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Diablo 3's Xbox One version received several new features with Patch 2.1. However, the update also introduced a nasty bug.
Some Xbox One players have noticed that the characters haven't been retaining their loot since Patch 2.1. When they log into the game at a later time, their character doesn't have any of the equipment they earned in the previous session. In some cases, players see a duplicate version of their character with the new items in the main menu but can't use them. It sounds pretty damn frustrating, considering the fact that earning loot is such a big part of the game.
Blizzard is looking into the issue now. It doesn't sound like a fix is imminent, as they're still collecting data.
"For those of you who can 100% reproduce the issue with a given character, if you quit out to the Main Menu (by pressing the Menu button and selecting Quit), and then go back into game, have you lost anything?" Blizzard asked on the Battle.net forums.
They're asking for a lot of other details as well from these players. For example, they want to know what mode they were playing, what gear their character has, and how they quit the game. It sounds like the developers haven't zeroed in on what the issue is just yet.
Patch 2.1 introduces a few new types of dungeons for players to explore. The Vault is a treasure-filled accessible through portals created by dead treasure goblins. Players can find Legendary gems in these environments that can be socketed into jewelry to grant them new abilities.
This patch debuted on the PS4 this week as well. It doesn't seem that any PS4 owners are complaining about this bug. However, Blizzard's asking players that encounter the bug to specify what console they're using. They're not ruling anything out at this point.
Patch 2.1 is the first major update to the PS4 and Xbox One versions since they debuted in August. Blizzard has promised to keep supporting both platforms with patches that mirror the PC/Mac updates.
“When we started on this adventure, we thought we'd never be able to do updates on the console side in the same way we do with the PC," said D3 production director John Hight this summer. "This allows us to be more responsive to our customers. Our goal is to eventually make these updates simultaneous.”
Are you enjoying Patch 2.1?