Download Patch 2.0.1 and 'Reaper of Souls'

The Diablo III patch and expansion can be pre-downloaded now Updater
The Diablo III patch 2.0.1 for PC/Mac is being developed alongside the Reaper of Souls Expansion, and will go live shortly before the expansion. The initial download of that patch is now available via a background download from Downloading this content will make the process faster when Patch 2.0.1 is released, and when installing the expansion.

The new desktop app is the easiest way to manage all of Blizzard's games, and offers control over the speed of the background downloading. Here are some steps to help speed up the download process, for Diablo III players using that app:

  • Once logged into the desktop app, select the Beta icon in the upper left-hand corner, and select Settings.
  • Click on the Game Install/Update option, and scroll all the way down to the bottom with the Network Bandwidth options, as seen in the image displayed above.
  • If you wish to download the patch contents as quickly as possible, set both the Latest updates and Future patch data fields to 0. This will let the patch download at the maximum speed of your internet connection.
  • You may also want to disable the Enable peer-to-peer option. Depending on your ISP, it may actually be faster to have this turned off.
The content for the Diablo III patch and expansion will be downloaded, and stored until the time of release. Here's the official announcement:

As of this week, you may notice that the Diablo III game launcher and desktop app will begin downloading data for a "future patch." This download is in preparation for the March 25 launch of Reaper of Souls, as well as a pre-expansion patch that will be released in the coming months.

How it Works:

The download will be around 6GB in size and include things like models, textures, art files, and other upcoming content in patch 2.0.1 and Reaper of Souls that is already complete. By making this data available early, you'll have leass to download once the pre-expansion patch and expansion are released.

The background download data is encrypted and won't make any changes to the live game or service until patch 2.0.1 and Reaper of Souls launch. In the meantime, you will be able play Diablo III as normal, and your in-game experience should remain unaffected by the download itself.

In order for the background download to begin, Diablo III must be installed on your computer and patched up to the latest build.  Please note that you will be eligible for the background download even if you have not prepurchased Reaper of Souls.

 If you're using the desktop app:

If you're using the desktop app, the background download will continue as long as the application is running. The download can be paused at any time by clicking the Pause button located to the right of the circular background download icon. To resume the download, click the Resume button (which will appear in the same location as the Pause button) or click the Installation & Updates Options button and select Resume Updates.

The desktop app also let's you customize your background download settings, so you can pause updates whenever a game is launched as well as set your preferred download speeds. To adjust your preferences, click the Installation & Updates Options button located to the left of the background download icon and select Settings.

 If you're using the standard Diablo III launcher:

If you're using the standard Diablo III game launcher, the background download will continue to pick up data so long as the game launcher is running. You can always check the progress of your download by clicking the Info button at the top of the launcher, then selecting Connection Information from the drop-down menu. If you wish to complete the update at a later time, simply click the Play button at any point to pause the background download and run Diablo III, or simply close the launcher.

That’s all there is to it. Stay tuned to for all the latest Reaper of Souls news, and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. We'll see you in Sanctuary!

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