Last night, Blizzard dropped Diablo III’s next big thing on the test server. Yes, Blizzard remembered Diablo III is a going concern, and a fun one at that, and pumped out 2.6.6 and the complete season 18 on the PTS. Testing will run a week, so there’s plenty of time for players to check it out in advance, properly buffed up with increased drops to help testers get geared quickly. ‘Course, you could also just copy over an existing toon.
According to the patch notes, players should be aware of new seasonal buffs from level 1, a new legendary gem, crafting tweaks, and new items.
“There are additional specific notes below, but broadly for 2.6.6, we wanted to introduce a handful of new item powers targeted at two audiences: (1) certain classes with long-standing requests for balance/quality of life adjustments and (2) the broader player base for experimenting with Kanai’s Cube. This means fewer class-specific new additions, but more additions that everyone has an opportunity to play with. We also experimented with making some of the craftable sets from Haedrig more appealing for fresh level 70’s or players looking to maximize their farming runs. We hope to see some interesting new theorycrafting and tactics out of 2.6.6 and can’t wait to see what the community does with this new loot!”