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Diablo 4 Mid Season Update

The Gauntlet, Vampiric Powers, and more

Diablo 4 Mid Season Update

In the latest Diablo IV Campfire Chat, the development team has unveiled some exciting new features coming to Sanctuary next Tuesday .

The Gauntlet

The Gauntlet timer and Score count
The Gauntlet timer and Score count

The Gauntlet is a fixed-seed, non-linear dungeon that will change every week. In this dungeon you will have to earn Proofs of Might by killing monsters and opening chests.

The chests in The Gauntlet work similarly to Coffins in the Blood Harvest. You'll need to find

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s during your dungeon run to be able to open these special chests. Similar to the Blood Harvest there will be a Key Count next to the mini-map that shows how many chests you can open.


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is dropped by designated enemies. These enemies are marked on the map by a special icon and will always drop an
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The Gauntlet Locked Chests and Key Bearer Map Icon
The Gauntlet Locked Chests and Key Bearer Map Icon

After killing a boss within the dungeon, a shrine will appear where they have been slain. Activate the Shrine to receive one of the various shrine effects available, which will be identical each time the same boss is killed within the Gauntlet.

While score-based Pillars increase your Proofs of Might, power-based Shrines can also spawn in the Gauntlet.

How to access The Gauntlet

Horn of Trails on Gea Kul docks
Horn of Trails on Gea Kul docks

On World Tier IV, travel to the southwestern port in Gea Kul. At the end of the longest dock sits the Horn of Trials, activate it to access the Gauntlet.

The Gauntlets Details

  • Fixed-seed, non-linear
  • Ends every Tuesday at 8 a.m. PST
  • Resets every Tuesday at 10:15 a.m. PST
  • 8-minute time limit
  • World Tier IV
  • Monster level 100+

What happens when you die in The Gauntlet

Unlike in the Abattoir of Zir, dying does not end your Gauntlet run. However, each time you die you will lose 1/3rd of your score.


By increasing your score in The Gauntlet and ranking up you will be able to earn 4 different Seals. The score needed to earn each Seal will vary week by week.

  • Seal of the Blooded
  • Seal of the Steadfast
  • Seal of the Iron-Willed
  • Seal of the Worthy
The Gauntlet Seal Reward
The Gauntlet Seal Reward

When The Gauntlet resets weekle and depending on your best score, you’ll earn Caches of Trials. The higher the score, the better the Cache you’ll earn for that week.

Earning a Cache of Trials guarantees one Ancestral Legendary. Earning the Seal of the Worthy will guarantuee items of item power 925.

Vampiric Legendary Powers

Just like Caged Hearts, some Vampiric Powers will make their comeback to the game. They will be slightly tweaked to be less overpowered and this time come in the form of Legendary Aspects.

The Vampiric Powers that will return as Legendary Aspects in this mid-season update are:

Interesting to note is that this list is missing a fan-favorite,

, as seen in the poll we ran last week.