Diablo 3 Patch 1.0.5 Now On PTR With Monster Power, Infernal Machine

By Pete Haas 2012-09-23 12:15:33 discussion comments
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Blizzard is preparing to release Patch 1.0.5 for Diablo 3. This patch, which adds new content and various fixes, is already available on the public test realm.

The patch provides players with a new option called Monster Power. It enables you to increase the health and damage of monsters in every difficulty level. The higher the monsters' "power level," the higher the experience gains. It also boosts Magic Find and Gold Find in Inferno. Seems like a good way to make the level grind quicker or more entertaining for veterans.

A new Infernal Machine event provides fresh challenges to level 60 players. By assembling the machine, players will unlock portals to fights featuring two bosses at once. Defeating these duos will give you gold, items, and possibly components to a new Legendary ring.

The patch also contains a number of smaller changes. The health bonuses for monsters in co-op games have been reduced further. Two new shrines will enable you to use abilities quicker or move faster. The massive patch notes can be found here.

Patch 1.0.5 is the first update Blizzard has released on the PTR. To test it out, go into your Battle.net Account Management page, click Diablo 3 on your game list, and then select "Create a PTR account." After downloading the PTR client and logging in, you'll be able to play.
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