Diablo 3 to get big end-game boost with Paragon system

Blizzard has been taking quite a beating overDiablo 3's end-game (or lack thereof.) For months now, fans have been complaining that the title's end-game essentially boils down to a never-ending loot grind with no actual purpose.

Today Blizzard has unveiled their new "Paragon" system which will add 100 levels of achievement onto the end of Diablo 3. It will become available after players hit level 60 with one of their characters, and will function similarly to normal level upgrades. While there will be no new gear or skills for the Paragon levels, players will get stat bonuses each time they level up.

Crucially, each level of Paragon will give players +3% gold and magic finding, cutting out some of the randomness of the drop system. More experienced players will now be far more likely to find high-value drops.

Blizzard said on their official blog that the change was made because some players would run into situations where they played for hours but found no gear. Which essentially added up to a net loss for the player because of the repair fees for their gear.

Andrew Groen

Andrew is a freelance video game journalist, writing for sites like Wired and GamesRadar. Andrew has also written a book called EMPIRES OF EVE: A History of the Great Wars of EVE Online.