Celebrate Diablo III‘s second birthday with an increased drop chance of legendaries and rift fragments.
Good news for anyone planning on diving in to Diablo III over the next week – you’ll be treated to an increased chance to find legendary items, as well as double rift fragment drops from bounties and Nephalem caches. This anniversary buff comes right on the heels of Patch 2.0.5, which among a plethora of bug fixes, had some pretty significant changes to the Barbarian, Crusader and Witch Doctor classes (mostly buffs!)
To celebrate the game’s second anniversary and the community that made it all possible, players who log in to defend Sanctuary this week will receive double Rift Fragments as well as a +100% boost to their chance to find Legendary items. This bonus birthday buff begins in the Americas on Thursday, May 15 at 12:00 a.m. PDT and ends on Thursday, May 22 at 5:00 a.m. PDT.
Unfortunately, for those of you enjoying the game on PS3 or Xbox 360, the special anniversary buff is only available on PC and Mac, but it will apply to all characters and stack with similar bonuses.
As for Patch 2.0.5, to see exactly what changes it brought for your class of choice, check out the full notes here. As well as class changes, the patch also buffed Kadala and Horadric caches to be able to drop torment-only legendaries, and increase the amount of blood shards rewarded for completing rifts on higher torment levels.