Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls background download now available

You can start downloading files from the Diablo 3 expansion Reaper of Souls now in order to save time when it's released.

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Blizzard has announced that you may start downloading files for the Diablo 3 expansion Reaper of Souls, as well as a "pre-expansion" patch that will be released in the coming months. The download will not affect your game at the moment, but will mean you'll have less to download when the expansion and pre-expansion patch are released.

"The background download data is encrypted and won't make any changes to the live game or Battle.net service until patch 2.0.1 and Reaper of Souls launch," Blizzard said in a post on battle.net. "In the meantime, you will be able play Diablo 3 as normal, and your in-game experience should remain unaffected by the download itself."

Blizzard said the download will be around 6GB in size and include things like models, textures, art files, and other upcoming content in patch 2.0.1 and Reaper of Souls that is already complete.

Reaper of Souls introduces a new character class, the Crusader, and a fifth act to the game. The expansion will also be a part of the Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition when it launches on PlayStation 4, though Blizzard has yet to date this version.

The Reaper of Souls expansion will be released on March 25.

For further instruction on how to start the background download head over to battle.net.

Discussion

42 comments
GH05T-666
GH05T-666

instead of a loading bar all i get is a spinning circle in the battle.net client. i dont no if its updating or not.

nyran125tk
nyran125tk

i have Titans quest and Torchlight 2 and Diablo 1 and 2. Im content. I was expecting much more from Diablo 3 and after playing the demo, im really not interested. The biggest thing that erked me about Diablo 3, i thougth it was going to have an updated realistic gothic look to it. Not the cartoony style that they went for. Im perfectly fine with cartoony, just not from the Diablo franchise. I expect better from Diablo.


I seriously think Titans Quest looks better.


I reckon the guys who made Torchlight 2, should do their own reaslistic Gothic Arpg for nextgen.

Aelfredus
Aelfredus

Well I'm stupid, I thought this article was about a D3 wallpaper...

pupp3t_mast3r
pupp3t_mast3r

You know of all the possible classes to have released with an expansion a crusader? I'll be passing on this one until it goes on sale...

shreddyz
shreddyz

they think people are that desperate for anything D3. oh my! the ego Blizzard has in the way they market their crap is enormous.

vadagar1
vadagar1

PFFFFFFFFF

go sell your bullshit somewhere else failzzard 

Mr_Mark_Legion
Mr_Mark_Legion

how hard is it to just reléase more than 1 extra class? i could name tons of clases so no matter how many exp. they wanna spit out they will always have a class to add.

lonewolf1044
lonewolf1044

Diablo 3 to me does not have the staying power that Diablo 2 had or has, Not that D3 is not a bad game it just does not have that extra oomph that D2 has. As far as the EP goes, I am not in a rush to get it.

megakick
megakick

I played it, It is like WoW with less of a strategy mechanic. Doing Return of the Lich King Dungeons fully geared was like playing DIII Zzz.

skullomania2
skullomania2

Blizzard maybe in for a rude awakening when it comes to always online come March 25.  In business the customer is always right.  

Gladestone1
Gladestone1

Now  you guys are doing stupid adertismants like ign..Are you guys rediculas with this..It plays in the back ground while your watching this video..Please end these advrtisements..Go back to being  paid site it was a much bettr web page..Holy useless advertisements..

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

But why would you WANT to?  You should just play Path of Exile, Torch Light 2, or Van Helsing instead.

dark_rage864
dark_rage864

Wake me up when the real sequel for Diablo 2 gets announced. zzzzzzzz

wexorian
wexorian

I really don't  care, Big fan of Whole franchise , great interesting stories with  great lore but 3rd game is 1 month run while 2nd had 10 year replay value for me :D

jenovaschilld
jenovaschilld

Anyone know if the new expansion will allow local system link - hate the always online crap? If the game would just check for authentication, but then allow local play that would be great. Four us friends got together when the game launched - all in one large room with good broadband but could not play due to server issues for weeks. I mean we are literally 6 feet away but our actions have to travel thousands of miles through broken EA servers and then back again. Doesn't make sense. 


I would really love an offline mode or at least a system link local mode that still spies on you. 

coaltango
coaltango

woah a PS4 release?? thats great

nl_skipper
nl_skipper

I'm currently downloading Path of Exile instead!

grin89
grin89

@Gladestone1 you dont so much as speak the english language as you just chew it up and spit it out.

vadagar1
vadagar1

@dark_rage864shall i prepare the cryo bed :P

blackace
blackace

@coaltangoStill waiting for a release date. This will come to the XBox One as well no doubt. Activision is all about money and Diablo 3 sold very well on the XBox 360. The PS4 version might not come out until May.

whatsazerg
whatsazerg

@nl_skipper Path of Exile = great ideas executed with mediocrity.  I'll keep D3 thanks.  Or Torchlight 2

Darkelflord
Darkelflord

@blackace @coaltango Well that will take a while when there hasn't even been the tiniest hint of it so far. If it does indeed come to the XBOne I wouldn't expect it until Q4 2014 or Q1 2015.

dark_rage864
dark_rage864

@whatsazerg@nl_skipperPoE is free to play, Diablo 3 cost money, do the maths, PoE wins with great value and content compared to Diablo 3 softcore gameplay. 

nl_skipper
nl_skipper

@whatsazerg  torchlight 2 is great but where are the great ideas in D3...?  At least PoE and T2 TRY... D3 is just... acceptable execution on a bad framework of ideas.