Ahead of the start of Season of the Malignant, which just started a few hours ago, Blizzard, today published Diablo 4 Season 1 patch 1.1.0b. It is actually a modest update that makes few changes, so don't hold your breath hoping for major news. With regard to the Season 1-only Malignant Hearts mechanic, the update specifically modifies it. The equipment that corresponds to the level of the item will now be given to you along with the item if you acquire one. Furthermore, the criterion for levels III and IV of the World Tier has also changed.
Diablo 4 patch 1.1.0b all changes
- Malignant Hearts will now always grant armor that directly maps with their item power
- Removed the level requirement for World Tiers III and IV
In summary, this update is far more condensed than the previous one, Diablo 4 Season 1 patch 1.1.0a, which introduced a larger number of changes, some of which the players did not like.
Today Diablo 4 Season 1, entitled the Season of the Malignant, has begun, and to take part in it you will have to create a new character. It will tell a completely new story unrelated to the main campaign that sees us face the threat of Lilith. We will be able to take part in it by interacting with Cormond in Kyovashad
The Season of the Malignant brings with it several new features for Diablo 4 players. A new mechanic could not be missing: by defeating the Malignants we will be able to obtain the Malignant Hearts. There are more than 30 different types and we will be able to transform them into special gems to be embedded in equipment to obtain unique effects and, according to Blizzard, create broken builds.
There will also be new one-of-a-kind items and legendary skins to obtain that will definitely come in handy when dealing with Varshan the Consumed, a new boss haunting the Vile Tunnels.