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Orange circles mark Local Events in the world of Diablo 4. Within the circle you complete small tasks for rewards. These events are the only source of Murmuring Obols which allow you to gamble for items at the Purveyor of Curiosities. Let's jump in and see what they're all about!
All information in this article is from the Press Preview Access of Diablo 4. The content presented here is subject to change, and will be updated as we learn more.
Local Event Locations
There are many fixed locations where Local Events can spawn. They appear in large open areas, or in special settings like fortresses. An orange circle shows in the area when an event is available. All event objectives take place inside these circles. The circle is bigger in special zone locations.
Each Event has both a main and a mastery objective. When completed, the main objective rewards you with Gold, Experience and a Greater Radiant Chest with further rewards like crafting materials, Gems, equipment, and Murmuring Obols. Successfully completing the Mastery objective increases the number of Murmuring Obol drops. Most events take 2-4 minutes because parts of them are timed.
List of Local Events
Throughout the Press Preview we came across the following events:
Start and Objectives Enter the circle and click on the Ancients' Obelisk. Objective: Stand on the pressure plates to satiate them: 0/4 Mastery: Satiate the plates before the time runs out (2 min)
Complete the objectives A timer of 2 minutes starts. Once you stand on a pressure plate, monsters spawn that attack you. Defend yourself against them and try to stay on the plates. They fill with blood, which move towards the altar while you stand on them. Each plate takes a few seconds to become satiated. Once all plates are satiated, an Elite monster spawns. Kill it to complete the event.
Caravan Under Siege
Start and Objectives Enter the circle and kill the enemies attacking the caravan, then speak to the survivors. Objective: Survive the ambush Mastery: Keep all the survivors alive (1:15 min)
Complete the objectives Monsters start spawning around the caravan and start attacking the survivors. Kill them as quickly as possible. You can distract the monsters away from the villagers by attacking them once. An Elite spawns when the timer runs out. Kill it to complete the event.
Start and Objectives Enter the circle and interact with the Combat Altar. Objective: Survive the attack Mastery: Collect enemies' souls: 0/30 (1 min)
Complete the objectives Once activated, you are attacked by monsters. Kill them and collect the green souls that some of them drop by running over them. A collected soul flies into the Combat Altar. Complete the event by killing all monsters that remain after the timer runs out.
Start and Objectives Enter the circle and search the cocoons for villagers: 0/3 Objective: Protect the Villagers: 3 Remain (1 min) Mastery: Keep all the survivors alive
Complete the objectives Once you have found all villagers in the cocoons, waves of spiders spawn around you that attack the villagers. They stand up in the location they have been found, but run into the opposite direction of where they are being attack from. Keep killing the spiders to prevent the villagers from dying. Once the timer runs out, kill the remaining spiders to complete the event.
Start and Objectives Enter the circle and kill the channelers to disrupt the ritual Objective: Survive the attack Mastery: Destroy the Construct
Complete the objectives Monsters spawn around the construct. Kill them to prevent getting overwhelmed. Keep damaging the construct. Sometimes another channeling monster appear to cast a shield on the construct. Kill them and continue dealing damage to it until it is destroyed, then kill off any remaining monsters to complete the event.
Slay the Insatiable
Start and Objectives Enter the circle and kill the possessed enemy that moves towards the Devourer of Souls Objective: Survive the ritual Mastery: Stop the Demon from gathering souls Sacrifices Remaining: 3 (1:30 min)
Complete the objectives Monsters keep spawning around you. Some of them are possessed by the Devourer of Souls, moving towards it to sacrifice themselves. Kill them to prevent the sacrifices. When the timer runs out, the Devourer of Souls can be attacked. Kill her to complete the event.
Wave of Darkness
Start and Objectives Enter the circle and kill all monsters in the circle. Objective: Slaughter waves of enemies: x Mastery: Defeat 5 waves: 0/5 (1 min)
Complete the objectives A few seconds after killing the innitial monsters, waves of monsters start attacking you from all directions. Kill off as many waves as you can. Finish the event by killing the wave that remains once the timer runs out.
Start and Objectives Enter the circle and kill all enemies within, then speak to the Wayward Soul. Objective: Escort the Wayward Soul Mastery: Escort the Wayword Soul to their loved one before the time runs out
Complete the objectives The Wayward Soul starts moving around with a small circle around it. Stay in the circle to keep it moving. When you leave the circle it gets attacked and stops moving. There is a progression bar that turns red if you are behind schedule. Kill the Elite that spawns after the Soul reached its final destination.