Along with a new patch, Blizzard is giving console gamers some new reasons to hop back into the epic world of Diablo III. First, the latest 2.1 update adds a handful of new features to the PS4 and Xbox One game. Second, characters will receive large XP bonuses and increased treasure goblin spawns this week as an incentive rewards for playing.
The 2.1 patch for Diablo III: Reaper of Souls “Ultimate Evil Edition” on next-gen consoles introduces areas called “Cesspools,” a new ream named “The Vault,” Greater Rifts, and Legendary gems. The latter two features are already in the PC version of the game, so the latest update aims to bring the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 editions up to speed.
Although PC gamers have been enjoying Greater Rifts and Legendary gems since August, the Vault and Cesspools are new. Cesspools are located throughout Nephalem and Greater Rifts. These are randomly generated areas for the player, offering fresh and unique opportunities for exploration and loot.
Another new area for adventurers to plunder is the aptly-named Vault, which is reached in Adventure Mode via random portals. These portals sometimes appear after players defeat treasure goblins, allowing one access to excellent drops and the opportunity to fight the Baroness Greed, an all-new enemy.
Speaking of treasure goblins, all spawns for these loot-rich creatures have been doubled for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for this week. While last-gen consoles will miss out on this, PS3 and Xbox 360 players can instead enjoy a 100% bonus to experience points. This is a golden opportunity for gamers to level up a new character or perhaps to make that final drive to level 70.
The next-gen consoles are also getting Greater Rifts, a type of Nephalem Rift. These special dungeons are timed and become increasingly difficult as players progress through them. Both the Greater Rifts and The Vault also contain new Legendary gems for adventurers to earn.
The EXP boost and treasure goblin bonus started on October 10 and ends on Friday the 17th.
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