Huge Diablo 3 PVP Patch on the horizon

The wait is almost over. Diablo 3 is about to get a lot more competitive.

Patch 1.0.7 is still in development, and most of the changes still haven’t gone on Public Test Realms. The additions, however, will have many of you salivating.

For example, 1.0.7 will see the introduction of duelling.

  • To duel another player, you’ll need to speak with Nek the Brawler at the inn in New Tristram
  • Speaking with Nek will take you and your party to the Scorched Chapel, a new zone designed specifically for player combat
  • This zone has custom geometry and features four different areas: the church, the graveyard, the river, and the lake
  • Dueling currently supports up to four players in a Free-For-All format, which means you can battle your friends either one-on-one, three-player FFA, or a full four-player FFA

There will be no scoring or objectives. Blizzard also admit that it probably won’t be very balanced. For now, that’s not their intent. They just want to give players the chance to ‘beat each other up’.

The Wizard and Monk will also receive some tweaks.

For instance, Wizard will get damage buffs to Arcane Orb, Blizzard and Shock Pulse.

The Monk, on the other hand, will see damage buffs to all Spirit Spenders.

There’ll also be more of an opportunity for Item Hunting. Apparently, the items will be as good as those you can purchase at the Auction House. There will also be more rare crafting recipes, creating account bound items.

You can also expect to see more Quality of Life changes, as well as Monster Changes.

The full details of the patch can be seen here 



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