Heralds of the New Dawn is the third part in a series of Achievements. Each part requires players to level up a certain number of characters to Level 60. It doesn’t matter what class the characters are, or if they happen to be hardcore or softcore characters. You can mix and match as you see fit.
This series of Achievements was part of the original Diablo III game when the highest level a character could reach was Level 60. (The Reaper of Souls expansion gave players the ability to level to 70).
The first part of this series of Achievements is called: Two There Are. To earn this Achievement, players must get two of their characters to Level 60.
Two There Are: Reach level 60 with 2 characters.
The second character that I got to Level 60 was the Demon Hunter I rolled on launch night of Diablo III. I named her ThirtySeven after Error 37 (which most of us saw a lot as we were trying to log in).
The screenshot with the “Achievement Toast” above was from March 15, 2014. ThirtySeven was in the Core of Arreat and in Hard difficulty.
The first character I got to Level 60 was the second character I rolled. Zeta the Barbarian hit Level 60 in the Gardens of Hope 2nd Tier. She was working her way through the game in the Hell level of difficulty. The screenshot above is from August 9, 2013.
The game has changed since then. Originally, the difficult levels were “Normal”, “Hard”, “Hell”, and “Inferno”. Today, the difficulty level starts with “Normal” and “Hard”, and eventually moves up into different levels of Torment.
The next Achievement in this series is called Warriors of a Broken World. To earn this one, players must get a total of 5 characters to level 60. The two Level 60 characters that were part of the There Are Two Achievement count toward this total.
The third character that I got to Level 60 was a Wizard that I named Orlando. This happened on or around August 15, 2015. My goal was to get him to Level 60 before Season 1 of Diablo III started. He ended up somewhere around Level 64 or so. Orlando was the first male character I rolled in Diablo III.
I named him Orlando because I figured if there ever was a Diablo III movie, Orlando Bloom might be the person cast to play the male Wizard. Later, I learned that Crispin Freeman, the voice actor who played the male Wizard in Diablo III, is a voice match for Orlando Bloom.
My fourth character that I got to Level 60 was Gurr, my Season 1 Barbarian. I already had a female Barbarian. Why not listen to a different voice actor this time around?
The screenshot above was taken on September 21, 2015. Gurr was in the Realm of the Banished in Hard difficulty. (The Hero of Sanctuary Achievement in that screenshot was a Seasonal Achievement players earned by getting their Seasonal character to Level 60.)
The fifth character that I got to Level 60 was Dusk the Demon hunter. He was my Season 2 character. I already had a female Demon Hunter, so I rolled a male one for this Season. Dusk was my first hardcore character to hit Level 60.
The inspiration from his name came from a Tweet written by Neil Degrasse Tyson. He wondered why so many people are named Dawn, but no one is named Dusk. I decided Dusk was a good name for a Demon Hunter.
I earned the Hero of Sanctuary Achievement (a Seasonal Achievement) on March 20, 2015. Dusk was in The Storm Halls and in Normal difficulty.
Warriors of a Broken World: Reach level 60 with 5 characters.
I earned Warriors of a Broken World on March 20, 2015.
The third, and final, Achievement in this series is called Heralds of the New Dawn. It requires players to get a total of 10 characters to Level 60. The five characters that you got to Level 60 while working on the Two There Are Achievement, and the Warriors of a Broken World Achievement, count toward the Heralds of the New Dawn Achievement.
The sixth character that I got to Level 60 was McGlynn the Crusader. She was my Season 3 character. She was my first Crusader (if you exclude the one I played in the Diablo III Reaper of Souls beta).
I named my Season 3 Crusader after Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, who was the voice actress who played the female Crusader in Diablo III Reaper of Souls. McGlynn hit Level 60 on April 26, 2016.
The seventh character that I got to Level 60 was Zena the Barbarian. She hit Level 60 on October 16, 2016. Zena was actually the second character I rolled for Season 4.
It’s probably obvious that I named this Barbarian after Zena Warrior Princess from the TV series. It seemed fitting.
The eighth character that I got to Level 60 was Pema the Monk. She was my Season 5 character. Pema hit Level 60 on January 22, 2016. She was in the Fields of Slaughter on Hard difficulty. This was the first time I played a Monk.
Pema was named after Pema Chodron, a Tibetan Buddhist nun who I met when I was working in a book store. The real Pema has an incredible sense of calm and peacefulness surrounding her.
The ninth character that I got to Level 60 was a Witch Doctor named Who. He was one of my hardcore Season 6 characters. Who hit Level 60 in the Southern Highlands on Expert difficulty. He hit Level 60 on May 13, 2016.
Who the Witch Doctor died shortly after reaching Level 69, and was archived in the Hall of Fallen Heroes. My second hardcore Witch Doctor of Season 6, Bones, died at Level 13 (because I did something really dumb).
The tenth character I got to Level 60 was my third hardcore Witch Doctor of Season 6. McCoy hit Level 60 on June 16, 2016. He (and his predecessor, Bones) were named after Dr. McCoy in Star Trek.
Heralds of the New Dawn: Reach level 60 with 10 characters.