Diablo 3 patch 2.3.0 explores the Ruins of Sescheron today

The latest patch for Diablo 3 is now live and that means it's time to explore an entirely new area for one of the game's greatest rewards to date.

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This is a big day for Diablo 3 players, as Blizzard has flipped the switch for the game's big 2.3.0 patch. In addition to getting a slew of updated content and new goodies, Reaper of Souls is also getting an all-new zone.

The Ruins of Sescheron house a strange mystery surrounding the fallen Barbarians. As players explore and learn more about their lore, they'll have to survive all-new enemies, as well as dangerous environmental hazards. The end of the Ruins are home to the Tomb of King Kanai and the Kanai Cube, a new artisan that opens up a variety of new crafting possibilities. This includes being able to tinker with legendary powers and removing an item's level requirement. The Ruins and the incredibly-powerful Cube can be found in Adventure Mode by traveling to Act 3 and finding it at the top of the map.

Diablo 3's Adventure Mode has also received several tweaks to streamline the crafting, bounty, Nephalem Rifts, and reward system. Those embarking on a new Diablo Season will also be able to track their personal progress, as well as divide their Season Journey into individual chapters.

For more on Patch 2.3.0, check out the video below and find the full patch notes on Battle.net.

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    August 25, 2015 10:38 AM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Diablo 3 patch 2.3.0 explores the Ruins of Sescheron today

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      August 25, 2015 10:49 AM

      who is starting S4 on Friday, would be fun to get a full 4 man group

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        August 25, 2015 10:55 AM

        I'll be running something, but haven't decided what I want to try yet

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        August 25, 2015 11:04 AM

        I plan to... Haven't decided if I want hardcore yet... ;(

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          August 25, 2015 11:40 AM

          is there anything different about hc than permadeath? i forget. more items or anything like that?

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        August 25, 2015 11:42 AM

        I will be there

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        August 25, 2015 12:51 PM

        I am going to try multiboxing D3 this season. With the way the new meta is shaping up with 2 dps and 2 zdps, I thought I would try this out for a while.

        My layout - http://imgur.com/a/tlrl8

        It took me a while to set this final layout up but man... it is leaps and bounds ahead of the other ones I was messing with.

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          August 25, 2015 1:01 PM

          How the hell does that work? How do you make your bots follow you, attack, etc?

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        August 25, 2015 12:59 PM

        I will (in EU though). Gotta get that HotS mount!

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        August 25, 2015 1:47 PM

        I plan on getting back to playing. Just picked up RoS since I finally have time back.

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        August 25, 2015 8:32 PM

        I will be there. I'll look for post on Thursday to post my battle tag and keep my eyes peeled for groups come launch.

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      August 25, 2015 11:13 AM

      Whats the TL;DR on the new patch? How big is the new zone and where is it located? Haven't played much since 2.2

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        August 25, 2015 11:15 AM

        Derp, nevermind. I should have seen the video that Ozzy conveniently linked in the story.

        • Zek
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          August 25, 2015 11:25 AM

          Read the patch notes, the new zone is one of the smaller additions. It's all about the Cube. Plus some really nice Bounty/Rift changes.

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            August 25, 2015 11:47 AM

            The cube seems overwhelming .. but Im sure there will be plenty of guides soon if not already.

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              August 25, 2015 4:19 PM

              It sounds more daunting than it is. It basically can make legendaries out of non, reroll entire items, change set pieces into others, and store affixes from trash legendaries to make them useful finally.

              Really, the socketed affixes will have waaay less customization than it seems. Just like with any talent build, you'll use three specific ones and likely never change them

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      August 25, 2015 12:27 PM

      OMG this looks awesome I can not wait to go back in the dungeon I guess I know what I am doing this weekend

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      August 25, 2015 12:29 PM

      I wish I didn't feel compelled to pay in the season. It's sort've a bummer that I've got these upper level characters that I can't spend time decking out in the sweet gear.

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        August 25, 2015 12:51 PM

        I played my old character other day she was my first wizard 380 paragon then I stopped playing. Could kill t6 easily. But all my gear sucked compared to shit out now, my build was based on Fire /mirror ball but they needed magic missile so now she's gimp.

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          August 25, 2015 2:11 PM

          Eh, it's more the other stuff. Like, once I run a bunch of bounties to extract legendary powers, I don't want to do that in the season as well. I can understand a character's skills and armor 'degrade' over time due to patches.

          "So don't play in a season."

          But...but...that's where y'all are going to be!

      • Zek
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        August 25, 2015 1:56 PM

        Just do normal and get powerleveled later in the season for the reward. I'm skipping this season to focus on getting my characters into the endgame - last time I did a season I had burnt out my enthusiasm by the time I finished leveling so I made no progress. I figure I don't need seasons until my characters are all doing TX comfortably and I miss the old days.

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        August 25, 2015 3:02 PM

        Seasons are fun, I haven't touched my old non-seasonal characters since Season 1 began.

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      August 25, 2015 2:25 PM

      yesssssssssss

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      August 25, 2015 2:27 PM

      Lol went to play just now and found out that the blizzard launcher uninstalled diablo 3 completely when I uninstalled the PTR a couple weeks ago. Woops.

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      August 25, 2015 2:31 PM

      Whoa, a new zone? I stopped before the end of Season 1. Were there equally big additions for Season 2 & 3?

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        August 25, 2015 3:11 PM

        2.1.2 (Season 2) major things were Ancient Items, new treasure goblins, redone greater rifts.
        2.2 (Season 3) major things were rebalanced sets/legendaries, new potions, new goblins, seasonal rewards.
        2.3 (Season 4) major thing is Kanai's Cube, more rebalancing, no realm of trials, no greater rift keys, entirely revamped crafting, more items, etc...

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      August 25, 2015 2:56 PM

      I completely forgot about merging Legendary abilities off of items and directly onto your character. I had a blast with S3, but burned myself out pretty quick and haven't been back in a while. Looking forward to the weekend.

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      August 25, 2015 4:17 PM

      Is anyone able to download the patch? My progress bar is stuck at "waiting". I even tried rebooting.

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      August 25, 2015 4:27 PM

      paging infobiter plz

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      August 25, 2015 6:40 PM

      I really wish they had Seasons and whatnot on the PS4 version. I actually like kicking back in my chair at home and playing that way.