Legendary Gems Disabled on 2.1 Public Test Realm

Current issues on the Patch 2.1.0 PTR, including Legendary Gems

Diablo III Legendary Gem - Gogok of Swiftness
The Diablo III Patch 2.1 Public Test Realm has been very active, since the last patch there. The new Legendary Gems feature was activated in this last build, which provide powerful bonuses that can be upgraded over time in Greater Rifts. Those gems were found to be crashing the Diablo III PTR client, and so their powers have been temporarily deactivated on the PTR. That is one of the current issues that are being looked into, on the test server.

Legendary Gems on PTR
After the PTR patch notes were initially updated for yesterday's patch, extra details were added about the new Legendary gems, one of which can be seen above. Here are the official info about how the Legendary Gems are currently supposed to work on the PTR.
  • Legendary Gems have been added
    • Legendary gems can only be dropped by Greater Rift Guardians
    • Legendary Gems are account-bound and can only be socketed into Rings and Amulets
      • Known Issue: Legendary Gems can currently be socketed into items they are not intended for
    • Legendary Gems can be upgraded by speaking with Urshi (a new NPC) inside a Greater Rift
      • Urshi will only appear after a player's Greater Rift journey has ended (i.e. after the Rift timer has expired) and the Rift Guardian in the current level has been defeated
      • Upgrading a Legendary Gem to the next rank has higher chance of success and a higher chance of granting multiple ranks based on the Greater Rift level you reach (the higher Greater Rift level, the higher chance of success/multiple ranks)
      • The only requirement to upgrade a Legendary Gem is the gem itself; there is no other cost associated with upgrading
      • Each Legendary Gem has a property listed in blue that will be upgraded each time the gem's rank increases
      • Each Legendary Gem has a secondary power that will be unlocked when it reaches Rank 50
    • Players will not receive a duplicate of any Legendary Gem the character they're currently playing has access to
      • This includes Legendary Gems in the character's inventory, its followers's inventories, or the Shared Stash, as well as Legendary Gems socketed in items in those locations

Legendary Gem Powers Disabled
As often happens with new content that is being tested, a bug made an appearance on the PTR. Since there were client crashes involving some of the Legendary Gems, the powers for all of them have been temporarily disabled. The gems can still be upgraded through the Greater Rifts process, but they don't actually do anything for right now.
[UPDATE] 7/11 - Greetings Adventurers, the Legendary Gem Powers have been reactivated. Thank you for continuing to help us test the PTR, and for providing valuable feedback here in the forums!


Hello lovely PTR testers,

We've recently discovered an issue with Legendary Gems that is causing PTR clients to crash whenever a gem power is activated.

We're working to resolve this crash as quickly as possible, but do not currently have an ETA to share. In the meantime, to help improve PTR stability and prevent further crashes, all Legendary Gem powers have been temporarily disabled. Please note that Legendary Gems can still drop on the PTR, but they will not provide any of the bonuses listed on their tooltips.

Once Legendary Gem powers have been re-enabled, we'll provide an update in this thread. Thank you for your patience!

Patch 2.1.0 PTR Current Issues
These are some of the other issues being tracked by the Diablo III quality assurance team, as part of the current patch on the PTR.
Hello everyone, and welcome to the Patch 2.3.0 Public Test Realm! Below you will find the Known Issues list for our current 2.3.0 build - 33174. Please do not report bugs that you see on this list, as we already know about them, and please help out other players reporting bugs by referring them to this list.

As a reminder, this list will not list every bug that is active on the 2.3.0 PTR. What it is listed here are a select few issues -- chosen due to visibility and impact -- that are active and confirmed as bugs by Quality Assurance with verifiable steps and (in most cases) an expected fix. Just because a bug is not on this list does not mean we don't know about it! In addition, potential exploits and the like will never be listed here.

Please note that documented bugs may not always be fixed in the order in which they were reported. In some cases, we may not have a timeline for a when a bug will be fixed and some bugs may not be able to be fixed at all. If we are able to verify that a documented bug cannot be fixed, it will be removed from this list.

Thank you for your continued reports, and enjoy Diablo III!!!

  • The Level one “Cubist” Achievement progress bar displays incorrectly in the Achievements UI

  • Wizard - Archon: Entering Archon form will not break fear effects caused by Nightmarish monsters

  • The Deadly Rebirth legendary dagger has been temporarily removed as a possible drop

  • Crafted legendary offhand items are not rolling with the appropriate values of increased damage

  • Gem recipe inventory items obtained prior to patch 2.3.0 will become unusable after patch 2.3.0 is released
    Note:These items are going to be converted to grey vendor items in a future patch

The second Theorycraft Thursday livestream is this evening, with Diablo III developer Wyatt Cheng. That will likely bring more info about the issues and progress of patch 2.1.0 on the PTR.
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