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Diablo 4 Hotfix 3 Will Balance Nightmare Dungeons, Notes and more

Blizzardis planning on delivering a well-balanced and enjoyable Season 1 experience with a new Diablo 4 update. On July 21, 2023, they revealed details for Hotfix 3 for patch 1.1.0, aiming to fine-tune the monsters’ power levels within the Nightmare Dungeons.

The soon-to-be-deployed hotfix sees a sweeping reduction in health points and the damage of Nightmare Dungeon monsters at various tiers. In simple terms, players can expect a tier 100 dungeon’s difficulty level to align with what was previously experienced at tier 70.

You can find all the patch notes below:

Diablo 4 July 21, Hotfix 3 Patch Notes

HOTFIX 3 – JULY 21, 2023 – 1.1.0


Gameplay Update

We are implementing a reduction to overall monster power levels in Nightmare dungeons. The new top range for tier 100 will feel like what tier 70 was previously.

Developer Note: Although these values make it appear that the higher tiers are easier than lower tiers, this is not the case because the monsters also benefit from being significantly higher level than players in higher Nightmare Dungeon tiers.

Tier 35

  • HP reduced by ~2%
  • Damaged reduced by ~1%

Tier 50

  • HP reduced by ~20%
  • Damage reduced by ~13%

Tier 70

  • HP reduced by ~60%
  • Damage reduced by 54%

Tier 100

  • HP reduced by ~82%
  • Damage reduced by ~79%

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where additional Blood Lances from the Gore Quills aspect could sometimes not deal damage.
  • Fixed an issue where the Answers in the Ashes quest could have progression blocked if Varshan was killed before the quest updates to the step to defeat him.
  • Fixed an issue where the dungeons Buried Halls and Endless Gates dungeons were not giving players proper rewards upon completion.
  • Fixed an issue where the Akhan’s Grasp Nightmare Dungeon was not giving players proper rewards upon completion.
  • Fixed an issue where the Moonrage Malignant Power would cause the Wolves power to be unequipped from the action bar.
  • Fixed an issue where the Subterranean Legendary aspect was dealing far less damage than intended.
  • Fixed an issue where the Frozen Terror Malignant Power could also fear the player with it equipped.
  • Fixed an issue where Malignant Hearts could be duplicated when salvaging them, logging out immediately, and logging back in.
  • Fixed an issue where Tier Skips wouldn’t be properly rewarded in certain scenarios.
  • Further stability improvements
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