Diablo 4 developers are preparing to address the unpopular Season 1 changes in a new Campfire Chat, coming this week.
For those unaware, the Diablo 4 Patch 1.1 update went live on July 18 and to say it was a disaster would be an understatement.
The outcry from the game’s community was (and still is) massive, and fans everywhere are making their voices heard.
Diablo 4 Campfire Chat Time & Date
The next Diablo 4 Campfire Chat that aims to address the Season 1 (Patch 1.1) controversy will take place on Friday, July 21, 2023 at 11 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 7 PM BST.
In the second-ever Diablo 4 Campfire live stream, Designer Joe Shely, Associate Game Director Joseph Piepiora, and Global Community Development Director Adam Fletcher are set to discuss the latest Season 1 patch.
You can watch the stream live via the official Diablo Twitch channel.
As was the case last Campfire Chat, the stream will likely also appear on Diablo’s YouTube channel, though only Twitch was linked in the announcement on Twitter.
The most recent Campfire Chat stream lasted for around 1 hour and 20 minutes, and we anticipate there’ll be a similar amount to cover this time round too.
For those unaware, Campfire Chats are less-formal livestreams with the Diablo developers, in which a handful of Blizzard employees sit down to discuss the state of the game and what’s to come moving forward.
What Will Developers Discuss in Diablo 4 Campfire Chat?
According to Global Community Development Director Adam Fletcher, the next Diablo 4 Campfire Chat aims to focus on player feedback regarding some of the changes made in the 1.1.0 update.
Here are some of the biggest complaints that fans are hoping to get addressed during the live stream:
- Nerfs to the underpowered Sorceror, as well as major nerfs across the board to the most fun elements of Diablo 4
- Increasing the Diablo 4 level grind by lowering enemy levels
- Nerfing armor while survivability is at an all-time low
- Crit and Vulnerable damage nerfed, as well as reductions to many weapon stats.
- Ability to enter higher World Tiers removed until players hit a certain level cap, slowing XP gain further
- Increasing number of Aberrant Cinders needed to open Helltide Chest of Mysteries significantly from 175 to 250, making Helltides more of a grind
- Underwhelming number of new Uniques, and only ONE new Uber Unique
- A huge portion of the patch notes being taken up by fixes rather than new content
Generally, fans seem to believe that Diablo 4 is now far slower than it needs to be, as though Blizzard has made the exact wrong moves to make the title more of a grind and less of a fun experience.
“This is the most tone-deaf patch I’ve seen in 15 years of gaming,” one popular Reddit post reads.
Another thread topping the subreddit simply reads “Honestly, I’m just deleting the game. I think Blizzard is too far gone.”