The next patch for Diable III: Reaper of Souls is slated for Tuesday, August 26.
The patch should go live at about 4:00 p.m. EDT (1:00 p.m. PDT).
In Patch 2.1, Blizzard will be adding a new Seasons mode, two new zones, and more interesting content.
Blizzard explained how Seasons work:
“Just like any new character, your first Seasonal hero will start their journey in the hero creation menu. Select your hero class, gender, and name as usual, then select the “Seasons” checkbox on the lower left of the screen, and BAM! You’ll have a brand new level one nephalem ready for Seasonal action!
“You’ll be able to create both Hardcore and Normal Seasonal heroes—just check the “Hardcore” box in addition to the Season box if it strikes your fancy.
“Seasonal heroes are completely separate from your existing ones. This means they start from scratch, without access to your existing gold, blood shards, shared stash, Paragon levels, Artisan levels, crafting patterns, or items. Just as your Normal and Hardcore mode heroes have separately tracked progression, Seasons stand entirely on their own.”
Check out the blog post for more details about Seasons.
The two new zones are Greater Rifts, a type of Nephalem Rift, and Cesspools, one of two new areas for the Reaper of Souls expansion.
There will be leaderboards for Seasons and Greater Rifts.
The Vault will be another new area for players to explore.
Check out the Patch 2.1 round up complied by DiabloFans.com for more details.