Diablo 4 Campfire Chat Summary for July 2023

On July 29, the development team of Diablo 4 hosted a Campfire Chat to discuss the upcoming Patch 1.1.1 with the community. During the livestream, the team provided details on the quality-of-life updates, class balance changes, and more that players can expect in the coming patch. They also answered questions from players in a Q&A session. Here are the important highlights from the livestream:

The Mood Wasn’t As Grim As We Expected

The Campfire Chats are usually lighthearted streams where developers talk about upcoming changes in Diablo 4. However, this stream had a somber tone, likely due to the critical feedback they had received from the community. Despite this initial mood, the presentation soon returned to a casual pace.

Major Class Changes

During the livestream, the team focused on the Sorcerer and Barbarian classes, which had received the most complaints from players. However, other classes like the Necromancer, Druid, and Rogue will also receive some quality-of-life adjustments and targeted improvements.

Here are the class changes for the Barbarian and Sorcerer in Patch 1.1.1:

Barbarian Skills

  • Bash – Increased Fury gained from 11 to 13
  • Flay – Increased Fury gained from 10 to 13
  • Lunging Strike – Increased Fury gained from 10 to 12
  • Double Swing – Increased damage from 40% to 50%
  • Frenzy (Enhanced Frenzy) – Increased Fury gained from 2 to 3
  • Rupture (Enhanced Rupture) – Increased damage from 45% to 70%
  • Charge (Enhanced Charge) – Increased damage from 30% to 60%
  • Mighty Charge – Increased duration of Vulnerable from 2 to 4 seconds
  • Upheaval (Violent Upheaval) – If Upheaval damages a Boss or at least 2 enemies, gain Berserking for 2 seconds (increased to 3 seconds if you damage at least 4 enemies)

And more…

Sorcerer Skills

  • Fireball Destructive Fireball – Increased Critical Strike DMG by 20% (bonus increased to 30% if Fireball hits 3 or more enemies)

And more…

These are just a few examples of the class changes coming in Patch 1.1.1. The livestream provided a detailed list of changes for each class, so be sure to watch the full video if you want all the details.

Overall, the Patch 1.1.1 for Diablo 4 brings several quality-of-life updates and class balance changes that address the concerns raised by the community. Players can expect a more enjoyable and balanced gameplay experience when the patch goes live on August 8.