characters. That bug ended up giving some characters thousands of extra points in stats like Vitality, Strength, and other primary stats!

This hotfix will stop that bug from continuing to happen. It will take a full patch for Diablo III console (or a title update, as they are called for the Xbox 360) to remove the extra bugged stats on characters who have already been hit by the bug. That console Diablo III patch is scheduled to come out later this month, according to the official blue post.
Below you'll find a list of hotfixes for the month of September which address various gameplay and service issues affecting Diablo III on console.

Hotfixes are updates we make on our end without requiring you to download a new patch. Some hotfixes will go live the moment they are implemented, while others may require a restart to go into effect. As always, please keep in mind that some issues cannot be addressed without a patch (Sony) or title update (Microsoft).


Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue that caused specific set bonuses on the following four item sets to permanently modify a hero’s core stats (STR, DEX, INT, or VIT) each time they were equipped and the hero was loaded into the game:
    • Blackthorne's Armor
    • Endless Path
    • Guardian's Contingency
    • Zunimassa's Whispers

Please note that this hotfix will only prevent new occurrences of the bug. In order to correct core stats on heroes who were affected by this bug prior to the hotfix going live, we will need to provide a separate patch (for PS3 users) and title update (for Xbox 360 users). We're currently hoping to deploy this patch/title update by the end of the month, and will provide another update once it's live.
It is good to see that Blizzard has the ability to fix problems quickly on the console versions of Diablo III, with hotfixes like this. They are clearly working closely with Sony and Microsoft, to roll out hotfixes and patches in a timely manner for the console Diablo III.
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