[Updated] Diablo III Patch 2.0.1 Now Available
Update: The patch is now officially live, a few hours ahead of Blizzard's original estimated time-frame. In a posting on Battle.net's message boards, community manager Brandy Camel recently updated saying, "We're happy to announce that Patch 2.0.1 is now live! You're welcome to log in and slaughter demons at your leisure. Thanks so much for bearing with us, and we'll see you in Sanctuary!"
Diablo III patch 2.0.1 was supposed to go live today, but a hardware issue has forced Blizzard to delay the patch and shut down the servers for unforeseen maintenance.
In a post on Battle.net's message boards, community manager Brandy Camel writes, "We're currently in the process of deploying patch 2.0.1; however, during the initial deployment stages of the patch, we encountered some unexpected issues which have delayed its release. To ensure these issues are resolved as quickly and as thoroughly as possible." That message was from earlier today, and since the initial posting, follow-up messages from Camel point towards the maintenance continuing until 8:00 PM PST. You can find all of the updates here.
Patch 2.0.1 tweaks a huge number Diablo III mechanics including the revision of classes, the changing off bosses, and a complete overhaul for difficulty, among many other changes. You can see the full list of patch notes by heading here.
Delays are disappointing, even if it's only a few hours. Blizzard is an expert at delays, but it is also very good at delivering products that are worth the wait.