- Diablo 4 Season 3 introduces new challenging bosses that are causing problems for players, including the overpowered Son of Malphas.
- Blizzard has released Hotfix 2 for Patch 1.3.0, which addresses issues with the Son of Malphas boss and the progression of the “Drums of the Vault” quest.
- Despite initial frustrations, Blizzard appears to be listening to player feedback and working on improvements to enhance the Diablo 4 player experience in Season 3.
Diablo 4 has released Hotfix 2 for Patch 1.3.0, which nerfs the boss Son of Malphas. Diablo 4 Season 3 is live with new threats looming over Sanctuary, new challenges, and powerful items awaiting players. And like in previous seasons, some Diablo 4 players are having a hard time with the game’s bosses.
In Season 1, the name that terrified Diablo 4 players was the Butcher. This brutal demon gained fame for being so difficult to defeat that he became responsible for countless deaths of Diablo 4 players. The arrival of Season 2 unleashed new dangers in Sanctuary, and this time players’ nightmares became encounters with Ashava, Avarice, and Wandering Death. Another name to remember is Lord Zir, the villain from the second Diablo 4 season, who became one of the most difficult fights in the game. With the release of Season 3, Diablo 4 has added more bosses that threaten the safety of Sanctuary, and one of these creatures is causing extra problems for players.
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Blizzard has released Hotfix 2 for Diablo 4 Patch 1.3.0, which nerfed Son of Malphas. Season 3’s new boss will deal less damage, although the Hotfix notes don’t state the exact numbers. Son of Malphas is a boss that players find by exploring the Arcane Tremors, which are found in places like the Diablo 4 starting area called Fractured Peaks. Upon entering his domain, Diablo 4 players quickly realized that the monster is incredibly overpowered and can easily eliminate his opponents. One Twitch clip shows streamer Ryan “Raxxanterax” being taken down by Son of Malphas with just one blow, giving an idea of how tricky the boss is.
Along with the Son of Malphas nerf, Hotfix 2 addresses the problems that had been occurring with the progression of the quest “Drums of the Vault.” Due to this error, Diablo 4 players couldn’t use the brazier to upgrade the construct. As a result, players were unable to get the new companion robot in Diablo 4, another addition in Season 3. In addition, the update fixed a problem with the Enhanced Lightning Storm skill passive and made stability and performance improvements.
The third Diablo 4 season kicked off on a tough note, with many players frustrated by their experience with Son of Malphas. The problems don’t stop there, however, with some disappointed by changes such as the removal of the Metamorphosis skill. The release of Hotfix 2 for Patch 1.3.0 proves, however, that Blizzard is paying attention to player feedback. As the current season has only just begun, the devs will have time to continue bringing improvements to the Diablo 4 player experience.
HOTFIX 2 – January 25, 2024 – 1.3.0
- Addressed additional issues with the progression blocker on the quest ‘Drums of the Vault’
- Fixed an issue with Enhanced Lightning Storm passive not preserving stacks correctly.
- Reduced the damage dealt by the open world version of the monster, Son of Malphas.
- Stability and performance updates.
Diablo 4 is an action RPG developed by Blizzard Entertainment. It’s the fourth mainline game in the franchise and lets players pick from five playable classes as they explore an open world Sanctuary in order to take down Lilith, while also completing quests, leveling up, and gaining better loot.
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