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Diablo 3 Will Receive Ladder-Like System

Blizzard Entertainment confirmed earlier this week that a season and ladder like system will be coming with the first major content patch for Reaper of Souls, which is only expected in a few months time.

Diablo 3 Game Director Josh Mosqueira was the one to break the news during the Reaper of Souls launch event a few days ago. Here’s what he said you can expect from the season and ladder system:

  • This system will come out during the first major Content Patch (not first patch)
  • The devs are thinking about adding Seasons-only legendary items!
  • Wyatt Cheng announced "Tiered Rifts" where players are going to compete with each other in Adventure mode and be a part of Leaderboards.
  • Though they may not go back and add new affixes to old Legendaries that have none. The new ones they add with patches will have fun effects.

Seasons And Ladder-Like System:

One of the features you guys have asked about a lot, that we have done a lot of research for, is something called ladders. I'm happy to say that as part of our first big content patch in a couple of months, we will be releasing Seasons, which will include a ladder-like aspect to them. We're still working on them, but the general gist is that you'll level up a new character, we'll have specific ladders for Seasons, and also some goodies that will drop along the way. There's more information of that to come, and we're not making an announcement of when, but that's coming in the first major content patch - not the first patch, but the first major content patch.

Seasons-Exclusive Legendaries:

There will be more legendary items in the future, both for rewards of Ladders, and also rewards from the Tiered Rifts. For the current ones, we probably are not going to revisit them. They all take time to do and I'd rather we were adding new legendary items, and the time is better spent on new legendary items than going back to refit old ones.

Tiered Rifts And Leaderboards:

There is another major feature in the patch 2.1, which is going to be what we're internally calling tiered Rifts. The idea is a challenge scenario, where players do increasingly hard Rifts, to see who can get the farthest. You do your bounties, you do a Nephalem Rift. If you clear it, there's a chance to get a Greater Rift Token. If you successfully do that, you'll get a Greater Rift Key (rank 2), then Rank 3, etc.. Much like seasons, we're going to have a leaderboard as well, so you can see who got to the highest tier Rift, and what time were they able to obtain on that.

The idea for a Ladder system is an interesting one, as it always promotes competitive play. Whether or not this means we may see Diablo 3 PvP or Tiered Rifts as a League in the Telkom Do Gaming League is uncertain, but it is an enticing thought for now.

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