Diablo III’s Season 18 begins tomorrow (24 August AEST/NZST) on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, bringing an all-new Themed Season buff, a range of brand-new Legendary powers, and a handful of crafted item reworks as part of Patch 2.6.6!
Season of the Triune is a call-back to an ancient cult forged over three millennia ago by the Prime Evils of the Burning Hells. Masquerading as three benevolent deities dedicated to Determination, Creation, and Love, the Prime Evils sought to infiltrate the hearts of men in a bid to tilt the odds in their favour in the ongoing Eternal Conflict. Ultimately defeated by Uldyssian during the Sin War, the remnants of the Cult of the Triune still operate today as the more well-known Coven, whom continue the work of Adria and Magdha even after their deaths.
For the duration of Season 18, all players will benefit from the Power of the Triune buff, which will periodically summon circles around the battlefield that provide one of three random buffs:
- Triune of Love (Power): Players in the circle receive a 100% damage bonus while active
- Triune of Determination (Resource Reduction): Players in the circle receive a 50% discount on resources spent while active
- Triune of Creation (Cooldown Reduction): While standing in an active circle, any skills currently on cooldown come off of cooldown more quickly
Unlike other seasons, this buff alters gameplay from level 1 to level 70 and beyond, providing players with an enticing reason to move around the battlefield to leverage these powerful boosts. We’re looking forward to seeing how you utilise these ancient powers from your first level to your final Greater Rift push!
For more information on Season 18’s cosmetic rewards, season journey rewards, seasonal conquests, Haedrig’s Gift, and more, check out their blog.
In case you missed it, another blog post went live last week regarding ongoing development efforts for Diablo III. The game team is hard at work crafting additional Themed Seasons, a new set for each class, dozens of Legendary powers, and some class balance changes. Quality of life and the occasional gameplay system updates are also within scope, as they evaluate how to keep bringing new magic to the world of Sanctuary. These updates won’t arrive all at once, so if you don’t see something for your class right away, don’t worry; there’s something coming for everyone.