Upcoming Diablo 3 patch adds new legendary sets, new bounty type and more

By Sherif Saed, Friday, 20 February 2015 09:56 GMT

Blizzard has given us our first look at some of the new additions coming with patch 2.2.0 for Diablo 3.

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The upcoming Diablo 3 patch will bring a fair bit of new content to the game.

There are three main topics. The first is the addition of six new legendary gear sets to the game’s loot including Unhallowed Essence, Wrath of the Wastes, and Delsere’s Magnum Opus. Sets like Zunimassa’s Haunt, Raiment of a Thousand Storms, Roland’s Legacy, Tal Rasha’s Elements, Inna’s Mantra, Natalya’s Vengeance, and Immortal King’s Call will get redesigns, and some will even receive further bonuses.

The patch will add a new type of bounty called “Exploration.” This bounty will task players with exploring an area and locating NPCs to rescue and monsters to slay, with a total of 14 bounties across the entire game. New bounties will also be added to Adventure Mode.

And finally, Blizzard will shake the tilesets a little bit for both the Nephalem and Greater Rifts, meaning more variety in the locations you will come across.

You can read the full list of notes on Battle.net, which goes over class balance, new interface for cosmetic items, new file system and much more.

Patch 2.2.0 is currently in the works and will soon enter testing in the Public Test Region.

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