Patch 2.4 Preview - Items and Sets, New PTR Hotfixes, More on the Kanai's Cube Problem

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Patch 2.4 Preview - Items and Sets

Blizzard has released a blog post reviewing some of the changes to Items and Sets coming with Patch 2.4. Nevalistis also pointed out that item values may still change between now and when Patch 2.4 goes live. Check it out!


Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Patch 2.4.0 is currently on the Public Test Realm, and we’re introducing over fifty new Legendary items and powers for you to collect. Here’s a first look at some of the incredible new loot coming soon in Patch 2.4.0!

Please keep in mind that the PTR is still active, and there may be more changes in store before these items arrive on live servers for Patch 2.4.0. Keep an eye on our latest PTR Patch Notes for more information.


Updated Sets

Several class sets are receiving significant revisions in Patch 2.4.0, including a couple that are expanding from 4 to 6 pieces, like the Thorns of the Invoker and The Shadow’s Mantle. 

Other sets, like Armor of Akkhan or Firebird’s Finery, are receiving a bit more power to make them more comparable to other high-performance options. 


While some sets are simply receiving adjustments, like the addition of new skills to their bonuses or adjustments to damage values, others are being completely redesigned. 


New and Updated Legendary Items

Patch 2.4.0 will also have a ton of new and updated Legendary items. While some are designed to augment the class sets we’ve redesigned or revisited, there are plenty aimed to enhance class skills that previously lacked complementary Legendaries.


That’s not all—for the players who want to seek power beyond 6-piece sets, we’ve got just the thing for you. The revisited Legacy of Nightmares (or the “no set” set, as we like to call it) allows you to make your wildest build dreams a reality, boosting damage and defense for every Ancient item equipped as long as no other set bonuses are equipped.



Seasonal Rewards

As you may have heard, we’re removing Season-exclusive Legendaries from the game. However, there are still plenty of rewards in store for those of you who enjoy starting fresh! By the time you complete Chapter 4 of the Season Journey, you will be guaranteed a full six-piece set for your class.

The featured class sets for Season 5

You will receive two pieces at a time via Haedrig’s Gift, a new reward mailed directly to you after completing certain milestones in the Season Journey. But be careful - each gift can only be earned once, so choose wisely when you open these precious packages! The items you receive will be determined by the class who opens them.

In addition to guaranteed class sets, we’re continuing our tradition of rewarding cosmetics for Seasonal participation. Take a peek at the unique pet and portrait frames you can earn in Season 5!


These items (and plenty more) are headed your way in Patch 2.4.0, but you can test them right now by joining us on the PTR. We’ll see you there!

New PTR Hotfixes

A couple hotfixes have recently been deployed to the PTR, and with the new patch going live in a few weeks, chances are there will not be a lot of changes or fixes before that. See the hotfixes below.


Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

The following hotfixes have been deployed:

  • Firebird's Finery
    • Fixed a bug that would allow players to infinitely build bonus damage stacks. (12/18)
  • Shenlong's Spirit
    • Pets are now properly benefitting from the bonus damage granted by this set. (12/18)
  • Armor of Akkhan
    • Fixed a bug that prevented Phalanx from benefitting from Akarat's Champion when augmented by the Armor of Akkhan's 6-piece bonus. (12/18)
  • Oculus Ring
    • Pets belonging to players who stand in the area of power now properly benefit from the increase damage bonus(12/18)
  • Bastions of Will
    • Pets are now properly benefitting from the bonus damage granted by this set. (12/18)
  • Unhallowed Essence
    • Pets are now properly benefitting from the bonus damage granted by this set's 4-piece bonus. (12/18)
  • Wrath of the Berserker
    • Rune - Insanity
      • This rune now correctly increases the damage of pets summoned by Call of the Ancients. (12/18)

More on the Kanai's Cube Problem

Glaxigrav posted an update on the Kanai's Cube problem newsed yesterday, reminding players who encounter the issue to perform a rollback to a specific point in time. Read below.


Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Our engineers have identified the timeframe in which the issue occurred. When performing the rollback, please choose a rollback point prior to December 17th at 4:00 PM PDT in order to recover your Extracted Powers.

We apologize for the frustration this may have caused! If you have trouble executing the rollback, our Customer Support teams may be able to assist. Please open a ticket and we'll take a look!


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