Diablo III Celebrating Retro the Darkening of Tristram Event

At the start of every year, Diablo III players get to enjoy a special event where they celebrate the original Diablo’s release. The Darkening of Tristram kicked off a couple of days ago, and so far, players are enjoying what it brought to the game.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the event, it basically adds a re-skinned version of the original Diablo inside the game.  During The Darkening of Tristram event, the entire map is filled with Cultists. Once you accept their quest, you teleport into a 90s Diablo version of the game, where you play through it and earn exclusive loot, including “transmogrification effects, achievements, portraits, pets,” and more.

Stop the Cultists

Your journey begins on the trail of a group of mysterious cultists causing trouble in Sanctuary. As you hunt them down in Adventure Mode, you’ll uncover clues leading to a portal into Tristram’s past, and the terrifying darkness that took hold of the town so many years ago. . . .

Explore the Cathedral

Follow the clues and you’ll soon find yourself in a realm of glorious RetroVision™, where an all-too-familiar cathedral looms. Explore the depths and you’ll discover familiar enemies and iconic items, all brought to life in the Diablo III engine. Meanwhile, deep beneath the catacombs, the Dark Lord himself awaits any intrepid adventurer who dares to challenge him. . . .

Discover Precious Loot

What is a Diablo game without shiny new loot to call your own? Completing activities in the anniversary event yields unique transmogrification effects, achievements, portraits, pets, and more.

While some rewards are easy to find, others may have you scouring every nook or unlocking every achievement before you can get your hands on them. Can you earn them all? There’s only one way to find out!

Your Journey Begins…

Exclusive rewards and challenging enemies await you, but they won’t last forever! The cultists have begun appearing since December 31 at 4 p.m. PST, and the portal opens January 3 at the same hour. Both parts of the event end January 31 at 4 p.m. PST.

The event runs till the end of the month, so try to enjoy it and make sure to get your hands on some of the exclusive rewards before it ends.

[Source: Diablo]