Are you a Diablo III player who’s been enjoying the increased anniversary drop rates for legendary loot? Were you lamenting that they were originally set to disappear today? Well chin up, because they’re not going anywhere.
On May 15th, Blizzard did a wonderful thing for their players due to it being the two year anniversary of Diablo III’s release: they cranked the drop percentages for legendary loot through the roof (on PC and Mac). It was a buff for all characters and not only did it give a stackable effect of +100% chance to find legendary items, but it also doubled the amount of rift fragments players received.
If this is the first you’re hearing about it, you’ve got nothing to worry about. Blizzard has decided that because this booster was so popular, they’re gonna make the changes permanent. As mentioned, the buff was meant to end today, but on the Blizzard message boards, Travis Day (designer) shared the good news of the buff’s longevity;
“I come bearing exciting news. Due to the overwhelming popularity of our Anniversary buff we have decided to keep the increased Legendary drop rate once the Anniversary celebration ends. Once the buff is disabled tomorrow morning, you will find that the new base line drop rates for Legendary items will be the same as those you have all enjoyed for the last week.
Happy hunting and link the loot!”
This sounds like news that will excite the long-time Diablo veteran and beginners alike!
I haven’t “set foot” into the world of Diablo for quite some time. However, the rising good news over the Reaper of Souls expansion and occurrences like this just might have me donning the gear of my monk once more. The only qualm I could find myself having with this piece of news would be that the buff wasn’t available for console players. I know there are more middle men to go through when it comes to pushing things to console, but I do hope that the people rocking controllers will get their chance to loot this world more plentiful in legendary gear along with everyone else.
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