Diablo III Update Honours Blizzard Artist Who Died Last Year

Diablo III Update Honours Blizzard Artist Who Died Last Year

In October 2014, Kevin Kanai Griffith, a Blizzard artist who had worked on both World of Warcraft and Diablo, passed away. This month, the company honours him with a big update for Diablo III.

Patch 2.3.0 introduces something called Kanai's Cube, a predecessor of the game's "iconic" Horadric Cube. Blizzard says it's "a huge new feature that will fundamentally change the way you look at an item when it drops".

"Not only does it add another layer of character power at your fingertips", they add, "but also introduces a structured collection element to the huge item game at the core of Diablo III."

You can read more of the finer details at the update post, which also includes a tribute to Kevin's life and work. "We miss you, Kevin. This Cube is for you."

Following Kevin's passing, his friends and family set up the charity organisation Gamers For Good. You can check them out here.


    Not only am I super excited to get my mitts on this (great excuse to play again!), I think it's a great tribute to someone who gave so much to the Blizzard universes. RIP Kevin.

    Aww, that's a sweet tribute :) Read this while listening to Johan Skugge's 'A Theme for Kjell' from the Battlefield 4 OST actually. It's nice that developers have ways of immortalizing their lost friends and family in their work so as to not be forgotten and be able to, if only briefly, show to the world that they're missed. RIP Mr Griffith.

    Kinda been looking for an excuse to play D3 on my PS4 again

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