Seasons are a feature of Diablo III. They are the equivalent of Ladders from Diablo II. The seasons were added in Patch 2.1. The new seasons are a major event, and they are released along with patches. They feature original content and, they are actually considered the end-game of Diablo III.
Seasons made their debut on the console version back in March 2017. The seasons are only available to characters which have been newly created, and they must be leveled up starting from level 1. The seasonal characters have their own separate stash, currencies, gold, artisans, etc. These are also separate for Softcore and Hardcore Seasonal characters, and they make up a total of four types per account. The seasonal characters usually take up 12 or 15 character slots, and they remain in this slot until the end of the season. They have their Season status removed.
There are a lot of season participation benefits, and these include some Legendary Items. These Legendary Items are only available to seasonal characters.
Currently, season 17 is going on. The season 17 went live on May 17, 2019. The theme for the season is “Season of Nightmares,” and it lays stress on Legacy of Nightmares. Usually, a season lasts over ten weeks, and there is no exact end date. We can make a guess but, that’s the best we can do. So, we can probably expect a new season in and around October 2019. The end date of each season varies, so it’s difficult to predict it.
Here are the main things that were introduced in season 17: First up is the quality of life changes. The Season Journey Journal now shows all chapters regardless of the current progress.
Now let’s take a look at the limited time rewards:
Old Growth pet
Greyhollow portrait frame
Haedrig’s Gift set
Repeated chances to earn Conqueror’s transmogs and stash tabs
Galactic wings (Guardian reward)