Blizzard Entertainment released Diablo III Patch 15 v. (Patch Notes). There was a character wipe affecting gold, items, achievements, and other features. The Authenticator has been enabled for Diablo III beta, and the Gold Auction House for Hardcore characters is available for testing.


  • All characters have been wiped. Please note that this wipe will also affect gold, items, auctions, achievements, followers, and artisans.
  • Authenticators have been enabled for the Diablo III beta test. If a Authenticator is attached to your account, you will be required to enter an authentication key to log in.
  • The gold auction house for Hardcore characters is now available for testing
  • A new quest selection feature has been added
    • Accessed from the main character screen, this feature will allow players to select which stage of a completed or in-progress quest they wish to start at when resuming a game
  • The costs of the first and second Shared Stash tabs have been increased
    • First tab cost increased from 50,000 gold to 100,000 gold
    • Second tab cost increased from 150,000 gold to 200,000 gold
  • The levels at which character skills and skill runes unlock have been adjusted for most classes
  • Treasure Goblins now drop slightly better loot and less junk (slay them all!)



  • Active Skills
    • Dashing Strike
      • Now converts to Basic Attack if you are out of Spirit

Witch Doctor

  • General
    • Mana costs for all skills have been adjusted

  • Active Skills
    • Corpse Spiders
      • Weapon damage decreased from 24% to 16%
    • Firebats
      • Weapon damage increased from 100% to 150%
    • Haunt
      • Weapon damage increased from 360% to 575%
    • Poison Dart
      • Damage Over Time (DoT) reduced from 50% to 40% weapon damage
    • Soul Harvest
      • Now displays how many targets are affected on the ability’s stack count



  • General
    • The non-hired version of the Templar has had its damage reduced and will now deal approximately the same amount of damage as the hired version
  • Skills
    • Intervene
      • Radius decreased from 10 to 6


  • The monster affix "Thorns" has been renamed to "Reflects Damage"
  • Jondar Poison damage has been increased

Bug Fixes

For a full list of documented game and service bugs, please review the Known Issues sticky located in the Beta Bug Report forum.

  • Players should no longer receive error messages regarding the Starter Edition of Diablo III
  • Buying extra Stash space in Normal mode no longer expands your Stash space in Hardcode mode
  • Hardcore characters will now be correctly placed into a separate queue from Normal characters when using Public Games to queue for quests
  • The names of a player’s RealID and BattleTag friends should no longer appear as [] when chatting with them