It’s nice to see Blizzard’s support for Diablo 3 is still going strong. The latest patch, 2.4, which is heading to the public testing server soon, is set to bring a ton of new content to the game including new areas and special Set Dungeons.
In patch 2.4 there’s a whole new zone being added to the game’s Adventure mode called Greyhallow Island and offers a dark forestry environment which the land itself is out to get you, according to Blizzard who added “the land itself is said to be hungry for blood,” on the game’s website.
Other areas within the game have also been expanded, in Adventure mode, so you’ll be able to head beyond Leoric’s Manor, as well as past the gates in the Ruins of Sescheron, into the Eternal Woods.
In addition to this, all of the game’s 24 sets of class armour are to get revamped, revisited, or revised, with Thorns of the Invoker for example, getting total overhauls. The six-piece Shadow’s Mantle bonus is now, “Impale deals an additional 40,000 per cent weapon damage to the first enemy hit.”
There seems to be a massive overhaul of a lot of sets and items which are absolutely crazy. According to Blizzard “These are bound to spur an untold number of never explored builds, especially for those of you who’d like to explore the boundaries beyond six-piece class sets.”
Because of the set armour revamp, a number of Set Dungeons are coming to the game which are static dungeons players can access only when they have all pieces of a certain armour set. A grand prize will be rewarded to players who master all 24 Set Dungeons.
40 new Legendary powers have also been added to the game, both existing and new, as well as some MC Hammer trousers called Hammer Jammers.
Visually the game has been given a slight overhaul when it comes to the UI to neaten up how buffs appear and there’s some additional Stash space coming. In addition, a number of the temporary buffs players received in the console version of Diablo 3 will be coming to PC too.
The patch is set to land in the public test server in the coming weeks. There’s no word on whether it’d be coming to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions, but it’s highly likely.