Diablo 3’s Third Anniversary Celebration Features the Return of the Cow Level
We've been waiting for 14 years, and Blizzard has finally opened up a new Cow Level to celebrate Diablo III's third anniversary.
This new level, which will only be available to access from May 15-21, can be accessed via special Treasure Goblins that drop Cow portals. Upon entering the portal, you'll be surprised to meet some warmongering bovines ready to throwdown. Unfortunately, this new Secret Cow Level is only available for the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Diablo III; last-gen players will only get a 100 percent EXP and Gold Buff instead of gaining access to the new portals.
The Secret Cow Level first debuted in Diablo II, which was originally a joke at first and eventually became the hardest segment of the game. You had to combine Wirt's Leg and a Tome of Town Portal in the Horadic Cube at the Rogue Encampment in order to make the Red Portal to the Cow Level appear. Afterwards, you were met with entire legions of difficult enemies who dropped some series loot, including the infamous Cow King. Now, you'll get your chance at some beefy revenge.
Here's Blizzard's proper invite to the event:
Citizens of Sanctuary,
We've recently herd rumors of an invasion. Not one of a demonic nature, mind you, for those we are quite accustomed to. No, these rumors allege that townships throughout Khanduras are being overrun by bipedal, bardiche-bearing bovine who are luring weary adventurers to the proverbial slaughter through moosterious orange portals.
Many of you have expressed fear. Some have asked if you should moov your families. To this we say: Hold fast. There is no cause for alarm. We've seen the so-called "evidence" being pastured around local inns and, after thoroughly investigating all reported sightings, can cowfindently state that this is nothing more than a clever hoax.
There are no homicidal heifers. There is no invasion. And, more specifically, there is no cow level. Anyone who claims otherwise is full of bull and simply milking this terrible prank for all that it's worth.
That said, while the idea of some sort of "cowpocalypse" (as one terrified farmer has taken to calling this) is udderly ridiculous, it is worth noting that one can never be too careful. And so, after consulting with our local Horadrim chapter, we have elected to issue an advisory.
Effective immediately, we encourage all residents of Sanctuary to steer clear of the wilds. From dawn on May 15 to dusk on May 21, it is also recommended that you avoid entering any strange portals that may or may not lead to alternate planes of existence. This activity cud be potentially hazardous to your health and, in the opinion of this humble civil servant, is a veally bad idea in general.
In the meantime, we urge you all to stay calm and remember that cows don't kill people. Everything ELSE in Sanctuary kills people.
We never thought we'd ever udder these words again, but we can't wait to fight the Cow King in Diablo.