Diablo III Patch 1.0.3b Delayed But Hotfixes Are Live

Blizzard Entertainment delayed Diablo III Patch 1.0.3b after the Quality Assurance Team found some problems, but a good deal of the patch was introduced into the game after the recent server restart in the way of a hotfix. -- source

Items

  • General

    • The drop rates for high-end items (items level 61-63) have been increased for Acts III and IV of Hell difficulty and Acts I – IV of Inferno difficulty

      • The new approximate drop rates are as follows:

        • Hell – Act III and Act IV

          • iLvl 61: 9% to 13.9%

          • iLvl 62: 1.9% to 3.45%

          • iLvl 63: 0% (no change)

        • Inferno – Act I

          • iLvl 61: 17.7% to 23.9%

          • iLvl 62: 7.9% to 12.6%

          • iLvl 63: 2.0% to 4.8%

        • Inferno – Act II

          • iLvl 61: 18.6% to 23.3%

          • iLvl 62: 12.4% to 18.6%

          • iLvl 63: 4.1% to 9.3%

        • Inferno – Act III and Act IV

          • iLvl 61: 24.1% to 27.1%

          • iLvl 62: 16.1% to 21.7%

        • iLvl 63: 8.0% to 16.3%

  • Bug Fixes

    • Fixed a bug with several items that would allow those items to block pathing when dropped on the ground

Bosses

  • Bosses are now guaranteed to drop at least 1 Rare item for players with 4 stacks of Nephalem Valor and at least 2 Rare items for players with 5 stacks of Nephalem Valor

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a crash that could sometimes occur when a player was interacting with environment objects (e.g. opening chests or clicking on a lectern)