Diablo 3’s 2.1 patch is here for the PS4 and Xbox and it doesn’t just contain some bug-fixes, it comes rife with new game elements and features. The announcement was made by Stephanie Johnson, Diablo III’s community manager, who called the patch the first major content update for Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition. Indeed, in the wake of the said patch, players will be able to level up their legendary gems, they’ll be able to explore the deepest and darkest nooks and crannies of the Cesspools, they will gain access to The Vault and the Greater Rifts will take on a new meaning for those looking to push their heroes as far as possible.
As far as new features go, there’s a whole list of these in the new update. When players log into the game, a “what’s new” screen pops up which fills them in on the plethora of novelties brought by patch 2.1.
The Vault, another new feature, is essentially a new area where lavish treasures can be collected. The Vault can only be entered after a Treasure Goblin is killed though. Treasure Goblins are small creatures perpetually after glittery/shiny things. Baroness Greed is the boss of the new area.
Vault portals cannot be found in the Nephalem Rifts or Greater Rifts, and they can only be accessed when playing in adventure mode.
New Greater Rifts have apparently been added through the patch as well, and they can be accessed through the Nephalem Obelisk.
The Cesspool is essentially a new environment, created for the Nephalem and Greater Rifts.
Ramaladni’s Gift is a yet another new feature, which allows players to add sockets to weapons without such sockets and last but not least, the Legendary Gem can be socketed into amulets and rings in order to give players new abilities.