Blizzard Entertainment has deployed Diablo III Patch 2.6.4 into live realms. Five additional tabs have been added to the Armory. Primal Legendaries are now marked as a pentagram in the mini-map. Season 16: Season of Grandeur starts on Jan 18th.
A new listing in Amazon revealed plans to launch The Art of Diablo on October 15, 2019. There aren’t further details other than the new listing and the ISBN data. You can pre-order it now for $45.00.
Description: For more than 20 years, the artists behind Diablo have conjured new visions of the High Heavens and the Burning Hells, built nightmarish corridors filled with monsters and demons, and unleashed swarms of malevolent creatures upon players worldwide. The Art of Diablo plunges into the concept, design, and environmental art that has defined the world of Sanctuary and the Eternal Conflict at the core of the Diablo series. [update: description added on Jan 16]
On November 22, I posted an article titled Blizzard Careers: The Diablo Category Paradigm Shift. Back then, there were only internship positions available in the core Diablo job openings category.
Now the Diablo job category is listing 19 full-time job openings that weren’t there by the time of my previous article.
On November 24, I posted an article titled Blizzard Careers: The Diablo Category Paradigm Shift. Back then, the Diablo Immortal job openings had been moved to its own category, and the unannounced Game category had specified 22 job openings for a Diablo game that some speculate is Project Fenris (aka Diablo IV).
Right now, 21 job openings have been filled and only the Executive Producer job opening for the Diablo unannounced game remains.
As I specified in the past article, one of the job postings for the Diablo Unannounced game stated the candidate should have knowledge of DirectX 11+, which means this new game is not Diablo Immortal-related nor a mobile game.
The third blog (of multiple) that Nevalistis mentioned were coming post-BlizzCon is here. The Loot Goblin amiibo is a Diablo III Nintendo Switch exclusive feature and it is purchased exclusively from Gamestop (currently at a $15.99 value).
The Loot Goblin amiibo is a toy, similar to Funko Pop vinyl figures, but it contains an NFC (Near-Field Communication) chip.
All Loot Goblin amiibo toy owners will have an amiibo portal item placed in their Diablo III stash (useable across all characters). Clicking the amiibo portal opens a rainbow portal.
After you scan the Loot Goblin amiibo toy with your Nintendo Switch’s Joy-Con controller’s Right Stick, the rainbow portal changes instantly into a golden portal to give you access to The Vault where you can fight the Baroness Greed. You can do this once every 24-hours.
Read the blog here.
Blizzard Entertainment announced that Diablo III Season 16 will begin on January 18th, allowing Season characters to equip a full set bonus with one less set item requirement, plus the legendary power of the Ring of Royal Grandeur is applied to your character by default. That means you can equip an extra Legendary item to replace one set item, and use a different legendary power as Ring of Royal Grandeur doesn’t stack with the Season of Grandeur bonus.
One thing to note is that Nevalistis told Rhykker at BlizzCon “We are not done with Diablo III” and that she had still to post multiple blogs.
So far she has posted two blogs: the PTR 2.6.4 blog and now the Season of Grandeur blog. That’s a couple. Multiple stands for 3 or more. December has 12 more days before the month ends — which makes me wonder… what else is coming?
Read the Season 16 patch notes below:
Recently, Wendy’s posted a tweet exhorting followers to download their mobile app in order to get a free Junior Bacon Cheeseburger with any purchase during #NationalFastFoodDay.
In response to a Twitter follower who asked Wendy’s: “What if we don’t have a phone?” — the fast-food restaurant replied:
“Then you won’t be playing the new Diablo.”
Then you won’t be playing the new Diablo— Wendy’s (@Wendys) November 16, 2018
Community manager Tyvalir announced that Diablo III Season 15 will end (a month from now) on January 6th; and shortly after, Season 16 starts on January 11th.
In order to ensure a smooth transition between Seasons, and give players extra time to enjoy the Double Bounty Cache buff, we will be ending Season 15 on January 6. With this, Season 16 is scheduled to begin on January 11.
As a quick heads-up, we will also be resetting the current Era leaderboards on January 11, so you’ve still got some time to push for that final leaderboard placement before the rollover occurs!
The Diablo Teams continue to listen to feedback after the cold boo response during the BlizzCon Diablo Immortal panel. Nevalistis revealed that multiple Diablo projects will be announced throughout 2019.
– The Diablo Teams -
We continue to read feedback and our internal discussions are ongoing.
Chris Haga, former Diablo III Technical Artist uploaded a video shortly after the Diablo Immortal announcement at BlizzCon to share his point of view about the game, but more importantly to defend Wyatt Cheng, Mike Morhaime, and Allen Adham.
Chris Haga worked at Blizzard for 7 years until December 2011. A year before the Diablo III launch. He admits the game was not good upon launch, and praises Wyatt Cheng for turning around things until it felt more like Diablo II: Lord of Destruction.
NOTE: Not family or job safe. Some profanity spoken in both videos.
Thanks, @t2000exe for the heads up (via tweet).