Diablo IV Patch 1.1.1 notes were released on August 2, 2023, and are scheduled to be implemented on August 8, 2023. This patch has the potential to breathe new life into Diablo IV and bring joy to players who have been concerned about recent patches. One of the major changes introduced in Patch 1.1.1 is the density of enemies players will encounter in dungeons. In Patch 1.1.0, the experience points (XP) were nerfed by a certain percentage, leading to a slower leveling process and requiring players to spend more time on dungeon raids to level up.
To address the issue of slowed leveling, the developers have increased the number of enemies by 58% in the Nightmare Dungeons and Helltide. This adjustment allows players to encounter enemies more frequently during their runs, resulting in a quicker leveling experience. It’s important to note that the percentage of XP remains unchanged from the previous patch. However, the increase in enemy density significantly boosts XP gains by enabling players to engage with more enemies.
The exact increase in monster density can vary across different Nightmare Dungeons. Since some Nightmare Dungeons already have a high number of enemies, the density increase may not always reach the full 58%, but players will notice and appreciate the changes nonetheless.
This change is expected to alleviate the issue of slow leveling and potentially entice players to return to the game, providing them with a refreshed opportunity to level their characters in the first season of Diablo.