Catching a glimpse of a Treasure Goblin has long been a hype moment in the Diablo games, as slaughtering the poor little bugger before it escapes results in a shower of loot. However, in Diablo 4, hunting a Treasure Goblin typically isn't as exciting as it should be — and that's primarily because the loot that they drop tends to be rather stale.
But that's thankfully set to change with the title's next update. Patch 1.1.1, which is set to drop next week on the 8th August, will make it so that killing a Treasure Goblin nets you a guaranteed legendary item. In other words, chasing one of the blighters down should be a better use of your time.
"When you don't get a Legendary item from something called a 'Treasure Goblin', that can feel bad," admitted associate director Joseph Piepiora during the most recent developer livestream. Piepiora went on to confirm that aforementioned adjustment.
Bit by bit, it feels like Blizzard is trying to update Diablo 4 for the better. Treasure Goblins are obviously just one small part of the overall experience, but one of the main criticisms we see from players is that the game just isn't as rewarding as it should be. Hopefully this is another small step in the right direction.
Do you bother killing Treasure Goblins in Diablo 4? Maybe you do it for the sport, rather than the loot? Try to keep the gory details to a minimum in the comments section below.