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DiabloJul 18, 2017 4:00 pm CT

Diablo patch 2.6.0a fixes Necromancer portraits, transmog bugs

Diablo 3 Male and Female Necromancers

Diablo 3’s Patch 2.6.0a isn’t the big content-heavy patch that 2.6.0 itself was, but what it brings us is relief from some bugs, updates to things meant to be updated before now, and some cleaning-up of the dust left behind in the wake of a major content patch.

In addition to fixes for the German and Chinese localizations of the game, there was a fix for a bug where items from the anniversary event had lost their unique appearances (i.e., no longer available for transmog). On top of that, progress orbs in Rifts now spawn closer to the mobs you defeat, and the Necromancer portraits in game are now in their intended live versions instead of the placeholders from beta, which were not supposed to go live. Also, the Moribund Gauntlets should now be quieter.

None of this is earthshaking stuff, but it’s all worthwhile — I know I hate it when anything affects transmog, because that’s my favorite feature of any game that has it. If you are one of the players that had unique appearances from the Diablo anniversary event, the Darkening of Tristram, and now you don’t, check to make sure you regained those appearances once Patch 2.6.0a is live in your region — and if it still isn’t, report it on the Bug Report Forums, because that’s supposed to be fixed.

Now get in there with your quieter gloves and play some Diablo 3.

Originally Posted by Nevalistis (Official Post)

Diablo III patch 2.6.0a is now live in the Americas for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One! This is a small patch to address a number of hotfixes, string corrections, and minor bug fixes to Patch 2.6.0. If you’d like to see the patch notes from 2.6.0, please click here.

Important: Please note that you will not be prompted to download Patch 2.6.0a until the patch is live in your home region. If you are logging in from a European or Asian client, you will need to wait for this patch to release in that region before it can be installed. Additionally, if your home region is in the Americas, you will be unable to log into Europe or Asia using Global Play after Patch 2.6.0a is live until those regions have also patched.

Diablo III Patch 2.6.0a – v2.6.0.46494

Visit our Bug Report forum for a list of known issues.

If you are experiencing technical issues with the patching process, connecting to Blizzard Services after installing the patch, or errors while playing a newly-patched game, please visit our support site or post in the Technical Support forum for assistance.


  • Fixed a number of string corrections in German and Chinese localization clients
  • Fixed an issue where the special items from the Diablo Anniversary dungeon had lost their unique appearance, icons, and associated transmogs
    • Players who previously had these transmogs should have them once again after the patch deploys

Adventure Mode

  • When defeating enemies in Rifts, progress orbs that spawn will now be closer to the defeated enemy


  • Moribund Gauntlets
    • The audio for Moribund Gauntlets has been adjusted to be quieter


  • Necromancer portraits have been updated
    • The existing portraits in game were intended to be placeholders, but weren’t properly updated with the final patch. This is now resolved.

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