Diablo 4 fans finally got the news we've been waiting for: horse buffs

Diablo 4 Sorcerer riding horse near skeletal barricade
(Image credit: Tyler C. / Activision Blizzard)

It seems like every other day I'm playing Diablo 4, riding my horse through the Fractured Peaks, and the skeletons I've killed countless times have another barricade setup in my path. My horse has survived zombies, bugs, spiders, and polar bears, but it cannot contend with this bony blockade.

Well, I hope those skeletons had fun, because come patch 1.1.1, every Diablo 4 player's horse will gain the power to destroy their stupid little walls.

"We're going to allow the mount charge to break through barricades," Diablo 4 game director Joe Shely said on Twitter, clarifying his comments about mount changes in the most recent Campfire Chat stream.

Shely also confirmed in a reply that the 10 second mount cooldown will be reset when you use ladders, which was second on the list of the most annoying parts of traveling through Estuar. I appreciate that Diablo 4's open world doesn't feel as flat as the previous games, but there have been times where I'd skip a chest or valuable plant because of a ladder in the way.

Since launch, controller players have been at a disadvantage when riding mounts because the Spur ability's speed boost would only stack twice instead of three times. That too will be fixed in patch 1.1.1. 

(Image credit: Tyler C. / Activision Blizzard)

The complete change list for the next Diablo 4 patch hasn't been fully revealed yet. Blizzard plans to publish the patch notes on Wednesday ahead of it going live next week. That said, we learned last week that Sorcerers and Barbarians are getting substantial buffs to keep them competitive with the other three classes in Diablo 4's first season. Several of their key skills and Legendary aspects will be considerably buffed to lift up existing builds and open the door for new ones.

But as someone who plays the class with basically zero movement abilities, the Necromancer, all I really care about is whether or not my horse is going to go fast. Diablo 4's patch 1.1.1 and our new Uber Horses will go live on August 8.

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Tyler has covered games, games culture, and hardware for over a decade before joining PC Gamer as Associate Editor. He's done in-depth reporting on communities and games as well as criticism for sites like Polygon, Wired, and Waypoint. He's interested in the weird and the fascinating when it comes to games, spending time probing for stories and talking to the people involved. Tyler loves sinking into games like Final Fantasy 14, Overwatch, and Dark Souls to see what makes them tick and pluck out the parts worth talking about. His goal is to talk about games the way they are: broken, beautiful, and bizarre.