The end date for Diablo 3 Season 24 is fast approaching and that means fans of Blizzards hack-and-slash action RPG are now turning all of their attention to what is coming next. Well, if they can take their mind off Diablo 2 Resurrected that is.
Sooner or later though, fans will want to come back to the next season and given its been well over ten weeks since Diablo 3 Season 24 started in July, we doubt fans will have too much longer to wait.
To help pool all the important details together into one place, we've pulled together this guide to help introduce you to the new season. So without further ado, read on for everything you need to know ahead of the Diablo 3 Season 25 start date.
When Does Diablo 3 Season 25 Start?
At the time of writing, there is no confirmed release date for Diablo 3 Season 25.
However, the launch of new Diablo 3 seasons usually follow the same rough formula. Typically each Season of Diablo has lasted (on average) around 12 weeks minumum. It's also pretty routine that a Season will end on a Sunday, with new seasons always starting on a Friday.
We know that Season 24 started on 23 July, so we suspect we'll see Season 24 end twelve weeks after that date, meaning we could see Season 24 end on October 17 at the very earliest.
In fact if you want to get really technical, here is the potential end times we're predicting based on your location in the world:
- North America – October 17 at 5PM PDT/ 8PM EST
- Europe – October 17 at 4PM BST/ 5PM CEST
- Asia – October 17 at 5PM KST
Historically Blizzard has then waited a customary two weeks before kicking off the new season as they begin testing the new season on the games PTR. Although, this isn't set in stone and there have been instances when the devs have waited a little bit longer. In some cases to fine-tune the existing update on the PTR.
That means we could see Season 25 start as early as November 5. We will, of course, be sure to update this page should anything change or if Blizzard shares official confirmation.
What happens to Ethereal Items
Every new season normally makes one significant change to keep things fresh. In Season 24 Blizzard added Ethereals, a new weapon type as a nod to Ethereal items used in Diablo 2.
However, Ethereals only drop in Seasonal play so will not transfer to your non-seasonal character when the season ends.
Collecting all 21 Ethereals during Season 24 will reward players with the Feat of Strength, Ethereal Recollection. Players who accomplish this will have all Ethereal transmogrify options available for future seasonal and non-seasonal play.
What Are The Diablo 3 Season 25 Class Sets
Just like every season fans can expect to see another rotation for the games class set rewards.
Players completing certain chapters from the Season Journey will be rewarded with three sets as part of Haedrigs Gift.
However, for the time being, Blizzard has not published their preview of Season 25, so we are still in the dark as to the new class sets.
We imagine we'll discover more info fairly soon, as back on June 23 FilthieRich - the games Community Manager - told fans on the official forums that the devs would be "providing a Season 24 preview soon". Over two weeks later, we're still waiting, but we anticipate it'll arrive in the next week.
For the sake of anyone who can't remember, here's a rundown of the sets granted by Haedrig’s Gift in Season 24:
- Monk – Uliana’s Stratagem
- Demon Hunter – Natalya’s Vengeance
- Crusader – Seeker of the Light
- Wizard – Vyr’s Amazing Arcana
- Barbarian – Immortal King’s Call
- Witch Doctor – Spirit of Arachyr
- Necromancer – Trag’Oul’s Avatar
Diablo 3 Season 25 Seasonal Cosmetic Rewards
Like Haedrig’s Gift, we're still waiting for details on the new Seasonal Cometic Rewards, including the new portrait and pet available in Season 25.
In Season 24 players could once again work towards an award first introduced in Season 17.
In addition to the Chest and Gloves slots of the exclusive Conqueror Set, portraits themed around the High Heavens will be available. Those who enjoy collecting cosmetic wings will also be pleased to see the return of Fiacla-Géar, which gives your character a distinctly angelic look...Relive Ethereal Memory and complete the Season 24 Guardian Journey to earn the Terror Resurrected Portrait and the Lesser Mummy Pet.
Diablo 3 Season 25 Latest Patch Notes
At the time of writing, there are no Season 25 patch notes, but we should learn more about how the next season is shaping up when the next PTR update drops.
As mentioned, we suspect testing for Season 25 will begin towards the end of October during the two-week testing period.