patch 2.5.0


Patch 2.5.0 Is Live!

by Stephen Stewart on

After many months of waiting, the highly anticipated Patch 2.5.0 is finally live on the Americas server. The patch is also live on the next generation console versions, Playstation 4 and Xbox One. This patch brings with it many of the features showcased at BlizzCon 2016. The Armory, where you can save five builds per character; The Crafting Materials tab, which now virtually holds all of your crafting materials and allows for easier interaction with Kanai’s Cube; and Primal Ancients, a brand new Ancient item-type that is ultra rare and rolls with perfect affixes as well as a red border. For more information on the above and numerous other changes, please see the official patch notes below.

You are officially on notice for the end of Season 9! As per usual, each season brings with it a two-week warning to give you a heads up on how much longer you have to complete your Season Journey or post your highest Greater Rift clear. Season 9 is set to end on March 17, 2017. For those looking to plan for the future, we also have the start date and time for Season 10! The next season will begin on March 31, 2017, outlined below: Season 9 will be ending on the following dates and times: North America: Friday, March 17 @ 5:00 p.m. PDT Europe: Friday, March 17 @ 5:00 p.m. CET Asia: Friday, March 17 @ 5:00 p.m. KST Season 10 will begin about two weeks afterward on these dates: North America: Friday, March 31 @ 5:00 p.m. PDT Europe: Friday, March 31 @ 5:00 p.m. CET Asia: Friday, March 31 @ 5:00 p.m. KST

With the latest update to the PTR for Patch 2.5.0, Season 10 also kicked into gear. With that, we can preview which Haedrig’s Gift sets each class is getting as well as the Conquests that will be available. As always, this is all subject to change, since it’s still on the PTR and not yet official. Haedrig’s Gifts Barbarian – The Legacy of Raekor Crusader – Armor of Akkhan Demon Hunter – Embodiment of the Marauder Monk – Inna’s Mantra Witch Doctor – Zunimassa’s Haunt Wizard – Delsere’s Magnum Opus These sets mirror the Haedrig’s Gift rewards from Season 6, so it stands to reason that we will be able to predict all of the Haedrig’s Gift lineups going forward, as the current Season 9 gifts are the same as Season 5 when the feature was first introduced. Conquests Sprinter/Speed Racer – Complete Acts I through V at max level in


Patch 2.5.0 PTR February 14 Update

by Stephen Stewart on

The PTR for Patch 2.5.0 is still going strong and on this day of love, there is a new update to throw your adoration at. Below, you will find the latest updates to test with the marquee one being the overhaul to Primal Ancients that we touched on yesterday. Primal Ancient Items Legendary and Set items will now have a chance to roll as Primal Ancient These items are much more rare than Ancient items and have perfect Ancient-level stats on all affixes, including the item’s Legendary Power Note: Primal Ancients will only begin dropping after a character on the player’s account has reached Greater Rift 70 Solo There are separate unlocks for normal and Hardcore characters, as well as Seasonal and non-Seasonal characters The stats on these items will be tailored to the character class you are playing when the item first drops Primal Ancient items salvage into 15