Season 15: Boon of the Horadrim Begins 9/21

Posted by DHAdmin on September 19th, 2018 at 11:45 pm
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The 15th Season of Diablo III has started!

For those of you who are looking forward to a brand new start, we have decided to write a post detailing everything you need to know before you begin your journey. Each season comes with exciting additions and its very own Theme. So keep on reading to find out what those are!

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Season 15 Theme

In the previous season, we introduced the seasonal buff as an experiment, and in Season 15 we'll continue with it, and it will run from start to end. This means you will get double for every Horadric Cache acquired through bounties in this new Season. That's right, you get two times the bounty in an Act each time you finish five bounties, which is a full set. This will give you not just one Horadric Caches, but two!

This effect comes with two things you need to take note of:

  • First of all, the difficulty level will benefit the bonus cache; it will be as though you have finished the bounties two times.
    • However, this will not affect the rewards contained in the Horadric Caches; it will not alter the number of individual rewards or drop rates.
  • Secondly, it does not affect any bonus cache acquired from completing Challenge Rifts; this form of cache is not like the others.

If you need to refresh your mind on what rewards are found in a Horadric Cache, read this Game Guide for further details. It contains all the details about the Bounty System and Legendary items exclusive to particular bounties.

To celebrate this season's theme, more celebrations might happen all over the globe, on top of of doubling the spoils of Horadric Caches.


Season 15 - New Cosmetic Rewards

As it was with past seasons, new cosmetic rewards will be available in Season 15 as well, which you can acquire as you play the Season Journey.

On top of giving the exclusive Conqueror Set new Glove and Chest slots, there will also be new portrait frames whose theme will be based on the struggle called the Eternal Conflict. We have also thought about helping out all excited cosmetic pet collectors. As you journey throughout the Sanctuary, having great adventures, Belphegor will be more than delighted to keep your coin for you!


Season 15 - Journey Rewards

If you have reached Conqueror every time in your Season Journey due to diligently vanquishing demons in previous seasons, you probably have some additional stash tabs at the moment. If you are one of the players who have yet to earn the four stash tabs that can be acquired in the Season Journey, you are in luck! Reach the Conqueror tier and complete the below-mentioned tasks:

  • If you have any Ancient Legendary item containing a gem that is level 50 or above, augment it with Kanai's Cube
  • 3 Legendary Gems must be leveled to 55
  • On Torment XIII difficulty, vanquish a level 70 Malthael in less than one and a half minutes
  • Conquests must be finished this Season
  • On Torment XIII difficulty, kill Greed
  • If you have any Legendary item, reforge it with Kanai's Cube
  • On Torment XIII difficulty, complete a Nephalem Rift of level 70 in less than five minutes
  • Advance through the Greater Rift and reach level 60 by yourself (solo play)

Season 15 - Seasonal Conquests

When it comes to Conquests, they will also be rotated this season! Coming back this new season is Sprinter/Speed, who will challenge you to finish Act 1-5 of the main campaign in Diablo III in less than one hour at level 70! Then there's Avaritia/Avarice, who will turn all that glitters into gold – only if you finish a 50 million gold streak in the Inner Sanctum of The Vault or its outside. Worlds Apart/Boss Mode is a special type of race, where you have 20 minutes on Torment X to beat all the Diablo III bosses at the maximum level. If you are a fan of unconventional builds, you can go on a solo mission and finish level 45 of the Greater Rift without equipping any Set items. Lastly, Masters of Sets/Masters of the Universe will require you to complete eight separate Set Dungeons at Mastery Rank for your class set knowledge to be stretched; it's time to double down on being a collector!


Season 15 - Haedrig's Gift

When you finish some specific chapter throughout the Season Journey, the Class Sets in those chapters will be rotated because of Haedrig's Gift. You can see the list of Sets that are available below. And if there's anyone who doesn't know how it works, here's the rundown:

You will be awarded 3 Haedrig's Gifts when you finish chapters II, III and IV in the Season Journey. Some pieces from a single Class Set you own will be included in every gift. This is the only way you can earn a Class Set using this method every Season across Non-Hardcore and Hardcore, meaning you must select the Gifts wisely!

When a Haedrig's Gift is opened, the set you will earn will be determined by your selected character's Class. Using the same character to open all Gifts will give you the entire Class Set.

For the 15th Season, here is a list of available sets:

  • Crusader - Roland's Legacy
  • Monk - Raiment of a Thousand Storms
  • Barbarian - Wrath of the Wastes
  • Witch Doctor - Helltooth Harness
  • Necromancer - Bones of Rathma
  • Wizard - Tal Rasha's Elements
  • Demon Hunter - Unhallowed Essence

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FAQs

When does the 15th Season begin?

Although it depends on time zones, the 15th Season starts on 21st September on a Friday @ 5pm in North America (PDT), Europe (CEST) and Asia (KST).

When should Playstation 4 and Xbox One players expect the Season to Start?

If you are a console player, you can expect the Season to begin @ 5pm Pacific Time worldwide; it doesn't matter what region you're playing the game in. Since the PlayStation 4 and Xbox are different hardware platforms, please note that each of them will have separate Leaderboards.

When is the 15th Season coming to an end?

Currently, our estimates indicate that the 15th Season will come to an end on 16th December on a Sunday in North America (PDT), Europe (CEST) and Asia (KST).

Why is the conclusion date of the 15th Season only an estimate?

In the past, we have always sent notifications to our players two weeks before the Season is set to end. But after hearing feedback from the community, we have decided to use the Season First Look blogs to provide players with detailed Seasonal information from now onwards. Also, keep in mind that since the date is just an estimate, it is subject to change at any moment. Though we will continue to notify players two weeks prior to the Season's end, we will do everything we can to hit the date as provided in this post.

When are you erasing the non-Seasonal Leaderboards?

We have connected non-Seasonal Leaderboards to something known as “Eras,” which take place between six and 12 months. The Era we are in now started on 9th November.

Where do the previous Era and Seasonal records go?

Personal bests earned from Season 1 have been deleted since Season 1. Personal bests achieved from Season 6 and onwards will be deleted starting from Season 15. When the next Era begins, we will also delete personal bests from the Era prior to that one.

What happens to past Seasonal Leaderboard records?

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


The 15th Season is around the corner! Do you have any goals in mind? How do you like our new Seasonal theme? Will the fact that you can acquire more exclusive bounty Legendaries, recipes and Kanai's Cube crafting materials affect the way you approach this new Season?

We are more than delighted to hear from you. Drop your comments in the section below!

Season 14 Ending Soon

Posted by DHAdmin on September 6th, 2018 at 3:24 am
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So, we meet again, nephalem. As another Diablo III season draws to a close and as we prepare to roll out the next one, we thought it would be wise to take a breather and recap your achievements in preparation for the new season.

A couple of things happen to your characters, gear and progress at the end of each season, as you already know. But don't stress! We are going to summarize everything you need to know, such as when the next season will start and when the current one will end.

Table of Contents:


The Season 14 Rollover

If you are not new to Season 14, you are aware that all your Paragon experience, gear and gold doesn't just go away. So, what really happens to all that stuff you grinded so hard for during the Season? Well, to put it simply, you get to start the new Season with all of it! If you have a non-Seasonal hero, here are all the prizes at your disposal.

Gold

  • All non-Seasonal characters will inherit all the gold earned in the currently ending Season.

Heroes

  • Where appropriate, all Seasonal heroes become either Hardcore mode or non-Seasonal normal heroes. This means you don't have to make space for them by deleting other characters in your roaster. When the rollover is complete, all Seasonal heroes will still occupy the slot they were in on your roster. You can turn non-Seasonal characters into Seasonal level characters when the new Season begins by using Season Rebirth.

Paragon Experience

  • The raw sum of the Paragon levels you have acquired does not roll over, but the sum Paragon experience you acquired does.
  • For instance, as you advance through the Paragon levels, you will need more and more experience points to keep advancing, meaning if the Paragon level of your Seasonal heroes is at 300, and the Paragon level of you non-Seasonal heroes is at 400, the new Paragon level for your non-Seasonal hero won't be 700; it will be lower.

Blood Shards

  • All the Blood Shards you have accumulated throughout the season will be given to your non-Seasonal heroes, same way gold is given.
  • Any Blood Shard cap on non-Seasonal heroes will momentarily be waived on all Blood Shards acquired during the Season once it ends. The Blood Shards can be spent anyhow you like; just bear in mind that until all the above-cap blood shards have been spent, you won't be able to acquire new ones.

Season 14 Items

  • When entering a non-Seasonal game mode, all equipped and inventory items will remain with the hero.
  • Non-Seasonal heroes will also get their items stored in your Seasonal stash via the game's mail system. The items have a validity period of 30 days, which starts at the end of the Season. Your non-Seasonal heroes need to claim them before the validity period is up. PC gamers can open the stash by entering the game, finding the Mail icon (found at the bottom left corner of the screen) and clicking it. Console gamers need to go to the town hub and access the mailbox there to get these items.
  • If your Seasonal heroes beat the Greater Rift 70 and unlock Primal Ancient items, your non-Seasonal heroes will still be able to access them at the end of the Season (only if your non-Seasonal heroes couldn't access the items, meaning they weren't previously available to them).

Artisan Progress and Recipes

  • If the level of non-Seasonal Artisans is lower than that of Seasonal Artisans when the Season ends, the non-Seasonal Artisans will gain the level of the Seasonal Artisans.
  • The non-Seasonal Artisans will also acquire all the recipes of Seasonal Artisans if they don't have them already.

Shared Stash

  • Your non-Seasonal heroes will acquire any purchased Shared Stash tabs or slots when the season ends.

Achievements

  • Your non-Seasonal achievement profile will automatically receive any achievement progress and achievements earned over the course of the Season. This is a real-time transfer, meaning it happens during the Season and you don't have to wait for the Season to end. As you progress through the Season, the game constantly updates your achievement point total accordingly.

Kanai's Cube

  • When appropriate, non-Seasonal characters will get Legendary Powers that were unlocked with Kanai's Cube using a Seasonal Character.
  • When the new Season ends, All Legendary Powers unlocked with Kanai's Cube during the previous season will not be available to Seasonal characters.

Season 14 Rewards

  • Exclusive leg and boot transmogrification appearances will be unlocked when players reach level 70 using a hero. When a Seasonal hero reaches level 70, the appearances will automatically unlock, and both non-Seasonal and Seasonal heroes will be able to access them (doesn't matter even if the Season hasn't ended yet). You can access the Transmogrification tab by going to Myriam the Mystic.
  • When you finish several Seasonal journal chapters, you will be able to unlock an exclusive cosmetic pennant and portrait frames.

Note:The non-Seasonal game mode will receive all the appropriate progress, rewards and heroes. At the end of the season, non-Seasonal heroes will receive all achievements, gold, items, Blood Shards, Stash space, recipes and Artisan levels. Likewise, Hardcore non-seasonal heroes will acquire everything that you earned with Hardcore-Seasonal heroes.


Season 14 Conquests

When the season ends, Conquests will not roll over since they can't be accessed by non-Seasonal heroes. This means all Conquests you earned in the current season will have no effect on your total non-Seasonal Achievement points.

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Season 14 Leaderboards

When the Season is over, all Seasonal Leaderboards will be reset and you won't be able to rank up until the start of the next Season. However, PC players will still be able to view in-game Leaderboards from past Seasons. They will also be able to compare Seasonal records from the past and present Seasons using a drop-down menu. Likewise, console players can access past Season ranks for viewing as well.

Previous and current Seasonal Leaderboards on our website are also available for PC players.

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Furthermore, when the Season ends, all non-Seasonal Greater Rift Leaderboards will be reset on PC after some time. But PC players can still use non-Seasonal heroes to compete in the Era that is presently active, even if they have recently rolled over, without waiting for the next Season to begin.


Season 14 End and Season 15 Start Dates

In between Seasons, you can use the Leaderboards to review the progress you have made and sift through the Seasonal rewards you have earned. This is an opportunity to enjoy your post- and pre-Seasonal loot hunts and bask in the glory of what you have accomplished.

The following dates will mark the end of Season 14:

  • Europe:September 16, Sunday @ 17:00 CEST
  • North America:September 16, Sunday @ 17:00 PDT
  • Asia:September 16, Sunday @ 17:00. KST

Shortly after the following dates, Season 15 will begin:

  • North America:September 21, Friday @ 17:00 PDT
  • Europe:September 21, Friday @ 17:00 CEST
  • Asia:September 21, Friday @ 17:00 KST

For every console player, Season 15 will start on 21st September at 5pm PDT on Friday; it doesn't matter what region they're in. On a side note, PlayStation 4 and XBox One Leaderboards will still be separated.

Keep an eye on our preview blog if you want to know more about exclusive rewards and themes for Season 15, which will be available soon. We are more than excited to see you in the new Season!


Are You Prepared for the Season Rollover?

How did Season 14 end for you? What Conquests did you complete? How well did you do in the Greater Rift? What other thrilling accomplishments do you wish to tell us about?

Diablo and a Goblin Go to PAX West

Posted by DHAdmin 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, youâ'll soon get your chance to try it out before it's releasedand 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!

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