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We have some new info on Season 18, in addition to the patch notes released the other day, but this time it's a bit of bad news. The cosmetic rewards for the season will only be the Season 6 ones, without any new additions like the Galactic Wings S17 got.

Blizzard LogoS18 Cosmetics (source)

I’ll just get this clarification out there now. It’ll be outlined clearly in the S18 preview blog that comes before the 2.6.6 launch, but I’d rather everyone be informed in advance.

The Season 18 cosmetic rewards are mirrored to the Season 6 cosmetic rewards 3; this is similar to how the Season 17 rewards lined up with Season 5. As we stated back then, this is going to be the case moving forward. Season rewards are now on what is approximately a 3-year long rotation. This allows players who never had access to them (such as those on Switch or who are newer players to the game) to be able to acquire them while keeping them relatively limited access overall.

In Season 17, there is an additional reward available in the form of the Galactic Wings. Unfortunately, we were unable to add a similar reward to Season 18.

We may still add similar bonus cosmetics to future Seasons, and really just comes down to where we focus efforts in a given patch. Cosmetics are one of the more difficult things to add to the game, requiring art, modeling, and significant QA testing (especially in the case of wings; we have to thoroughly model and test their effectiveness on 14 different player character models). That wasn’t in the cards for this patch, but it’s not off the table for the future. :slight_smile:

And here are the S6 rewards, which are actually pretty good if you don't already have them:

Blizzard LogoS6 (source)

New Cosmetic Rewards

Season 5 introduced a new rotation of cosmetic rewards, and Season 6 continues this tradition!

In addition to an exclusive Portrait Frame and the usual rotating pieces of the Conqueror’s Transmogrification set, Season 6 will include a unique pennant for players who complete the fourth chapter of the Season Journey.

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20 minutes ago, Boothyp said:

Er, while that might be true, surely they could just steal a cosmetic from the chinese client where there are tons...............

I don't understand it either. I mean it shouldn't be that hard to give unique rewards at least to Guardians (one portrait per Season) pulled from the Chinese version of the game. I'd be okay with portraits repeating then.

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12 minutes ago, Stan said:

I don't understand it either. I mean it shouldn't be that hard to give unique rewards at least to Guardians (one portrait per Season) pulled from the Chinese version of the game. I'd be okay with portraits repeating then.

I'd love something for Guardian. Give a reason for completing all the journey once you are stash tabbed out..........

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1 hour ago, K1ngMrglMrgl said:

Anyone wanna help me with the last objectives of the season?

I currently switched to Xbox one and I do not have a lot of friends playing

I probably won't do you a hell of a lot of good, and I won't be available at all the next three days, but feel free to add me. dark inchworm

I still haven't finished up the quest for galactic wings myself - getting a bit worried I won't be able to manage it.

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2 hours ago, K1ngMrglMrgl said:

Anyone wanna help me with the last objectives of the season?

I currently switched to Xbox one and I do not have a lot of friends playing

Have you tried to post here?

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One of the reasons they´re not making more new cosmetics is prob beacuse:  its not worth the effort, they have different projects that need more attention (D4 perhaps?) and old skins that people didnt collect during those seasons that you can get again only mirrored.

I could just be talking *filtered* and there is prob a different reason, just listing my idéas why there wasnt new cosmetics or pets.

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On 7/27/2019 at 4:51 PM, darkinchworm said:

I probably won't do you a hell of a lot of good, and I won't be available at all the next three days, but feel free to add me. dark inchworm

I still haven't finished up the quest for galactic wings myself - getting a bit worried I won't be able to manage it.

I'll add you mostly for the next season

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Well there could be some good news to this, if the dev team are no longer developing anything for Diablo 3 it could mean Diablo 4 is in the works. Though knowing Blizzard it'll be the sequel to Diablo Immortal instead 😕

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7 hours ago, Nihilatos said:

Well there could be some good news to this, if the dev team are no longer developing anything for Diablo 3 it could mean Diablo 4 is in the works. Though knowing Blizzard it'll be the sequel to Diablo Immortal instead 😕

Diablo Immortal lore based is between D2 and D3.

My bet is that we gonna have some news for D4 at Blizzcon

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Being a returning player to D3 and after having completed Season 17, I'm not so bummed by the news of returning spoils of previous seasons. Now I get a chance to get the stuff I missed out on while I was away.

But yeah, this seems to be a sign that Diablo 4 is on its way (maybe).

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