Diablo 3 shows season theme for season 28 with patch 2.7.5 – A powerful altar awaits you

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Blizzard has presented the content of the new season 28 in Diablo 3. We summarize the most important things from patch 2.7.5 and look at the new seasonal theme.

When does season 28 start? That’s not entirely clear yet. The 2.7.5 patch is scheduled to be available for testing on the PTR server starting Tuesday, January 31st. This test is designed to last for 7 days.

So the test period ends on Tuesday, February 7th. Since Seasons in Diablo 3 traditionally start on a Friday, February 10th would be the obvious start date for Season 28, which would replace the current Season 27.

In the past, however, there have been extensions to the PTR times when Blizzard had to continue working on the update after feedback from the testers. Accordingly, start dates may be postponed at short notice.

As soon as the official start date is known, we will keep you up to date here at MeinMMO.

However, it is already clear what the theme of the coming Season 28 will be.

A season always runs for 3 months, during which time the content can be used. But only if you create a new seasonal character.

Season theme of season 28 in Diablo 3

What is the theme? Season 28 is called “Rites of Sanctuary” and revolves around an ominous altar that unsuspecting citizens of New Tristram stumbled upon on a hunting trip.

This Altar of Rites features 26 sigils and 3 legendary potion powers that players will discover upon their first arrival at the altar.

In a way, these altar runes work like their own kind of skill tree. Once the first seal is unlocked, you can progress through the skill tree in different ways, depending on what suits your characters.

Each seal and each potion brings you new skills and bonuses as well as the opportunity to unlock more seals.

Here you can find all of them at a glance:

sealpowerAYour kill streak timer duration and reward bonus are doubled.BFountains of Reflection persist for the entire season and are not removed by death.CItems have no level requirements.D+ 200 DamageE+ 25% Missile Damage ReductionF+ 25% Movement Speed ​​(Unlimited) Increases damage against Elites by 15%.Picking up regeneration orbs grants a shield for 5% of your maximum health for 7 seconds. Max 5 stacks.I+25% melee damage reductionJIncreases the damage bonus of your highest elemental ability by 10%KIncreases damage against elites by 20%L+10% damageMDoubles the number of Death’s Breath that drops.NKritic grants: Mana: 15, Hate: 5, Wrath: 5, Arcane Power: 3, Rage: 3, Spirit: 5, Essence: 5.ODouble the number of Bounty Dice that drop from completing bounties.PProgress Orbs from Nephalem and Greater Rifts picked up automatically.QReduces damage taken by elites by 25%.R+15% damageSEgain immunity to crowd-controlling effectsTGain passabilityUPets collect Breath of DeathVElite groups drop an additional progress orb.WIncreases damage to bosses by 25%XRaise pets common, magic, and rare items on YIncreases your chance to dodge by 15%.ZDouble the chance of finding a legendary item purchased from KadalaPotion AAWhen you drink your health potion, you manifest one of three runecircles on the ground that grant increased damage, increased cooldown reduction, or increased resource cost reduction.Potion ABWhen you drink your health potion, all enemies within 25 yards deal 25% less damage.Potion ACWhen you drinking your health potion gives you a random shrine or pylon effect.ADWhen a primal item drops, a random second one also drops

How do you unlock the seals? To unlock the altar’s full power, you must collect various materials and sacrifice them to the altar. The costs are getting higher and the items are getting rarer, the more of the seals and powers you unlock. This also includes Primordial Ashes.

If you have managed to unlock all the seals, you will also receive a new cosmetic: The “Wings of Terror”.

What else is in the patch? You can find the full patch notes here at Blizzard. In addition to the new altar, there will also be changes to known content. This includes various item adjustments, monk changes, and bug fixes.

What is a season anyway? Diablo 3 regularly hosts Seasons that unlock additional content to keep the gaming experience fresh. You can usually use them for three months before the next season starts. However, this only applies to newly created season characters.

What do you think of the prospect of Season 28? Can you relate to the Altar of Rites? Tell us in the comments and exchange ideas with other players.

Meanwhile, the wait for Diablo 4 continues. If you want to bridge the wait, you will find 10 current alternatives to Diablo here.