When Does Diablo 3 Season 24 Start?

Diablo 3 Season 24 is on the horizon as the current season draws to a close. But, when is the Season 24 start date for Diablo 3, and when will Diablo 3 Season 23 end?

Diablo 3 Season 24

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Diablo 3 Season 24 is expected to start at some point this Summer. Diablo's seasons range anywhere from around 70 days to 130 days, which means we can't really place exactly when Season 24 will start.

The two most recent seasons lasted for 128 days, which means this season likely will run for the same amount of time.

Season 23 started on April 2, 2021, so we expect this season to run till early August, with Season 24 starting on August 5 or August 12.

[UPDATE - Blizzard has confirmed Diablo 3 Season 24 starts on July 23 at 5PM PDT/CEST/KST]

Of course, this date could end up changing due to the COVID-19 pandemic and getting delayed further into August or September. The season might also end up shorter, finishing in July.

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Diablo 3 Season 24 PTR

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The Diablo 3 2.7.1 Patch containing Season 24 is currently available on PTR servers, having started on June 17, 2021.

The latest PTR will be available for a total of two weeks, ending on July 1, 2021.

Players can import one of their current characters to the PTR test server without affecting the live version of their character.

Any progress a player makes on the PTR Test server will go away once the PTR Test ends.

Players who are interesting in playing the latest PTR build can do so by:

  • Log out of their Diablo III account
  • Start the PTR client and create a level 1 character
  • Return to the main screen
  • Click ‘PTR Copy’ and select a region from the top-right corner of the screen.
  • Click ‘Copy’ to copy the characters from the selected region to the PTR Test.
  • Reopen the PTR client and log in.

Some changes confirmed via the PTR are as follows:

Monk Skill Changes:

Mystical Ally – Fire Ally:
Now splits into two instead of five, and all Fire Allies can split.

Damage radius is increased and damage dealt is now 1,920% of weapon damage

Mystical Ally – Earth Ally:
Damage raise to 4,500% of weapon damage

Wizard Skill Changes:

Mirror Image:
Mirror Image now displays a counter to let players know how many Mirror Images are currently active

Item Changes:

Inna’s Mantra 4-piece set: Gain the base effect of all four Mantras at all times, as well as 5% damage reduction for each Mystic Ally currently summoned.

Mystic Allies do not take damage anymore.

Inna’s Mantra 6-piece set:
Gain the passive abilities for all five runed Mystic Allies at all times.

Attacking enemies creates a chosen Mystic Ally, up to ten at a time, and each one lasts 15 seconds.

Mystic Allies deal an additional 950% damage for every Mystic Ally currently summoned

The Crudest Boots:
Mystic Ally summons two Mystic Allies to fight by a player's side.

These allies deal an increased 300% to 400% damage and can attack with their active forms for a longer duration

Bindings of the Lesser Gods:
Cyclone Strike deals an additional 300% to 400% damage from a;; Mystic Allies for five seconds.

Split-Fire Allies gain five times this bonus

Aegis of Valor 2-piece set:
Attacking with Fists of the Heavens increases Heaven’s Fury to deal an additional 125% damage for five seconds.

Stacks up to three times

Masquerade of the Burning Carnival 6-piece set:
Bone Spears deal 6,000% increased damage

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