(Partially Fixed) Patch 18.6 Known Issues – Battlegrounds Parties Temporarily Disabled, Duels Bugs

Patch 18.6 went live a few hours ago, and there are some issues that Blizzard is trying to fix right now.

Battlegrounds Parties got disabled because of a bug affecting players MMR.

There are also some issues with the new game mode – Duels. You can get stuck if you try to pick Star Student Stelina when you don’t have Demon Hunter unlocked. Also, Turalyon, the Tenured (Paladin) can offer empty loot buckets, while Book of the Dead doesn’t count enemy minions that have died.

Hopefully the issues will get fixed soon.

Hey everyone,

We’ve disabled Battlegrounds Parties due to a critical bug affecting player MMR. We’ll update here once we’ve got Battlegrounds Parties back online.

We’re also aware that players who have not unlocked the Demon Hunter class can get stuck in a Duels run when trying to play as Star Student Stelina. The current workaround is to complete the Demon Hunter Prologue and fully unlock the class. We are looking into a fix for this, and the following bugs in Duels:

  • Turalyon, the Tenured can be offered empty loot buckets.
  • Book of the Dead does not count enemy minions that have died.

Let us know if you’ve encountered other bugs since downloading the new patch!



Update: The issues were partially fixed. 

10/22 Update: We’re currently deploying a hotfix that will address the Battlegrounds Parties and Star Student Stelina bugs. Battlegrounds Parties will be re-enabled after the hotfix has gone live. The hotfix will take place on the server side, so you will not need to download anything if you’ve already updated to the 18.6 patch.



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