Diablo III patch 2.50 is out now, finally bringing Seasons to consoles

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The console version of Diablo III is superior – largely for the inclusion of split-screen couch-coop, and active controls. If there is one area where it’s much, much worse than on PC its in support. The game’s largely been neglected on everything but the PC. It’s been three years since the introduction of Seasons, which are still absent from the console versions of the game.

That’s changed though, and update 2.5 finally brings Seasons – which are just about the only reason to still play Diablo III – to consoles.

What are Seasons? Let Blizzard explain:

“Seasons are a fresh way to experience the game as though you were playing it for the first time—complete with rapid character leveling and gear upgrades. While a Season is active, players can create characters that are separate from their current non-Seasonal characters.”

“Your first character in a Season will start completely from scratch. Each additional Seasonal character can only share progress with this character. When the Season ends, these characters will become non-Seasonal and any items, progress, or Challenges they’ve earned in the Season will be available to non-Seasonal characters.”

Okay then! It’s been a while since I fired up Diablo – but I’m not sure the late introduction to seasons is enough to pull me back in. That’s a grind I think I’m done with.

The first season for consoles (and the 10th for PC) kicks off on Friday 31 March, and will grant access to the following class sets as reward, should you be up to their challenges:

  • Barbarian – The Legacy of Raekor
  • Crusader – Armor of Akkhan
  • Demon Hunter – Embodiment of the Marauder
  • Monk – Inna’s Mantra
  • Witch Doctor – Zunimassa’s Haunt
  • Wizard – Delsere’s Magnum Opus
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Patch 2.50 is live right now, and makes a few other changes, including adding the much requested armoury.

  • Saving a build in the Armory will snapshot your character’s current gear, socketed gems, active and passive skills, and Kanai’s Cube powers
  • Equipping a saved armory build will automatically swap items and gear between the character and stash

The new patch also moves crafting materials to its own stash, freeing up space in the shared one.

Last Updated: March 23, 2017

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Well the console peeps are gonna enjoy it, seasons are great fun for about 5 seasons then it all gets boring fast. And all you get to look forward to after being teased by blizz for months is a paid for char and zero new content to play him in.

  • VampyreSquirrel

    WHAAAAAAT!? I know a few people that’ll be overjoyed.

    • Between the Zeldas the Wildlands the Mass Effects and the Horizon Zero Dawns I have a feeling no one particularly cares about this right now. 😛

      • VampyreSquirrel

        I know a few people that do care because they have none of the above mentioned games.

  • HairyEwok

    I’ve tried multiple times to play a season, but every time I end act 1 I just lose all motivation to continue. The “I’ve done this before” or “I’ve seen this before” is the main cause for me just halting any and all progress after act 1.

  • Original Heretic

    I feel an overabundance of “meh” for this game.
    Wait… is that an oxymoron?
    Meh.

  • MonsterCheddar

    I only recently started playing this game and I love it.

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