First Look at Season 6 Journey
Blizzard released a blog post with a preview on the Season 6 journey. They state the Season format is something that they're now comfortable with, and that this is the first part of a guide to Season 6. Check it out below.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Patch 2.4.1 is live on the PTR for testing and headed soon to live realms. For our Seasonal heroes out there, we’ve prepared a two-part guide to Season 6 so you can roll right into a fresh start on day one.
Season 6 will begin with the usual updates to Season Journey objectives, Conquest rotations, and rewards. We’ll tackle rewards later, but in the meantime, here are the challenges you can expect to face in Season 6!
Season Journey Updates
We’re now settling into a format for Seasons that we’ve grown comfortable with as both players and developers. With each Season going forward, objectives will rotate to create a fresh experience.
Similarly, the steps that unlock Haedrig’s Gift, a special bundle of Set items unlocked throughout the Season Journey, will differ slightly with this season. Starting in Chapter 3, three of the objectives in the Season Journey will reward you with one of these bundles, each containing two (or in some cases, three) pieces of one of your class sets.
Here are the objectives that will reward set pieces for Season 6:
- Chapter III: Reach Level 70
- Chapter IV: Defeat Izual at level 70 on Torment II or higher
- Chapter IV: Complete a Greater Rift Level 20 solo.
Note that all players will only earn one full class set per Season, including both Hardcore and Non-Hardcore Seasonal characters, so choose wisely! Here are the sets you can expect to receive early on in your adventures for Season 6:
- Barbarian: Legacy of Raekor
- Crusader: Armor of Akkhan
- Demon Hunter: Embodiment of the Marauder
- Monk: Inna’s Mantra
- Witch Doctor: Zunimassa’s Haunt
- Wizard: Delsere’s Magnum Opus
New and Updated Conquests
Conquests continue to be a staple of the Seasonal experience, and we’re bringing back a few Conquests from Season past for Season 6, updated to reflect increases in set and class power over time:
Is the name of your game speed, speed, speed? Then you might want to focus on Conquests like Speed Demon and Boss Mode, which challenge you to complete tasks under strict time limits. Perhaps you’re more of a lone wolf and can’t wait to push past Greater Rift Level 75 with Divinity or Lionhearted? You may be eager to put your nose to the grinder with leveling three Legendary Gems to 65 with On a Good Day. Or maybe it’s the monsters you wish to put through the grinder by massacring 350 of them in a Cursed Chest event with Curses!
There’s plenty to do, and no matter your flavor for firepower, glory awaits.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When does Season 6 start?
A: Season 6 will begin Friday, April 29 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 assistance with time zones, click here.
Q: How long will Season 6 last?
A: All seasons going forward will last approximately three months.
Q: When are the non-Seasonal Leaderboards being wiped?
A: Non-Seasonal Leaderboards are tied to what we call “Eras.” The next Era is planned to end onThursday, April 28 at 5 p.m. PDT. For more information, check our forum post here.
Q: Will Seasons be coming to console?
A: Some features on console are best designed for that platform, and the same is true for the PC version of the game. A large part of the fun of Seasons is the entire community rerolling heroes together at the same time. Because the offline and disconnected nature of console does not support this style of play, we do not currently have plans to implement Seasons on console.
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 6 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 personal participation in previous Seasons. We will have more information on this change at a later date.
Seasonal Leaderboard records are not being cleared, and will remain archived both in game and on our website.
Are You Ready?
Season 6 is raring to go, and we can’t wait to get rolling on it right alongside you on day one!
What class are you planning to roll in Season 6? Do you have your eyes set on tackling a specific Conquest this Season? What’s your strategy for hitting 70? Let us know below—and stay tuned for our Seasonal Reward preview!
2nd Batch of BlizzCon Tickets
The 2nd batch of BlizzCon ticket will be sold this Saturday, April 23rd, at 10 AM PDT. If you're interested in attending, it will be your last chance to buy your ticket. Read more below.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Official Post)
The second batch of BlizzCon 2016 tickets will be going on sale Saturday, April 23 at 10 a.m. PDT through Universe—visit the www.universe.com/blizzcon2016 at that time for the chance to buy yours.
If you’re going to try for tickets, take some time in advance to read up on this year’s ticket-sales process and what’s new for 2016:
- BlizzCon Ticket Info page – Get an overview of BlizzCon 2016 general admission tickets.
- Ticket Purchasing Guide – Contains additional handy details on the ticket-sales process, including what information you’ll need to provide before trying to get tickets.
You’ll have until July 15 to edit attendee information on your tickets, so it’s OK if you just enter your own name and email address for every ticket for now—just remember to go back and update this info before the deadline!
Also, another reminder that a limited number of tickets to an exclusive pre-BlizzCon dinner to benefit Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) will go on sale Wednesday, April 27 at 7 p.m. PDT. For viewers at home, in-depth coverage of BlizzCon will also be available through the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket—further details will be announced at a later date.
BlizzCon 2016 will take place November 4 and 5 at the Anaheim Convention Center, and tickets cost $199 each (plus applicable taxes and fees). Tickets to the BlizzCon Benefit Dinner cost $750 each (plus applicable taxes and fees; BlizzCon admission included). For further information, check out the official BlizzCon site.