Diablo 3's Season 3 will kick off today worldwide. The new Season will give players a fresh set of goals and rewards to strive for in the action RPG.
Season 3 will officially launch on the game servers at the following times:
While we’re on the topic of Seasons, I want to share some information regarding Season length. We generally feel that Season 1 was on the long side, and that Season 2 was on the short side. We want to strike a balance between having enough points in time when we can all commence this journey together, but also allow enough time for characters to mature. Expect Season 3 to be at least 4 months long. While the exact end date is not yet known, we plan on once again giving 2 weeks’ notice before Season 3 ends.
In Seasons, players create fresh Normal or Hardcore characters and try to accomplish as much as possible by the end. Leaderboards keep track of what players have racked up the most Achievements or attained the most Greater Rifts progress. The usual set of Achievements are accompanied by Season-specific ones called Conquests. Some of the Conquests in S3 are brand-new.
"While favorites like Sprinter / Speed Racer and Avarice / Avaritia will be returning, we’ve also added a few new ones," Blizzard said on Diablo 3's website. "For instance, On a Good Day requires you to level six Legendary Gems to level 40, while completing Curses! requires you to kill 300 or more monsters in a Cursed Chest event at level 70 on Torment VI."
Season 3 characters will be able to find Legendaries not available to non-Seasonal characters. Here's a list of a few new or reworked Legendaries you'll encounter:
Season 3's launch comes just a few days after the release of Patch 2.2. The update added and revised many items, while also introducing new treasure goblins to hunt.