After a series of hints, Blizzard has officially announced the arrival of Season 3 in Diablo 4, titled "Season of the Construct," scheduled to launch on January 23, 2024. This marks Blizzard's commitment to the live service model, aiming to engage players well beyond the main storyline conclusion by introducing a seasonal structure that brings in fresh narratives, extra content, rewards, and innovative gameplay elements. Over the past few months, Diablo 4 enthusiasts have been utilizing vampiric abilities alongside their usual class skills.
In the recent weeks, anticipation has grown regarding the commencement of Season 3, with many speculating the involvement of Zoltun Kulle in some way. Known as one of the original founders of the Horadrim faction in Sanctuary and an antagonist in Diablo 3, Kulle later became an artisan assisting players while injecting a bit of humor. A new blog post has confirmed that Season 3 will indeed revolve around Kulle, tapping into the popularity of this NPC once again.
According to the blog post, Diablo 4's Season of the Construct will kick off on January 23, 2024, with its primary setting being Kehjistan. Players will venture beneath the desert sands to confront a demon named Malphas, who has taken control of Kulle's lab and technology to create threatening constructs jeopardizing the safety of Sanctuary. The journey begins in a town called Gatehall, serving as a hub for new dungeon activities called Vaults, featuring elemental hazards and the new Constructs. For those seeking a greater challenge, Nightmare Vaults unlock in World Tier 3, offering enhanced rewards to those who conquer them.
Key Features of Season of the Construct Gameplay:
In addition to Vaults, players will gain access to their own construct, the Seneschal Companion. Using the Governing and Tuning Stones from the Vaults, players can customize their companion with specific builds that complement their playstyle, accompanying them until the season concludes. With a total of 12 Governing Stones and 27 Tuning Stones, each with its own rarity, duplicates can be fused for a more potent version. These stones can be obtained by completing vaults, opening Wardwoven Chests, defeating enemy constructs, and finishing Arcane Tremors.
Alongside a new Battle Pass, Blizzard is incorporating quality of life updates in the new season. While full patch notes will be released later, the blog post has highlighted some significant additions, including always-active Diablo 4 Helltide Events, providing more opportunities to battle Hellspawn and collect Aberrant Cinders. The Stash is expanding with an additional tab, and improvements to Skill Tree allocation, UI enhancements, and more are teased.