Diablo 4 fans are praising the buff to the Living Steel drop rate in Helltides in a recent hotfix for the game.

Living Steel is a new resource in the Season of Blood that is required to summon one of Season 2’s new endgame bosses. It’s an essential item in the grind for Unique and Uber Unique items in Diablo 4.

Previously, players were hugely disappointed with how few Living Steel items would drop in Helltides. Fans have been quick to applaud the buff to the Living Steel drop rate in the recent hotfix.

Diablo 4 Living Steel Guide

What is the Living Steel Hotfix?

Hotfix 3 for Patch 1.2.2 of Diablo 4 has finally fixed a variety of issues regarding the Living Steel drop rate in Season 2.

According to an official community blog post, the hotfix has increased the amount of Living Steel that can drop. It has also fixed a bug that prevented Living Steel Chests from spawning:

  • Living Steel Chest in World Tier 3: Increased from 1 to 2.
    • There is an additional chance for 1-2 extra Living Steels to drop.
  • Living Steel Chest in World Tier 4: Increased from 3 to 5.
    • There is an additional chance for 5 extra Living Steels to drop.
  • All other Helltide chests will additionally grant 1 Living Steel in World Tier 4.
  • Fixed an issue where Living Steel Chests could not properly spawn.

Here are the notes in full:

Blizzard blog post detailing Living Steel Hotfix 3 for Patch 1.2.2 for Diablo 4

Fans Praise Living Steel Hotfix

As to be expected, fans are praising the increased number of Living Steel drops in World Tiers 3 and 4. This allows players to more reliably farm materials to face endgame bosses. It improves the process for farming Unique and Uber Unique items.

This player is seeing the full benefit of the increased drop rate in World Tier 4. Here they are, enjoying the maximum of a whopping 10 Living Steel from just one Living Steel Chest during a Helltide:

This user calls the hotfix a “Huge W” and praises how much easier it is to gain this previously elusive resource:

Now that Living Steel is easier to acquire, it streamlines the process of summoning endgame bosses. It’s a great update that truly shows that the devs are listening to player feedback and are willing to implement fan-requested changes quickly.

Be sure to check our guide on all Helltide Living Steel Chest locations in Diablo 4 to test out this hotfix for yourself!

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