Posted by Raine Hutchens on Jun 19, 2012

Diablo 3 Servers Offline In Prep For Patch 1.0.3

Blizzard is taking down the Diablo 3 servers tomorrow in anticipation of prep work for the new 1.0.3 patch. The servers are offline and should be back up later this evening. Blizzard anticipates that the servers should be down for about 10 hours. This would be a great time to get some sleep and finally take a break from the game.

Though the patch will be implemented and uploaded at different times around the world, players won’t be able to download it or play the game until it hits in their home region. Community manager Takralus commented on this over on the Battle.net forum, “If you are logging in from a European or Asian client, you will need to wait for this patch to release in that region before it can be installed. Additionally, if your home region is the Americas, you will be unable to log into Europe or Asia using Global Play after patch 1.0.3 is live until those regions have also patched.” Seems simple enough, right?

The new patch hosts a lot of fixes, including tweaking the Inferno difficulty, bonus monster damage, and rare item drops. This is the biggest patch to hit the game yet, and it will hopefully add more balance to the overall game. Players have been waiting to get some issues fixed, and with 1.0.3 players can jump back into Inferno once again.

[UPDATE:] The servers have come back up earlier than expected in the U.S. with 1.0.3 running live. All of the proposed changes listed in the patch notes have been pushed through and players seem to be having a better time with the game.


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