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Diablo III Hotfix Increases Hell/Inferno Loot Drop Rate

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Posted on June 29, 2012 AT 04:21am

Been struggling with gearing up for Acts 3 and 4 of Diablo III? Well Blizzard has you covered, a new hotfix increases the drop rate of high-end loot across all acts of Hell and Inferno difficulty.

The most significant increase comes to level 63 items, which have seen their drop rate almost double in some cases. In another interesting change, bosses are now guaranteed to drop at least one rare item when you have four stacks of Nephalem Valor, and two rare items if you have five stacks.

The new approximate drop rates can be found below:

Hell – Act 3 and Act 4

  • iLvl 61: 13.9 per cent (old: 9 per cent)
  • iLvl 62: 3.45 per cent (old: 1.9 per cent)
  • iLvl 63: no change (still 0 per cent)

Inferno – Act 1

  • iLvl 61: 23.9 per cent (old: 17.7 per cent)
  • iLvl 62: 12.6 per cent (old: 7.9 per cent)
  • iLvl 63: 4.8 per cent (old: 2.0 per cent)

Inferno – Act 2

  • iLvl 61: 23.3 per cent (old: 18.6 per cent)
  • iLvl 62: 18.6 per cent (old: 12.4 per cent)
  • iLvl 63: 9.3 per cent (old: 4.1 per cent)

Inferno – Act 3 and Act 4

  • iLvl 61: 27.1 per cent (old: 24.1 per cent)
  • iLvl 62: 21.7 per cent (old: 16.1 per cent)
  • iLvl 63: 16.3 per cent (old: 8.0 per cent)

The June 28 hotfix also addresses the following issues:

  • Fixed a bug with several items that would allow those items to block pathing when dropped on the ground
  • Fixed a crash that could sometimes occur when a player was interacting with environment objects (e.g. opening chests or clicking on a lectern)
  • Fixed several additional game and service crashes

Is improving drop rates a good idea?

Matthew Bennett, Associate Editor
Matthew Bennett finally got his big break with EGM three years ago, following years of volunteer work for various sites. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Follow him on Twitter @mattyjb89. Meet the rest of the crew.

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