Diablo IV’s next patch, update 1.1.1, will arrive on August 8 and it will bring some major improvements for Barbarians and Sorcerers, as well as changes to the number of monsters in endgame activities and a number of smaller, quality-of-life changes.”
The next major patch for Diablo IV, update 1.1.1, will arrive on August 8 and it will bring some major improvements for Barbarians and Sorcerers. In a developer “campfire” chat, Blizzard outlined how the game’s first major patch following its controversial Season 1 update will look to make the lives of Barbarian and Sorcerer players easier.
For Barbarian, Blizzard is looking to improve how it feels to play the class in the early game by increasing Fury generation for its basic skills and increasing the damage done by abilities like Rupture and Charge. In the late game, Blizzard is revamping some of the Barbarian’s Unique items and Legendary Aspects to make them more effective and attractive. For the Unique changes, Blizzard is simply improving the base damage and stats of items like Hellhammer and Fields of Crimson, while also replacing less-desirable affixes with ones that are more in demand.
On the Sorcerer side of things, Blizzard is looking to improve their late game survivability, where many in the community currently believe the class struggles. Many Sorcerer mechanics currently revolve around giving players a major buff, but with a negative side effect. Blizzard is looking to remove many of those negative effects and make it so Sorcerer players can revel in their power without too many repercussions.
Even some of the classes most in the community believe to be in great need of improvement will see some small but quality-of-life changes with update 1.1.1. These changes include adjustments to the number of monsters in endgame activities and a number of smaller, quality-of-life changes.