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All Diablo 3 Greater Rift changes in Season 26

Diablo 3 Season 26 will be releasing soon, and here are all the changes of Greater Rift in Diablo 3 with the upcoming patch.
All Diablo 3 Greater Rift changes in Season 26

Diablo 3 Season 26 is almost upon us, and Public Test Realm (PTR) for the 2.7.3 update has been released officially. As per the patch notes unveiled by Blizzard, Diablo 3 Season 26 is jam-packed with a slew of new features and changes, including several adjustments to the game’s Greater Rift.

Starting from March 10, 2.7.3 PTR will run straight for two weeks, and players can try out new content before the global release. With that in mind, here’s the list of changes that Diablo 3 players will find in Greater Rift.

Diablo 3 Greater Rift Updates in Season 26

List of every Greater Rift change in Diablo 3 Season 26
List of every Greater Rift change in Diablo 3 Season 26. (Picture: Blizzard)

Formerly known as Tiered Rifts, Greater Rifts are a special type of Diablo 3 Nephalem Rift that was incorporated back in Diablo 3 Patch 2.1. Since then, the developers have been actively working to improve the Greater Rift experience through the quality of life updates, balance changes, and addressing community feedback.

Orek's Dream: Greater Rifts have a small chance to roll as Orek's Dream. These dreamlike rifts have a curated list of maps and monster compositions.

  • Three maps have been added, and two maps have been removed from the Greater Rift pool.

    • Added: Fields of Misery, Desolate Sands and Briarthorn Cemetery

    • Removed: Sewers of Caldeum, and Hidden Aqueducts

  • The probability of Greater Rift maps has been adjusted.

  • The probability of monster groups has been adjusted.

  • The following monsters have been adjusted to grant more progression and EXP within Greater Rifts.

    • Blazing Guardians

    • Smoldering Guardians

    • Frost Guardian

    • Noxious Guardian

    • Shock Guardian

    • Blood Clan Spearman

    • Dark Moon Clan Impaler

    • Moon Clan Impaler

    • Blood Clan Impaler

    • Ice Clan Impaler

    • Hell Witch

    • Vile Temptress

  • Players can speak to Orek to close an active Greater Rift. This option is only available when in a single-player game.

Greater Rifts has undergone several changes in the latest Diablo 3 update
Greater Rifts has undergone several changes in the latest Diablo 3 update.

Blizzard Entertainment said in an official statement, “We reviewed all of the maps and monsters that appear in Greater Rifts and reworked the probabilities overall to make sure players spend more time with the content they enjoy. Less spaghetti and more chickens.”

So that’s all you need to know about Greater Rifts changes in Diablo 3 Season 26.

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