Diablo III’s Season 2 has just gone live in all gameplay regions (Americas and South East Asia, Europe, Asia) so be sure to log into the game and create a brand new Seasonal character to get in on the action. Select your class, gender, and name as usual, and then select the “Seasonal Hero” checkbox on the lower left of the screen.
Seasons are a way of getting players to get back into the game with brand new characters that they can level up from scratch and get new Season-specific legendary items that later carry over to the main host of characters once the season ends. There’s also season-specific achievements and transmogrification unlocks for players who hit level 70.
Here’s what else seasons entail:
Seasons are an optional, recurring game mode that offers PC players the opportunity to periodically start fresh, leveling new Normal or Hardcore heroes from level 1 without any currency, resources, items, or previously earned Paragon experience. Similar to the separation between Normal and Hardcore game modes, Seasonal heroes will also have their own shared stash and Artisan progression. Any currency, materials, recipes, items, Paragon experience, and Artisan progression earned during a Season will be rolled over to a player's non-Seasonal profile once the Season concludes. Seasons offer unique rewards and new challenges for players, including new Legendaries, an exclusive Transmogrification set only available to those who compete in each Season, and new achievements called Conquests.