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Diablo 3 Season 28 Release Date Window, Time, Theme, Content

The exact release date and time for Diablo 3 Season 28, alongside its expected content and theme.
Diablo 3 Season 28 Release Date Window, Time, Theme, Content

Wondering what the exact release date and time for Diablo 3 Season 28 is? We've got you covered with everything you need to know about the next season of Diablo 3, including when it starts, content, the theme, and more.

This article explains what Nephalem can expect from Diablo 3 Season 28 regarding new content, seasonal cosmetics, item sets, and more, so let's get started.

Update 17 January 2023: We've checked to ensure there is no additional information about Diablo 3 Season 28 and updated the article accordingl

When Does Diablo 3 Season 28 Release Window?

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Maybe Deckard Cain knows the exact release date for Diablo 3 Season 28. (Picture: Blizzard)

The exact release date for Diablo 3 Season 28 is currently unknown. Season 27 kicked off on 26th August 2022.

Season 23 was the shortest recent season at 15 weeks and a couple of days, while Season 26 ran for 18 weeks. Therefore, it is impossible to currently nail down the exact release date for Diablo 3 Season 28.

Our best guestimate is that Diablo 3 Season 28 has a release date of Thursday, 16th February 2023. We also expect the PTR for the next big update to start on a Thursday in late January 2023, likely to be the 26th, and run for two weeks.

What Time Does Diablo 3 Season 28 Start?

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Set those alarms for 17:00 server time in your region. (Picture: Blizzard)

Every season of Diablo 3 starts at the same time. You can expect Diablo 3 Season 28 to start at 17:00 server time.

As with any other online title, there might be unexpected issues or extended maintenance when a new season gets underway, so keep this in mind while planning your game time in Sanctuary.

Diablo 3 Season 28 Theme & Content

Season 27, entitled "Light's Calling", features Sanctified Powers, Sanctified items, Angelic Crucibles, and dozens of class/set item balance changes. It had an angelic theme from the High Heavens, but what about Diablo 3 Season 28's theme?

Currently, it is too early to tell what the exact theme for Diablo 3 Season 28 will be. However, we know there should be a completely different theme, with season-exclusive items and mechanics.

Diablo 3 S28 Season's Journey

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Complete tasks and conquest in the Season's Journey for Diablo 3 Season 28. (Picture: Blizzard)

Players can expect the Season's Journey tasks and Conquests to complete. These are generally not linked to a theme. Check out the current season's Conquest examples below:

  • Sprinter/Speed Racer - Complete all of Diablo 3's Campaign from Act I to Act V at level 70 in under one hour.
  • Avarice/Avaritia - Complete a 50 million gold streak outside The Vault or its Inner Sanctum.
  • Boss Mode/Worlds Apart - Destroy all bosses in Diablo 3 at max level on Torment X in less than 20 minutes.
  • Thrill/Superhuman - Complete a Greater Rift level 45 Solo without any Set items equipped.
  • Univers/Master of Sets - Mastery Rank completion of eight different Set Dungeons.

Lastly, we know there will be Haedrig's Gifts to unlock Class Set items.

Diablo 3 Season 28 Class Sets - Haedrig's Gift

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Earn class set items via Haedrig's Gift. (Picture: Blizzard)

Each season, Diablo 3 players can work towards completing specific chapters of the Season's Journey, and Season 28 is no different. Haedrig's Gift's Class Sets will rotate again with Diablo 3 Season 28.

Players can only unlock one Class Set via Haedrig's Gift in Diablo 3 Season 28 across non-Hardcore and Hardcore.

S27 List of Class Sets:

  • Barbarian - Wrath of the Wastes
  • Crusader - Roland’s Legacy
  • Demon Hunter - Unhallowed Essence
  • Monk - Raiment of a Thousand Storms
  • Necromancer - Bones of Rathma
  • Witch Doctor - Helltooth Harness
  • Wizard - Tal Rasha’s Elements

Lastly, there will be new, seasonal cosmetic rewards to acquire.

Diablo 3 Season 28 Cosmetic Rewards

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Get the Wings of Lempo cosmetic via Diablo 3 Season 28. (Picture: Blizzard)

Back in Season 17, Blizzard began reintroducing cosmetic rewards from previous seasons for players who might have missed them the first time or didn't play at the time.

For Season 28, this means cosmetic rewards from Season 16 are returning. This includes Helm and Shoulder slots for the Conqueror set, portrait frames, and the Wings of Lempo. 

As in past seasons, two new End of Journey cosmetic rewards will be obtainable during Season 28. Expect a new cosmetic pet and more for the collectors out there.

We will endeavor to update this article once new information regarding the release date of Diablo 3 Season 28, alongside its content and theme, becomes available.


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