Like the mysterious, twisting forces of the world around us, or like a man walking a tightrope over a vat of expired Spaghetti-O's, Diablo 3 strives for perfect balance. As such, Blizzard has released patch 2.2 to ensure that their game is not only balanced, but also filled with brand new item sets for their players to pilfer from the the remains of formerly living monsters.
If you're the kind of person that just loves reading bullet points, then you can find the full list of changes right here. For those that aren't, here are a few highlights:
- A new class set has been added for the Barbarian, Demon Hunter, and Wizard. In addition, all classes have received updates to at least one of their existing sets.
- New Seasonal rewards have been added to the game, including two new transmogrification appearances, a new pennant, and a new portrait frame.
- Regular health potions have been removed from the game
- The health potion slot on the action bar is now a Bottomless Heath Potion that will heal you for 60% of your maximum Life
- The functionality of Legendary potions is unchanged
- Looting a crafting material will now also pick up all other materials of the same type within 20 yards
- Looting a gem will now also pick up all other gems within 20 yards
- A Wardrobe has been added to the town in each act next to Myriam the Mystic
- Clicking on the Wardrobe will open a new cosmetic window in which players can manage any wings, pets, pennants, and portrait frames unlocked on their account
- This patch brings the introduction of many new Legendary rings. We hope that these rings lead to new and exciting build opportunities for players to explore.
- When crafting gems and items the entire quantity will now be crafted at once.
- Three new Treasure Goblins have been added to the game
- The Insufferable Miscreant, the Gelatinous Sire, and the Gilded Baron
- The new Treasure Goblins can only be found in Adventure Mode
- All crafted Rare items are no longer Account Bound
Diablo 3, which is coming up on its third birthday, was rumored to gain a microtransaction economy from this patch. However, Blizzard was quick to discredit these rumors, stating that they won't be affecting North American markets, at least for the time being.