Update - Diablo 3 Season 23 is underway on PC, but will be a few more hours for console players.
Original Story - Diablo 3 Season 23 is coming on April 2 and it's introducing a whole host of new content to the game across PS4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch.
With a release date for Diablo 4 still a way off, Blizzard fans with have to make do with the latest Season and changes to occupy them.
Season 22 began in November, so naturally, the launch of Season 23 will be welcomed by the games huge player base who are no doubt looking for something to give the game a new lease of life.
Without further ado, read on for everything you need to know ahead of Diablo 3 Season 23 going live.
Diablo 3 Season 23 Start Time
Diablo 3 Season 23 has a scheduled start date of April 2, 2021, but – as ever with Blizzard – there's a different start time depending on what platform you're playing on and where in the world you are.
In the past, the developer has pushed out new updates for the Seasons at 5pm local time, regardless of where you live across the world.
So that means you can likely expect this new Season to kick off at 5pm in your time zone.
Typically, PC versions of the new Seasons go live earlier than console versions, with console players having to wait an extra few hours until they can join in on the fun.
PS4, Xbox and Nintendo Switch won't be able to join in with the new season until around 1am BST on Saturday, April 3.
Diablo 3 Season 23 Class Sets
Once again, there's a rotation on class set rewards for Season 23.
Players completing Chapters 2, 3, and 4 of the Season Journey will be rewarded with three of Haedrig’s Gifts.
Each Gift contains a few pieces from one of your Class Sets and players can only unlock one Class Set in this manner per Season across Hardcore and Non-Hardcore.
Also for those unaware, the set you receive depends on the class of the character you’re playing when you open each Haedrig’s Gift. To collect a full Class Set, you’ll need to open all three on the same character.
Here are the sets granted by Haedrig’s Gift in Season 23:
- Monk - Raiment of a Thousand Storms
- Demon Hunter - Unhallowed Essence
- Crusader - Roland’s Legacy
- Wizard - Tal Rasha’s Elements
- Barbarian - Wrath of the Wastes
- Witch Doctor - Helltooth Harness
- Necromancer - Bones of Rathma
Diablo 3 Season 23 – Follower System Revamp
Blizzard has named Season 23 'The Disciples of Sanctuary', largely due to the new Follower system revamp.
"Players can now equip Followers with a total of 14 different item slots which include the Follower Relic Item, Helm, Shoulders, Chest, Gloves, Bracers, Belt, 2 Rings, Neck, Pants, Boots, main-hand weapon, and off-hand."
In addition, Season 23 has added a new Follower feature called 'Emanate', which allows players to gain the intended effect of certain Legendary Powers and Set Bonuses when equipped on the hired Follower.
Diablo 3 Season 23 – Seasonal Cosmetic Rewards
In Season 23 players can once again earn awards originally available from Season 11.
Pet collectors will be pleased to see the return of the Emerald Dragon… and, in addition to the Pant and Boot slots of the exclusive Conqueror Set, the Treasure Goblins portraits will be available.
As for the game's 'End of Journey' rewards, players can once again work towards an award first introduced in Season 17.
"Prove your worth with The Disciples of Sanctuary alongside and complete the Season 23 Guardian Journey to earn the Lacuni Cub pet and the Chopping Block portrait."
Diablo 3 Season 23 Patch Notes
Since the Diablo 3 Season 23 Patch Notes are fairly extensive, so we'd suggest people take a look at our dedicated page (linked to above) for the full low down on changes.
So follow the link above to view all Patch 2.7.0 changes, including Bug Fixes and Misc Updates.