Patch 16 Information and Official Patch Notes

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Patch 16 Information
In case you missed it, patch 16 is going live tonight. We will be updating this post with any goodies we find, including the Official patch notes once posted.

Patch 16 Official Patch notes

Originally Posted by (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Diablo III Beta Patch 16 – v.

  • All characters have been wiped. Please note that this wipe will also affect gold, items, auctions, achievements, followers, and artisans.
  • A new feature has been added that allows players to view their FPS while in game
    • To access this feature, hit Ctrl+R (for PC) or CMD+R (for Mac) while playing
  • The cooldown on swapping skills while in Normal difficulty has been decreased from 15 seconds to 5 seconds

  • Barbarian
    • Active Skills
      • Bash
        • "Clobber" rune now has a 35% chance to stun the target for 1.5 seconds
      • Revenge
        • Heal decreased from 6% to 5%
  • Demon Hunter
    • Active Skills
      • Caltrops
        • Discipline cost decreased from 8 to 6
      • Smoke Screen
        • Discipline cost decreased from 18 to 14
        • Duration decreased from 3 seconds to 2 seconds
        • Now provides a 10% movement speed boost while invisible
        • Can now be used while under the effects of crowd control abilities
          • Using Smoke Screen will break the effects of crowd control, as well as cause your character to be immune to additional crowd control abilities for its duration
      • Vault
        • Discipline cost decreased from 10 to 8
  • Witch Doctor
    • Active Skills
      • Haunt
        • Now performs 575% weapon damage over 12 seconds (down from 15 seconds)
      • Sacrifice
        • Weapon damage increased from 200% to 275%

  • Gold and material cost for crafting recipes have been adjusted
  • The chance of salvaging Rate materials from Magic items has been increased

  • Class-specific items no longer have the chance to be generated with affixes that cannot be used by that specific class
    • For example, "Increased Hatred Regeneration" will no longer appear on Wands
  • Demon Hunter one-handed Crossbows have received a damage buff
  • Spirit regeneration on Monk items has been increased

  • Slow, stun, and other movement-impairing effects are now more effective on Treasure Goblins
    • In response, Treasure Goblins will now sprint away for a moment after being hit
  • Scavenger monsters will now burrow less often
  • Zombies will no longer feast on corpses unless they are full health
    • This is to address an issue which was preventing zombies' enrage timer from resetting correctly

Bug Fixes

For a full list of documented game and service bugs, please review the Known Issues sticky located in the Beta Bug Report forum.
  • Players can now queue for Public Games on "Reign of the Black King" after killing the Skeleton King
  • Players queuing for a specific Public Games quest should no longer be placed into groups on a different quest
  • Being hit with a knockback ability while using Tempest Rush will no longer disconnect you from
  • Placeholder text should no longer appear when looking at deceased Hardcore characters in the Hall of Fallen Heroes
  • There should no longer be a delay when accessing the Auction House
  • The female monk should now properly play her "Not Enough Resources" error message instead of her "Invalid Location" error message when attempting to perform an ability without the required amount of resources available
  • Items with affixes that reduce resource costs will now correctly reduce the minimum amount of a resource required to perform a skill
  • Several Simple and Advanced tooltips have received grammar corrections

Client Strings Changes
This will be updated as we find the goodies

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Shop Warning
  • This is a special item that cannot be replaced. Are you sure you want to sell this?
  • Terror Spawn (shadowverminSoulstoneevent)
  • Fallen Magus
  • Demented Fallen
  • Fallen Mutt
  • Fallen Fighter
  • Fallen Commander
New "healer"s under Minimap now
  • Priest_Male_B_NoLook
  • Priest_Caldeum
  • Priest_BastionsKeep_Healer
MANY unique weapons were removed (most likely all going to be updated and add later) More Starter Edition Notifications
  • This player does not have a starter edition.
  • You cannot join a player that does not have a starter edition.
  • Playing with a starter edition
  • Not playing with a starter edition
  • You are unable to create hardcore hero with a starter edition.
  • This feature is unavailable in the Starter Edition.
Generic Notifications
  • No Quests available. Please play through the campaign to unlock quests.
  • Unable to Start Game: party member {s1} is still selecting a hero.
Auction House (A lot of generic strings, but here are the 'good' ones)
  • Only charged if item sells and funds are transferred to a third party.
  • The transfer fee is automatically deducted from the selling price.
    Tax for Cash Out Fee included
  • New Taiwan Dollars
  • Attempt to cancel {s1} failed with error code {s2}.
  • Transaction was denied after review. (ManualReviewDenied)
  • Your bid for {s1} was accepted pending manual review.
  • You may have up to {s1} |4item:items; stored in Completed.
  • Buyout price must be no more than {s1}.
Auction House Item Stats. These seem to be added to many skills
  • Power_Damage_Percent_Bonus
  • Power_Resource_Reduction
  • Power_Duration_Increase
  • Power_Cooldown_Reduction
  • Power_Crit_Percent_Bonus
'On Hit' Auction House Item Stats
  • On_Hit_Immobilize_Proc_Chance
  • On_Hit_Knockback_Proc_Chance
  • On_Hit_Slow_Proc_Chance
  • On_Hit_Chill_Proc_Chance
  • On_Hit_Freeze_Proc_Chance
  • On_Hit_Fear_Proc_Chance

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Patch 16 Unofficial Class Changes
Here are the class changes that will be coming in patch 16. As always keep in mind there could be a few odd numbers here and there. Let us know if you see anything.

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