Take note that Season 9 will officially conclude for Diablo III tonight, paving way to the start of a brand new adventure.
Patch 2.5.0 should go live on the weekend, bringing a couple of long-awaited features, quality changes, and new end-game items to hunt for.
Gone are the days when players were forced to stuff their storage chests with, and manually swap in-between, various armor sets. Patch 2.5.0 will allow players to store up to five complete character builds on each character in the Armory. This includes set items, skills, runes, weapons, gems and even the skill bar.
At the click of a button, a character will be able to instantly swap between different builds. However, the process will not be on-the-fly and players must return to their base of operations in order to access the Armory.
Do note that the Armory will not store Paragon points. Should the need be, the points must be redistributed manually every time.
Crafting Materials UI
Patch 2.5.0 will introduce a new tab in the inventory UI which is designed to hold all of your crafting materials. Arcane Dust, Veiled Crystals, Reusable Parts, Death’s Breaths, and such, will no longer take up valuable storage space. The new tab will also make it easier for players to manage their crafting materials.
Adventure Mode Updates
Bonus Acts are being removed from Diablo III. Bonus Caches will instead be merged with the standard Horadric Cache to form Large Horadric Chests. These will be granted after completing all Bounties in any single Act. In other words, each Act will feature Bonus Caches.
In addition, some of the more frequent areas in Greater Rifts like Caves and Keep Depths will appear less. On the other hand, wide-open areas like Festering Woods and Stinging Winds will appear more.
Diablo III is receiving a new tier of Ancient Legendary items for dedicated players to grind for. Besides boasting the highest numbers in the game, Primal Ancients will feature “perfectly rolled” affixes.
Players will not have to worry about re-rolling attributes to benefit their builds. The system will automatically make sure that Primal Ancients drop with the appropriate main stat for your class, and feature the ideal number of sockets.
“Primal Ancients can drop from any source of Legendary item in the game, including Horadric Caches, Kadala, and Kanai’s Cube, but only after you have completed at least a level 70 Greater Rift,” explained Blizzard in a patch overview.
Primal Ancients will be the final end-game items to gather in Diablo III. Congratulations, your current builds just became obsolete.
Check here to see what rewards you will be getting tonight once Season 9 concludes.