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Diablo Fan Art Watch #297: Malthael and the Black Soulstone

Posted 21 Apr 2016 by at 08:00 GMT

MalthaelWelcome all to the newest Diablo Fan Art Watch. This week we feature 6 more pieces of fan art in various styles from around the community.

This time with the 2nd Anniversary of Reaper of Souls now past we feature Malthael the Angel of Death; fallen Archangel of Wisdom, and the Black Soulstone where Diablo the Prime Evil is freed after the final at the end of Reaper of Souls.

Featuring artwork by TheRpp, MysticaalArt, Vexod14, MuratCALIS, Ashline illus, and Timens.

Click the thumbnail to see a larger version of the image.

If you enjoy Fan art and want to contribute to this growing community, please stop by the Fan Creations Forum. Many artists visit frequently, posting works in progress looking for feedback and conversation. You don’t have to be “arty” to join in. If you have any questions, comments or have some fan art related news on the web please send me a PM or on twitter with @Holyknight3000 and I’ll get back to you. Also check out the wiki page for more art from the archives.

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Diablo 3 Podcast #205: Ban Waves and D3 Shrinkage

Posted 20 Apr 2016 by at 11:54 GMT

Season Five goes out with surprise ban waves and community joy, Patch 2.4 pros and cons, plus controversy as the Diablo 3 team continues to shrink… Featuring Tyr, N3rdwards, and Flux.

Click through for full show notes and segment start times.

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Diablo 3: Overwatch Mercy’s Wings Now Available

Posted 20 Apr 2016 by at 08:00 GMT

Blizzard finally made Mercy’s Wings available for Diablo 3 on PC for those who pre-purchased The Origins Edition for Windows on PC.

The angelic wings of Overwatch’s peerless healer and brilliant scientist, Mercy, are now available to PC Diablo III players who have pre-purchased the digital Windows PC version of Overwatch: Origins Edition! This iconic feature of the Valkyrie swift-response suit is bound to make any nephalem feel as though they are under the direct care of Angela Ziegler herself.

How to Claim

If you pre-purchased the PC version of Overwatch: Origins Edition through the Shop, you will now be able to retrieve Mercy’s Wings by logging into Diablo III, entering a game, and checking your in-game mail. The mail icon will be located in the lower left-hand portion of the UI.

As with all other collector’s edition cosmetic items, open the mail, click the “Claim” button, and right-click the “Mercy’s Gaze” item in your inventory to add the new wings to your collection. Visit Miriam the Mystic in any town hub and use the Wardrobe to equip the wings on your current character.

For players who plan to purchase Overwatch: Origins Edition on other platforms, you’ll be able to pick up your copy of the game starting May 24. If you purchase a physical copy of Overwatch: Origins Edition, you will need to claim the printed code included with your game in order to redeem your wings. Learn more about Overwatch—and the other bonuses that come with the Origins Edition—at and in our support articles.

*The above information applies only to Diablo III and Diablo III: Reaper of Souls for PC and Mac. For information on claiming Mercy’s Wings in Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, please see our forum post

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PALs Preview: Diablo 3 Podcast #205

Posted 19 Apr 2016 by at 08:53 GMT

news-podcast-205The newest installment of the Diablo 3 podcast is now online with an exclusive 24 hour preview for our Site PALs. Our beloved site supporters can check out the podcast right now, in the PAL forum.

Season Five goes out with surprise ban waves and community joy, Patch 2.4 pros and cons, plus controversy as the Diablo 3 team continues to shrink… Featuring Tyr, N3rdwards, and Flux.

The podcast will go live tomorrow for everyone else, but if you can’t wait and want to become a Site PAL, it’s easy and will only set you back a few bucks a month.

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Blizzcon 2016 Tickets On Sale Wednesday

Posted 18 Apr 2016 by at 08:00 GMT

Blizzard is selling the first batch of Blizzcon 2016 tickets on Wednesday April 20th at 7 p.m. PDT. Good luck to all who try on the first round. Let’s see how fast these sell out.

The first batch of BlizzCon 2016 tickets will go on sale Wednesday, April 20 at 7 p.m. PDT through Universe—visit at that time for the chance to buy yours.

Click here to buy tickets Wednesday at 7 p.m.!

If you’re going to try for tickets, take some time in advance to read up on this year’s ticket-sales process and what’s new for 2016:

  • BlizzCon Ticket Info page – Get an overview of BlizzCon 2016 general admission tickets.
  • Ticket Purchasing Guide – Contains additional handy details on the ticket-sales process, including what information you’ll need to provide before trying to get tickets.

You’ll have until July 15 to edit attendee information on your tickets, so it’s OK if you just enter your own name and email address for every ticket for now—just remember to go back and update this info before the deadline!

If you don’t get tickets during this first sale, a second batch will go on sale Saturday, April 23 at 10 a.m. PDT. In addition, tickets to an exclusive pre-BlizzCon dinner to benefit Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC)  will go on sale Wednesday, April 27 at 7 p.m. PDT. For those unable to attend the show, in-depth coverage of BlizzCon will also be available through the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket—further details will be announced at a later date.

BlizzCon 2016 will take place November 4 and 5 at the Anaheim Convention Center, and tickets cost $199 each (plus applicable taxes and fees). Tickets to the BlizzCon Benefit Dinner cost $750 each (plus taxes and fees) and include BlizzCon admission. For further information, check out the official BlizzCon site.

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Diablo 3: The Fifth Ban Wave and Quin69’s thoughts on patch 2.4.1

Posted 17 Apr 2016 by at 08:00 GMT

With days before patch 2.4.1, on April 13th a day after the 4th banwaves a 5th ban wave hit another followed and reports showed hit some Hardcore characters as well. Posts on reddit and on the diablo forums were a-lit with people losing access and seeing their ranks go up again.

In other diablo news Quin69 posted a video on his thoughts on the ban waves and on the upcoming patch 2.4.1 and the fun that will be Season 6.

With all these ban waves here’s to a better cleaner more legit and safe Season 6. For more info on the banwaves check them out here.

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Diablo 3 Upcoming End of Era 5

Posted 16 Apr 2016 by at 10:44 GMT

Nevalistis posted up a quick reminder for non-seasonal players that the 5th era is coming to an end just shy of Season 6.

Season 5 will be ending soon and, following close behind, Era 5 is coming to a close.

In Diablo III, an “Era” refers to a specific period of time in which non-Seasonal leaderboards are active. At the end of an Era, all current non-Seasonal leaderboard standings will be wiped and players will be unable to attain new leaderboard ranks until a new Era begins. Similar to Seasons, players will be able to view previous rankings in-game and as well as on our website.

Unlike previous Eras, Era 5 will be ending shortly before the start of Season 6 on Thursday, April 28 at 5 p.m. PT. Era 6 will begin immediately afterward, with Season 6 starting 24 hours later on Friday, April 29 at 5 p.m. PT.

As Season 5 will be ending shortly, heroes that have become non-Seasonal will be able to participate in both the tail end of Era 5 as well as the start of Era 6. For more information on the end of the Season and the season rollover process, click here.

Thank you for participating in Era 5! We look forward to seeing you in Sanctuary.

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Blizzard Diablo 3 2.4.1 cosmetic items preview

Posted 14 Apr 2016 by at 23:09 GMT

Now that the Diablo 3 2.4.1 patch has been in testing for a while now, Blizzard is getting close to releasing it into the wild. A new preview post has been posted by Blizzard focusing on cosmetic items such as Transmog items, pets, and some extra rewards. 

New Transmogrification Items

We know some of you enjoy effortlessly slaughtering demons. . . and looking damn(ed) fine while you do so. To ensure your ensembles don’t grow stale, we’ve added several new transmogrification patterns in the form of common-quality items that drop off of named entities or rare chests scattered across the world of Sanctuary.

Just a sample of what’s to come. Can you guess which one’s my favorite?

Some of these items will be found in the bounty-ridden realms of Adventure Mode while others can drop off of specific Rift Guardians. Get ready to get hunting!

New Pets

Only a small number of non-combat pets have previously been made available to Diablo III players, and many of them have only been obtainable through special promotions or Seasonal rewards. Everyone deserves a chance for a new friend, so we’ve introduced our own to provide some curious new companions to those who track him down.

Find and defeat this little guy and he’ll leave behind one of his treasured companions; so long as it’s a pet you haven’t yet acquired (and you haven’t caught them all), it will be guaranteed to be a new one!

Some of these are a little more… terrifying than others.

Extra Rewards for the Extra Diligent

A few extra-rare rewards have been sprinkled across Sanctuary. Some are rarer than others, but they’ll all present some challenge to track down. Know that only the most dedicated nephalem are destined to rock these special cosmetic items!

From whimsical to stunning, there are cosmetics for all tastes!

Are you a cosmetic collector? Do you revel in tweaking your transmog before wading into battle? Which of these collectables are you most looking forward to tracking down? Let us know in the comments and we’ll see your stylish selves in Season 6!

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