Reaper of Souls is due for release sometime in 2014 and although nothing more specific has been stated by Blizzard the popular speculation is that with the Auction House closing in March 2014 Blizzard will not leave the game in its current state for too long before updating with the Paragon 2.0 and Loot 2.0 patch followed closely by the release of Reaper of Souls. The Friends and Family beta began unexpectedly on 20th November 2013. As well as their regular list of friends and family Blizzard, for the first time, extended the invites to “valued media contacts and key members of the Blizzard community” and also 3,000 of the most active Diablo III players from around the world. The testers were not required to abide by a non-disclosure agreement (NDA). Features:
Charge forth as the Crusader
Impenetrable armor, gleaming weapons, and heavy, heavy damage – wield the power of the Crusader, unbreakable new hero of the mortal realms.
Take Act V by storm
From the sprawling streets of Westmarch to the ancient walls of the Pandemonium Fortress, battle with a host of deadly new enemies throughout the all-new Act V of the Diablo III storyline.
Rise to new heights of power
Advance your hero of choice through additional levels of supremacy, mastering bold new powers of raw, demon-slaying potential along the way.
Conquer new gameplay modes
The new Adventure Mode opens up all of Sanctuary – you can travel to any waypoint in any Act. It also introduces Bounties and Nephalem Rifts, two new game features with boundless replay value.
Discover powerful new treasures
A redesigned loot system improves your Diablo III experience with targeted “smart drops,” new and improved Legendary items, and the item-augmenting powers of the Mystic.
- 6 Malthael-inspired item appearances that can be used for transmogrification
- Infernal Helm item appearance
- 3 extra character slots
- A Treasure Goblin pet for World of Warcraft
- Crusader-themed portraits and Malthael-themed decals for StarCraft II
- All the digital items included in the Digital Deluxe version
- Reaper of Souls hardcover art book
- Malthael mouse pad
- Behind-the-scenes DVD/Blu-ray pack
- Reaper of Souls soundtrack