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Blizzard’s Overwatch truck in PAX accident

Posted 24 Apr 2016 by at 16:48 GMT

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Over the weekend, Blizzard has been ferrying attendees around PAX East in a joint Overwatch promotion with UBER called UBERwatch. One of the souped-up vehicles, a super truck,  driven by Overwatch character Solider 76 was involved in a prang with a civilian vehicle and Gearbox’ Randy Pitchford caught it as it happened and Tweeted:

“Just left PAX East and out full house Main Theater show to see a monster truck branded with competitive game run over a civilian car.

“You cannot make this up. They just smashed into the side of the civilian car. What a nightmare for everyone.

“I offered to help, but they had it sorted. Fortunately, no one was hurt. I feel bad for the victims, but also the PR team and dev team.”

Pitchford snapped photo of the vehicle that was hit which you can see the break.

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Diablo 3 Season 6 Preview

Posted 21 Apr 2016 by at 19:54 GMT

As another Season is about to begin, Blizzard has posted their Diablo 3 Season 6 preview which includes details of changes to Haedrig’s Gift and new and updated Conquests.

Patch 2.4.1 is live on the PTR for testing and headed soon to live realms. For our Seasonal heroes out there, we’ve prepared a two-part guide to Season 6 so you can roll right into a fresh start on day one.

Season 6 will begin with the usual updates to Season Journey objectives, Conquest rotations, and rewards. We’ll tackle rewards later, but in the meantime, here are the challenges you can expect to face in Season 6!

Season Journey Updates

We’re now settling into a format for Seasons that we’ve grown comfortable with as both players and developers. With each Season going forward, objectives will rotate to create a fresh experience.

Similarly, the steps that unlock Haedrig’s Gift, a special bundle of Set items unlocked throughout the Season Journey, will differ slightly with this season. Starting in Chapter 3, three of the objectives in the Season Journey will reward you with one of these bundles, each containing two (or in some cases, three) pieces of one of your class sets.

Here are the objectives that will reward set pieces for Season 6:

  • Chapter III: Reach Level 70
  • Chapter IV: Defeat Izual at level 70 on Torment II or higher
  • Chapter IV: Complete a Greater Rift Level 20 solo.

Note that all players will only earn one full class set per Season, including both Hardcore and Non-Hardcore Seasonal characters, so choose wisely! Here are the sets you can expect to receive early on in your adventures for Season 6:

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  • Barbarian: Legacy of Raekor
  • Crusader: Armor of Akkhan
  • Demon Hunter: Embodiment of the Marauder
  • Monk: Inna’s Reach
  • Witch Doctor: Zunimassa’s Haunt
  • Wizard: Delsere’s Magnum Opus

New and Updated Conquests

Conquests continue to be a staple of the Seasonal experience, and we’re bringing back a few Conquests from Season past for Season 6, updated to reflect increases in set and class power over time:

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Is the name of your game speed, speed, speed? Then you might want to focus on Conquests like Speed Demon and Boss Mode, which challenge you to complete tasks under strict time limits. Perhaps you’re more of a lone wolf and can’t wait to push past Greater Rift Level 75 with Divinity or Lionhearted? You may be eager to put your nose to the grinder with leveling three Legendary Gems to 65 with On a Good Day. Or maybe it’s the monsters you wish to put through the grinder by massacring 350 of them in a Cursed Chest event with Curses!

There’s plenty to do, and no matter your flavor for firepower, glory awaits.

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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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