Once More unto the Breach – Adventuring with Kanai

Once More unto the Breach – Adventuring with Kanai

The spectral form of Chief Elder Kanai rises from his seat and beckons you to follow him as he opens up a mysterious portal. For the month of March, those who pay their respects to Elder Chief Kanai will find they can tag along with him on one more adventure.


Patch 2.3.0 was released on August 25, 2015 and introduced the Ruins of Sescheron and the powerful artifact hidden within, Kanai’s Cube. Players who tested this patch on the PTR may have recalled a mysterious message that would occasionally appears in The Immortal Throne: “The time is not right.” We ultimately removed the message because of confusion it was causing, but we didn’t remove the special event it referenced. From here on out, every March, you’ll be able to visit Elder Chief Kanai and tag along on a trip to his personal Stomping Grounds.

While a small easter egg, it is a treasured one, as this event allows us to share the experience with friends and fans alike of adventuring once more side by side with the late Kevin Kanai Griffith. Kevin was an artist on several projects at Blizzard, including World of Warcraft, Diablo III, and Reaper of Souls. He was lost to a rare form of cancer on October 17, 2014. For more information on Kevin and his exploits, you should check out our original preview on Kanai’s Cube.

While the world will never be the same without him and his beautiful art, we’re honored to have worked alongside a talented, positive, and inspiring individual—and even more so to have the chance to fight alongside him once more.

Your deeds of valor will always be remembered, Kevin.

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