Blizzard has announced the first major content update for Diablo III: Reaper of Souls — Ultimate Evil Edition on the PlayStation 4. No official word on a patch release for other versions have been announced.
The update will introduce new realms in addition to other goodies. So what are these new additions and improvements? Let’s have a look:
The “What’s New” Screen
Upon logging into the game, players will now be welcomed with a “What’s New” screen after a new patch has been installed, providing a quick overview of the new features included in the patch.
If you’ve played Diablo III, you are familiar with the bastard Treasure Goblins that run amok whilst you beat the living crap out of them. Now, upon defeating one, there’s a slight chance that they will spawn a portal in which players can walk through. This new realm, know as “The Vault,” holds a plethora of treasures along with Sanctuary’s new boss: the Baroness Greed, the leader of the Treasure Goblin horde.
The aforementioned realm — The Vault — cannot be accessed inside Nephalem Rifts or Greater Rifts. Instead, when inside these rifts, players will have a chance to come across a new randomized environment: The Cesspools.
According to the preview, Greater Rifts are a special type of time Nephalem Rift. The upside, to those of you who prefer a challenge and despise sleep, is that there are an infinite number of Greater Rift levels, with each level progressively becoming more difficult than the previous one. Once you’ve finished a Greater Rift, you will be able to choose between one of two rewards: a chance to upgrade your Legendary Gems (completing the rift within its allotted time), or the opportunity to move onto the next Greater Rift level.
We all love Legendary items, right? Right. Ramaladni’s Gift is a new Legendary item which allows players to add a socket to any weapon that does not already have one. The item is a random drop in the game world.
Legendary gems are a new type of gem that can drop in Greater Rifts and The Vault, offering powerful new abilities when socketed into Rings and Amulets. You will have the opportunity to upgrade your Legendary gems over time by completing Greater Rifts.
I’m going to place a bet here that our resident editor, Al Zamora, is going to eat this up…