anniversary-2014-community-buffTo mark the 2nd birthday of the release of Diablo 3 Blizzard are giving everyone a buff that increases the chance of a legendary item dropping and rift key fragments which will run for a whole week.

    On May 15, 2012, the gates of the Burning Hells opened and Diablo III was unleashed onto the world.

    To celebrate the game’s second anniversary and the community that made it all possible, players who log in to defend Sanctuary this week will receive double the number of Rift Fragments as well as 100% boost to their chance to find Legendary items. This bonus birthday buff begins in Europe on Thursday, May 15 at 12:00 a.m. CEST and ends on Thursday, May 22 at 5:00 a.m. CEST.

    Double rift keys.

    Double rift keys.

    On lower difficulty levels the bonus amounts to 4 rift keys per cache, plus 2 per bounty. In early testing, the legendary rate from caches feels considerably buffed as well; one player got 4 legendaries in 7 caches leveling up a new character, and most players were reporting a legendary in about every 5th cache. Presumably the short term +100% legendary drop rate is stacking on top of the Patch’s permanent improved cache legendary drop rate, and these are combining to give players much higher than ever before luck.

    If you’ve never found a DiabloWikiRing of Royal Grandeur before, or want one a spare or one with a better roll, this week seems like a really good time to farm for it.

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