(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – A background download is now available for the Diablo III game launcher and Battle.net desktop app as preparation for a “future patch.”
The 6GB download includes content in the upcoming patch 2.0.1 such as models, textures, art files, among many others things.
“By making this data available early, you’ll have less to download once the pre-expansion patch and expansion are released,” states Battle.net’s blog. “The background download data is encrypted and won’t make any changes to the live game or Battle.net service until patch 2.0.1 and Reaper of Souls launch. In the meantime, you will be able play Diablo III as normal, and your in-game experience should remain unaffected by the download itself.”
Diablo III must already be installed on your computer in order to the background download to begin.
Reaper of Souls launches on March 25th for PS4.