Most will agree that Diablo 3 has come a long way since its release back in 2012. Blizzard’s operations has had a major hand in keeping its player base involved with constant patches and updates that not only include the standard bug fixes and balance adjustments but all new content to sink their legendary gear into and it looks like Blizzard isn’t resting anytime soon.
Patch 2.3 is just around the corner with a truckload of new content including two noteworthy and nostalgic additions, all-new items, and the start of season 4.
The first addition is a new area, The Ruins of Sescheron. This new area will be available in Adventure Mode and will feel reminiscent to players as the barbarian lands invaded by Baal at the start of Diablo 2: Lord of Destruction. While exploring the new area, players will uncover barbarian lore as they delve deeper into the ruins and into the Tomb of King Kanai where players will ultimately obtain the second major addition, Kanai’s Cube.
This new item will feel all too familiar to the Horadric Cube of Diablo 2 in its functionality and while this cube will undoubtedly bring back memories for many players, to Blizzard, there is a much deeper meaning. Kevin Kanai Griffith was an artist for Blizzard and had a major hand in many of the environments in Diablo 3 including the day/night cycle represented in the game’s adventure mode. On October 17th, 2014 Kevin passed away due to a rare type of cancer called Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma (ASPS). Blizzard dedicates Kanai’s Cube to his memory.