Diablo III patch takes a peek inside the Vault

Console gamers, your time has come. Diablo III has finally arrived on consoles (Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3 and PS4), as the Ultimate Evil edition hits shelves. But don’t get too used to the game as it is – there’s already a new patch on the way, set to shake a few things up.

As anyone who’s played Diablo III can attest, treasure goblins are a ridiculous nuisance. You’ll be battling it out with a bunch of monsters, and this little creature sneaks up and steals your most valued possession. Today, all you can do is chase after it and beat it into submission, regaining your treasure and a few other bits and pieces as collateral.

…but in the upcoming 2.1.0 patch, you’ll be able to do a lot more than that, hitting the goblin where it hurts: At home.

Diablo III: Baroness Greed

Diablo III: Baroness Greed

The new 2.1.0 content means that when you take down a Treasure Goblin, there’s a chance that it will spawn a portal to a mysterious new area – the Vault. This is where the treasure goblins take their goodies, so it’s stacked wall-to-wall with loot! It’s also where the Baroness Greed lives, and she’s not terribly fond of people coming in and re-stealing her stolen goods, so you might have a fight on your hands.

The latest Diablo blog chats to Reaper of Souls‘ lead writer Brian Kindregan and members of the design and art teams to find out more about the Baroness Greed and her Vault.

The Baroness Greed is never satisfied, so there’s a lot of work to be done to keep the Vault up to snuff. Her goblin minions are continuously sent out to collect more gold. The incoming gold in turn has to be tallied. And the existing gold must be inventoried to make sure none of it has gone missing. Plus, Greed takes a bath in all her gold every three hours. She’s definitely high-maintenance, as is her domain.

…in case you were wondering, yes, Scrooge McDuck’s Money Pit was a serious point of reference when building the Vault. It just makes sense.

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls is out now for PC and Mac, and the Ultimate Evil Edition is out today for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

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