Years after Diablo III’s seasons first started, they’re finally coming to consoles. Just as PC players begin clicking their way through the game’s 10th season, those who decided to go with the superior version of Diablo III will get to start seasonal characters on Friday, March 31. Advertisement Seasons, of course, are limited periods (usually lasting around three months) in which every player can start a “seasonal character” from scratch and use it to get loot, overcome challenges, and compete for points with other seasonal characters on a big, addictive leaderboard. After each season ends, your seasonal character will transform into a normal non-seasonal character. That’s in addition to character armories for snapshotting builds, “primal ancient” gear that comes with perfect stat rolls, and a bunch of other new tweaks that come with this week’s new Diablo III patch. Of course, it’s still safe to wonder whether Diablo III is winding down (or even whether it’s been winding down for the past two years) given the lack of new expansions or significant content. Later this year, Blizzard will put out the Necromancer character pack, and then, well, who knows? At READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
[embedded content] Blizzard has announced that Diablo III update 2.5.0 is now live in the Americas across all platforms. The developer hasn’t released console patch notes yet but users are reporting that it’s a rather small update. If you want an idea of what to expect then watch the video above or head over here to see the PC patch notes, some of which will be applicable to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions as well. Those outside the US may have to wait a little bit longer for the patch to go live in their regions. Elsewhere, Blizzard has fulfilled its promise of offering full details on Diablo III‘s console Seasons. In a lengthy blog post, the studio explains what the feature is all about, how to make a character, the Season Journey, rewards, and more followed by an FAQ section. So if you’re new to the feature or not sure how it’ll work on consoles, click here. We’ll update our readers when we have update 2.5.0 console-specific patch notes. READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!
In Diablo III, a good deal of high level play revolves around entering farming runs with random strangers and marching through content to try and get the most items and gear in the shortest amount of time. It’s fun, but it’s disappointing that it seems to exist in a cone of silence. Advertisement You can easily enter public games with up to three other players in one of the world’s most popular games, and no one will talk. People join together to get loot, because Diablo III makes it more likely that you’ll get more loot if you’re battling the more difficult enemies that spawn when playing with others. But they don’t talk, because it seems that Blizzard just didn’t design this installment of Diablo to be social enough for strangers. Advertisement You might join a group that is labeled as “Bounties” or “Rift. The label will tell you something about the group’s purpose, but once you get in there is essentially no communication between players. Nothing is said. No directions are given. No one asks for help or offers advice. Players just run READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
Blizzard announced last November that Diablo III‘s seasons will arrive on consoles sometime this year. The developer has now confirmed on Twitter that they’ll go live starting Friday, March 31, when Season 10 starts on PC. In a post on Battle.net, Blizzard wrote: If you’ve been waiting to experience a fresh start for your console characters, you’re in luck! For the first time, those who own the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game will be able to discover the fun of Seasons, including unique rewards and the Season Journey. We’re told to expect complete details on this soon. In other Diablo III news, Blizzard has offered players a preview of update 2.5.0 (2.4.3 released early January). Alongside quality of life updates, the patch will bring with it new features including The Armory. The studio wrote: We’re happy to present a long-awaited feature we know you’ve been eager to get your hands on! The Armory enables players to store up to five complete character builds on each character, allowing you to swap seamlessly between set items, skills, runes, and gems with the click of a button. For further details, head over to the source link READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!
Illustration: Angelica Alzona With pure luck and a crappy costume, I met my significant other at a sci-fi convention. Our relationship blossomed around our shared passion for nerdy things, and we got engaged at WonderCon. Thus started our next adventure: planning, and paying for, a wedding. Surprisingly, Diablo played a big role in the process. Advertisement Planning a wedding is incredibly stressful. You’ve got to decide on flowers, tastings, dresses, mothers, plane tickets, venues, parking, down payments, suits, rehearsals, guest lists, DJ’s, and so much more. They say that the first year of marriage is the first big test on a relationship, but that’s a lie. The first big test is not killing each other as you plan a wedding. As soon as we set our wedding date, we started to get snippy with each other. Date nights and wedding-free discussion meals weren’t cutting it. We needed an outlet to destroy our stress just so we could sleep soundly. Some of our normal hobbies, like cosplay, had to be shelved for a while because we were footing the bill for our wedding. Gaming started to take over, as it was relatively cheap, and we could both had enormous backlogs to…
[embedded content] Yesterday marked the 20th anniversary of Blizzard Entertainment’s Diablo franchise, which saw its first release in 1996. To mark the occasion, the developer released a video (above), in which some of those who worked on the series share their favorite memories. Diablo‘s 20th anniversary will be celebrated across all of Blizzard’s current titles including Overwatch. While we already know about Diablo III‘s in-game events including The Darkening of Tristram, Overwatch is set to receive in-game sprays representing Diablo III classes as well as a new player icon modeled after the Lord of Terror. Over on its website, Blizzard wrote: Whether you first played Diablo two days or two decades ago, we want to thank you for bringing your unrelenting passion to the franchise. Your support and feedback continue to help us shape the world of Sanctuary, and it’s a true honor and privilege to walk alongside you on this journey. Happy 20th, Diablo! [Source: Battle.net(1)(2)] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!