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Diablo 3 Patch 2.4.2 Adds Difficulty Levels, Hotkey to Hide UI for Screenshots

Are you a fan of Diablo 3? Have you played through the game multiple times, with every class, on every difficulty level including hardcore? Do you find that boring now? Diablo 3 patch 2.4.2 will hopefully be what you need to scratch that new itch without having to wait for a new Diablo 3 DLC…if one ever comes out.

This comes around a month after the last adjustment to the PTR version of 2.4.2, which released a number of other adjustments, and 2.4.1, which also got a number of adjustments.

Diablo 3 patch 2.4.2 won’t just have a good number of new difficulty levels (Torment XI to Torment XIII), it will also be balancing legendary weapons and sets, and will also be giving you a few new legendary abilities and items.

The patch will also be giving players a few adjustments to the game’s user interface. Now, Blizzard will be adding unique pylon minimap icons in order to point out Nephalem Rifts (challenge areas in the game’s adventure mode), Greater Rifts (other challenge areas where the difficulty went beyond Torment X) and a new icon for treasure goblins.

Drop rates have also been adjusted for Infernal Machines (devices where you could go back to Diablo 2 and fight unique enemies from that game). You’ll have a 100% chance to get one in Torment level 4, and as you go up in difficulty you’ll have a chance to get another.

Also, if you’re a fan of taking screenshots, Diablo 3 patch 2.4.2 will now have a hotkey that you can use to get rid of the UI so that you can take a screenshot without having the interface in the way.

Finally, the patch will also be giving players greater rewards in the game’s Adventure Mode post-game content. Completing a Nephalem Rift will guarantee you a Greater Rift key, with a chance to get up to three depending on what difficulty level you’re playing on.

If you want to know more about Diablo 3 patch 2.4.2, you can find the patch notes here on the Public Test Realm forums, here.