Legendary Drop Rate Buff Stays

The increased drop rate for Legendary items is made permanent

Second Year Anniversary Buff
Tonight is the final evening of the Diablo III Second Anniversary buff, which will disappear at 5AM Pacific Time on Thursday. Travis Day took to the forums with the welcome news that some of that buff will be sticking around, permanently. The +100% drop rate for Legendary items will now be part of the base drop rate. The doubled Rift Fragments boost will still go away when the buff disappears.

Hello folks,

I come bearing exciting news. Due to the overwhelming popularity of our Anniversary buff we have decided to keep the increased Legendary drop rate once the two-year anniversary celebration ends. Once the buff is disabled tomorrow morning, you will find that the new base line drop rates for Legendary items will be the same as those you have all enjoyed for the last week.

Happy hunting and link the loot!


Additional details:
  • This buff was implemented in all regions on 5/21. For more info, click here.
  • The double Rift Keystone Fragment buff will end at 5:00 a.m. PT on 5/22. We may bring this fun, but temporary buff back again at some point in the future!
  • The increased Legendary drop rate does not affect Act-specific Legendary items from Horadric Caches.
Posted by: SpecialTR

What about rift keystones?

The double Rift Fragments buff will end at 5:00 a.m. PT tomorrow in the Americas. Perhaps it's a buff we'll bring back later, though! #ItCouldHappen

Posted by: Japhasca

I would like to know though if Kadala is being affected by this.

It will not. It also won't affect Act-specific Legendary items from Horadric Caches.

Update May 22: The Patch 2.0.5 Hotfixes have been updated with the increased drop rate:
Legendary drop rates have been permanently increased by 100%, to match rates seen during our 2 Year Anniversary Community buff.
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