Just as the Diablo 3 Patch 2.2.0 is preparing to release it seems obvious that the PTR for it would come to an end. It seems that it just ended though without any warning, and all those hours of fun experiencing it first-hand have come to an end.
As Blizzard announced earlier today via a post on their PTR forums, the 2.2.0 PTR is now closed and everything has been reset. They also made sure to notify fans, once again that all progress in the PTR does not transfer over to the public game. The official word from Blizzard’s community manager below;
“In preparation for the launch of patch 2.2.0, we will be shutting down the PTR today at approximately 11:00 a.m. PDT. At that time, you will no longer be able to log in to the PTR client, all PTR accounts will be reset, and the PTR Feedback and PTR Bug Reportforums will be marked as read-only.
Please note that any progress you made on the PTR will not transfer over to your Diablo III account.
Thank you to everyone who participated in this PTR and provided feedback. We look forward to releasing patch 2.2.0 to the public shortly!”
As we revealed back in the tail end of February, fans can expect a host of new features to come via the Diablo 3 Patch 2.2.0 such as new treasure goblins, reworked rift mapping and even a conversion to a new and much simpler file-type for Diablo 3 to run smoother on many PCs. Sadly there still is no date, but ‘shortly’ definitely raises my hopes a little.
So the term ‘shortly’ could mean when the rollover occurs for Season 3 but that hasn’t been confirmed via a full announcement post like they have in the past with patches.
4/7: Patch 2.2.0 is now LIVE on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Announcement made via the Diablo 3 blog. Huge change log, a lot of great additions including little ones that were added.
- Three new Treasure Goblins have made their way into the realm of Sanctuary. Riches await for those who can catch them!
- When crafting gems and items, the entire quantity will now be crafted at once
- You can now increase your Blood Shard cap by achieving a personal best in Solo Greater Rifts
- Two new Legendary potions, two new Legendary gems, and dozens of new and revamped Legendary powers have been added
- Several sets across all six classes have received significant improvements and new Barbarian, Demon Hunter, and Wizard sets have been added to the game
- Regular health potions have been removed from the game
- The health potion slot on the action bar is now a Bottomless Heath Potion that will heal you for 60% of your maximum Life
- The functionality of Legendary potions is unchanged