Fight to the End in the Wild Brawl
Well met, adventurer.
Since our last reconnaissance, players have adorned themselves in Shumbeel’s furs, basked in the Hungering Moon, and parsed through the wares of Yakin’s Shady Stock. This content update introduces our new limited time Wild Brawl PvP event, returning events and several feature updates.
After much anticipation we are releasing the ability to modify your drop tables for the Legendary Gem Drop Pool. We thank you for your patience as we worked to enable this feature and hope that you enjoy the limited time versatility.
As with previous content updates, there will be server maintenance starting on August 8, from 5 p.m.–7 p.m. PDT for Oceania, China, East Asia, Southeast Asia, and Europe Servers, and on August 9, from 1 a.m.–3 a.m. PDT for servers in the Americas. After the maintenance has concluded, all items mentioned below will be live—specific dates for any content going live afterward are provided below.
Enlist your most trusted companions and outlast enemy teams in the Wild Brawl event. In this unique, limited time PVP event from August 8 to August 23, players start at level 1 and work together in teams of 6 to explore an expansive map and endure to become the last surviving team. Equip discovered gear, gain experience to strengthen your power, and slay everything in sight to win the battle. This arena style game mode ends when one team has survived all others to make their eternal mark on Sanctuary.
The Wild Brawl
Your team will face off against up to 4 enemy teams in a winner-takes-all-match. As the battle rages on, lethal darkness encroaches on the Dark Wood, forcing all players to fight on unstable footing until the final team emerges victorious. If every member of your party falls prey to the hunt, your claim for glory is over.
Embarking on the Wild Brawl
Adventurers, Immortals and Shadows will be able to initiate the brawl by talking with Roater, the Wild Brawl Emissary. Find him in the north-east of Westmarch at the Immortal Overlook waypoint.
Roater will provide you the option to review the rules of engagement for the Wild Brawl, or for those already hungering for the glory of battle, the option to continue straight to the Wild Brawl event.
Teleportation into the Dark Wood
Once a match has been secured, players will decide on which area bodes best for their hunt. Players can see their allies’ selected teleport spot to make tactical decisions as to where to enter the Dark Wood.
Surviving the Brawl
Set Gear and Normal Gems equipped prior to battle will not be available in battle, but each player starts the match with Legendary Gear and Legendary Gems equipped at reduced power. Earn access to higher level gear by ranking up your equipped gear through slaying monsters and other players, or by finding treasure and looting defeated rivals for their Legendary Gear.
After starting at level 1, kill increasingly formidable hell spawn and enemy players to increase your player rank and the power of your equipped Gear and Gems. As the Wild Hunt rages on, keep a keen eye out for chests that contain increasingly powerful items, and shrines with temporary boons scattered in the deepest reaches of the forest.
Despite the rival player factions and legions of Hellish minions to contend with, the darkness grows ever near. Failing to escape its grasp will slowly drain your life until you are no more.
Emerge Victorious – or Plot your Revenge
The Wild Brawl ends when the last rival team has been fully vanquished, or the last player of a rival team falls prey to the darkness. Fallen players can spectate the combat from afar or choose to leave the match to fight another day.
The most stalwart of warriors can earn glory by reaching the top of the Wild Brawl event Leaderboards. Enjoy this all new limited-time PvP event in Diablo Immortal – steel your blades and endure to the last adventurer standing!
Modify Legendary Gem Drop Tables
From August 9, 3:00 a.m.- August 23, 3:00 a.m. players can enable a modified drop table for their Legendary Crests which allows them to choose 12 Five-Star Legendary Gems. Whenever you receive a Five-Star Legendary Gem, it is guaranteed to be one of the Gems you selected up to a total of 300 Elder Rift attempts.
When accessing the Elder Rift, be precise in selecting Five Star Legendary Gems you want to obtain. If you enter an Elder Rift without Legendary Gems selected, it will still count towards your limit of joining 300 Elder Rifts with the modified drop tables.
We again thank you for your patience and understanding as we implement this feature, and we appreciate your continued feedback and dedication to Diablo Immortal and the denizens of Sanctuary.
PC Version Leaving Open Beta
To celebrate the PC version of Diablo Immortal leaving Open Beta, we are releasing the Surrogate’s Mind bundle.
Available exclusively on the PC version of Diablo Immortal from August 9 – to August 23 and limited to 1 per account, this premium bundle features:
- 300 Eternal Orbs
- 2 Legendary Crests
- 3 Rare Crests
- 10 Aspirant’s Keys
For full details on what this entails for the PC build, you can see our PC known issues, hotfixes, and Patch Notes for PC here. Thank you all for your support in making Diablo Immortal rise to new heights on PC.
All Clans on Deck
The armies of the Burning Hells are mustering their forces together, most assuredly of nefarious intent. You must rally your banner, adventurer—call upon your Clan for aid to beat back the tide of darkness! From August 19, 3 a.m.–August 27, 3 a.m. server time, Sanctuary will need All Clans on Deck. For more information about this event and its rewards, visit this article.
Shields of the Hearth Limited-Time Event
Crashing into a soft bed of snow, you free your axe from a fallen Khazra and rise to your feet. Breathing in, then out, you begin to catch your breath, but it’s short lived. The frigid wind whips you around, revealing a small horde of Khazra racing in to avenge their ally. Your bloodthirsty attackers number many, but when do they not? Raising your shield, you brace yourself for the slaughter ahead.
Bitter winds carry the whispers of evil to every corner of the frozen land. Protect the world from its grasping fingers during the Shields of the Hearth limited-time event.
From August 12 at 3:00 a.m.–August 20 at 3:00 a.m. server time, as you complete daily Shields of the Hearth tasks, you’ll receive various rewards for your heroics. Racking up enough completed tasks will also unlock milestone rewards for you—an ode to vanquishing countless horrors.
Helliquary Bosses Kill Assist – New Rewards
For players that have already vanquished the active Helliquary boss, new rewards are available on sending them back to the gates of hell a second time. When you assist a player in vanquishing the active Helliquary Gauntlet boss, you will receive additional rewards to the typical reward pool which includes crafting materials such as: Scrap, Gold and items for Enchanted Dust.
Class Change Cooldown
Thanks to overwhelming player feedback during the Crimson Plane event, we are permanently reducing the Class Change cooldown from 7 days to 24 hours. This event also introduced the ability to revert back to your previous class as a once-per-class change. We have extended the duration of this ability from August 2 to August 9.
After August 9, we will return to the original rules around reverting—which will be available once per character lifetime.
You can read our full explanation on the change in our Reddit post here.
Notification Center Improvements
We have made the following improvements to the Notification Center in-game.
- Notifications are now categorized under category headers.
- Navigational notifications now have navigation icons instead of the previous bullet point icon.
- Notifications for activities from the Activities Calendar can be toggled for in-game notifications.
- For example, if players wanted to no longer be notified whenever a specific game mode is available, they can tap on the bell icon in their tooltip to turn on or off.
Deeds of Valor Updates
We are adding two additional Deeds of Valor badge ranks to allow more players to imbue the power found in the Kion’s Chosen and Akeba’s Chosen badges. The badges will still be similar to the Clan Leader badges but with different requirements.
To obtain these badges, players must have a “Perfect” rating for both Impact and Loyalty (requires a score of 90 or above). Players can increase their Impact rating the longer they are Immortal or in the Shadow faction and by participating in the Rite of Exile, and can improve their Loyalty rating by remaining as part of their faction for over 90% of the reign. Players still only need an “Exceptional” rank for Activity and Participation.
Character Stat Screen Updates
The character profile in the UI will now update to accurately reflect your stats when playing in Battlegrounds or other areas of the game where the Strife debuff is active. This should provide better clarity on the true measure of your power when engaging with your most fearsome adversaries in PvP content.
Note that when viewing items themselves, your stats will remain unchanged, but your overall character stats will be accurate for the PvP mode you are engaging in. This UI update does not change any functionality to the strife debuff, or to the scaling of any items in the game that weren’t previously active.
Immortals Rewards Increase
Becoming an Immortal is one of the highest honors one can attain in Sanctuary. We’ve heard your feedback that the access to power and rewards did not live up to the determination needed to become an Immortal. Thanks to this feedback, we are refreshing and increasing value to the rewards and gameplay systems for the Cycle of Strife, with the first step is to increase access to some rewards for being an Immortal.
At Bronze I, the Legendary Crest available from Lieutenant Fizriah is now available weekly, (formerly available monthly).
Stay tuned for more overhauls like these in the future!
Cosmetics Menu Updates
The Cosmetics rarity menu will now include an option to view Cosmetics that are unavailable to your current class, helping players to see their previously earned or purchased Cosmetics while playing on a class that cannot use their illustrious glory.
Starfire Shard Description Updated
The Starfire Shard Gem description has been updated to now include the knockback effect, which was present on the gem but previously missing from the description. The Gem functionality remains the same, rain meteorites on your unsuspecting foes beneath and dance in the calamity unleashed.
Ironbane Legendary Gem PVP Update
The Ironbane Legendary Gem was unexpectedly affected by the Strife debuff in PvP providing less enemy movement reduction than in other areas of the game. This has now been fixed so that the enemy movement speed reduction (up to 16% for a Rank 10 gem) is the same across all game modes.
Hiding Helmets Update
The ability to hide your Helmet is now available on the following Gear sets:
- Crystalline Echoes
- Sacred Wilds
- Children of Lilith
- Bronze Wardens
- Children of Inarius
We’ll see you in Sanctuary!
-The Diablo Immortal Team