Blizzard has unveiled the last content update for Diablo 3, introducing Season 29 with various additions including a fresh Solo Self Found mode, the Visions of Enmity season theme, the Paragon Ceiling functionality, and a range of class adjustments.
Patch 2.7.6 reveals the arrival of the “Solo Self Found” mode in Diablo III for Season 29. This mode fulfills long-standing player requests, offering a single-player journey with an added Hardcore option. In Solo Self Found, you won’t have other players to help you in dungeons or anywhere else, and you won’t get extra experience from playing with others. It’s a truly solo experience, where you create a new character using the “Solo Hero” option or turn an existing character into a seasonal one.
Here’s a quick overview of the Diablo 3 PTR 2.7.6 Patch notes:
Join the Diablo III PTR on August 15th to experience the changes coming in Season 29.
— Diablo (@Diablo) August 11, 2023
Diablo III Patch 2.7.6. PTR Key Features:
1. Solo Self Found Mode: A New single-player mode with Leaderboards. A hardcore version is available too.
2. New Season Theme (Visions of Enmity)
3. Class Balance: The PTR will focus on balance changes for Crusader, Demon Hunter, and Witch Doctor classes. Players are encouraged to provide feedback on these changes.
4. Paragon Ceiling: Changes limit Paragon Points to 800, promoting gameplay knowledge and gear hunting over stat grinding. Categories can now have up to 200 Paragon Points each.
5. Community-Led Changes: Quality-of-life improvements, Greater Rift monster set adjustments, and class-specific changes have been made based on player feedback.
6. Bug Fixes: Various bug fixes address issues like crashes, incorrect skill damage, and visual glitches.
Solo Self Found Mode:
– Introduces a single-player experience for players seeking a challenge in Diablo 3.
– Hardcore version available as well.
– Players can access it via the Solo Hero option in character creation.
– Campaign and Adventure Mode available, but multiplayer aspects are restricted.
– Leaderboards for Solo Self Found achievements are included.
Season 29 Theme: Visions of Enmity:
Nephalem Level 1 or higher have a chance at encountering a Diabolical Fissure by slaying demons in the open world. Should your smiting of hellspawn trigger a Fissure, press onward and into a Vision of Enmity—what horrors await on the other side are unknown, but these instances are rich in rewards. The Visions are quite unstable and have the potential to produce additional Fissures after enemies are dispatched inside—keep an eye out for these opportunities to maximize your chance of earning useful gear.
– New Monster Affixes
Enervating: Creates an area of effect around the monster that reduces the player’s Movement Speed by 65% and Cooldown Reduction by 50% if the player is in the vicinity of the monster.
Necrotic: The player’s healing is reduced by 65%. Monsters have a damage-over-time effect that deals 180% of the player’s max health over 30 seconds. This effect is removed if the player is healed above 95%.
Resource Leech: Hitting a player removes 65% of their maximum resource.
Class Balance Changes:
– Changes affect Crusader (Akkhan’s Leniency & Vigilante Belt), Demon Hunter (Gears of Dreadlands), and Witch Doctor (Cluckeye & Manajuma’s Way) classes.
– Specific changes made to skills and abilities for each class.
Paragon Ceiling Changes:
– Paragon Points limited to 800.
– Points can be assigned to Core, Defense, Offense, and Utility categories.
– Movement Speed and Area Damage changes explained.
– Adjustments to Greater Rift monster sets.
– Various class-specific fixes and enhancements.
– Fixed an issue where interacting with Mail at the end of a Season had the potential to cause a crash.
– Fixed a game crash that occurred when Demon Hunters utilized specific Item and Skill combinations.
– Fixed an issue where the Witch Doctor’s Angry Chicken skill was not dealing as much damage as indicated in the description.
– Fixed an issue where the number of Wizard Mirror Images were barely visible on the game icon.
– Fixed an issue with some icons in the Altar of Rites having hard edges.