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The Season 17 PTR Is Live Today!

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As Season 17 is probably the most exciting season since the first one, a lot of people have been waiting anxiously for that damn PTR release and today's the day. The PTR is going live later today (probably around 2-5pm PDT, 11pm-2am CEST) and will remain up for around a week, as mentioned in the patch notes. We'll definitely keep you posted on when exactly the patch arrives so stay tuned.

If you're the impatient type (and really, who isn't?) you can go and check out the new buff with the insane legendary drop rate buff, so you can get a whole lot of Ancients really fast and try out all those Legacy of Nightmares builds to prepare for the real release. As Season 17 is scheduled to release soon after S16 ends on May 12th, there's still a lot of wait until we get our hands on it, and as we talked about yesterday, this new season is the perfect time for lapsed players to come back and have some more fun in Sanctuary.

So what exactly is coming with Season 17?

  • Player's damage dealt is increased by 750% and damage taken reduced by 4% for every Ancient item you'll have equipped while having no active Set bonuses.
  • Torment 14, 15 & 16 difficulties have been added.
  • Some portals left behind by Treasure Goblins will lead you to the Cow Level.
  • Using an Ancient or Primal Puzzle RingPuzzle Ring will yield a new result, probably a more lucrative version of The Vault.
  • Plenty of quality of life improvements are coming to Rifts!
    • When a boss is killed in a Nephalem Rift, you'll see a permanent ping that marks the location of the boss' death until the Rift's closed.
    • Greater Rift notification & completion screens have been reworked (PC only).
    • Matchmaking won't prevent from joining the game when a Greater Rift's in progress.
  • New and  changed Legendary powers.
  • More Stash space is coming for all players.
  • A search function has been added to the stash.
  • A LOT more Death's BreathDeath's Breath's.
  • New potion.
  • And more, which you can check out here.

There's also been quite a bit of Diablo news and content here at Icy Veins recently, so you can check that out as well as you wait for the PTR to show up later today:


*Header image courtesy of artist Starym.

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