Nintendo Switch owners are in for a treat this November, as Diablo III is finally coming to the platform. You can only imagine how excited they are, considering that they will also able to play this exciting dungeon-crawler on the go. But the good news doesn't stop there since they aren't just getting the standard edition of Blizzard's epic action role-playing game. They are getting was have been called Diablo III: Eternal Collection.
So what does this package include? Well, it includes the original game plus the expansion packs Rise of the Necromancer and Ultimate Evil Edition. As with other versions of Diablo III, Switch players will also be able to embark on the Season Journey, offering them the chance to unlock some serious loot, as well as have access to five acts and seven classes.
The good news doesn't stop there, though! The following exclusives also come with the game, and they are sure to excite Nintendo fans, especially those who like Legend of Zelda:
Multiplayer has also been tweaked a bit! On top of battling hell's minions with friends online, you can also play with up to three friends offline or play with a buddy in shared-screen mode. Also, all Switch controller configurations are now supported (yes, even both single and dual-con setups).
However, amidst this good news, there is a bit of a downer. The Switch version will not support crossplay with the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game when it gets released, but this feature could be added in later. So Switch fans will have to be patient while Blizzard explores that option.
When can you get your hands on Diablo III for Nintendo Switch? It will be available on November 2, 2018, and will go for $60.
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!
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:
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.
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!
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:
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!
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:
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!
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:
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.
Season 14 Items
Artisan Progress and Recipes
Season 14 Rewards
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.
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.
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:
Shortly after the following dates, Season 15 will begin:
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?
If you've been following our recent announcements, youâ€™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 youâ€™re attending PAX West, be sure to stop by Nintendoâ€™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 gameâ€™s most powerful gear!
Donâ€™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 canâ€™t play together at first, youâ€™ll have plenty of chances to try again.
Hunt a Treasure Goblin for Epic Loot
If youâ€™ve ever wished that Diabloâ€™s Treasure Goblins existed in real life, we have good news! Weâ€™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 Goblinâ€™s progress, then follow the Diablo Twitter feed for updates about where heâ€™s hiding. Rumor has it heâ€™s making multiple stops close to the convention center and has some truly Legendary loot for the taking. Whatâ€™s more, youâ€™ll have multiple chances to earn prizes from him, so keep an eye out and try to keep up!
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!
Diablo Is on the Go
Weâ€™re looking forward to hanging out with the Diablo community at the PAX Westâ€”will we see you there? Let us know in the comments, and if you havenâ€™t already, learn more about Diablo III on Switch here!
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!