Diablo III‘s 2.3 Patch Is Now Live

Diablo III‘s 2.3 patch adds dozens of new items, a new artisan: Kannai’s Cube, and a new zone: The Ruins of Sescheron.

It’s a good week to be a Blizzard fan. Just one day after the release of Hearthstone‘s latest expansion pack: The Grand Tournament, Diablo III‘s massive 2.3 Patch has gone live. The new patch features a new area: The Ruins of Sescheron, dozens of new items, and the return of a much-requested Diablo II feature: the Horadric cube.

The Diablo III iteration of the cube is known as “Kannai’s Cube,” and functions a little differently from its predecessor. You’ll have to collect bounty-specific materials from the game’s adventure mode in order to take advantage of its recipes – among which is a way to “extract” an item’s legendary power and “equip” it without having to equip the actual item.

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The new Ruins of Sescheron zone is integral to finding the cube, and players will have to complete a quest involving Zoltan Khule and the Barbarians in order to unlock it.

The patch also brings a host of class changes too numerous to list here, with special focus given to the Witch Doctor.

Additionally, if you feel like you’re at the point where Torment VI is a cakewalk, four new difficulty levels – Torment VII through X – have been added to the game.

Check out the full patch notes here for more information.

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