Challenge Rifts are weekly activities that refresh on Monday at 1 pm Pacific Standard Time for NA and Tuesday at 4 am Central European Time for EU. They place the player into a pre-set dungeon with a pre-determined class, skill set and items selection that cannot be changed. You can move skills around to accommodate keybindings but other than that you're at the mercy of the Challenge. Take note that when Necromancer is the chosen class that everyone can compete still, even if they don't own the Necromancer DLC!
The first thing you might wonder is, "Who is deciding these Challenge Rifts?!" These are based off actual Greater Rift clears that players have done. The Greater Rift as well as the character are mirrored exactly, you feel the pain they must have felt! The difficulty of a Challenge Rift can vary widely from across regions and from week to week. If you need assistance check out the guides below that are updated weekly for North America and Europe!
Challenge Rift 255 - North America
Challenge Rift 255 - Europe
In order to participate in the Challenge Rift the player must reach level 70 as well as have completed a Greater Rift on their account. When the requirements are met the Challenge Rift can be accessed through the Main Game Menu. The Challenge Rift comes with it's own Leaderboard that is server wide and resets weekly. These are regional with one on North America, Europe as well as the Asia server. They can be done Solo, 2-Player, 3-Player or 4-Player, all with their own Leaderboard. Every week the Class changes, completing a full rotation of them all before repeating.
Challenge Rift Cache
In addition to the weekly Leaderboard, completing a Challenge Rift rewards a Challenge Rift Cache if completed in the time limit. This Cache has quite the assortment of materials and a decent amount of them, doing this weekly throughout the Season is well worth the time it takes to complete. This Cache is also pivotal for a Season start as it can provide your level 1 character with a tremendous starting advantage. NEVER complete a Challenge Rift the week a Season is about to begin, if you wait until the season starts you can open the Cache on your brand new seasonal Character! Below are the materials you'll receive when opening up your Cache:
- Gold 5,100,000
- Blood Shard (475)
- Death's Breath (35)
- Veiled Crystal (125)
- Arcane Dust (350)
- Reusable Parts (370)
- Westmarch Holy Water (15)
- Corrupted Angel Flesh (15)
- Arreat War Tapestry (15)
- Caldeum Nightshade (15)
- Khanduran Rune (15)
What About Next Week?
Come back next week and we'll have the guides for North America and Europe updated shortly after the Challenge Rift going live!
Written by Facefoot
Reviewed by Raxxanterax
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