Dungeons & Dragons Online Kicks Off 9th Hardcore League Season on December 6
December 6th, 2023, marks the start of the highly anticipated 9th season of the Hardcore League in Dungeons & Dragons Online (DDO). Titled “Return to Grace,” this special event will challenge players with the ultimate risk of permadeath, testing their skills and strategies in a high-stakes environment.
This season, which runs until February 7th, 2024, reintroduces the popular +4 level lockout and allows players to earn extra lives at levels 8 and 16. The Hardcore League features two competitive ladders: one for completing as many quests as possible and another for survival skills. The top 100 players in each category will be honored in the Hall of Heroes.
Rewards for this season include the Death Walker’s Sash IX, Archon Helm, a Celestial Mount, and more, based on various achievements like reaching level milestones and collecting Reaper Enhancement Points.
Notable aspects of this season include a +20% Reaper XP Boost on the Hardcore server and the persistence of extra lives through all forms of Reincarnation, except True Reincarnation. Players are advised to save their Creature Companion Certificates for transferring them to their home game world, as these are not transferable between worlds.
The Hardcore League is open to all DDO players, with standard account restrictions for VIPs. Free character transfers from the Hardcore server will be available at the season’s conclusion.