Blizzard previews Diablo 3 Season 5


Diablo 3 Season 5

With Season 5 getting underway on 15 January, Blizzard has posted a preview detailing some of the changes for next Season. There are a few things to note including a few reminders of previously mentioned changes.

Seasonal Legendaries have been removed and they will be available to everyone.

Haedrig’s Bag has been introduced and is a bundle of Set items which are given as rewards on completion of a “certain stages” of the Season Journey. From Chapter 3, three objectives will reward you with a bag which sill contain two pieces of one of your class sets. By Chapter 4 players should be fully kitted with a class set.

Be careful, though; each step of the Season Journey will only reward one Haedrig’s Gift (for a total of three bags per Season/one full set of gear), regardless of how many characters you might play in a given Season. Make sure to claim these gifts on the character you want to receive their set!

The class sets offered in Season 5 are:

  • Barbarian: Might of the Earth
  • Crusader: Thorns of the Invoker
  • Demon Hunter: The Shadow’s Mantle
  • Monk: Monkey King’s Garb
  • Witch Doctor: Raiment of the Jade Harvester
  • Wizard: Firebird’s Finery

Existing conquests have been updated and new ones have been added.

The Thrill / Super Human Conquests previously asked players to push the limits of their gear without equipping a class set. With the introduction of more powerful two-piece sets, we’ve decided to up the ante on this challenge by tweaking the rules. In Season 5, you’ll need to complete these Conquests without using a single set item. Save up those Ancients and well-rolled Legendaries—you’re going to need them!

We’ll continue rotating through different challenging Conquests in Season 5, and you can expect to see the return of a few favorites. Sprinter / Speed Racer makes a triumphant return, as well as Avarice / Avaritia. Finally, Years of War / Dynasty has been updated for the latest levels of class power, now requiring Greater Rift Level 55 Solo to complete.

Season 5 will introduce cosmetic rewards.

Starting with Season 5 and moving forward, we will provide a variety of cosmetic rewards, and what type of reward you will receive will rotate with each new Season.

In addition to the usual exclusive Portrait Frames and pieces of the Conqueror’s Transmogrification set, you will also receive either a pair of wings, an exclusive pennant, or a non-combat pet. For Season 5, players who reach level 70 will receive the Wickerman pet.

Last but by no means least is a new feature called Season Rebirth where players can take any non-Seasonal character and change them to a Seasonl Caharacter. The character will be stripped of gear which will be mailed to your non-season characters and the character will also be reduced to level 1. The only thing that will be carried over will be character name and time played.

Important points to note about Rebirth:

  • Gear mailed to your non-Seasonal characters will only be available for reclamation for up to 30 daysfrom the time it is mailed!
  • You may only Rebirth up to three characters per Season.
  • Hardcore characters who have fallen are not eligible to use the Season Rebirth feature.
Tagged As: | Categories: Diablo 3 Seasons, Season Journey

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  1. I missed the moment when they silenced about the seasonal extra tab. Someone knows where it is?

    • I missed the mention of it aswell in the post they made X days back about it. They mentioned just cosmetics as rewards.Hopefully they got smart and removed it as season requirement.Or they'll keep it but know its not smart to talk about it everywhere since people get so "upset" about it.

    • Last I saw it was unlocked in the last tier, the flaming portrait frame. Since I never bothered to master a set dungeon (they are really, really awful), I have no clue if that's true or not. Not to mention the portraits are way, WAY uglier than season 4, so there's no incentive there, either.

  2. I must say I am very disappointed content-wise with patch 2.4. The set dungeons are nothing more than “fluff” or clutter and I wish they would have invested their time into something more solid comparable to the canai’s cube feature. Talisman and charms that drop as items would have been great. Seasons should also have cool stuff like “Pandemonium Events” or whatever, where in the middle of a rift or during bounties, all hell breaks loose and portals to hell open up and monsters storm in from everywhere lol 🙂

    As for the not mentioned stash space, apart from not wanting to stir the pot as you guys said, I think they don’t talk about it because they already told people in the past, and by not talking about it too generously they also limit the numbers of people that will do seasons just for the tab. every tab is memory/storage space on the server so if everyone goes for it right away it could have a negative impact on the servers.

    I think they don’t have the capacity for everyone to have full extra tabs, but by looking at business intelligence data of how many people don’t play, it evens out in the sense that regular players use up the server storage of those folks that do not play as much or not at all, but still own an account. That means that Blizzard might not even have to upgrade storage space, they just use up what is available but not used at the moment more efficiently and market it as a “new feature aka more stash space” when in fact regular players just get to use the storage space that was theoretically allocated to other people’ accounts that simply either don’t play as much or not at all but still paid for the account/game.

  3. At this point I think I’m pretty much done with D3 unless they release a SIGNIFICANT content update or announce an expansion. I got hundreds of hours out of the game (post auction-house) but now it’s time to move on. I wish everyone the best in their endeavors.

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