The February 20 Content Update brings Fishing and other important changes to the game.
Two weeks ago, Blizzard released the February 6 Content Update called Perils of the Fen, which brought in Additional Stash tabs alongside a new limited-time event and the Season 10 Battle Pass, among many other changes.
For the February 20 Content Update, the devs have kicked it up a notch by bringing even more new features to Diablo Immortal, including the first-ever pastime in the game in the form of Fishing.
We go in-depth into each update to give you a better idea about how these changes can alter your in-game experience in Diablo Immortal.
New Legendary Items
Another set of 36 Legendary Items has been added to Diablo Immortal. These Legendary Items are intended to help players navigate through the new Hell Difficulty VIII by giving them more options when building their characters.
The devs aren’t aiming for a single combat dynamic with the new set of Legendary Items. Instead, each class will receive unique changes and buffs to give their abilities even more effects to help them become more effective in battle.
- Breaker’s Wheel (Off-Hand)
- Dauntless Temper (Pants)
- Yowl of Execration (Head)
- Riddlerue (MainHand)
- Roufinder (Shoulders)
- Widow in Waiting (Chest)
- Desecration’s Reprisal (Off-Hand)
- Hale Pilgirm (Chest)
- Impassible Sanctum (Pants)
- The Recreant (Shoulder)
- The Unordained (Main Hand)
- Zealflair (Head)
- Vatro’s Valediction (Head)
- Hangman’s Gambit (Shoulders)
- Hate Sheath (Chest)
- The Excavator (Main Hand)
- Steel Orchestra (Off-Hand)
- Scornbeak (Pants)
- Chimes at Midnight (Chest)
- Column of Shivers (Off-Hand)
- Feline Defiance (Shoulders)
- Last Leveler (Head)
- Salvatino’s Sting (Legs)
- Tenebrous Grasp (Main Hand)
- Crest of Rheum (Head)
- Dead Keen (Off-Hand)
- Natural Petrification (Shoulders)
- Pleasant Venom (Main Hand)
- Wondrous Underworld (Chest)
- Wraithstitch Trews (Pants)
- Greaves of the Firnament (Pants)
- Coat of the Astrum (Chest)
- Spars of Energy (Shoulders)
- Silver Lining (Head)
- Stickle Burr (Off-Hand)
- Thistle Bloom (Main Hand)
We will list all 36 Legendary Items in a separate guide to give you a more in-depth look at what each set does for each class in Diablo Immortal.
There are multiple types of Runes in Diablo Immortal right now, all of which are meant for Crafting various types of Legendary Gems in the game through the Apprentice Jeweler.
Previously, players had to collect Fading Embers and use them to purchase the specific Runes at the Fading Embers and Runes Trader in Westmarch. With the new update, the devs have simplified the Legendary Gem crafting process by removing the need to convert Fading Embers to specific Runes.
To simplify the process even further, Crest or Legendary Crest-powered runs will no longer drop Ati Runes, and will instead be replaced with Ast Runes, which can then be used at the Apprentice Jeweler to craft Legendary Gems.
In short, players can take their Ast Runes and Fading Embers directly to the Apprentice Jeweler for all their Legendary Gem crafting needs.
As such, the following changes have been made to Legendary Gem crafting requirements at the Apprentice Jeweler:
- 20 Ast Runes for a Bound 1-Star Legendary Gem
- 80 Ast Runes for a Bound 2-Start Legendary Gem
- 5 Fading Ebers for 1 Ast Rune
- 100 Fading Embers for a random Unbound 1-Star Legendary Gem
- 320 Fading Embers for an Eternal Legendary Crest
- 320 Fading Embers for a random Unbound 1 to 5-Star Legendary Gem
- 400 Fading Embers for a random Unbound 2-Star Legendary Gem
The Apprentice Jeweler will also offer a conversion service for old Runes that players might have stocked up prior to the update.
- 8 Common Runes for 1 Ast Rune
- 2 Magic Runes for 1 Ast Rune
- 1 Ati Runes for 3 Ast Runes
- 1 Fa Rune for 18 Fading Embers
Normal Gem Attributes and Drops
Normal Gems will be receiving a new attribute called Refinement. Refinement will increase the base stats of equipment the Normal Gem is socketed into at a fixed rate. Players can further improve the base stat buffs by racking up their Normal Gems up to a maximum of Rank 10.
The devs have also changed Hidden Lair Normal Gem spawn rates to dynamically adjust with the server population. Theoretically, this means players can get more Hidden Lair openings in a day, which will allow them to collect up to 9 Bound and Unbound Normal Gems from Bonus Objectives and Hidden Lair Guardians, respectively.
Combat Globe Drops
Previously, Frenzied and Charged Core globes can only drop in Defense of Cyrangar. But starting from the February 20 Content Update, players can now expect to see Frenzied Globe and Charged Core drops in all types of combat encounters in the game.
- Frenzied Globe: Increases your Critical Hit Chance to 100% for 10 seconds.
- Charged Core: Immediately makes your Ultimate available for use.
However, the devs have made it clear that the Frenzied Globe and Charged Core globes will drop less frequently compared to the Conduit, Energy, and Quickening Globes, as the Frenzied and Charged Core globes provide far more powerful buffs that can greatly affect the outcome of a battle in Diablo Immortal.
Diablo Immortal players have long requested some type of in-game pastime where they can slow down and stray away from the typical Diablo Immortal combat environment. The devs have finally granted their request in the new Content Update by introducing Fishing.
Through Fishing in Diablo Immortal, players can catch up to 40 different types of fish and exchange these for rewards at the Fisher NPC. The rarer the fish caught, the more valuable the rewards players can get in return.
In addition, a new log has been added in the Bestiary called the Angler’s Log, which keeps track of data about all the different fish species in-game. Players can also view various data about the types of fish they have previously captured, such as the habitat for these fish, the number of fish they have caught for specific species, a Personal record weight for specific fish species, and the heaviest recorded weight for specific species caught by other players for the entire server.
Players can start Fishing in Diablo Immortal as soon as they reach Level 43, which will unlock the corresponding Quest that will walk players through the basics of Fishing in-game.
We will go in-depth into Fishing in a separate guide. Keep an eye out for that so you can get a better idea of how Fishing works in Diablo Immortal.
Blizzard has added an Activity Scheduler that lets players create scheduled custom activities with their Clan and Warband members. This feature can help gather all players that are participating in a specific Clan or Warband activity instantly. Players can easily join in and group up with other players through a single button.
A Calendar feature has also been added into the game and lists all the available activities that players can partake in. The Calendar feature even includes the specific times and rewards for each activity to give players a good idea of what they can expect to get from the listed activities.
Another set of Server Mergers has arrived in Diablo Immortal in the February 20 Content Update. This time around, the devs have zeroed in on seven sets of servers in the East Asia and Southeast Asia regions.
- East Asia
- Group 1
- Group 2
- Group 3
- Group 1
- Southeast Asia
- Group 1
- Blood Raven
- Zann Esu
- Group 2
- Group 3
- Group 4
- Group 1
By merging these East Asian and Southeast Asian regions, the devs are hoping to improve population density and party search times for all players in the affected regions. As with previous server mergers, the devs will merge additional servers as necessary in a future update as they see fit.
The Hungering Moon is back once again, making it less of a limited-time event and more of a regular event that appears every season in Diablo Immortal.
With that said, players can get a steady stream of rewards by engaging in Hungering Moon events from March 2, 3:00 a.m. to March 6, 2:59 a.m. server time.
There are a ton of new features to play around with in the February 20 Content Update for Diablo Immortal, such as the new pasttime in Fishing as well as the new Activity Scheduler/Calendar feature. The good news is that the update goes live today, which means you can finally go in-game and try out these features for yourself.
You can read the full Diablo Immortal February 20 Content Update here.