Survive the Abattoir of Zir in Diablo IV’s Patch 1.2.3, now live

Patch 1.2.3 for Diablo IV is now live and brings with it new challenges, bug fixes, and more. Notable among the additions is the Abattoir of Zir, which you can access using a specific item you can craft after completing all chapters of the season journey. For a full list of what is included in Patch 1.2.3. you can check out the blog post here. Read below for more details:

Prepare for a ferocious battle as you race against time to defeat Lord Zir’s minions within the Abattoir of Zir, now live. Following the completion of the Season’s Journey, this harrowing challenge serves to test the most formidable wanderers with increasing tiers of difficulty. Patch 1.2.3 also brings a few gameplay updates including affixes that can now be previewed in the Enchantment menu.

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*To challenge the Abattoir of Zir you must first complete all Chapters of the Season Journey to unlock a recipe to craft a Bloodforged Sigil. This will allow you to spawn the Visceral Channel which grants access to the Abattoir.

*A mighty challenge awaits when you enter the Abattoir where you will have 10 minutes to slay all enemies and defeat the final Bloodseekers.

*Upon completing each tier of the Abattoir you will gain a recipe to craft the Bloodforged Sigil for the next tier.

*Completing the first tier will unlock the Unique Glyph: Tears of Blood. This Glyph is essential to conquering enemies in the Abattoir and will take more experience to upgrade compared to a Paragon Glyph.

PATCH 1.2.3

*A full list of possible affixes can now be previewed in the Enchantment menu using the new View Possible Affixes button.

*Earned Glyph experience from most Nightmare Tiers has been increased.

For more information visit the recent Abattoir of Zir blog and Patch Notes blog.

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