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News video games 07 January 2024, 16:21

author: Marcin Przala

Diablo 3 Retires, but Season 30 Promises to be Great; Beloved Features Will Return

In a few days, Season 30 of online gameplay in Diablo 3 will kick off, with the rotating use of themes from previous recurring events. Interestingly, the upcoming season will permanently introduce two community-loved features to the game.

Source: Blizzard Entertainment.

As announced, the ongoing - but now coming to an end - Season 29 of online gameplay in Diablo III is the last one bringing new content coming to the game. This by no means the end of the season cycle for this iconic action RPG. Indeed, Blizzard recently revealed the start date of Season 30, which will begin rotating old themes and mechanics that have made their way into the game over the years.

The new-old Season 30 will launch in Diablo III on January 12 and will bring back the Lord of Hell theme for three months, which originally appeared in season 25.

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This is how the class sets we will receive for completing some chapters of the upcoming season's journey look like. Source: Blizzard Entertainment.

The start of the season will be preceded by a major update (numbered 2.7.7), which will hit the servers on January 9. It will permanently introduce two well-liked seasonal mechanics to the game, i.e. the Altar of Rites from the Shrine and Visions of Enmity.

As a reminder: Altar of Rites from the Sanctuary originally made its way into Diablo III in Season 28 and allowed for characters to be upgraded using a perk tree, which - once unlocked - was applicable to all characters. Importantly, this tree was slightly modified in terms of powers in order to make it better suited to the nature of the current gameplay, in which seasons are constantly recurring.

Visions of Enmity, on the other hand, were introduced for the first time in season 29. In short, it is a feature that makes the standard campaign terrain a much better place to "grind" than it was in previous seasons. This is made possible by the presence of portals on the map called Hell Rifts, offering stories from the past, hordes of enemies and legendary loot.

In addition to the return of the Lord of Hell theme (and related content) and the aforementioned features, along with the upcoming patch, the game will also receive a number of balance changes, which are likely to be among the last - unless there are any drastic problems with the power of a particular class or item.

As the developers assure, the balance fixes "have been made to make sure each class remains both fun and appropriately powerful when challenging seasonal themes return to Diablo III". For more information on this topic, I refer you to this address.

Marcin Przała

Marcin Przała

Graduate of Journalism and Social Communication at the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow. He has been interested in games from an early age, and Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and Dragon Age: Origins hold a special place in his heart. His passion for electronic entertainment led to the phenomenon of immersion becoming the subject of his bachelor's thesis. Today, above all, a fan of soulslike and classic RPGs. Besides games, he likes dark fantasy literature, and for many years he has been eagerly following the English Premier League, where his beloved club - Chelsea - plays.


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