UPDATE: As mentioned below: developers Blizzard have now confirmed a separate release date and time for Diablo 3 Season 21 on Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Xbox One.
D3 Season 21 will not launch on consoles until 5pm PT, regardless of where you live. This means that Diablo 3 Season 21 starts on PS4 and Xbox One in the UK at around 1am BST, on Saturday, July 4, 2020.
ORIGINAL: Diablo 3’s next season of adventure is scheduled to kick off this week for gamers on PS4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch.
As always, this will mean earning new rewards and grabbing Legendary Items over the coming months.
Diablo 3 Season 21 has a start date set for Friday, July 3, 2020, although we don’t have quite as much news on the launch schedule as usual.
The official release times for Diablo 3 Season 21 have been shared, but there has been no confirmation on whether console and PC players will be treated differently.
In the past, PC players have had the shortest wait time, with other seasons of Diablo 3 launching on Battle.Net ahead of the PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch versions of the game.
The good news is that Blizzard has confirmed a Diablo 3 start time for Season 21, and when gamers can get their hands on the new seasonal rewards.
According to a new update from the development team, Diablo 3 Season 21 will start at 5pm. For most players, this will mean 5pm local time, wherever you live in the world.
Season 21 begins Friday, July 21 at 5:00 p.m. PDT in North America, 5:00 p.m. CEST in Europe, and 5:00 p.m. KST in Asia.
No news has been shared on whether console players will have to wait as they have done in the past.
If this does happen, Diablo 3 console gamers may not gain access to Season 21 until around 1am BST on Saturday, July 4.
The good news is that the next season of Diablo 3 action is scheduled to run for around three months.
This means that there should be plenty of time – probably until October 2020 – to earn all the rewards you have your eye on.
And Blizzard has also confirmed that they will be offering rewards from past seasons for those gamers who might not have been playing at the time.
For Season 21, this means rewards that were originally available from Season 9 are returning to the Season Journey.
On top of this, players will also be able to unlock two new cosmetic rewards if they complete the entirety of the Season journey, including the Stupendous Contraption pet and the Industrial Portrait Frame.
The new Season Journey will also include a new Class Set for those who complete specific chapters, with Blizzard revealing: “Completing Chapters 2, 3, and 4 of the Season Journey will reward you with three of Haedrig’s Gifts. Each Gift contains a few pieces from one of your Class Sets.
“Players can only unlock one Class Set in this manner per Season across Hardcore and Non-Hardcore, so choose wisely!
“The set you receive depends on the class of the character you’re playing when you open each Haedrig’s Gift. To collect a full Class Set, you’ll need to open all three on the same character.”
Haedrig’s Gift sets for Diablo 3 Season 21:
- Barbarian – Might of the Earth
- Crusader – Thorns of the Invoker
- Demon Hunter – The Shadow’s Mantle
- Monk – Monkey King’s Garb
- Witch Doctor – Raiment of the Jade Harvester
- Wizard – Firebird’s Finery
- Necromancer – Grace of Inarius