Upcoming Hotfixes to Legendary Items

  • Update 3/28 @ 5:20 p.m. PT: These hotfixes have been implemented and should now be live in all regions. Please note that you may need to restart your game in order for them to go into effect.

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    Hey everyone,

    As a quick heads up, we have two buffs to Legendary item drop rates coming down the pipeline.

    • First change: We're increasing the drop rate for Legendary items (this includes Set items) in Torment 1-6.

    • Second change: We're significantly increasing the chance for an item purchased from Kadala to be a Legendary.

    Both of these hotfixes are somewhat proactive, but are aimed to help improve the reward curve for players as they start to reach higher Torment difficulties. We look forward to hearing your feedback as a result of these changes!

    Please note that these hotfixes have not yet been implemented. Once the hotfixes are live, they will be added and updated here.
  • 03/28/2014 05:05 PMPosted by Swampllama
    Is this like a "next Tuesday 4/1/2014" pipeline, a "haha it falls on April Fool's Day" kind of pipeline, or a "Soon™" pipeline?


    The hotfixes were actually just pushed live. You may need to restart your game in order for them to take effect. :)
  • 03/28/2014 04:59 PMPosted by War
    It says proactive what does that mean?


    It means that we anticipated possible issues with the long-term reward curve at higher difficulty levels based on feedback and game data thus far. As a result, we made some changes to hopefully preempt those issues before they could become prevalent or pronounced.

    03/28/2014 05:02 PMPosted by DEFORCE
    any chance you will be increasing the drop rate for the materials for reapers wraps?

    as it stands i think its nearly impossible to get that item.


    The current drop rate is actually bugged. We're still working on a fix, but have not yet developed one. Definitely on our radar!

    It's actually in our Known Issues list: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/11883998315

    03/28/2014 05:05 PMPosted by Cryswar
    I just hope that Kadala isn't the #1 way to farm for legendaries though. That would be bad and trivialize pretty much everything else.


    We agree, and this will be something we continue to actively monitor over the coming days, weeks--even months.
  • 03/28/2014 05:18 PMPosted by axeN
    Is it live on EU client aswell?


    Yes! It's live in all regions.
  • 03/28/2014 05:16 PMPosted by Pain
    So for some clarification, so Lylirra doesn't have to, prior CM posts confirmed that Kadala can drop any Legendary in the game so long as it is not restricted to Horadric Caches or Torment Only (Legendary Potions, Legendary Follower items, Class Sets).


    Here's the post I think you're thinking of!

    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/12248064907?page=2#23

    03/26/2014 06:13 PMPosted by Grimiku
    I have some additional information about the Legendary items Kadala can potentially offer, so let's get to it (cause it's good to know!). Previously I said it was possible to get a wide variety of Legendary items from Kadala, but what I have recently learned is that list actually includes all of the Legendaries currently in game except for the ones only found in Torment, and those only found in a Horadric Cache.
  • 03/28/2014 05:42 PMPosted by SilaquiNailo
    It would look more convincible if it does not say "Update 3/38" :P


    I also own a hoverboard.