Season 2 brings new Seasonal Legendaries, Conquests to Diablo 3

Sponsored Links

Season 2 brings new Seasonal Legendaries, Conquests to Diablo 3
The second season of Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls hasn't reached PC and Mac just yet, but that doesn't mean fans can't properly hype themselves for shinier gear while they wait. A recent Battle.net post details some of the changes due to launch with the arrival of Season 2.

Loot hunters can of course expect fresh Seasonal Legendaries, and while some of this season's items might look familiar, they'll carry "game changing affixes" that weren't present in their previous attributes. Familiar-looking gear won't drop in non-seasonal games as they become Seasonal Legendaries, but once Season 2 concludes, they'll go back to the general loot pool along with their new affixes.

New challenges in the form of achievement-esque Conquests will encourage long-term goals and varied, outside-the-box styles of play. The post cites previous level-to-70 "Race to the Top" and "Living Dangerously" Conquests as opposite of the sort of play Blizzard would like to encourage going forward, so they will not be returning for Season 2.

Anyone chasing a full collection of the Conqueror's transmogrification set can add boots and pants to their set by reaching level 70 once more. Those that partake in Season 2 will also get an exclusive Banner set, provided they earn enough Seasonal achievement points – the set's Shape, Pattern, Accent and Sigil will be respectively unlocked with every 100 Seasonal achievement points earned.

A kickoff date for Season 2 has not been announced, but those enjoying Season 1 will be warned of its end "no less than 30 days in advance." As a reminder, seasons are not available on consoles. The post explains: "A large part of the fun of Seasons is the entire community re-rolling heroes together at the same time. The offline and disconnected nature of console does not support this style of play. As a result, we do not currently have plans to implement Seasons on console."
[Image: Blizzard]
All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Popular on Engadget