May 21, 2024

Diablo 4 Announces Drop Rate Changes for Legendary Items


  • Diablo 4 is adjusting the drop rate of Legendary items, making it easier for players to find them and improving the gameplay experience.
  • Update 1.1.1 will guarantee a Legendary drop for players level 35 and above when defeating dungeon bosses, completing Legion Events, and defeating the Butcher.
  • Treasure Goblins will now have a 100% chance of dropping a Legendary item starting at level 15, providing players with better loot earlier in the game.

Diablo 4 has announced changes to the drop rate of Legendary items, the second-highest rarity level available in Blizzard’s action RPG. Diablo 4 Season 1 brought a range of changes to the game, with some of these changes celebrated and others being questioned by players. This adjustment will surely be celebrated by all, though.

There are four item rarities in Diablo 4, with Legendary items having an orange glow. Legendary items are some of the most coveted by Diablo 4 players, as they have more powerful Legendary affixes than Normal, Rare, and Magic items. Currently, some of the best ways to get Legendaries in Diablo 4 is by joining Helltides and Whispers of the Dead. Helltide is a regional Diablo 4 event available from World Tier 3 onwards, and the Whispers of the Dead are activities available in Diablo 4‘s endgame.

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To make it easier for players to find better items, Diablo 4 will be adjusting the drop rate of Legendary items. Diablo 4 held a new Campfire Chat detailing the contents of the upcoming update 1.1.1, and the Legendaries are on the list of adjustments made by Blizzard. Starting with the 1.1.1 update, players level 35 and above will have a guaranteed Legendary drop on dungeon bosses and completing Legion Events. The Butcher is one of Diablo 4‘s most feared enemies, and players level 35 and up will get a guaranteed Legendary drop when defeating it. Finally, Treasure Goblins got the biggest change: Diablo 4 players will have a 100% chance of getting a Legendary item starting at level 15.

Diablo 4 update 1.1.1 will arrive on August 8, but the patch notes will be available on August 2. The drop rate of Legendary items is one aspect of the significant list of changes coming to Diablo 4, which will also affect all classes in the game with a variety of adjustments. Diablo 4 will revert a controversial change made to dungeons in update 1.1.1, which resulted in backlash from players. And after the community complained about the inconvenience of frequent dismounting in Diablo 4, Blizzard finally addressed the issue. Starting with update 1.1.1, Diablo 4 players can charge through barricades, a change praised by the community.

With the live service model adopted by Diablo 4, players will see content and features often added to the game, and adjustments to balance the environment. It’s true that Diablo 4 players still want changes that haven’t been addressed by Blizzard. But Diablo 4‘s development team is showing that it is listening to community feedback, and looking to address it as best it can.

Diablo 4 is available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

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