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Diablo 4 Update 1.4.4 Patch Notes: What's New in Sanctuary

Diablo 4 Update 1.4.4 brings higher sale prices for boss materials, improved item drop rates, and bug fixes, enhancing gameplay stability and user interface improvements.

by S Samayanka

Updated Jul 11, 2024

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Diablo 4 Update 1.4.4 Patch Notes: What's New in Sanctuary

Diablo 4 Update 1.4.4 Patch Notes

GAME UPDATE

  • The sale price of Boss summoning materials has been increased. Examples:
  • Blackened Femur, Gurgling Head, and Trembling Hand sell price increased from 20,000 Gold to 50,000.
  • Stygian Stone sale price increased from 70,000 Gold to 150,000.
  • Tempering manual drop rates have been improved to be more consistent.
  • Elixirs’ general drop rate has been reduced.
  • Tempered affixes on items now have an icon associated to the Tempering category, instead of the same icon for all Tempered affixes.

BUG FIXES

Accessibility

  • Fixed an issue where the Screen Reader didn't function properly when interacting with collapsible menus.

Gameplay

  • Fixed an issue where boss summoning materials could be lost if transferred to a newly created character.
  • Fixed an issue where the Tortured Gift of Amulets in Helltide didn't grant as many items as intended.
  • Fixed an issue where a Helltide ambush from a Threat Level increase could spawn within the Iron Wolves encampment.
  • Fixed an issue where players could get stuck in place if the World Tier statue was interacted with while using a Town Portal.
  • Fixed an issue where the Bold Chieftain's Aspect did not grant cooldown reduction for Druid's Debilitating Roar or Blood Howl.
  • Fixed an issue where progression in Garan Hold could be blocked if Keeper Xor'lim was killed too quickly.
  • Fixed an issue where progression in Sunken Library could be blocked if the Head Librarian spawned behind a locked door.
  • Fixed an issue where the player could get stuck behind certain Tortured Gift chests.
  • Fixed an issue where the tempering affix to increase the duration of the Damage Reduction granted by Reap also increased the cooldown for how often Reap could form a corpse.
  • Fixed an issue where the Tempering affix for increasing Corpse Tendrils' Crowd Control Duration instead caused the skill to take longer to pull in enemies.
  • Fixed an issue where Bone Prisons created by Yen's Blessing would persist indefinitely.
  • Fixed an issue where Firebolts going near but not through Firewall would still split into 3 when using Flameweaver.
  • Fixed an issue where Venous Mote altars could sometimes not be interacted with to complete the Whisper.
  • Fixed an issue where changing mount armor could reset your Spur count.
  • Fixed an issue where some of the Drowned Sea Hag’s attacks were harder to see in dark environments.
  • Fixed an issue where the following Aspects were not dealing as much damage as intended:

Dust Devil's Aspect

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Aspect of Surprise

Trickster's Aspect

Aspect of Artful Initiative

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Vengeful Aspect

Aspect of the Arrow Storms

  • Fixed an issue where Stormbane's Wrath could teleport to the player during its cast in a Nightmare Dungeon, instantly killing the player.

User Interface and User Experience

  • Fixed an issue where the Tempered title was used for 2 different title rewards. A new title, Frenzied, has been added as the reward for completing Tier 59 of the Battle Pass.
  • Fixed an issue where the bottom of the Journal could not be interacted with if too many quests were active at the same time.
  • Fixed an issue where the Exceptional Gloves appearance got renamed to Superior Gloves.
  • Fixed an issue where the toggle for comparing stats would reset after logging out.
  • Fixed an issue where interacting with the Pit Obelisk also opened the inventory.
  • Fixed an issue where the icon for an available potion upgrade was only visible when near an Alchemist.
  • Fixed an issue where the Gauntlet Score screen could malfunction if you scored lower and didn't rank up.
  • Fixed an issue where the Barbarian's Weapon Expertise icons were all using the same image.
  • Fixed an issue where score updates on the Leaderboard could take longer than intended.
  • Fixed an issue where when completing a Gauntlet dungeon, only the achieved rank would be displayed and would not include an earned Seal.

Miscellaneous

  • Fixed an issue where the impact sound effects for Hellborne Disciple meteors while fighting the Blood Maiden were louder than intended.
  • Fixed an issue where multi-colored lights would display in front of a Druid's head when transforming.(Ack! One too many forest mushrooms.)
  • Fixed an issue where audio could stop playing for a variety reasons.
  • Fixed an issue where Interactable objects in Helltide could disappear and then reappear after Helltide ended.
  • Various performance, stability, visual, and UI improvements.

Diablo 4 Update 1.4.4 Patch Notes Release Date

The Diablo 4 Update 1.4.4 Patch Notes were released on July 10, 2024. This update includes changes such as increased sale prices for boss summoning materials, improved drop rates for tempering manuals, and reduced elixir drop rates.

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Additionally, numerous bug fixes were implemented to enhance gameplay, accessibility, and user interface.

Diablo 4

Diablo 4 is an action role-playing game where you explore dungeons, fight monsters, and gather loot. Released on June 5, 2023, it's the fourth main game in the Diablo series by Blizzard Entertainment. You can play as a Barbarian, Druid, Necromancer, Rogue, or Sorcerer, completing quests and battling enemies.

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The game includes new features like an open world and player versus player combat. It received positive reviews for its story and atmosphere, earning $666 million within five days of launch.

Diablo 4 Gameplay

In Diablo 4, you create a character and fight monsters to find better gear, making your character stronger. You can choose from five classes: Barbarian, Sorcerer, Druid, Rogue, and Necromancer. Each class has unique skills and abilities.

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The game has an open world with no loading screens between areas. You can explore different regions, each with its own theme and enemies. The world scales to your level, so enemies stay challenging.

You can play solo or with others, and there are player-vs-player (PvP) areas and events. The game focuses on a more grounded story, focusing on regular people in a dark, medieval setting.

Diablo 4 Plot

In Diablo IV, the story takes place in Sanctuary, a world created by Lilith and an angel named Inarius. After previous battles between angels and demons weaken their forces, Lilith returns, aiming to seize power.

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The player, known as the Wanderer, discovers they are Nephalem, a mix of angelic and demonic bloodlines. They journey across different lands, facing corrupted allies and powerful demons summoned by Lilith.

With the help of allies like Neyrelle and ancient artifacts, they confront and defeat Lilith in a final showdown at Mephisto's Cathedral of Hatred. However, her defeat leaves Sanctuary vulnerable to the looming threat of the Prime Evils, setting the stage for future conflicts.




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