An update to Diablo III patch 2.6.1a is now live in the Americas for PC / Mac! Check out the full patch notes below to learn all about the latest changes.
Important: Please note that you will not be prompted to download the patch until it is live in your home region. If you are logging in from a European or Asian client, you will need to wait for this patch to release in that region before it can be installed. Additionally, if your home region is in the Americas, you will be unable to log into Europe or Asia using Global Play after the update is live until those regions have also patched.
If you are experiencing technical issues with the patching process, connecting to Blizzard Services after installing the patch, or errors while playing a newly-patched game, please visit our support site or post in the Technical Support forum for assistance.
Razer® Chroma Link
Support has been added for computer peripherals which use this technology.
Changes have been made to improve server-side game performance.
Season 13 will be ending on Sunday, June 3 at 5:00pm PDT/CET/KST depending on your region. Season 14 will begin two weeks later on Friday, June 15 at 5:00pm PDT/CET/KST depending on your region. You can read more about the seasonal rollover in the official blog below.
Here we are again, nephalem. As we prepare to close out another Season in Diablo III, it's time to take a moment to remember what you have achieved and ensure that you're ready for the next.
If you haven't experienced the end of a Season, there's a lot to know about what happens to your gear, your progress, and your characters. Don't fret! We're here to give you a full overview of what to expect when the current Season ends and the next one begins.
If you've played through a Season before, you know that all the gold, gear, and Paragon experience you earned don't just disappear. But what exactly happens to all that hard-earned progress when a Season ends? The short answer is that you get to keep just about all of it.
Here's a list of all the rewards from this Season you can expect your non-Seasonal heroes to enjoy:
Seasonal heroes will be converted to either non-Seasonal Normal or Hardcore mode heroes, as appropriate. There's no need to delete any characters to make room for them; your Seasonal heroes will continue to use the same slot they currently occupy in your roster after the rollover. You’ll also be able to use Season Rebirth to convert any non-seasonal character into a Seasonal level 1 character once the next Season begins.
Any gold you earn during the Season will transfer to your non-Seasonal heroes.
The total amount of Paragon experience earned is the amount that rolls over, but not the raw total Paragon levels that you gained.
For example, if your Seasonal heroes reached Paragon 300, and your current non-Seasonal heroes are already Paragon 400, your new non-Seasonal Paragon level will still be less than Paragon 700, since Paragon levels require more experience to earn the higher you go.
Much like how it works with gold, any Blood Shards you have available at the end of the Season will transfer to your non-Seasonal heroes.
If your non-Seasonal heroes are currently at the Blood Shard cap, any Blood Shards you earn once the Season ends will temporarily ignore the cap. You can spend these at your leisure; however, you can’t pick up any additional Blood Shards until you are below the current cap.
Items that are currently equipped on a hero or in that hero's inventory will stay on that hero as it moves to a non-Seasonal game mode.
Items that are in your Seasonal stash will be sent through the in-game mail system to your non-Seasonal heroes. These items can be claimed by any non-Seasonal hero up to 30 days from the time you first log in after the Season ends. To access these items on PC, enter a game and hit the Mail icon located in the lower left corner of your screen to open your inbox. Console players can do the same by visiting the mailbox found in any town hub.
If you’ve unlocked Primal Ancient items by completing Greater Rift 70 on a Seasonal hero, you’ll also be able to obtain them on non-Seasonal heroes after the Season ends (if you have not previously unlocked them for non-Seasonal heroes).
Artisan Progress and Recipes
If your Seasonal Artisans are a higher level than your non-Seasonal Artisans at the end of the Season, their level will transfer to your non-Seasonal Artisans.
Any recipes you have on your Seasonal Artisans that are not available to your non-Seasonal Artisans will be transferred as well.
Any Shared Stash slots or tabs you purchase during a Season that are not currently available to your non-Seasonal heroes will be transferred accordingly.
Any achievements earned or achievement progress made during the Season are automatically applied to your non-Seasonal achievement profile. This happens in real time and does not require the Season to end first. Your achievement point total is also updated appropriately throughout the Season.
After the Season rollover, any Legendary Powers unlocked using Kanai’s Cube on a Seasonal Character will become available on non-Seasonal characters as appropriate.
At the start of a new Season, Seasonal characters will not have access to any Kanai’s Cube Legendary Powers unlocked during previous Seasonal or non-Seasonal play.
Season 13 Rewards
All players who reach level 70 on a hero in Season 13 will unlock exclusive transmogrification appearances for helm and shoulders. These appearances will unlock immediately upon hitting level 70 on a Seasonal hero, and will be available on Seasonal and non-Seasonal heroes alike (even before the Season concludes). To access your new appearances, simply visit Myriam the Mystic and open the Transmogrification tab.
Players can also earn portrait frames and an exclusive cosmetic pet for completing various chapters of the Season Journey.
Note:All heroes, rewards, and progress will convert to the appropriate non-Seasonal game mode. Any items, gold, Paragon experience, achievements, Artisan levels or recipes, Stash space, and Blood Shards earned on Normal Seasonal heroes will transfer to your Normal non-Seasonal heroes when the Season is over. Similarly, anything you’ve earned on Hardcore Seasonal heroes will transfer to your Hardcore non-Season heroes instead.
Season 13 Conquests
Unlike other rewards, Conquests do not roll over at the end of the Season (because they aren’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.
Season 13 Leaderboards
Once the Season ends, all Seasonal Leaderboards will be wiped and you’ll be unable to attain new Leaderboard ranks until the next Season begins. The results of the previous Season’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.
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.
Season 13 End & Season 14 Start Dates
You can sort through your Seasonal rewards and review your progress on the Leaderboards between Seasons. It’s a great time to reflect on the accomplishments you’ve made and enjoy the fruits of your pre- and post-Season loot hunts!
Season 13 will end on the following dates:
North America: Sunday, June 3 @ 5:00 p.m. PDT
Europe: Sunday, June 3 @ 5:00 p.m. CET
Asia: Sunday, June 3 @ 5:00 p.m. KST
Season 14 will begin about two weeks afterward on the dates below:
North America: Friday, June 15 @ 5:00 p.m. PDT
Europe: Friday, June 15 @ 5:00 p.m. CET
Asia: Friday, June 15 @ 5:00 p.m. KST
For time zone assistance, check out this handy guide. We look forward to seeing you in Season 14!
Ready for the Rollover?
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?
It was announced today that Black Ops 4 on PC will be coming exclusively to Battle.net. While this is unsurprising, given the exclusive PC release of Destiny 2 on Battle.net, it points to a future where we will see Activision and Blizzard working closer together. How do you feel about this news? Let us know in the comments!
We’re pleased to announce that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 for PC will be available exclusively on Blizzard Battle.net this fall. As avid Call of Duty® players ourselves, we’re excited for the opportunity to work with the talented folks at Treyarch, Beenox, and Activision to help bring the next game in the acclaimed Black Ops series to Battle.net.
Players on Battle.net will get all the same benefits as other games on the platform, including cross-game chat, social features via the mobile app, groups, and more. You’ll always be connected to your friends, whether they’re playing Blizzard games or Black Ops 4. Learn more about how Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is bringing the franchise to PC in a whole new way.
See the FAQ below for further details and stay tuned for more updates as we get closer to the release date. To learn more about Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, head over to https://www.callofduty.com, or click over to the Blizzard Shop to pre-purchase the game for Blizzard Battle.net today!
Will Black Ops 4 on Battle.net ship simultaneously with other platforms?
Yes! Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will be released on all platforms including Blizzard Battle.net, on the same day: October 12, 2018.
Will the Black Ops 4 Private Beta come to Blizzard Battle.net?
Can I use Blizzard Balance to purchase Black Ops 4?
Can we expect more non-Blizzard games to appear on Battle.net in the future?
As we mentioned last year, integrating any new game on Blizzard Battle.net is a big commitment of time and resources, so we will evaluate every opportunity on a case by case basis. We don’t have any long-term plans to open up the platform to a lot of other games, so our focus is on supporting the current games on Battle.net.
Here is a reminder that the second batch of BlizzCon tickets goes on sale Saturday, May 12 at 10:00am PDT. Did you get your tickets already? Who of you will we be seeing at BlizzCon this year? Let us know in the comments!
Update:The second batch of tickets are now sold out!
Missed the first round of BlizzCon ticket sales? Fear not; you’ll have another chance to pick some up and join us November 2–3 at the Anaheim Convention Center when the second batch goes on sale Saturday, May 12 at 10:00 a.m. PDT.
Also as a reminder, tickets to a special pre-BlizzCon dinner to benefit CHOC Children’s will go on sale Wednesday, May 16 at 7 p.m. PDT. Separate tickets to the esports competition of BlizzCon Opening Week at Blizzard Arena Los Angeles in Burbank, CA go on sale Thursday, May 17 at 8 a.m. PDT. Check out the Opening Week ticket announcement for more details.
For those who want to join the fun online, the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket will give you a chance to experience the show from just about anywhere. Stay tuned for more information in the months ahead.
Game Music Festival:
If you live anywhere near Wroclaw, Poland, there will be a music festival on the 26th and 27th of October featuring music from Diablo, World of Warcraft, and StarCraft! If you would like more information, visit gmfest.com, or read the press release below!
"The Symphony of Heroes concert will open the Festival. The score performed by an 80-person NFM orchestra represents magnificent music composed by Paul Anthony Romero. The opus consists of three symphonic suites – each of them presenting music from one of the games of the Heroes of Might and Magic series. The first suite includes music from HoM&M II, the second suite contains fragments of the Heroes III soundtrack, and the last suite comprises of songs heard in the fourth part of the game. Last year's premiere of The Symphony of Heroes was a tremendous success, and the tickets sold out several weeks before the event.
On the same day, during the evening gala, the artists will perform The Jazz of Grim Fandango – a tribute performance to Grim Fandango, the extraordinary adventure game which celebrates its 20 the anniversary this year. The main hall of NFM will host the top jazz tunes composed by Peter McConnell and performed live by the exquisite Bartosz Pernal Big Band. This event is officially presented in cooperation with Disney Interactive and Double Fine Productions. Furthermore, Peter McConnell himself will be present during the event.
The fourth concert of the festival will be The Symphony of the Storm, a monumental opus consisting of three suites: the first – devoted entirely to the ever-popular Diablo series, the second – presenting melodies from the World of Warcraft franchise, and the third – containing works known from both parts of StarCraft. The symphony will be performed by a full orchestra and the choir of the National Forum of Music; altogether over 120 musicians on the stage. The work combines music from many titles, created by multiple composers over the years. One of them will come to Wroclaw – Neal Acree will take part in the festival personally."
Challenge Rift Week 42 is live! This challenge rift clearly holds many answers to life, the universe, and everything. If you are curious how Challenge Rift builds are chosen each week, you can view this official blog post!
The video team has put together a video regarding some of the important but forgotten characters in Diablo!
BlizzCon 2018 is coming November 2-3! The first wave of tickets will be on sale Wednesday, May 9 at 7:00pm PDT. The second wave will be on sale Saturday, May 12 at 10:00am PDT. Finally, the BlizzCon benefit dinner tickets will be on sale Wednesday, May 16 at 7:00pm PDT.
Will you be attending BlizzCon this year? What Diablo news do you hope to hear about? Let us know in the comments! You can read more about BlizzCon in the official blog post below:
Team up with your friends and family and get ready for a journey to Southern California for BlizzCon® 2018, Blizzard’s epic celebration of games and esports and the communities that bring them to life! Tickets to the main event, taking place at the Anaheim Convention Center on November 2 and 3, will go on sale May 9 and May 12, with tickets to a special pre-BlizzCon benefit dinner going on sale May 16.
BlizzCon Ticket Sale #1: Wednesday, May 9 at 7:00 p.m. PDT
BlizzCon Ticket Sale #2: Saturday, May 12 at 10:00 a.m. PDT
BlizzCon Benefit Dinner Ticket Sale: Wednesday, May 16 at 7:00 p.m. PDT
Every BlizzCon, people from around the world gather to celebrate their shared passion for games, learn more about Blizzard’s games and universes directly from the developers, cheer on their favorite esports stars through world-class competition, and much more.
This year’s show will once again commence with the esports action of BlizzCon Opening Week, taking place at Blizzard Arena Los Angeles from October 25 to 29, where the initial rounds of the StarCraft® II World Championship Series Global Finals, the Heroes of the Storm® Global Championship Finals, and World of Warcraft® Arena World Championship Finals will unfold. The competitions will culminate in Anaheim on November 2 and 3, where the champions of these tournaments along with those of the Overwatch® World Cup and Hearthstone® Global Games will be crowned.
BlizzCon Tournament Dates
Heroes of the Storm Global Championship: October 25–28, November 2–3
StarCraft II World Championship Series: October 26–28, November 2–3
World of Warcraft Arena Global Championship: October 29, November 2–3
Overwatch World Cup: November 2–3
Hearthstone Global Games: November 2–3
A limited number of tickets to Opening Week events at Blizzard Arena Los Angeles in Burbank, California will go on sale later this year—further details will be announced in the months ahead.
BlizzCon 2018 Ticket Details
BlizzCon 2018 tickets will be available for $199 USD each (plus applicable taxes and fees) through the online ticketing service Universe. Tickets include two-day admission to the main event at the Anaheim Convention Center on November 2 and 3, and attendees will receive a commemorative BlizzCon goody bag containing a cache of loot based on their favorite Blizzard games. Visit the BlizzCon Event Info site for complete details, including important information for people interested in attending in person.
BlizzCon Benefit Dinner in Support of CHOC Children’s
Before BlizzCon begins, we’ll be hosting an exclusive pre-BlizzCon dinner to benefit CHOC Children’s on the evening of Thursday, November 1, where attendees will have the chance to spend time with Blizzard developers, artists, and community representatives—all while supporting a great cause. Tickets to the benefit dinner, which include BlizzCon admission, are limited in number and will go on sale Wednesday, May 16 at 7:00 p.m. PDT for $750 each. Blizzard Entertainment will donate the net proceeds from the event to CHOC Children’s. Visit the Charity Dinner page for more details.
BlizzCon Virtual Ticket Coming Soon
Gamers around the globe who aren’t able to attend in person will have the chance to enjoy BlizzCon from just about anywhere via the Virtual Ticket, which offers live streaming coverage of the event and a variety of bonus content, including this year’s BlizzCon in-game items. More details on the BlizzCon 2018 Virtual Ticket, including pricing, availability, and programming information, will be announced at a later date.
Whether you’re attending in person or joining us online, we hope to see you there!
Deckard Cain is making his way to the Nexus in Heroes of the Storm! His base abilities include Healing Potions, the Horadric Cube, and Scroll of Sealing! He also has the choice of two heroic abilities, Stay Awhile and Listen or Lorenado! (Yes, it is exactly what it sounds like. A tornado... made of lore!)
Are you excited to play Deckard Cain in Heroes of the Storm? Let us know in the comments!