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Patch 8.3 PTR – Titan Residuum, Character Wipe, Mike Ybarra Joins Blizzard

Patch 8.3 PTR – Titan Residuum Reset

Originally Posted by Blizzard
(Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Will Titan Residuum still be a thing in 8.3?
Yes. However, we’re working on a change to Titan Residuum that will make a noticeable difference. We feel like most players don’t see a meaningful benefit from the ability to save some Residuum for the next season, and for a few players, saving Residuum has come to feel like an unfortunate obligation.

When Season 4 starts, we’re planning to convert the Titan Residuum you currently have into silver. At the same time, we’ll set the drop rates of Titan Residuum and the prices of the items that it buys back to values that are understandable. After that reset, Titan Residuum will work in Season 4 just like it did in Seasons 2 and 3.

And we’ll put that on the Visions of N’Zoth PTR in the coming weeks.

Patch 8.3 PTR Character Wipe Incoming – Nov. 6

Originally Posted by Blizzard
(Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
No earlier than 10:00 a.m. PST on November 6, we will take the Visions of N’Zoth Public Test Realms offline for a maintenance period, during which we will delete all test characters.

When the PTR is reopened thereafter, we intend to test the introductory experience for this content update.

Thank you for all of your testing and feedback!

Former Xbox Executive Joins Blizzard
Former Xbox executive Mike Ybarra announced recently that he is joining Blizzard as an executive vice president and general manager. Mike Ybarra was with Microsoft as the Corporate Vice President of Gaming for 20 years, and just recently left the company.

Kotaku Blizzard in 2019 Article – Former Hearthstone and Heroes Directors Left Blizzard
Kotaku recently published an article discussing the many issues that affected Blizzard in 2019, most notable of which is that Dustin Browder, formerly director of Heroes of the Storm and lead designer of StarCraft II, Eric Dodds, formerly director of Hearthstone, and Jason Chayes, formerly production director of Hearthstone have all left the company this year as well. Blizzard did issue a statement to confirm that they have all indeed left the company. You can read the full article by clicking the banner below.