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When is Diablo 3 Season 26? Start date, Season 25 end & theme

Published: 4/Apr/2022 21:00 Updated: 5/Apr/2022 12:03

by Lauren Bergin


Diablo 3 Season 26 is almost upon us, sealing Season 25’s Soul Shards back behind the veil – but just when can you dive in? And what theme will we be treated to this time around? 

As Diablo 3 Season 25 hurtles towards its conclusion all eyes are on the game‘s next season, Season 26, which has finally emerged from the shadows.

This time around, players are being treated to an all-new game mode: Echoing Nightmare. Akin to the likes of Call of Duty: Zombies, players are tasked with surviving onslaughts of hellish creatures until they inevitably meet their end.

Sound like your kind of party? Here’s a rundown of everything you need to know about Diablo 3 Season 26.



When does Diablo 3 Season 25 end?

After teasing that things would be “ending soon,” Blizzard officially announced that Diablo 3 Season 25 will be wrapping up on April 10.

Unfortunately, this means that the now-iconic Soul Shards will vanish back into the mist, so make as much use of them as you can before then!

When does Diablo 3 Season 26 start?

On April 4 Blizzard officially announced the start date of Season 26. Following several weeks of PTR access, Season 26 will officially begin on April 15.

Diablo 3 Season 26: Theme

Season 26 revolves around an all-new limited-time game mode, Echoing Nightmare. Described as “an optional and rewarding end-game challenge where players fight within the memories of Nephalem who fell in a Greater Rift. Today’s Nephalem must stand their ground until they are inevitably overwhelmed or defeated.”


Conjuring up images of CoD Zombies and other survival-style titles, players will have to collect a Petrified Scream by defeating Greater Rift Guardians in order to enter the Echoing Nightmare arena.

Upon completion, you’ll be rewarded with:

  • EXP
  • Legendary Items
  • Blood Shards
  • Gems
  • Legendary Gem, Whisper of Atonement
    • Whisper of Atonement is a new Legendary Gem used exclusively for Augmenting Ancient Legendary items

So that’s everything you need to know about Diablo 3 Season 26; from when it starts to its theme and limited-time game mode.

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