Season 12 begins soon! For those among you who enjoy the fresh start a Season brings, we wanted to give you a glimpse of what to expect before you race out the gate.
New Balance Changes
Patch 2.6.1 brought updates for class sets, Legendary items, and skills. Whether you’re eager to explore an old standby build or just play around with your current favorite, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the game. Season 12 is the perfect time to dive in and start fresh—so grab a friend and get ready to play!
New Cosmetic Rewards
As per tradition, Season 12 will introduce new cosmetic rewards, obtainable by progressing through the Season Journey.
In addition to the Chest and Gloves slots of the exclusive Conqueror Set, a brand-new series of portraits themed around the High Heavens will be available. Those who enjoy collecting cosmetic wings will also be pleased to see a new arrival—Fiacla-Géar, which gives your character a distinctly angelic look.
Season Journey Rewards
If you’ve been playing the past few Seasons diligently and reached Conqueror in the Season Journey each time, you’ve accrued a few extra stash tabs. Players who have not yet earned a total of four stash tabs via the Season Journey can still unlock an additional one by completing the following tasks at the Conqueror tier:
Speaking of Conquests, we’re rotating those, too! Love going fast while killing things? Boss Mode and Worlds Apart will be making a return. On A Good Day and I Can’t Stop are also available, if leveling Legendary Gems is more your thing. If you’d rather max out your kill count with Cursed Chests, Curses! and Stars Align will be right up your alley. Those who enjoy seeing how far they can go without Set Items will get a kick out of The Thrill and Super Human. Finally, if you’re keen to show off your mastery of various Class Sets, Years of War and Dynasty will be available for you to attempt once more.
Finally, just as before, you’ll get a shiny new Class Set courtesy of Haedrig’s Gift for completing certain chapters in the Season Journey. We’ve listed the available Sets below. For those new to Seasons, here’s how it works:
Completing Chapters 2, 3, and 4 of the Season Journey will reward you with three Haedrig’s Gifts. Each Gift contains a few pieces from one of your Class Sets. Players can only unlock one Class Set in this manner per Season across Hardcore and Non-Hardcore, so choose wisely!
The set you will receive depends on the Class of the character you’re playing when you open each Haedrig’s Gift. To collect a full Class Set, you’ll need to open all three on the same character.
Here are the sets granted by Haedrig’s Gift in Season 12:
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When does Season 12 start?
A: Season 12 begins Thursday, November 9 at 5:00 p.m. PDT in North America, 5:00 p.m. CEST in Europe, and 5:00 p.m. KST in Asia. For time zone conversion, see this site.
Q: When are the non-Seasonal Leaderboards being wiped?
A: Non-Seasonal Leaderboards are tied to what we call “Eras,” each of which lasts about 6–12 months. The current Era will end November 8 and a new Era will begin immediately afterward. For more information on Eras, please see this post.
Q: What will happen to older Seasonal and Era records?
A: Starting with Season 10, we removed old personal bests from Season 1. When Season 12 arrives, we will remove old personal bests from Season 3, and so on. We will be doing the same for personal bests from Era 2 when Era 9 goes live.
Seasonal Leaderboard records are not being cleared and will remain archived both in game and on our website.
Season 12 is almost here! What are your goals for this Season? Is there a build you want to give your full attention, or do you have another goal lined up?
Let us know in the comments below, and we’ll see you for the start of Season 12!
Patch 2.6.1 is now live worldwide, and Season 12 is just around the corner.
We want to help you stretch your muscles and get prepared for the latest patch with a special in-game event—double Treasure Goblin spawns! Each time you encounter a single Treasure Goblin, they’ll be hanging out with a buddy whose bags are overflowing with all your favorite treats and treasures.
This Double Goblin event will begin in the Americas region on November 6 at 5:00 p.m. PDT, and ends on Thursday, November 9 at 5:00 p.m. PDT.
Note: This buff does not affect the number of goblins encountered via a Bandit Shrine, Goblin “Rift” packs, or in the Realm of Greed.
We hope you’re excited for all the balance changes crammed into Patch 2.6.1, and we look forward to hearing about your upcoming Season 12 adventures. In the meantime, good luck, have fun, and we’ll see you in Sanctuary!
Last updated October 24 @ 11:00 a.m. PDT.
Diablo III patch 2.6.1 is now live in the Americas for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One! Check out the full PC patch notes below to learn all about the latest changes. To view the console notes, please click here.PATCH HIGHLIGHTS
Important: Please note that you will not be prompted to download Patch 2.6.1 until the patch is live in your home region. If you are logging in from a European or Asian client, you will need to wait for this patch to release in that region before it can be installed. Additionally, if your home region is in the Americas, you will be unable to log into Europe or Asia using Global Play after Patch 2.6.1 is live until those regions have also patched.
Visit our Bug Report forum for a list of known issues.
If you are experiencing technical issues with the patching process, connecting to Blizzard Services after installing the patch, or errors while playing a newly-patched game, please visit our support site or post in the Technical Support forum for assistance.
A cold wind blows through Southern California, and soon it will bring all things Blizzard to the Anaheim Convention Center. Diablo is no exception, and whether you’ll be roaming the convention beside us or tuning in at home, we’ve got some treats in store for our beloved nephalem!
While it might not be a “big” year for Diablo this BlizzCon, we’re still excited to see our fellow players and celebrate all things Sanctuary with you!
Heading to the con? You might have noticed we’re setting up a small demo area this year right at the front of the main floor! Swing by and try out our convention-exclusive Diablo III experience! Something strange stirs just inside the gates of New Tristram. . . . Choose your favorite nephalem hero and find out what lies in store in this unique, one-off adventure!
Pick up a Virtual Ticket and get a front-row seat to our exclusive Diablo content, including our two live Diablo panels! All viewers will additionally have access to a couple of unique BlizzCon pre-show videos, including our 2017 Year in Review and Necromancer cosplay content.
This year, we’ll be diving into the specifics behind the VFX of the Necromancer live on stage! Join our developers on the Heroic stage on Friday, November 3 at 2:45 p.m. PT to learn more about the dark magic of visual effects needed to bring the necromancer, mastery of the dead, and curses to un-life and even see some of the techniques we use in action.
On Saturday, November 4 at 2:45 P.M., join Community Manager Brandy Camel as she chats with a few of your favorite community members—C.J. ‘Rhykker’ Miozzi, Lynxaria, Stephen ‘Leviathan’ Stewart, and Anthony ‘BigDaddyDen’ Evans—about their experiences in Sanctuary, as well as what it’s like to create content for the Diablo III community.
Don’t forget about the Murkromancer! This necrotic and aquatic fellow will excitedly follow you through your adventures in Sanctuary, gathering your gold and mrrglglgrling all the way!
BlizzCon is a celebration of our players as well as our games. We wouldn’t be where we are without you, our community, and we hope you’ll celebrate another great year with us. The future has a lot to hold for the world of Sanctuary, but in the meantime, drop by and hang out with us at BlizzCon!
Last updated October 12 @ 3:20 p.m. PDT.
Below you'll find the preliminary PTR patch notes for patch 2.6.1. Please note that this isn't the final version of the patch notes and that some changes may not be documented or described in full detail.
Please note that support for Vista / Windows XP will be ending at some point during the PTR. For more info, please see our forum post.
In order to test Necromancer changes, you will need to have purchased the Necromancer in the live game. The ability to purchase the class on the PTR has been disabled.