Diablo

Diablo 3 devs address balance changes in patch 2.6.1 Okay, it’s no secret I’ve been playing a lot of Diablo 3 lately. The most recent Season utterly grabbed my attention, and only Shadows of Argus managed to even slow me down. Even, so I’m closing in on Paragon 500 on my Seasonal Barbarian and greatly enjoying twirling my way through Greater Rifts. Still, I have noticed...

Diablo 3’s patch 2.6.1 PTR sees even more class changes The PTR for patch 2.6.1 has been rolling along for a while now, and there have been changes to drop rates and other adjustments throughout the testing. We now have even more changes with this latest PTR drop, and they include bug fixes, changes to maximum amount of health globes spawned by various abilities, buffs...




🔒 Diablo vs. World of Warcraft in design I have gotten fully sucked back into Diablo 3 with Season 11, despite not playing a Necromancer at all, because the gameplay is pretty addictive. The bounties, the rifts, the greater rifts, it’s all set up to hit that treadmill and the occasional sound and sight of an orange or set item hitting the ground...

How do you decide which game to play? You really love Overwatch but patch 7.3 just dropped — how do you choose which one gets your time? Is it by which game has more friends wanting to play it with you? Do you have raid commitments or a steady crew mowing down Reaper? My wife and I spent the last two months playing Seasonal...

Diablo 2.6.1 PTR update brings more changes to items, set bonuses, and Rifts Diablo 3 is chugging away on its patch 2.6.1 update, with the PTR in full swing. Blizzard recently released a list of new changes — no major rollbacks or deviations from what we’ve already seen, but some interesting progression in terms of what we’re going to be looking at. First up, the change to the...

Know Your Lore: Rathma, Mendeln and Necromancers Necromancers in Diablo are members of a sect named the Priests of Rathma. Like many other groups such as the Barbarians of Sescheron or the Druids of Scosglen, the Priests of Rathma were founded by one of the original Nephalem. Rathma, or Linarian, was as brother to Bul-Kathos and Fiacla-Géar and others of the Ancients, the first...




Will there be any new Diablo content at BlizzCon? We didn’t get anything at Gamescom, but with the Necromancer proving popular I’m wondering if we’ll see anything from the venerable Diablo franchise at this year’s BlizzCon. We know it’ll be here in a few months, and we know from the recent earnings call that Blizzard was pleased with player response to the Necromancer, but we...

Diablo 3 patch 2.6.1 hits the PTR with class changes, buffs to drop rates If you’ve been playing a lot of Diablo 3 lately — maybe you’re leveling a Necromancer, or maybe you just like Season play like I do — then today’s announcement that the patch 2.6.1 PTR is live will possibly come as a surprise. After all, patch 2.6.0 and patch 2.6.0a haven’t been live long, and 2.6.1 is a...



Do you pay attention to Diablo’s story? I’ve been playing my Seasonal Hero in Diablo 3, trying to get the Seasonal Journey down. I noticed that the two new zones they added in patch 2.6 included a bit of weird story in the Temple of the Firstborn. When you get to Vidian (the bounty I had was to kill him) there’s a...

Diablo 3 is free to play on Xbox One this weekend If you’ve been nearly-but-not-quite swept up in all the recent Diablo 3 hype, Blizzard is certainly trying their hardest to change that. For the remainder of July (i.e., until Monday at 11:59 p.m. Pacific), Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition is free to play for anyone with an Xbox One and an Xbox...

Do you like interacting with the game world? One of the things my wife and I get into arguments about when playing Diablo 3 is who gets to smash crates, barrels, and other destructible things. I argue that since I generate Fury on my Barbarian, I should get to. She has already destroyed them and moved on well by the time I make...

Have you been playing a Seasonal Hero in Diablo? For some reason, I finally went ahead and started a Seasonal Hero in Diablo 3. Partially, it’s because my wife and I have been playing together and her running commentary over Facetime as we murder stuff is simply the best, but in general there’s something very fun about getting new abilities as you level and...

Win a Diablo-themed prize pack through Blizzard’s latest contest Season 11 in Diablo 3 is finally upon us, and it’s the first Season since the release of the new Necromancer class. Blizzard has decided to commemorate that with a contest, and you could be one of up to five lucky winners to receive a fabulous prize pack by entering said contest. Each of the...

Diablo 3 Season 11: How to start and level your Seasonal Hero Diablo 3 Season 11 starts in just a few hours, and it’ll be the first Season to feature the game’s newest class, the Necromancer. If you haven’t played Diablo 3 before or have never tried to level a Seasonal character, you may have many questions. Let’s try to answer some of them now and get...

Diablo patch 2.6.0a fixes Necromancer portraits, transmog bugs Diablo 3’s Patch 2.6.0a isn’t the big content-heavy patch that 2.6.0 itself was, but what it brings us is relief from some bugs, updates to things meant to be updated before now, and some cleaning-up of the dust left behind in the wake of a major content patch. In addition to fixes for the German...

You can pick up double XP in Diablo 3 starting now The latest Diablo 3 hotfixes meant to be implemented last week had to be delayed. Among other things, the hotfixes addressed set bonuses for the Grace of Inarius and Bones of Rathma sets. In good news, the technical issues have been solved, and the hotfixes have been properly applied. In addition to the hotfixes rolling out,...