Blizzard's plan for improving Diablo III's multiplayer - destructoid
Site Beta in Progress Plz pardon our dust   |   Feedback

Blizzard's plan for improving Diablo III's multiplayer

2:15 PM on 04.03.2013

Jordan Devore

Managing Editor

Matchmaking tags, player bonuses, identify all, and more


In a new blog post, Blizzard runs down a list of additions and tweaks to Diablo III's multiplayer that will roll out in patch 1.0.8. Running through the list, there's matchmaking tags which are intended to alert others to the type of game you'd like to play ("Full Act Clear," "Keywarden," etc.); experience, Gold Find, and Magic Find bonuses based on how many players are in your group; and reduced rates for monster health in multiplayer.

Elsewhere in the patch, we'll be getting Identify All (thank goodness), assist-fueled Archon for Wizards, and combat alerts for both Elite packs and Treasure Goblins. A "Players Near You" window for local-network players and private chat with support for up to 99 other people round out 1.0.8. Some of these features are clearly better than others; does this change anything for you?


Get comment replies by email.     settings



Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our comment moderators

Can't see comments? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this. Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your security software's whitelist.


A destructoid history of:
Diablo III
destructoid review: available
news ( 159 ) galleries ( 92 ) videos 

...And it begins
It's probably for the best
The original and Reaper of Souls across all platforms
Diablo finally sacks the Middle Kingdom
It's not like you were using it anyway
+100 percent buff
I mean, what else is there to say?
A higher Legendary drop rate
$60 on new consoles, $40 on old
They successfully transformed my opinion of the game



. . .



Ads on destructoid may be purchased from:



Please contact Crave Online, thanks!


. . .

destructoid remembers with:
ModernMethod | Elephant

Uptime: 00:41:38 up 213 days, 21:45, 1 user, load average: 24.73, 24.81, 24.87 00:41:38 up 213 days, 21:45, 1 user, load average: 24.73, 24.81, 24.87



MORE FROM destructoid



Back to Top