Diablo 4 update 1.2.3 early patch notes: Release date, new Glyph, Abattoir of Zir, more

Lilith in Diablo 4Blizzard Entertainment

The Diablo 4 devs were quite active with the announcements during the BlizzCon 2023, and have announced a few upcoming features for Patch 1.2.3. Here are the early patch notes so far.

BlizzCon 2023 was massive for Diablo 4 as some huge announcements were made addressing the game’s future during the convention. Aside from expansions and future events, Blizzard made sure to confirm plenty of updates to the ongoing Season of Blood too.

During the event, the devs already confirmed the release dates of Patch 1.2.2 and 1.2.3. With the former already released, fans are hyped for the upcoming Patch 1.2.3.

Here’s everything we know about Diablo 4 Patch 1.2.3 so far.

Diablo 4 Patch 1.2.3 release date

Diablo 4 Patch 1.2.3 is set to be released on December 5, 2023. Although the exact contents of the patch have not yet been disclosed by the devs in detail, you can expect several new balancing updates and customary bug fixes as always.

Diablo 4 Patch 1.2.3 Abattoir of Zir event

A new endgame activity known as the Abbatoir of Zir is the major highlight of Diablo 4 Patch 1.2.3 early patch notes. With the Malignant Rings already a major part of the previous patch, 1.2.3 is all about this activity.

Abbatoir of Zir is the new endgame activity in Diablo 4 where you will be tasked with clearing out a bunch of monsters and a boss in a 10-minute time limit. This will have 25 tiers in total where the difficulty increases with each passing tier.

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You can enter the Abattoir of Zir right after you complete your seasonal journey through the entrance in Ked Bardu, the hub city of the Dry Steppes. As it is a bit similar to the Nightmare Dungeons, you can expect similar levels of difficulty and loot structure during each visit.

Alongside this, an enchanting preview window will be added on December 5 to the Occultist’s menu too, which will enable you to see what affixes are possible before you spend gold on it.

Diablo 4 Patch 1.2.3 brings new Glyph

The only new item that we currently know of in Diablo 4 Patch 1.2.3 is the Tears of Blood Glyph, which you can get after completing your first abattoir. It is a Unique Glyph and can be upgraded right up to Level 210 in the game.

Abattoir of Zir Diablo 4 Tears of Blood glyphBlizzard Entertainment
The Tears of Blood Glyph is great for almost any build in the game.

The best part is that you can fit it with almost any build in the game as it targets Core Stats and grants a bonus to all the Rare Nodes within the Radius.

Here are the bonuses provided by the Tears of Blood Glyph in Diablo 4:

  • For every 5 Core Stats purchased within range, you gain X [2%] increased damage.
  • Grants + [X%] bonus to all Rare nodes within range. Bonus increases by 10% every 10 levels.

This was all the information we had about the upcoming Patch 1.2.3 in Diablo 4 so far. We will make sure to update you about the patch thoroughly once the devs release further updates about it.

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