Blizzard details PVP for Diablo 3
Included in the upcoming patch.
Player vs Player duels will be making their way to Diablo 3 with the incoming patch 1.0.7, and Blizzard has now given some details.
The duels can be triggered by talking to the NPC Nek the Brawler in New Tristram. Doing so teleports the player to a new custom built PvP arena called the Scorched Chapel, which has four distinct arenas: church, graveyard, a lake and a river.
Duels will be free-for-all and there will be no rewards or achievements.
Wyatt Cheng from Blizzard explained the reason behind this in a blog post on BattleNet.
“The game doesn’t keep score and there are no objectives,” he said. “We wanted dueling to be as simple and straightforward as possible, so we created a minimalist system — we know that even without rewards and objectives, some players just want to beat each other up.”
“Some matchups may be one-sided, and we don’t expect that battles will be necessarily balanced. But that’s okay, because dueling in Diablo III is more about kicking ass and taking names in a no-holds-barred sort of way, and this design certainly allows you to accomplish that.”
Get more details on the upcoming patch in the blog post through the link above.