BlizzCon 2017 is just around the corner and Blizzard Entertainment already announced that fans should not expect to hear any new announcement regarding the "Diablo" franchise at the company’s sponsored event early next month. Avid gamers of Diablo 3 should not fret, however.

The game's season 11 is set to close this week and it means a new season awaits the players with a lot of exciting stuff that is up for grabs. What’s more is that the new Patch 2.6.1 will introduce tons of changes in the game very soon.

End and start dates

In its latest blog, the “Diablo” team listed the end dates for Season 11 across various regions.

It also included information in terms of the transitional process and indicated the changes involved in the new PTR build for 2.6.1 update.

In North America, it will end on Friday, October 20 at 2:00 p.m. PDT, Europe on Friday, October 20 at 2:00 p.m. CEST, and Asia on Friday, October 20 at 2:00 KST.

Season 12 will kick off a week after BlizzCon 2017 that is set from November 3 to November 4. It will begin in North America on Thursday, November 9 at 2:00 p.m. PDT, Europe on Thursday, November 9 at 2:00 p.m. CEST, and Asia on Thursday, November 9 at 2:00 p.m. KST.

Post-seasonal rewards

It is noted that during the transition process, players can convert post-season rewards such as seasonal heroes to non-seasonal.

These rewards also include most of the loots and rewards gained in Season 11. Once these season heroes are transferred in the non-seasonal roster, gamers can spread the loot for other non-seasonal heroes as well.

Also, gamers will not need to remove their current heroes in the roster to add the new ones. When Season 12 goes live, any non-seasonal hero and other seasonal ones can be enlisted into the new season’s roster at level one.

Patch 2.6.1 changes

Meanwhile, Patch 2.6.1 is on its way to the game and making a progress on the PTR at the moment. Supposedly, Blizzard said earlier that the September 29 build was final, however, the development team still pushed for one more build to the PTR last week.

According to community manager Nevalistis, the changes were just minimal and “low risk,” PCGamesN reported.

The developer has not yet revealed the official release date of the new update but fans can expect it to be available before Season 12 officially begins on November 9.

"Diablo 3" is a 2012 hack and slash action RPG that is playable on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC platforms. Five years after the release of the third game, "Diablo 4" is already speculated to be currently in development.