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!
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!
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 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 gateâ€”and Season 14 will be kicking off a new experiment we hope you will all enjoy.
Starting with Season 14, weâ€™re introducing a new seasonal conceptâ€”themes. Throughout the next Season, weâ€™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, theyâ€™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:
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 everyoneâ€™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!
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 everyoneâ€™s favorite archangel will also be available. Just rememberâ€”you cannot judge Justice itself!
If youâ€™ve been diligently slaying demons for the past few Seasons and reached Conqueror in the Season Journey each time, youâ€™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, weâ€™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 Canâ€™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.
Finally, the Class Sets available for completing certain chapters in the Season Journey courtesy of Haedrigâ€™s Gift have rotated once more. Weâ€™ve listed the available Sets below. For those new to Seasons, hereâ€™s how it works:
Completing Chapters 2, 3, and 4 of the Season Journey will reward you with three of Haedrigâ€™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 youâ€™re playing when you open each Haedrigâ€™s Gift. To collect a full Class Set, youâ€™ll need to open all three on the same character.
Here are the sets granted by Haedrigâ€™s Gift in Season 14:
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, weâ€™ve heard the communityâ€™s feedback, so going forward, weâ€™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 â€śEras,â€ť each of which lasts about 6â€“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 weâ€™ll see you for the start of Season 14!
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.
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.
Unlike other rewards, Conquests do not roll over at the end of the Season (because they arenâ€™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.
Once the Season ends, all Seasonal Leaderboards will be wiped and youâ€™ll be unable to attain new Leaderboard ranks until the next Season begins. The results of the previous Seasonâ€™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 viewÂ current and past LeaderboardsÂ on our website.
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.Â
You can sort through your Seasonal rewards and review your progress on the Leaderboards between Seasons. Itâ€™s a great time to reflect on the accomplishments youâ€™ve made and enjoy the fruits of your pre- and post-Season loot hunts!
Season 13 will end on the following dates:
Season 14 will begin about two weeks afterward on the dates below:
For time zone assistance,Â check out thisÂ handy guide. We look forward to seeing you in Season 14!
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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