We spent most of 2016 clinging to the hope that one of the year's rumors would turn out to be true - a potential remake of a classic Diablo game. And while it proved to not quite be the case in the end, we were to get something almost as good; an anniversary event that would bring a chunk of Diablo history to Diablo III.
Arriving in today's 2.4.3 patch, you now have until the end of January to relive the fall of Tristram in honor of the 20th annivesary of the Diablo franchise.
With special mention as to how additional anniversary events will have a "feature a pre-cursor event available from January 1-3", that's a pretty long-lasting tease from Blizzard of things to come. To get involved in unearthing the past, patch the client and jump straight into Adventure Mode. Hunt down the Cultists and you should come across the necessary clues to open a portal to Tristram's past.
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For those betting on performance boosts, you're getting your wish. While the patch includes far too many class and item changes for us to mention, it does bring with it a fully upgraded 64-bit client with native DirectX 11 support. Thanks to this, you should see performance improvements across the board alongside SSAO, per-pixel lighting and additional anti-aliasing options.
It's a worthy homage to the history of the franchise, and while only the Barbarian is seeing much of a change, there's a plethora of QoL improvements all around, with an equal amount of new armor to find.