Player-versus-player is, at last, introduced to Diablo III via patch 1.0.7, now live in the Americas.
Once available in your region, you will be prompted to download the new patch upon booting up your copy of Diablo III. Those in the American Region will be unable to log into European or Asian servers using Global Play until the same patch has been applied to those servers as well.
While there are many welcome fixes and tweaks found in patch 1.0.7, all of which you can find in the full patch notes below, the most notable addition is the inclusion of Brawling, a brand new PvP game mode that pits 2-4 characters in a free-for-all brawl to the death. Players will be able to enter a new zone called “The Scorched Chapel” where the entirety of your Brawling experience will take place. It can be accessed by speaking with Nek the Brawler who can be found in any of the four Act hubs.
Check out the full details below:
- Brawls can be initiated by speaking with Nek the Brawler, a new NPC located in each Act hub
- Speaking with Nek will transport you and your party to the Scorched Chapel, a new zone featuring four different areas: the church, the graveyard, the river, and the lake
- The Scorched Chapel currently supports up to four players in a Free-For-All format, which means you can battle your friends either one-on-one, three-player FFA, or full four-player FFA
- Death is not permanent in the brawling world (not even for Hardcore characters) nor will players take any durability damage from PvP combat
- To leave the Scorched Chapel, players can take the exit portal or use their Town Portal ability
- Demon Hunters, Witch Doctors, and Wizards receive a 30% damage reduction while in the Scorched Chapel
- Barbarians and Monks receive an additional 5% damage reduction (in addition to the 30% they inherently receive, for a total of 35%) while in the Scorched Chapel
Check it out and let us know what you think of the new Brawling feature!