"Worst Patch In Video Game History" Diablo 4 Season 1 Update Creates Widespread Disappointment

The Diablo 4 Season 1 patch is here, and the community hates it. Well, that's an over-simplification; we do have new content to enjoy, but the majority of fans seem a lot more concerned about the unpopular balance changes.

Diablo 4 Varshan The Consumed Season of Malignant
Diablo 4 Season 1 is here... but it already isn't popular. | © Blizzard

The Diablo 4 Season 1 update isn't just a big content dump. The new patch has made significant balance changes to the game as well. But almost all of those changes have been deeply unpopular.

Diablo 4 Patch Notes: Update 1.1.0 Nerfs Classes, Adds Uniques And Changes Everything

If you're more interested in the actual content, head over to the overview page for Diablo 4 Season 1. But if you're curious about these terrible balance changes, keep reading.

Diablo 4 Season 1: Start Time & Release Date

Diablo 4 Season 1 Update Nerfs Every Class & Slows The Game Down

What can we say, Blizzard? Thanks for the new Diablo 4 Battle Pass, but please undo all the changes. They really have messed up with this one.

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And it's not just us saying this. A recent post on the Diablo 4 Subreddit was also bemoaning the recent changes, and it was upvoted over 19,000 times in just 24 hours. In fact, at the time of writing, this is the 9th most-upvoted post of all time on the D4 Subreddit:

Patch 1.1 is essentially a slowdown to every single part of the game.
by u/TheMorals in diablo4

The OP, u/TheMorals, makes some fantastic points, and it seems like the community are almost in complete agreement with them. This patch seems to make the whole game more grindy and less fun.

And fans reacted in much the same way on Twitter. One of the most-liked responses to the official patch announcement simply reads:

Well after reading the patch notes. I can confirm that this is the single worst patch in video game history. I am so astonished at how bad this is. There are no words to describe the clown car your balance team drive to work in.

We will extensively test the update ourselves, but based on the patch notes at least, we have to agree with this user.

Will you be grinding out the Battle Pass for some of the sick new mount armor anyway? Or was this patch enough to push you away?

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