February 26, 2024

Diablo 4 reveals February 14 patch notes

Highlights

  • Diablo 4 will release a new update on February 14 that will allow players to salvage Uber Unique items and create a new crafting resource called Resplendent Sparks.
  • Uber Unique items have been increased in their likelihood to fall outside of Uber Duriel encounters to make them easier for players to obtain.
  • Some promised features, such as leaderboards and the Gauntlet dungeon, have been delayed to allow more time for improvement.



Diablo 4 is getting a new update on February 14, and the biggest change comes to how players interact with Uber Unique items during creation. Uber Unique items appear very rarely in Diablo 4, but developer Blizzard has slowly introduced more ways for players to obtain them.


Diablo 4, which will be released in mid-2023, will continue to work steadily after launch. As a live service game, Blizzard is constantly working to make the playing experience the best it can be, regularly tweaking and fine-tuning its features and options as it releases new patches and launches new seasons. Uber Unique items are extremely rare and powerful pieces of equipment that are barely scattered throughout the game, and their rarity is so high that Blizzard has had to deliberately make it easier for players to get their hands on some.

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Blizzard has the full patch notes for the Diablo 4 site, and the main new feature of the February 14 update is the ability to salvage Uber Unique items to create a new crafting resource called Resplendent Sparks. Five Resplendent Sparks can create a new Uber Unique item of the player’s choice at the Alchemist, where the Refine Resources tab has also been renamed Transmute. Additionally, the drop chance for Uber Uniques outside of the Uber Duriel encounter has been increased to maximize the addition.


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What are the available Uber Unique items in Diablo 4?

  • Andariel’s face (rudder)
  • Doombringer (sword)
  • Harlequin Crest (rudder)
  • Molten Heart of Selig (amulet)
  • Ring of Starless Skies (Ring)
  • The Grandfather (two-handed sword)


While these items were previously difficult to obtain, the launch of Season of Blood in October 2023 introduced Uber Duriel to Diablo 4 and rained Uber Uniques for more players. Previously, players were discouraged from going after the items due to the sheer grind involved in catching the super-rare drops, while a bug in July accidentally increased the chances of getting Uber Uniques, which Blizzard let people keep. This change in the way they work proves that Blizzard is actually paying attention to fan feedback.


In the meantime, Diablo 4 is well into Season of the Construct, the third since the game originally launched last year and brought with it a new storyline involving another demon, Malphas, wreaking havoc in the desert region of Kehjistan. As usual, Diablo 4 players can immediately access it in the Seasonal Realm after completing the main campaign.


However, some expected it Diablo 4 additions have been postponed after being promised for this season. These are mainly the introduction of the leaderboards that track the performance of competitive players, and the Gauntlet, a new dungeon accessible to characters from World Tier 4 to Level 100. According to the development team, the new features have been delayed from the original release date from February 13, to have more time for improvement.

Diablo 4 Patch 1.3.2 Notes

Uber unique creations

  • Uber Unique Items can now be salvaged to provide a new resource: Resplendent Sparks. Players can bring 5 brilliant sparks to the alchemist and transmute an Uber Unique of their choice.
    • The Alchemist’s Refine Resources tab has been renamed Transmute, and the option to create an Uber Unique item can be found under that tab.
    • The preview window for creating an Uber Unique does not display the item’s additions.
  • Increased chance of delivering Uber Unique items obtained outside of Uber Duriel encounters.

Bug fixes

  • Accessibility
    • Fixed an issue where the screen reader would not read the claimed status for Lunar Awakening rewards.
    • Fixed an issue where the screen reader was not correctly reading ancestral favor levels.
    • Fixed an issue that caused the screen reader to misread the upgrade text for Ancestral Favor.
  • Season of the Construct
    • Fixed an issue where Vizier Wasp builds were not affected by immobilizing effects.
    • Fixed an issue where information was missing from the igneous nuclei tooltip.
    • Fixed an issue where journal pages would not drop during the Kulle’s Heart Quest.
    • Fixed an issue where only the first person in the party would receive credit for looting Obelisk’s Whispers.
    • Fixed an issue where Arcane Tremors in Hawezar and Scosglen could have Voltaic Brazier’s that could not be interacted with.
    • Fixed an issue where Malphas’ attacks could still damage players after he was defeated.
    • Fixed an issue where the Season Journey Objective Keeper of Nothing still referred to Pearls of Warding to summon Echo of Malphas instead of Igneous Cores.
  • Moon awakening
    • Fixed an issue where the final quest for Lunar Awakening could not be started if the player was already at maximum Ancestral Favor.
    • Fixed an issue where the shrine related to the Cleanse the Northshore Shrine Whisper might be missing.
    • Fixed an issue where the Ancestral Favors window would not automatically close when walking away from Ying-Yue.
  • Gameplay
    • Fixed an issue where Treasure Goblins failed to spawn when fighting Avarice.
    • Fixed an issue where enemies killed via an execution effect could not drop loot.
    • Fixed an issue where Selig’s Molten Hearing would not always roll the maximum value for his movement speed marker.
    • Fixed an issue where the Echoing Fury aspect would not grant a bonus Fury when Tactical Rallying Cry was learned.
    • Fixed an issue where Advanced Rapid Fire incorrectly ignored the Critical Strike Damage bonus from other sources.
    • Fixed an issue where Ring of the Starless Skies damage increase and resource reduction costs were not calculated correctly.
    • Fixed an issue where the last lieutenant failed to spawn in The Onyx Watchtower, preventing completion without a reset.
  • User interface and user experience
    • Fixed an issue where adding a friend while playing with a controller would immediately reopen the menu.
    • Fixed an issue where setting a note about a friend would open the add a friend menu after the note was added.
    • Fixed an issue where icons for Animus were missing from the mini-map in the Betrayer’s Row Dungeon.
  • Mixed
    • Fixed an issue where a gem in a Legendary or Unique item could disappear if the item was dropped.
    • Fixed an issue where some players using NVMe Solid State Drives were experiencing instability.
    • Various visual, performance and stability improvements.

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Diablo 4

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Diablo 4 is an action RPG developed by Blizzard Entertainment. It is the fourth mainline game in the franchise and lets players choose from five playable classes as they explore an open-world Sanctuary to take down Lilith, while also completing quests, leveling up and earning better loot.

Published
June 6, 2023

Genre(s)
Action RPG, Hack and Slash

Platforms that support crossplay
PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Number of players
1-2

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