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Blizzard Goes Full Steam Ahead on Diablo III PvP

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Diablo III launcher's public test button has now become activated. Could PvP patch testing be around the corner?

With Diablo III's big 1.0.4 patch bringing legendary item improvements and the paragon leveling system out of the way, the team has finally shifted all focus towards the highly anticipated PvP patch.

When the company announced the game would launch without a PvP system in place, it left gamers pondering when they would be able to duke it out in the arena. Now, four months after its release many Diablo III players have grown impatient and abandoned ship.

Although the recent patch brought a long plenty of incentive to get back into the game, many are still waiting on the elusive PvP patch. Some fans did notice a hidden addition to the recent patch that may provide a glimmer of hope.

Along with the updated client came an updated launcher, now with a "Download Public Test" button. Initially inactive, the button was activated yesterday, though no test is available for download just yet. It may be a stretch, but one could assume Blizzard is preparing itself for a large public test for an upcoming patch.

A dev from the team had this to say on a recent forum post:

We’re going full steam ahead on the PvP patch, which will also include a number of game changes unrelated to PvP, and we look forward to sharing more about that as we get closer to opening up a PTR, where you’ll be able to test out our changes -- and enjoy mercilessly slaughtering one another in the PvP arena.

If the team is really going all out, and the public test button activation was no mistake, we may finally get to test out some PvP in the coming weeks. Has the 1.0.4 patch sucked you back into the Sanctuary? Or are you waiting for the PvP patch to get back into the game?

 

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    bllue , September 14, 2012 5:18 AM
    Torchlight 2
  • 21 Hide
    aznguy0028 , September 14, 2012 4:14 AM
    I'm already doing my pvp on GW2, never looking back to D3.
  • 20 Hide
    feindre , September 14, 2012 4:33 AM
    Full steam ahead four months late. Does anyone care?
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  • 16 Hide
    memadmax , September 14, 2012 4:12 AM
    Nah, thats ok, I'll pass the diablo nightmare for now...
  • 21 Hide
    aznguy0028 , September 14, 2012 4:14 AM
    I'm already doing my pvp on GW2, never looking back to D3.
  • 5 Hide
    aggroboy , September 14, 2012 4:27 AM
    Blizzard Goes Full Steam Ahead on Diablo III PvP


    I thought they are adding STEAM service to D3
  • 4 Hide
    bak0n , September 14, 2012 4:32 AM
    Sweet. I can't wait to pvp on a follow this path and don't vary because you can't map.
  • 20 Hide
    feindre , September 14, 2012 4:33 AM
    Full steam ahead four months late. Does anyone care?
  • 18 Hide
    farka , September 14, 2012 4:42 AM
    Already acddicted to GW2, D3? Dun think will login back into it...
  • 6 Hide
    schnitter , September 14, 2012 5:07 AM
    I may have gotten to Inferno in that game, but I still did not pass the Nightmare that game is. Get it?
  • 21 Hide
    bllue , September 14, 2012 5:18 AM
    Torchlight 2
  • 7 Hide
    atikkur , September 14, 2012 5:38 AM
    aggroboyBlizzard Goes Full Steam Ahead on Diablo III PvP. I thought they are adding STEAM service to D3


    me too..
  • 6 Hide
    Chairman Ray , September 14, 2012 5:57 AM
    For some reason I thought D3 was gonna be on Steam. Good thing I read the rest of the title before my brain crapped out from confusion.
  • 7 Hide
    Pennanen , September 14, 2012 6:13 AM
    Ive gone full steam ahead too, past diablo that is.
  • 6 Hide
    thecolorblue , September 14, 2012 6:45 AM
    please retitle this story:

    "Real Money Auction House Simulator with a horribly repetitive D3 side-game-shell tacked on seeks to lure D2 fans back into the hot-mess... D3 execs are hopeful that a sea of fed-up ex-players will return to spend more real-life money on virtual gear prior to the next nerf."
  • 12 Hide
    bebangs , September 14, 2012 7:33 AM
    I tried the adventuring life, didn't care for it, too much pain, not enough profit...
  • 4 Hide
    Godzealot , September 14, 2012 7:59 AM
    They had a decade to finish this game, incompetent team, only cares about money. Probably spent 90% of their time on RMAH. Basic things like the original Uniques, totally glaring error... they ruined this beloved game in a bad way.
  • 6 Hide
    zbeezz , September 14, 2012 10:28 AM
    I guess im not alone, GW2 is way better. PVP and WvW is smooth
  • 4 Hide
    icepick314 , September 14, 2012 12:46 PM
    bllueTorchlight 2


    also Borderlands 2...
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    thrasher32 , September 14, 2012 1:39 PM
    Eh, I'm not done with Diablo 3 yet, it's fun but the world/story needs to be about 4x larger, the repetition is brutal. The 4.0 patch made inferno less frustrating and the items better overall, and PvP should be interesting. So, Blizz, if you want to salvage this game and bring the rest of the players back start sending out some dlc.
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    Star72 , September 14, 2012 1:45 PM
    thrasher32Eh, I'm not done with Diablo 3 yet, it's fun but the world/story needs to be about 4x larger, the repetition is brutal. The 4.0 patch made inferno less frustrating and the items better overall, and PvP should be interesting. So, Blizz, if you want to salvage this game and bring the rest of the players back start sending out some FREE dlc.


    Fixed. Although that still won't matter to many including myself.
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    hate machine , September 14, 2012 1:51 PM
    People still play Diablo 3?
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    RipperjackAU , September 14, 2012 1:59 PM
    Compare games like Guild Wars 2, Torchlight 2 and Borderlands 2 up to Diablo 3.

    Blizzard managed to do the impossible with math... 2 is greater than 3.
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