Aside from a new threat to battle and mechanics to interact with between its start and end dates, D4's Season 3 – whose name has yet to be revealed – is bound to see the much-requested leaderboards feature going live, alongside further changes to its five playable classes.
Diablo 4 Season 3 Release Date
Although it was unveiled during BlizzCon 2023, Blizzard has yet to officially announce Diablo 4's Season 3 release date.
Since the developer aims to provide quarterly seasons for the ARPG – each spanning approximately three months – we can, however, try our hand at speculating when it might launch.
We currently expect Diablo 4's Season 3 start date to occur on January 23, 2024, the same day when Season 2 is slated to conclude.
- Diablo 4 Season 3 start date: January 23, 2024
- Diablo 4 Season 3 end date: Mid-to-late April 2024
D4 Season 3's end date is then likely slated for mid-to-late April, provided Blizzard doesn't change its approach in the meantime.
Diablo 4 Season 3 Content
Upon reaching World Tier 4, we will be able to compete in The Gauntlet, a new, weekly challenge dungeon. According to Game Director Joe Shely, we won't need to reach level 100 before exploring it.
As opposed to the others already in the game, The Gauntlet is described as a "fixed-seed, non-linear dungeon" that challenges us to put all our skills to use while chasing as high a score as possible.
The layout and monsters of this new dungeon don't change between different runs, so we'll gradually learn what to expect from it.
Its non-linear nature then gives us different choices in terms of how we approach getting those high scores.
During BlizzCon 2023, the developer explained that party members can split up and eliminate monsters in different directions to better optimize each run.
Loot only drops at the end of Diablo 4's The Gauntlet, but we will be able to pick up Proofs of Might as we make our way through it.
We'll have a limited amount of time to collect as many of these pickups as possible, helping us increase our score.
The players with the best scores appear on Diablo 4's freshly-introduced leaderboards. At the start of each week, a new Gauntlet becomes available while the leaderboards reset.
Diablo 4's leaderboards are split into several categories, tracking solo and party runs across individual classes for both non-hardcore and hardcore characters.
The top-scoring players on each week's leaderboards will then have their accomplishments recorded in the Hall of Ancients, a permanent leaderboard.
More details about Diablo 4's Season 3, its release date, and content are expected to be shared in the weeks leading up to launch.
If we end up not learning a whole lot before the holidays, January should be packed with information regarding how the ARPG is changing.
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