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After a controversial first Season, Blizzard managed to reel in Diablo 4 players with Season of Blood, complete with new bosses and vampire powers. Just as things seemed to settle down, a new seasonal event promises to keep things interesting: The Mother’s Blessing in Diablo 4.
What rewards to expect from The Mother’s Blessing in Diablo 4
The Mother’s Blessing Week in Diablo 4 runs from 10 AM PST on Monday, November 20, to 10 AM PST on Monday, November 27. And it’s got players excited thanks to a 35% boost in experience points (XP) and gold earning rates. Just as players were getting the hang of beating bosses like Lord Zir, Blizzard makes the game even more enticing for newcomers and returning players. Note that this applies to both Eternal and Seasonal Realms. This means that you don’t necessarily have to follow the new questline with Erys the vampire hunter. And in other good news, this boost stacks with existing in-game XP boosts like Elixirs and the Urn of Experience.
How to earn bonus XP during The Mother’s Blessing
To know if you’re earning bonus gold and experience, look for a special icon next to the potion count. Blizzard has created this opportunity for players to level up before the arrival of the Abbatoir of Zir. It’s a smart way to incentivize players during the festivities to sink some time into the game. And with the Midwinter Blight holiday event launching on December 12, it’s a good way to draw attention to the famed dungeon-crawler. This event is set in Kyovashad and promises new foes and challenges alongside bosses like the Red-Cloaked Horror.
Is it worth returning to Diablo 4 for The Mother’s Blessing
The Mother’s Blessing is a great time to return to Sanctuary. Unless you’re already level 100, it’s a good way to boost Season 2’s decent leveling rate. You can also use this opportunity to clear out pending tasks like the Diablo 4 Season Journey. And since the holiday event is tied to Zir, the villain of Season 2, it makes sense to keep your character in fighting shape for what’s next.
That covers The Mother’s Blessing. This bonus is pretty much the biggest that Diablo 4 fans have seen to date. With the first paid expansion Vessel of Hatred and Mephisto around the corner, it’s a good time for the developer to steer this ship with content updates and fixes.
Does The Mother’s Blessing Week apply to old characters in Diablo 4?
All characters in Diablo 4 can take advantage of this event.
When is the next Diablo 4 event after The Mother’s Blessing Week?
Midwinter Blight is the next Diablo 4 event and it arrives on December 12.