Diablo 4 June 2 2023 Hotfix 1.0.2: Class Changes and Enemy Health Adjustment

Unpack the details of Diablo 4's June 2, 2023 Hotfix 1.0.2, highlighting the changes to Sorcerer and Rogue classes, the removal of an item affix, and the increased monster health in later World Tiers.
Diablo 4 logo with main villain Lilith shadowed in the background.
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Blizzard has launched the first hotfix for Diablo 4 ahead of its general release. Players who purchased the Deluxe or Ultimate edition of the game have been granted early access since June 2nd.

The Hotfix 1.0.2, which was rolled out as a server-side patch, is designed to occur in the background, requiring no client-side updates. This type of fix provides a seamless experience for players as they continue their journey within the game without interruptions or additional downloads.

Among the modifications brought by the hotfix, two distinct changes relate to the character classes Sorcerer and Rogue, respectively. For the Sorcerer class, the Flame Shield Enchantment has been adjusted. Now, when a player initially equips the Flame Shield into an Enchantment slot, it goes on a full cooldown immediately.

Turning the attention to the Rogue class, a delay has been implemented on the Inner Sight ability. Following the expiration of Inner Sight’s unlimited Energy, there will now be a four-second delay before another enemy can be marked. This tweak adds a layer of strategic timing to the usage of the Inner Sight ability.

The hotfix also impacts the game’s item attributes. Specifically, the Shout Skill Cooldown Reduction affix will no longer appear on items. This change is expected to diversify the item attributes and promote balance within the game’s item system.

In addition to these class and item-related adjustments, the hotfix also addresses monster difficulty. In the later World Tiers, monster health values have been increased. This enhancement aims to provide a more challenging and engaging experience for players as they progress through the game’s increasingly difficult levels.

Here’s the entire list of changes from the official forum post:

A server-side hotfix was rolled out this evening. Server-side hotfixes occur in the background and will not require a client-side patch.

Sorcerer
Class Specialization

Flame Shield Enchantment

  • When Flame Shield is initially equipped into an Enchantment slot, it’s placed on full cooldown.

Rogue
Class Specialization

Inner Sight

  • After Inner Sight’s unlimited Energy expires, there will be a 4 second delay before another enemy becomes marked.

Items
Shout Skill Cooldown Reduction

  • This affix will no longer appear on items.

Miscellaneous

  • Monster health values have been increased in later World Tiers.
Shaun Savage

Shaun Savage

Shaun Savage is the founder and editor-in-chief of Try Hard Guides. He has been covering and writing about video games for over 9 years. He is a 2013 graduate of the Academy of Art University with an A.A. in Web Design and New Media. In his off-time, he enjoys playing video games, watching bad movies, and spending time with his family.

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