Diablo III Season 18 Arrives August 23
The "Season of the Triune" will be on all platforms next Friday.
The 18th season of Diablo III arrives next Friday, August 23. The “Season of the Triune” brings new Cosmetic Rewards, new Journey Rewards, and an opportunity to take on new Seasonal Conquests. Perhaps most importantly, though, Haedrig’s Gift will grant your characters new sets when you complete the Season Journey. The Crusader’s set–the Armor of Akkhan–has a classic World of Warcraft look to it, which is both cool and timely. The Demon Hunter also has a gnarly-looking new set called the Embodiment of the Marauder. Check out all the new Class Sets below.
For those interested in the slowly unraveling story of Diablo III, the Season of the Triune will provide another important piece of the puzzle. The name “Triune,” for example, refers to an ancient cult that was formed 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 favor 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.
In order to put a stop to the sordid aims of this cult, players will utilize the randomly generated Season 18 buff, called the “Power of the Triune.” To do so, you’ll look to fight inside of special summon circles that periodically appear on the battlefield. By staying within the perimeters of these circles, you’ll be granted one of the following boons:
- The Triune of Love gives you a 100% damage boost.
- The Triune of Determination provides a 50% discount on resource consumption.
- The Triune of Creation reduces your cooldown on skills and abilities.
The Power of Triune will certainly be useful for players trying to take on the Seasonal Conquests. Just as Seasonal Conquests have done in the past, Season 18’s new challenges will test your speed, your toughness, and your willpower. The details on the new Seasonal Conquests:
Push your way to Greater Rift level 75 to complete Divinity/Lionhearted. On a Good Day/I Can’t Stop guides you to get your Legendary Gem grind on; level three Legendary Gems to 65 to complete this challenge! For the speedy, Speed Demon/Need for Speed requires the fastest nephalem to complete a Nephalem Rift at level 70 on Torment X or higher in under two minutes. For Curses!/Stars Align, pick any Cursed Chest event that requires killing monsters and defeat over 350 or more at level 70 on Torment X or higher. For the fiercest demon slayers, Boss Mode/World’s Apart is a speed challenge where you’ll need to eliminate the following bosses at level 70 and Torment X in under twenty minutes.
Season 18 goes live for Diablo III on all platforms at the same time: August 23, 5 p.m. PDT for Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Get ready to slay some demons.