'Diablo III' patch update: Patch 2.4.0 PTR now in the Public Test Realm beta phase

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The upcoming major patch update for “Diablo III,” Patch 2.4.0 update, is now available for a Public Test Realm beta run. This release of the update is intended to further develop the new content, and may come with bugs and glitches. Players are, therefore, advised to participate at their own risk. 

Players who wish to participate in the PTR need to have a legally acquired (not pirated) copy of the game with a linked Battle.net account in good standing, which means not banned or suspended. A PTR account should be created as well if they have not done so yet. Moreover, the Battle.net desktop app should be installed on their computer. 

Step 1

Create a PTR account. Users who already have one can skip this and proceed to Step 2. To create one, log in here. Then, double-click on the “Diablo III” game license. On the game management page, click “Create a PTR account.”

Step 2

From the Battle.net desktop application, select “Diablo III” from the main menu on the left-hand side of the application window. 

Step 3

On the next screen, click “Play” and select the “PTR: Diablo III” option.

Step 4

The player can now choose to get the patch 2.4.0 PTR. 

As detailed by the game’s Public Test Realm patch notes, Patch 2.4.0 will feature new Zones, new areas in gameplay, new gameplay features, minor fixes and changes, and three PC-exclusive changes.

A new Zone called the Greyhollow Island has been added, exclusive in Adventure mode. This new mysterious location takes players to a place where all who dared visit have never returned.

The upcoming patch will be expanding existing zones, first with the land before the Ruins of Sescheron the undead-infested forest of the Eternal Woods. Leoric’s Manor has been expanded for further exploration, and players will now be able to go to the Royal Quarters, opening to more secrets of the Skeleton King’s reign.

The Patch 2.4.0 update also brings in massive revamping in the game’s Classes system. For example, the Thorns of the Invoker and the Shadow’s Mantle will see a total overhaul, while Inna’s Mantra and Firebird’s Finery will receive some boost and gameplay tweaking.

In order to “give players the opportunity to learn and master their sets inside and out,” a new challenge set called Set Dungeons will be introduced. Set Dungeons can be unlocked once a player completes all six pieces of any class set.

For the complete patch 2.4.0 PTR patch notes, go here.