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Local Events


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.

Local Events
Outdoor Event Circle

Rewards

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.

Local Events
Greater Radiant Chest

List of Local Events

Throughout the Press Preview we came across the following events:

Open Area Events

Ancients' Obelisk

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.

Ancients' Altar
Pressure Plate

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.

Combat Altar

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.

Cursed Hatchery

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.

Defiled Ground

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.

Wayward Soul

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.

Special Zone Events

Fractured Peaks has 4 special zone event locations:

  • Radiance Field Cemetery
  • Camp Trenchfoot
  • College of Light
  • Kor Vos

Cull the Wicked

Start and objectives
Enter the special zone event location and slay all enemies in the circle
Objective: Defeat Elite (name depends on zone)
Mastery: 60 seconds remaining

Complete the objectives
Once all monsters in the area are defeated, an Elite spawns. Kill it to complete the event.

Hold your Ground

Start and objectives
Enter the special zone event location and talk to the adventurer
Objective: Defeat the attacking waves: 5 left
Mastery: Protect the wanderer

Complete the objectives
You get attacked by ever-growing waves of monsters. Kill them and protect the adventurer at all costs! The event is completed when you kill the 5th wave.

Liberation

Start and objectives
Enter the special zone event location
Objective: Free the captives: 0/6
Mastery: Defeat Elite (60 seconds remaining)

Complete the objectives
Walk around the event area and free the captives. An Elite spawns in the middle of the zone. Kill it and its minions to complete the event.

Raze the Effigies

Start and objectives
Enter the special zone event location and destroy the structures: 0/3
Objective: Defeat Elite (name depends on zone)
Mastery: 60 seconds remaining

Complete the objectives
An Elite spawns in one of the structure locations after you destroyed all 3. Finish the event by killing it as quickly as possible!


Summary

  • Local Events spawn all over Sanctuary and are marked by an orange circle.
  • They are the only consistent source of Murmuring Obols which can be used to gamble items for all equipment slots.
  • Objectives are contained within the orange circle and most take 2-4 minutes to complete.

Credits

Written by Teo1904
Reviewed by Raxxanterax & wudijo

Changelog

Dec 7th 2022
Article created from the Press Preview Access of Diablo 4.