Diablo III first hit the Xbox One back in 2014 (after landing on the 360 a year before that), but wasn’t updated with a gigantic feature that hit the PC version just a few months later: seasons. These will finally arrive on March 31st, but the patch 2.5.0 – which is required for them – is out now for everyone.
Seasons let you designate a character as a seasonal character – you’ll start from square one, but gain experience points and gear far faster than a regular player. There’s a catch, though: seasonal characters only stay as seasonal characters during the season you created them in. You’ll get to keep all of the stuff you earned during the season, though.
It’s possible that the season system might be tweaked a bit for the console, release, however – Blizzard says that specifics related to how seasons work on consoles will be coming soon, which implies that something has changed.
It’s nice to see Blizzard continue support for Diablo III on the Xbox One – even if this update is almost three years late, it’s better to be late than to never show up at all. It’ll definitely add some more replay value to the game, and give veteran players another reason to come back for a little more hacking and slashing.
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