Diablo III‘s upcoming 2.3 patch adds a wealth of new features and items, including an iteration of the infamous Horadric Cube.
Diablo III, much like its predacessor, has received a very steady stream of free content for its players in the years and months following its launch. Now, Patch 2.3 is right around the corner with some of the juiciest updates the game has ever received. Amongst the usual new items and new levels, the legendary “Horadric Cube” from Diablo II is finally making its return, in an iteration known as Kanai’s Cube.
Kanai’s Cube, being the artifact in which the Horadic Cube was derived from, will function in more or less the same way. Players will put a bunch of items into the cube, and if the right combination is met, it will make something new. In Diablo II there were dozens of different combos players could use in their endless search for phat lewt, most common of which being the six skull rares and Stone of Jordan re-rolls. In Diablo III, Blizzard promises the cube includes the ability to break down Legendary items and equip their special effects as passive skills, convert crafting materials from one type to another, and so much more.
Other welcome additions in the patch, especially for those of you bashing your heads against the higher tiers of Greater Rifts, include the removal of the dreaded Real of Trials (players can now simply choose whichever level of Greater Rift they desire), and the addition of four new difficulty levels – Torment VII through X.
There’s also a completely new area – The Ruins of Sescheron – complete with its own unique enemies, and a bunch of other changes you can read about here.
The patch should be hitting the Public Test Realm very soon, with an official release sometime in the coming month.