Diablo III players will have a very compelling reason to get back into the incredible dungeon-crawler this week: a higher chance of finding Legendary items.

The game’s publisher¬†announced via Battle.net yesterday that to celebrate Diablo III’s second birthday, players will get an extra 100% chance for Legendary items to drop and extra double Rift Shards for the next week, starting today. Just not for console players – this event is PC-only, according to the post.

That’s seven full days of a much-higher chance of boss characters dropping drool-worthy Legendary weapons, armour and trinkets that can really help flesh out the perfect character build. If you’ve been farming rifts for specific drops to no avail, this is your chance to find what you’re looking for.

While that’s definitely a reason to get stuck back in, don’t think that whatever your current chance for a Legendary drop will have 100% added to it. Instead, your chance to find one is simply doubled; that means if you currently have a 1% chance, that increases to 2%, as opposed to having it go up to 101%. Smart people, those Blizzard devs.

Still, doubling your chances is pretty good however you cut it. As you probably already know, Blizzard has ensured Legendary drops are incredibly useful, especially at the highest difficulty settings as they make things like this possible:

That, dear readers, is YouTube user thatoneguyseven running a Torment VI rift (the biggest challenge the game offers) solo using just one skill, Blessed Shield, that costs no Wrath to use thanks to a particularly desirable Legendary item.

I’m definitely going back to Sanctuary this weekend to see if I can make that drop too. See you all there!

[Source & Image – Battle.net]
Deon got his first taste of PC gaming at the tender age of 11 when his father bought an 8088 XT, ostensibly to "help him with his homework". Instead, it introduced him to Leisure Suit Larry, King Graham, Sonny Bonds and many more, and Deon has been a PC gamer and hardware enthusiast ever since. He landed his first professional writing gig in 2006 at a prestigious local PC magazine, a very happy happenstance as he got to write for a living about things he loves - tech, PCs, gaming, and everything in between. He's been writing about it all ever since, and loves every minute of it.