BlizzCon Recap: Day 2Category: Diablo BlogNovember-5-2016 6:05 PM PDT (4 months ago) Go to Blizzard blog

The second day of BlizzCon 2016 is winding down! We’ve just wrapped up our Dev Talk and Q&A panel during which we shared more exciting content coming to Diablo III. In case you missed it, we have a helpful summary of the news below so you can stay up to date with what’s in store for the game.


Play Seasons On Console

We’re bringing the fresh experience of starting over in Seasons that PC and Mac players have enjoyed to the PS4 and Xbox One! For those who aren’t familiar with them, Seasons offer the chance to earn a full six-piece class set for achieving certain goals, while also granting new pets, cosmetic items and more.

If that’s not enough, you’ll also be able to race against other players for the chance to earn a coveted spot on the Seasonal leaderboards. How far will your Season Journey extend? There’s only one way to find out! Keep an eye out for this feature starting next year.

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Save Space With Crafting Mat Storage

With all the enemies you’ve been slaying, chances are you’re using a good part of your stash space to store crafting materials. To help with this, we’re adding another improvement: the ability to store your crafting mats in a brand new tab, freeing up precious space in the process.

With this change, you’ll also be able to more easily transmute items using Kanai’s Cube. No matter whether you decide to spend your crafting mats a little at a time, or in one massive spree, they’ll always take up the same number of inventory slots: none at all.

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New Items, Enemies and More

In addition to the above, we’ll also be adding in new enemies, improving Rifts and Greater Rifts, and – of course – adding brand new Legendary item powers for you to enjoy. Plus, you’ll soon get a free additional chance to upgrade your Legendary Gems in Greater Rifts if you complete one without dying.

And there’s more! We’ve got a change that’s to dye for – Myriam the Mystic now has a new tab in her interface that lets you change colors on your gear quickly. Hunting down vendors and taking up inventory space with pots of dye will soon be a thing of the past.

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Explore All New Zones

There are more places to see in Sanctuary, and you’ll soon be discovering a few of these in Adventure Mode which come with their own new Bounties and events.

The desolate, fog-enshrouded Moors have been occupied by armies and empires over time. Beneath them lies the Temple of the Firstborn – a place of evil unlike anything you’ve seen before. Catch a glimpse of these two new areas below, and look forward to exploring them next year.

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Try A New Build With Challenge Rifts

Have you ever seen someone using a particular build and wanted to try it out for yourself? Starting next year, you’ll be able to do just that – and you won’t even have to gear up for it either!

Challenge Rifts are an upcoming feature which snapshot an actual player’s build from the game each week and let everyone take it for a spin in a static dungeon. If you’ve been hoping for a way to discover new builds while racing to beat your previous personal best in Greater Rifts, this is your chance.


Prepare Yourself

We’re working hard to bring all of this and more to you in the coming months, and we can’t wait for you to experience it all for yourself and tell us what you think!

Are you ready for the challenges ahead, nephalem? Let us know, and we’ll see you in Sanctuary!

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