Diablo 3 Eternal Collection plays great on the Switch, in pretty much all of its control schemes. When it comes to controller options, the Switch has plenty - and you can even cast all your abilities via an individual Joy-Con, provided it doesn't cramp your hands. There are always new challenges to complete and loot to acquire, and the main story campaign is engaging enough to warrant several replays, as well. And no matter how many explosive spells, lightning lasers, and crashing meteors filled the screen at any given moment, the chaos all ran at a perfectly smooth 60fps on an undocked Switch. You'll also find gems, which can be added to gear with sockets for more stats and bonuses.
You can also change the difficulty mid-game, and you'll get pretty close to 70 just by going through it all. So it's delightful to see that spirit of local demon-slaying co-op live on in , Blizzard's triumphant return to a Nintendo console slated for this fall. I think I'll probably have online characters that I do powerlevels and take the endgame seriously with and then have separate couch co-op characters to play with my friends. The Eternal Collection doesn't look to reinvent things in a big way, and it's largely what you might expect from a Switch port, but the small changes and additions play well to the console's strengths. With the third installment of its gothic dungeon crawling series, Blizzard Entertainment created a masterpiece that continues to completely engross the brain six years into its life. Research class builds and hunt for the perfect gear Now that you've reached level 70 and are getting started with endgame content, prepare for the gear hunting! Aside from just increasing enemy health and damage, higher difficulties make good use of special traits and attacks your enemies have.
Bringing Diablo 3 to Nintendo Switch complete with exclusive Zelda-themed goodies just made sense, and senior producer Pete Stilwell tells me that making the transition was fairly simple. I just wanted it, ok? On lower difficulty levels they might have one random special attribute, like making walls around you or having knockback attacks. It is a fixed screen so we try to stay together, can be frustrating when someone gets hung up on a wall or corner and the teleporting doesn't kick in. The goal here is to beat the original player's time, using the exact same gear and skills that they had. You can play with up to 4 players co-op, both locally and over the internet. Jump into Adventure Mode after beating the campaign Once you're finished with the campaign, the game isn't over! However, the best way to play is by not listening to Blizzard and pretty much using whatever skills suit your fancy. You're going to find loot drops from enemy mobs, chests, objects, and other events throughout the game.
Sony is taking baby steps with cross-platform play, and Blizzard is working with the company to enable it for Diablo 3: Eternal Collection. It changes every week, and they have the following class rotation order: Demon Hunter, Necromancer, Barbarian, Wizard, Monk, Witch Doctor, and Crusader. The most obvious bonus is the fact that Diablo 3 can be played in both home console mode and handheld mode, which is a first for any Blizzard game. You can also play offline if you prefer - and whenever your Switch has an online connection, it'll upload your characters as a cloud save, so you can use them if you pop over to a friend's house for some demon-slaying on their Switch. A hero has been sent to investigate the situation. Pair this with a hardcore character, who is deleted upon death, and Diablo is almost a kind of roguelike if you want it to be. This means that on the higher levels you can meet some pretty tough and interesting combinations of getting walled in, poisoned and knocked away by the special monsters.
All the substantial additions and welcome refinements of the Reaper of Souls and Rise of the Necromancer expansions are included here, for a total of seven classes that can be played in wildly different ways thanks to the diverse Skill and Rune builds you can swap between at any time. Yellows are rare, and they're stronger than blue items and come with more properties. This mode revamps the campaign by taking out the story and offering up a series of random dungeons and bosses to beat from all the chapters. Now, more than six years after its launch, Diablo 3 and all of its add-on content has arrived on as Diablo 3: Eternal Collection. So why not bring the same experience to the Nintendo Switch. You know I put on those wings and had that cucco follow me around all game and watch me destroy the most evil and powerful demons from hell. That includes all multiplayer and single-player modes.
For Nintendo diehards who haven't yet welcomed the Lord of Terror into their lives, Diablo 3: Eternal Collection offers a staggering amount of content. Pick up everything that drops Diablo 3 is a game that's all about loot. But once those subsided, I became engrossed in the dungeon crawling loot-based loop. Happening upon an especially powerful item is akin to being used to cutting grass with scissors and all of a sudden being handed a lawnmower. This is for experienced players only, and even then, only if you don't get frustrated easily. It continues to be one of the best games I've ever played, no matter what system it's on. Fans of the Switch will be happy to hear you can play Diablo 3 handheld, docked and through the tabletop mode.
Gray and white are literal trash, but again, you'll want to salvage them for crafting mats that are useful later. Diablo 3 weaves through setting after dire setting, delving into torture dungeons devised by a mad king, a city beset by death with bodies choking buildings and streets, and even the streets of the High Heavens itself where angels, hopeless against the onslaught of hell, stand impaled by knotted black spikes. Sure, new abilities are fun, but the joy of Diablo bubbles up from the feeling of power that comes from earning a legendary item that gives you such a large stat boost that previously difficult hordes of enemies suddenly turn into walking cannon fodder. Bounties involve going to each Act's map and then clearing out all of that maps' bounty objectives to obtain a Horadric Cache from Tyreal. There's nothing more satisfying than a powerful Corpse Explosion. Every class build has a specific armor set that's tailored for them, so it's highly recommended to look into what you want your endgame build to be correct skills and runes , and figure out the corresponding gear for it.
Speaking with senior producer Pete Stilwell, he detailed the project's beginnings, and what was needed to adapt the game to the new hardware. One thing that really shows that Blizzard sat down and thought about what makes the Switch such a great platform is in the way it handles multiplayer. The Nintendo Switch is getting big-name exclusive games like Super Smash Bros. You do get a ton of loot from killing the Rift Guardian though, and it's how you'll be doing most of your gear hunting in the endgame. Shortly before its reveal, we had the chance to go hands-on with the game and chat with Blizzard about the development of the port. Even with my big hams for hands, I managed to have fun playing this way. Orange are powerful legendaries, and green items are part of Sets, which you'll be aiming for in the endgame.
As the first Blizzard game released on a Nintendo platform in 15 years, the upcoming release of is a strong way for the publisher to make its return. Update: Nintendo later followed up with a trailer teasing the port. Diablo 3 invades the Nintendo Switch on Nov. The only part of Diablo 3 on Switch that requires an online connection is Seasons, the revolving door of challenges that tasks you to create a temporary hero for a chance at unique rewards. Witch Doctor, Wizard, and Necromancer are all spellcasters and rely on the Intelligence stat. The Nintendo Switch version includes four-player cooperative multiplayer. With your level 70 character, it's best to look into some of the best builds for your class that will help you speed run through Greater Rifts.