Diablo III’s sixth season kicks off next week, but seasons aren’t coming to console

    
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Diablo III’s sixth season is bearing down on us — are you prepared? The fun kicks off on Friday, April 29th, at 8 p.m. EDT. As promised at last year’s BlizzCon, seasons are expected to run three months, including this one, so you’ve got about 90 days to rush through the tiers and get your loot. Blizzard reminds players that getting your set gear will be a matter of completing individual chapter objectives — specifically, reaching Level 70, besting Izual at level 70 on Torment II or higher, and completing a level 20 Greater Rift solo.

The studio also addresses the potential for seasonal content on console:

“Some features on console are best designed for that platform, and the same is true for the PC version of the game. A large part of the fun of Seasons is the entire community rerolling heroes together at the same time. Because the offline and disconnected nature of console does not support this style of play, we do not currently have plans to implement Seasons on console.”

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Zophie Winters
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Zophie Winters

carson63000 Sorenthaz Pepperzine Karl_Hungus Greaterdivinity It’s hard to imagine, until you try it.  The console controls for D3 work surprisingly nicely.  I play both PC and PS4 versions and ultimately I like the PS4 version better simply because of the controller support.

Sorenthaz
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Sorenthaz

schmidtcapela carson63000 Sorenthaz Pepperzine Karl_Hungus Greaterdivinity

Zelda’s just an adventure game. The rest are considered action RPGs but aren’t the same as ARPGs.   

Those games have wildly different gameplay styles compared to Diablo 3.  With Diablo 3 it’s a point and click ARPG, and the console version turns it into a “move with your left joystick and attack in any direction with your right joystick and activate abilities with the buttons” type of control scheme, akin to the Gauntlet series.

schmidtcapela
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schmidtcapela

carson63000 Sorenthaz Pepperzine Karl_Hungus Greaterdivinity 
I very much prefer to play ARPGs with controllers. Zelda, Darksiders, Dark Souls,
the Mana series, the Fable series, Kingdom Hearts…

schmidtcapela
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schmidtcapela

Karl_Hungus RicharddeLeonIII 
I’m the opposite. I’m about to uninstall Diablo 3, mostly because of the seasons. Thanks to the rewards they make me feel like I’m wasting time whenever I don’t play a seasonal character, but playing a seasonal characters means everything I’ve done in the past is meaningless.

I liked it far better in D2, when the seasons were only about the Ladder, without any actual rewards.

MetaDune
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MetaDune

Karl_Hungus Sorenthaz Greaterdivinity D3 on console is client side so its easier to hack that

Dixa
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Dixa

Karl_Hungus carson63000 Sorenthaz Greaterdivinity better hack detection would require you to be online. total counter to this entire discussion

Dixa
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Dixa

Greaterdivinity D2 had a real problem with cheating and duping. Only those with rose-colored glasses forget this, even on the bnet servers.

Console version of D3 has that very same problem and yes it is far more prevalent than with the pc version.

carson63000
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Sorenthaz Pepperzine Karl_Hungus carson63000 Greaterdivinity I can’t even imagine trying to play an ARPG with a console controller, that sounds horrible beyond belief. But I guess it works for some people. I can’t imagine trying to play an FPS with a controller either but millions do. :-)

Hounddog74
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Plus the console version is just better. It feels crazy saying that but after playing for a good while on the PC I bought it on sale for the Xbone and it just plays so much nicer and looks exactly the same.

Sorenthaz
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Sorenthaz

Pepperzine Karl_Hungus Sorenthaz carson63000 Greaterdivinity It’s really not the same though.  Blizzard refuses to add controller support to the PC so there isn’t even that option.