We can’t wait to open the gates of Westmarch on console tomorrow! Before all hell breaks loose, though, we do want to make clear that Apprentice Mode will not be available in Hardcore mode. If a lower level Hardcore character joins a higher level character on console, their stats and abilities will remain unaffected, and they’ll be that much more at risk of a gruesome and untimely death. With that said, Apprentice Mode will still be available for Normal characters in Ultimate Evil Edition, and we’ll have more information about the system in our Game Guide which will be updated soon.
We wish all of you the best of luck in your campaigns against the Angel of Death, and look forward to seeing you in battle!
I can’t remember from when ROS came out on pc, but how does the transition from tiered difficulties (normal, nightmare, hell, inferno) work? Do you start on whatever quest you were on before? Or do you start at the highest quest you had completed on any difficulty?
Grimiku: You start on whatever quest you were on before, but the old difficulties are gone. In my case I was in Act III on Inferno, so the Campaign automatically loaded me in to Act III when resumed my game. However, all I had to do was prompt the game to select a different quest, and then I was able to immediately jump to Act V.
The monsters now scale with your character in terms of level, and the difficulties now adjust monster health and damage accordingly.
I was bumped down to normal difficulty and can only increase to Hard, All the enemies are still far too easy!
Grimiku: I think I know what’s happening here, and hopefully we get this cleared up. So, there are technically two ways to increase the games difficulty settings. One of which can be done while in the game session, but it only allows players to increase the difficulty by one step. So you can increase the difficulty from Normal to Hard, or Hard to Expert, but not Normal to Expert.
In order to increase the difficulty by more than one jump you’ll need to use the second method, which is to exit to the main menu, and go into the game options and select a higher difficulty. Enter the game again and enjoy the bonus experience and gold!
I no longer have a copy of Diablo 3 for my 360 so can I still import my save?
Lylirra: You can! You’ll just have to take a few extra steps. 🙂
So! In order to complete a saved data transfer to next-gen, you’ll need three things: a save, a Diablo III disc (or access to a digital version of the game), and a current-gen system.
The reason the disc and system are important is that you’ll need these to both download patch 1.0.3 for Diablo III (this patch enables the cross-brand/cross-generation transfers) and then export your save to our servers.
If you don’t have your Diablo III disc and/or your Xbox 360, though, you’re not out of luck.
All you need to do is borrow a disc (from a friend, family member, rent it from a store, etc), ditto for the 360, and then complete the steps provided below. If you have a friend that has a digital version of the game installed on a 360, that will work too!
Q. What if I no longer have access to my original Diablo III disc and/or current-gen platform?
If you no longer have access to your original Diablo III disc and/or current-gen platform, don’t worryâ€”you may still be able to transfer your save data to another brand or platform generation for Ultimate Evil Edition.
You’ll need your save file (available via cloud storage, USB, hard drive, or memory unit), any current-gen Diablo III disc or a digital version of the game, and access to a current-gen platform (as with the disc, the platform doesnâ€™t need to be yours).
From there, follow these steps:
Here are the different data transfer options:
More info: https://us.battle.net/d3/en/blog/15058023
Getting the follower immortality relic
I don’t have this relic for my follower to use with my barb. I think it may have dropped already and I salvaged it because I’m not seeing any follower relics drop anymore in torments on my barb. I didn’t really focus on my follower that much so stupidly salvaged follower items.
So my main question is will I have to lvl another character to 70 and play on a torment lvl to get a immortal follower relic? I never see them drop anymore on my barb so I’m assuming its a one time drop thing? I want this item so I can solo T6 better on my barb.
Grimiku: Follower relics don’t have special drop rates, so you don’t need to level a new character in order to find one. Just keep farming items on your Barbarian (if that’s the character you like to play), and chances are you’ll find one at some point. Of course, your personal luck has a lot to do with it, too. Good luck!
That last one isn’t technical just for the console, but let’s just pretend and move on.
I was amused by the first one, with the lack of apprentice mode in Hardcore. Having not tried it out, I’m not sure why that’s the case. Possibly it’s since Hardcore has to be hardcore and no shortcuts are allowed? Or perhaps Apprentice Mode is a reasonable approximation of being instantly leveled, but it’s not that precise or robust, so not allowing it in HC is a favor to the player, since it’s very easy to die with your low level char while temporarily boosted to higher levels to match your friends?