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Blizzard Releases Patch 2.2 For Diablo III: Reaper of Souls On PC and Consoles

by Jon Gregory on Apr 07, 2015 at 12:52 PM

Diablo III finally made it to the current generation with the release of the Ultimate Evil Edition last year, and today it’s getting a patch alongside its PC counterpart.

The biggest highlight of the patch is the addition of new sets and Legendary items, which can add hours of adventuring for dedicated players. For more details, check out the full patch notes below, and the gallery at the bottom for 2.2 screenshots.

Item Updates

  • 3 new sets have been added to the game. Wrath of the Wastes for Barbarian, Unhallowed Essence for Demon Hunter, and Delsere’s Magnum Opus for Wizard.
  • More than 10 of the existing sets have been redesigned, including at least one class-specific set for each class.
  • Changes made to a set bonus will retroactively be updated, so players will not need to find new versions of these sets in order to benefit from these changes.
  • Over 20 new Legendary items.
  • More than 30 of the existing Legendary items have been redesigned.
  • Old versions of these Legendary items found previous to this patch will not be automatically updated with redesigned powers, and will need to be found again to benefit from these changes.

Quality of Life Updates

  • Looting crafting materials and gems is now easier.
  • You will now increase your Blood Shard limit by completing Greater Rifts while solo.
  • Regular potions are now bottomless, and no longer drop from monsters.

General Updates

  • Three new Treasure Goblins have been added to the game, and can only be found in Adventure Mode.
  • Several monsters and Rift Guardians have been updated.
  • Several new Rift maps have been added.

For more on Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, check out our review here


Our Take
It’s almost a given that Blizzard will have beefy post-launch support for their games at this point, but it’s nice to see that they're still committed to righting the wrongs of the original Diablo III release. Adding new legendary items can breathe hours of life into a game like Diablo for dedicated players.