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The Darkening of Tristram Returns

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Diablo's anniversary marks the return of the Darkening of Tristram event. Earn unique transmogrification effects, achievements, portraits, pets, and more.

The Darkening of Tristram will be available from January 1 through January 30.

The portal to Old Tristram will open on January 4.

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Saw the confusion pop up and wanted to hop in to reaffirm this! Apologies for not reiterating this information in the blog; we'll get that updated as soon as the rest of us are back in office. 

Again, just to be clear: only the pre-cursor event (roaming cultists in Adventure Mode) is currently available. The portal to Old Tristram will open on January 4th.

Don't forget to check out Deadset's Complete Anniversary Guide for more details about the event.

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Diablo’s anniversary is right around the corner, along with the Darkening of Tristram event! Whether you’re a series veteran craving nostalgia, or a newcomer hungry for your first taste of the franchise’s past, this loving homage to the earliest days of Diablo is for you.

Read on for more, including a closer look at the anniversary dungeon and its unique rewards.

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Stop the Cultists

Your journey begins on the trail of a group of mysterious cultists causing trouble in Sanctuary. As you hunt them down in Adventure Mode, you’ll uncover clues leading to a portal into Tristram’s past, and the terrifying darkness that took hold of the town so many years ago. . . .

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Explore the Cathedral

Follow the clues and you’ll soon find yourself in a realm of glorious RetroVision™, where an all-too-familiar cathedral looms. Explore the depths and you’ll discover familiar enemies and iconic items, all brought to life in the Diablo III engine. Meanwhile, deep beneath the catacombs, the Dark Lord himself awaits any intrepid adventurer who dares to challenge him. . . .

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Discover Precious Loot

What is a Diablo game without shiny new loot to call your own? Completing activities in the anniversary event yields unique transmogrification effects, achievements, portraits, pets, and more.

While some rewards are easy to find, others may have you scouring every nook or unlocking every achievement before you can get your hands on them. Can you earn them all? There’s only one way to find out!

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Your Journey Begins…

Exclusive rewards and challenging enemies await you, but they won’t last forever! The anniversary event begins January 1 at midnight PST and ends January 30 at the same time. Enter the dungeon, reap your rewards, and survive the evils within—or die in the process, never to be heard from again. . . .

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42 minutes ago, WedgeAntilles said:

The Darkening of Tristam event is the most horrible, most pathetic and worst event in gaming history.

 

 

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12 hours ago, Undeadxy said:

That's ... too much of excitement.....

i missed out on the butcher pet last time so i'm excited :D

plus honestly seeing d3 get any sort of love from blizz is celebration worthy XD

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7 hours ago, Tri said:

i missed out on the butcher pet last time so i'm excited :D

plus honestly seeing d3 get any sort of love from blizz is celebration worthy XD

Gotta agree on that. D3's like a haunted town. An untouched haunted game xD

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On 12/29/2017 at 1:43 PM, WedgeAntilles said:

The Darkening of Tristam event is the most horrible, most pathetic and worst event in gaming history.

 

C'mon, it's not THAT bad. It is fun to do it once, at least.

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2 hours ago, Valhalen said:

C'mon, it's not THAT bad. It is fun to do it once, at least.

Unfortunatly, it is.

The music is great - but as soon as you open your eyes and look at what they have done, the word pathetic doesn't even start to describe it.

Beside the music, there is nothing that has the spirit, the atmosphere of Diablo 1.

If it would have been mod, made by a fan, it would be bad.

Coming from a professional company like Blizzard (well, at least they claim to be professionals, don't they) it is hell.

(And not in the good sense of D1)

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why isnt it up yet? says  1/1/18 will they ever fix anything? like 20k pargon kill monks exploit frozen demons dead goblins game lag 

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On 2017-12-30 at 6:16 PM, Valhalen said:

C'mon, it's not THAT bad. It is fun to do it once, at least.

It's not terrible but they could at least had some interns make them a new pet or 2 available since Diablo 1 have tons of things they could have offered. there are enemies in D1 we don't see in D3 so I was sort of hoping for at least that, or shove another sidequest in to expand a bit on the actual lore of them game that people don't get if they don't read the books etc.

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The LEAST Blizz could do would be to offer-up a few new Rewards.  Sad.

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The walk through needs updated as the bit with the cows doesn’t work and you wouldn’t get forgotten souls from wirts leg.....

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