S-19 Group Join Bug


Group join bug still in effect. Also, the clan UI is going nutzo. I have folks popping up in white text as member when they are not members in my clan nor have they requested to join.


I hope this gets addressed soon. There are people on console version who are suffering from this too; if that helps.


Still broken. Hasn’t changed anything.


Wednesday is downtime (EU Region)


Still broken as of 3:57pm EST (New York City/US). We got maint. coming tomorrow 12/3/19. Hopefully they have a fix.

(Matthew Cederquist) #80

Hey all,

Just to give another update now that we’re all back from the holiday break.

We have the team pouring through internal reports of the bug and trying to locate why presence isn’t work correctly. There’s two separate bugs that could be associated with each other: Non-Seasonal/Seasonal Party Bug and the Clans/Communities/Friends List bug that shows players at level 0 and unknown presence. We’re hoping to nail down the party bug first to alleviate any of the gameplay issues and then work on the display bug with Clans/Communities/Friends List.

This isn’t something that’s tied to any maintenance you see through Battle.net.
We’ll get a fix out asap regardless of a planned maintenance or not.

Thanks for sticking through this with us -

Cannot invite friends due to bug
Seasonal character not showing up as seasonal chacter
Start Game Greyed Out - Unable to join game, only available to party leader

Hopefully the HC / SC bug is tied to one of those


If possible please request the dev team to fix the bug in which Barb’s Nerve of Steel erases all seasonal buff when triggers. It limits our potential pushes and even speed runs very much. Thank you!


This was first reported months ago. While the previous season was still live. Can we expect a fix any time within the next 3 months? That is a 100% real question. It has already been 2-3 months with no fix.

(Matthew Cederquist) #84

Hey Robdoggierob,

We’re continuing to investigate and internally testing many fixes targeted to squash this bug daily. A bit more difficult to nail down unfortunately, but we have made progress in some areas.

We’ll continue to update, but most likely this will require a new build to be produced rather than a hotfix. Once we have a fix that is 100% internally, we’ll communicate it out to everyone.

Thanks again

Friendlist issue
Unable to join a game
Who is responsible for big fix?

Yes I noticed that the Recent Players came back to the Social List after today’s maintenance (this was missing for months also, Matt).

Good to see that this is progress being made to fully fixing the main issue w/ social at hand… hope its before the holiday break this month!


Recent Players is not a bug, it was removed for a reason.

For Blizzard Diablo team to rebuild that legacy part of D3 code that got left behind by Bnet Services patch in September, means we may very well have months to go with the join bug.


Ok good to hear. Sounds like another few months. Maybe Season 20 or 21 we will finally get rid of this bug…


Here is proof showing one effect of the Sept. patch join bug:
This SS shows my task manager with multiple launchers loaded.


I have only launched one launcher.
Had been playing for a couple hours before I logged back in.

I logged in but could not start the game as it said “Only Available to Party Leader”

I was in solo game!
Also, had not been in any parties at all today!


It’s a bug
It wasn’t intentionally removed.
It was broken in a maintenance in December 2018…

UPDATE Monday 7 January 2019

All - I was able to ask some questions and got a bit of an answer today. (Thank you Nevalistis!)

Confirmed as a bug. They are investigating but no ETA. So, at least we now know it was not an intentional change.


I can’t even log in today.

Yesterday, when I would send a message to another player in my clan, I would get an error.


This should have it’s own stickie.
Please no more maintenance.
It breaks the game instead of fixing it!


I was playing absolutely fine all day today but now, after logging in, I cannot rid myself of “Only available to Party Leader”

12/5/19 – 12:40am EST


Can you make a game at all sedmoogle? If not, have you checked your email for anything from Blizzard? Right now, players who are muted in Blizzard games can’t make games in D3. The mute is real, but the inability to make games is a bug. There is a thread in Tech Support dedicated to that issue.

If your issues are related to the normal grouping issues, they are working on that.


Can’t create nor join any mode of the game at all.
No email received from Blizzard either.