Diablo and a Goblin Go to PAX West

Posted by If you’ve been on August 24th, 2018 at 6:11 am
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If you’ve been following our recent announcements, you’re probably excited to finally get your hands on the portable version of Diablo III coming to the Nintendo Switch!

For those attending PAX West in Seattle this summer, you’ll soon get your chance to try it out before it’s released—and even stretch your goblin chasing gams along the way. Read on for the details.


Try Diablo on Nintendo Switch

Eager to take Diablo III for a spin on the Switch, nephalem? If you’re attending PAX West, be sure to stop by Nintendo’s booth in the Exhibit Hall (Booth #1939) to explore a custom level not available in the live game and take down tough bosses, all while using some of the game’s most powerful gear!

Don’t forget to bring a friend and team up for local co-op! The demo will be available from Friday to Monday, so even if you can’t play together at first, you’ll have plenty of chances to try again.

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Hunt a Treasure Goblin for Epic Loot

If you’ve ever wished that Diablo’s Treasure Goblins existed in real life, we have good news! We’re bringing a Treasure Goblin to PAX West and setting him loose near the convention center.

Visit our headquarters at the Lodge Bar and Grill at 1102 4th Ave in downtown Seattle to score a map you can use to track the Treasure Goblin’s progress, then follow the Diablo Twitter feed for updates about where he’s hiding. Rumor has it he’s making multiple stops close to the convention center and has some truly Legendary loot for the taking. What’s more, you’ll have multiple chances to earn prizes from him, so keep an eye out and try to keep up!

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Discover Legendary Pins

Looking to add a new pin to your growing collection? One of the Legendary item drops you can get from playing the demo or chasing the Treasure Goblin is an exclusive Pinny Arcade pin featuring the visage of Diablo, Lord of Terror. This exclusive treasure is only available at PAX West, and a limited number will be distributed per day at the Nintendo booth, so get one while you can!

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Diablo Is on the Go

We’re looking forward to hanging out with the Diablo community at the PAX West—will we see you there? Let us know in the comments, and if you haven’t already, learn more about Diablo III on Switch here!

Season of Greed Sweepstakes

Posted by DHAdmin on June 21st, 2018 at 1:42 am
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If you want to take on challenges with a build and class you may never use, Challenge Rifts are the perfect opportunity. Haven't tried them yet? If you want to know what they are all about, the rewards they contain and how to play them, keep reading on!


What Are Challenge Rifts?

If you know what a Greater Rift is, then a Challenge Rift is exactly the same, except that it has been completed by another player. When another player completes a Greater Rift, we take a "snapshot" of their account and use it to formulate the Challenge Rift every week. The Challenge Rift we create includes a clone of the other player's character, along with all their skill loadout, paragon levels, and equipment.

If a video explanation would help in demystifying what a Challenge Rift is, watch our initial announcement.

With the upcoming Season 14 of Diablo III getting closer and closer, changes have been made that will make a majority of eager treasure hunters even more excited to jump right in!

There is a Double Treasure Goblin buff that will run all throughout the Season. And to make the deal even sweeter for you guys, Greed-themed gaming peripherals are up for grabs! Want to grab one for yourself? Keep reading on!

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From today, Greed-themed versions for MSI gaming laptop, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 will be given out (one at a time for each platform). A Facebook post will announce the winner of each version. If you would like to be in the running to get your hands on one of these excellent prizes, just comment #SweepstakesEntry on any post with the prize your heart desires.

The good news doesn't stop there! We are also giving away a customized Xbox One in partnership with Major Nelson from Xbox and gaming laptop in partnership with MSI. This gives you two means of winning great prizes. For further details, keep your eyes glued to our partners' Twitter channels.

Click here to check out the official rules for the sweepstakes.


Today, the Season of Greed goes live! If you want to stand a chance at nabbing one of these awesome prizes, keep visiting our Diablo Facebook page Diablo Facebook page and following our partners' Twitter accounts. Also, prepare yourself for Season 14 because you will be seeing double when hunting all the Treasure Goblins!

Season 14 First Look: Themed Seasons

Posted by DHAdmin on June 12th, 2018 at 3:40 am
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Season 14 First Look: The Season of Greed

Season 14 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—and Season 14 will be kicking off a new experiment we hope you will all enjoy.

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New Season Theme

Starting with Season 14, we’re introducing a new seasonal concept—themes. Throughout the next Season, we’ll be embracing our inner goblin and celebrating the Season of Greed. For the duration of Season 14, all Treasure Goblin spawns will be doubled. This means that each time you encounter a Treasure Goblin in the wild, they’ll be accompanied by an exact duplicate of themselves for two times the loot, chaos, and fun!

There are a few important details to keep in mind with this effect:

  • This does not affect goblins encountered via Bandit Shrines, Goblin “Rift” packs, or in the Realm of Greed
  • Duplicate Whimsydale portals created by the Rainbow Goblin will enter the same instance of Whimsydale

Need a refresher on the various types of Treasure Goblins and what they do? Be sure to check out our Game Guide for more information.

In addition to doubling up on everyone’s favorite treasure-thieving troublemakers, other celebrations may spring up across the globe as we kick off this exciting new Seasonal concept. Be sure to keep a close eye on Twitter and Facebook for more information as we move into Season 14!


New Cosmetic Rewards

As per tradition, Season 14 will introduce new cosmetic rewards, obtainable by progressing through the Season Journey.

In addition to the Boots and Pants slots of the exclusive Conqueror Set, a brand-new series of portrait frames themed around the enigmatic Tal Rasha will be available. For the nephalem hero who wants to embody the spirit of Justice, a brand-new pennant dedicated to everyone’s favorite archangel will also be available. Just remember—you cannot judge Justice itself!

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Season Journey Rewards

If you’ve been diligently slaying demons for the past few Seasons 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:

  • Complete a level 70 Torment XIII Rift in under 5 minutes
  • Complete Greater Rift 60 solo
  • Kill Greed on Torment XIII
  • Kill the Butcher at level 70 in Torment XIII in under 30 seconds
  • Reforge a Legendary or Set item
  • Augment an Ancient item with a Level 50 or greater Legendary Gem
  • Level three Legendary Gems to 55
  • Complete two Conquests

Seasonal Conquests

Speaking of Conquests, we’re rotating those, too! Returning for the Season of Greed is Avarice and Avarita, where every gold piece you find will count! Speed Demon and Need for Speed will ask you to kick it into full gear in your Nephalem Rift runs. On a Good Day and I Can’t Stop will congratulate high ranking Legendary Gems. Finally, for the solo crowd, Divinity and Lionhearted will ask you to climb Greater Rift heights by your lonesome, while Years of War and Dynasty challenge your game mastery of at least six classes.

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Haedrig’s Gift


Finally, the Class Sets available for completing certain chapters in the Season Journey courtesy of Haedrig’s Gift have rotated once more. 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 of 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 14:

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When does Season 14 start?

A: Season 14 begins Friday, June 15 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 will Season 14 end?

A: We currently anticipate that Season 14 will be ending on Sunday, September 16 at 5:00 p.m. PDT in North America, 5:00 p.m. CEST in Europe, and 5:00 p.m. KST in Asia.

Q: Why is the Season end date an estimate?

A: Traditionally, we have given players two weeks notice prior to the ending of a Season. However, we’ve heard the community’s feedback, so going forward, we’ll be providing more comprehensive Season details in the Season First Look blogs. Please bear in mind that this date is an estimate and there is always a chance it may shift. While we will do our best to hit these target dates as closely as possible, we will continue to verify the Season end date at the two-week warning mark.

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 most recent era began November 9. 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 14 arrives, we will remove old personal bests from Season 5, and so on. We will be doing the same for personal bests from the previous Era when the next one goes live.

Seasonal Leaderboard records are not being cleared and will remain archived both in game and on our website.


Season 14 is almost here! What are your goals for this Season? What do you think of our first Seasonal theme? Will having more treasure goblins to chase down change how you approach your Season Journey and loot hunting?

Let us know in the comments below and we’ll see you for the start of Season 14!

Patch 2.6.1a Update Now Live!

Posted by DHAdmin on May 30th, 2018 at 3:38 pm
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Last updated October 13th 2018 @ 10:00 a.m. PDT.

For PC and Mac players in the Americas, the Diablo III patch 2.6.1a is now available, and you can patch the game accordingly. Keep on reading to find out about what has changed and see the patch notes in their entirety.

Note: Until the patch is available in your region, you will receive prompts to download it. If your client is from Europe or Asia, you will have to wait for the patch to be available there before you can install it. Furthermore, Global Play will be unavailable to you if your region is in the Americas and want to log into Asia or Europe once the update goes live; you will be able to log in again after the patch goes live in those regions.


Diablo III Patch 2.6.1a - v2.6.1.50649

Blizzard recommends you use their Technical Support forum or access the support website if you need assistance because you're unable to patch the game, connect to Blizzard Services after patching the game, run the patched game or experiencing any other technical problems.

GENERAL CHANGES

  • Razer Chroma Link
    • Computer peripherals that use Razer Chroma Link are now supported.

  • Improvements to the Backend
    • Computer peripherals that use Razer Chroma Link are now supported.

Season 13 Ending Soon

Posted by DHAdmin on May 21st, 2018 at 3:51 am
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Season 13 Conquests

Unlike other rewards, Conquests do not roll over at the end of the Season (because they aren’t available to non-Seasonal heroes). This also means that your non-Seasonal Achievement point total will not be affected by any Conquests you earn during a Season.

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Season 13 Leaderboards

Once the Season ends, all Seasonal Leaderboards will be wiped and you’ll be unable to attain new Leaderboard ranks until the next Season begins. The results of the previous Season’s Leaderboards will remain available for viewing in-game for PC players. Once the new Season begins, PC players can view a handy dropdown menu to compare current and previous Season records. Similarly, console players will be able to view their rank for the previous Season.

PC players can also view current and past Leaderboards on our website.

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In addition, the non-Seasonal Greater Rift Leaderboards on PC will be wiped sometime after the end of the Season. However, players on this platform can immediately compete in the currently active Era with their non-Seasonal heroes (including those who have just rolled over), and will not have to wait for the start of the next Season.


Season 13 End & Season 14 Start Dates

You can sort through your Seasonal rewards and review your progress on the Leaderboards between Seasons. It’s a great time to reflect on the accomplishments you’ve made and enjoy the fruits of your pre- and post-Season loot hunts!

Season 13 will end on the following dates:

  • North America: Sunday, June 3 @ 5:00 p.m. PDT
  • Europe: Sunday, June 3 @ 5:00 p.m. CET
  • Asia: Sunday, June 3 @ 5:00 p.m. KST

Season 14 will begin about two weeks afterward on the dates below:

  • North America: Friday, June 15 @ 5:00 p.m. PDT
  • Europe: Friday, June 15 @ 5:00 p.m. CET
  • Asia: Friday, June 15 @ 5:00 p.m. KST

For time zone assistance, check out this handy guide. We look forward to seeing you in Season 14!


Ready for the Rollover?

How have you fared during Season 13? What was the highest Greater Rift you reached? Did you complete any Conquests? Any other exciting accomplishments to share?

Let us know in the comments!

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