ros-anniversary-buffBlizzard has revealed the year one Reaper of Souls anniversary buff, and it’s bonus gold and experience for all.

    +100% Bonus Gold Find and EXP – Happy Birthday, Reaper of Souls!

    No one can stop Death… from having his cake and eating it, too!

    To celebrate one year of Reaper of Souls (and the community who continues to support us), all heroes who log in to Diablo III this week on any platform will receive a +100% bonus to Gold Find and EXP! As with previous buffs, the bonuses provided will stack multiplicatively with existing in-game bonuses, including those provided by items, Shrines, Pools of Reflection, and Paragon points.

    This bonus Gold Find and Experience period begins in the Americas region on Monday, March 23 at 12:00 a.m. PDT and ends on Monday, March 30 at 11:59 p.m. PDT.

    The buff isn’t live yet, but in the past such +100% buffs more than doubled your total exp and gold bonus. For instance, the usual T6 exp buff is 1600%, but with past +100% buffs that went up to +3300%, which is doubled, plus another 100%, because math is hard. Presumably we’re looking at the same thing this time, so anyone looking to make a last surge to some Paragon goal for S2 will have the wind at their back.

    Update: Amusingly, the buff is *not* present on the PTR, nor is the usual PTR buff turned on today. Thus the test realm is actually the slowest form of progression, for a change. On the bright side, they’ve already improved the Greater Rift clear screen, with more information and more color than we saw yesterday. I earned the pic below this afternoon, doing some quick testing with and the new Unhallowed Essence set.

    Improved Greater Rift splash screen, March 23.

    Improved Greater Rift splash screen, March 23.

    Update #2: Thanks to SirBeren for pointing out the 1/2 price sale on Reaper of Souls right now, through the Blizzard store. Just $19.99 gets you into the expansion, if you’re somehow reading this without having bought it already. (Or you need a new CD Key after your last one got nuked for botting.) Tell all your grubby friends!

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