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Diablo 3 RoS Patch 2.1: How to playtest in the PTR server

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In case you didn?t know, Diablo 3 RoS Patch 2.1.0 is now available on the PTR or Public Test Server! This means that you can now try out a lot of the features of the new patch while the developers iron out the bugs and errors. You and the rest of the world can now experience Seasons, Greater Rifts, Conquests and even the new skill tweaks for the classes.

Keep in mind, though, that since it?s a PTR, you can expect crashes, errors and unannounced downtime. A lot of players use the PTR in Diablo 2 RoS Patch 2.1 to determine how they?re going to play their regular characters when the patch goes live?but the dynamics can change any time since Blizzard is still developing balance.

So how do you get into the PTR? Here?s what you need:

1. A licensed Diablo 3 game.

2. The Blizzard game client.

3. a PTR account.

Here?s how to get into the PTR server:

Step 1:?Create a PTR account.?To create a PTR account,??log in?to?Battle.net Account Management?and double-click on your Diablo III game license; this will bring you to the game management page.?On this page, click “Create a PTR account.”

If you’ve participated in any previous Diablo III PTR (including the Reaper of Souls beta), the “Create PTR account” button may not appear. This is because you’ve already created a PTR account and?can therefore skip this step.

Step 2:?Once you have created a PTR account, installed the Battle.net desktop, and logged in with your Battle.net credentials, select “Diablo III” from the main menu on the left-hand side of the application.

Step 3:?On the Diablo III screen, there is a drop-down menu right above the “Play” button (note that this may say “Install” if you do not have Diablo III currently installed). Select “PTR: Diablo III” from this drop-down menu before proceeding.

Step 4:?You should now have the option to install and play the patch 2.1.0 PTR.

Did you know that you can also use your current character in the PTR? Keep in mind, though, that logging into a Season will require you to make a new character. Here?s how to copy one of your regular characters to the PTR:

Step 1:?Log into PTR client and create a level 1 character. After you’re done, return to the main character screen.

Step 2:?Click on the “PTR Copy” button located in the upper right-hand corner. (The PTR Copy button will not appear in-game until you have created a new level 1 character.)

Step 3:?Select your region.

Step 4:?Click “Copy.” This will copy all characters on your account from the selected region.

Step 5:?You will be disconnected from the PTR client.

Step 6:?Log back in. Your copied characters will be available for play.
Blizzard has stated, though, that you can only copy one character from one region into the PTR. You also can?t keep changing and uploading a new character in less than 72 hours before you?ve uploaded or copied the last one.

So what are you waiting for? Go sign up for the Diablo 3 RoS Patch 2.1 PTR and get to try out everything before the patch is officially launched! Leave a comment on how the PTR is if you want.

Photo from:?http://us.battle.net/d3/en/media/artwork/?view=artwork-0124

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