First Look – Season 8 Journey

  • First Look – Season 8 Journey
    Our next Season begins soon! For those among you who enjoy the fresh start a Season brings, we wanted to give you a glimpse into what to expect before you race out the gate in Season 8. Read on for details on rewards, Conquests, and more.
    New Cosmetic Rewards Past Seasons have introduced a new rotation of cosmetic items, and Season 8 continues that trend. Aside from offering you another chance to acquire pieces of the Conqueror Set, this Season brings you a portrait series inspired by the Burning Hells. We’re also throwing in a new pair of “wings” from one of Diablo II’s most iconic villains: the Maiden of Anguish, Andariel! Once you equip them, enjoy shouting “DIE, MAGGOT!” at your enemies—or chasing one of your Wizard friends while they ineffectually attempt to cast Meteor on you over and over again. Ah, the memories. . . . Season08-Preview_CosmeticsSplash_D3_MB_550x275.jpg
    Season Journey Rewards If you’ve been playing the past few Seasons diligently and reached Conqueror in the Season Journey each time, you’ve accrued a few extra stash tabs. Doing the same in Season 8 will unlock another one, giving you a potential ten stash tabs in total. Ready to get that sweet storage space? If so, you’ll need to do the following:
    • Complete a Torment XIII Rift in under 5 minutes
    • Complete Greater Rift 60 solo
    • Kill Greed on Torment XIII
    • Kill Izual on Torment XIII in under 30 seconds
    • Reforge a Legendary or Set item
    • Augment two Ancient items with Level 40 or greater Legendary Gems
    • Level three Legendary Gems to 55
    • Complete two Conquests

    Seasonal Conquests Speaking of Conquests, we’re rotating those too! For those who hunger for a true challenge in Hardcore, we’re bringing back Lionhearted. If Cursed Chests are your thing, you’ll be pleased to know Curses! and Stars Align are also making a return. Years of War and Dynasty will be a great test for those who enjoy mastering various Class Sets, and if that’s not enough, Masters of the Universe and Masters of Sets will challenge your tactical understanding of Set Dungeons. Season08-Preview_ConquestSplash_D3_MB_550x275.jpg
    Haedrig’s Gift Finally, just as before, you’ll get a shiny new Class Set in the form of Haedrig’s Gift for completing certain chapters in the Season Journey. We’ve listed  the available Sets below. For those new to Seasons, here’s how it works: Completing Chapters 2, 3 and 4 of the Season Journey will reward you three Haedrig’s Gifts to open. Each Gift contains a few pieces from one of your Class Sets. Players can only unlock one Class Set in this manner per Season across Hardcore and Non-Hardcore, so choose wisely!  In addition, the set you receive will depend on the Class of the character you’re playing when you open each Haedrig’s Gift. To collect a full Class Set, you’ll need to open all three on the same character. Here are the sets granted by Haedrig’s Gift in Season 8:
    • Barbarian – Immortal King’s Call
    • Crusader – Seeker of the Light
    • Demon Hunter – Natalya’s Vengeance
    • Monk – Uliana’s Stratagem
    • Witch Doctor – Spirit of Arachyr
    • Wizard – Vyr’s Amazing Arcana
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    Frequently Asked Questions Q: When does Season 8 start? A: Season 8 begins Friday, October 21 at 5:00 p.m. PDT in North America, 5:00 p.m. CEST in Europe, and 5:00 p.m. KST in Asia. For help with time zones, click here. Q: When are the non-Seasonal Leaderboards being wiped? A: Non-Seasonal Leaderboards are tied to what we call “Eras,” each of which lasts about 6–12 months. The most recent Era began on August 5. For more information on Eras, please see this post. Q: What will happen to older Seasonal records? A: As we continue on into additional Seasons, we will no longer be able to store some personal Seasonal records. While Season 8 will store your personal bests for all Seasons to date, at some point in a future Season we will begin removing old personal bests, beginning with Season 1. This will be true regardless of your participation in past Seasons. We will have more details on this at a later date. Seasonal Leaderboard records are not being cleared, and will remain archived both in game and on our website.
    A New Season Begins It’s hard to believe we’re approaching our eighth Season! That said, what are your goals for this Season? Is there a build you want to give your full attention, or do you have another goal lined up? Let us know in the comments below, and we’ll see you for the start of Season 8!