I’ve always thought that Blizzard Entertainment had some of the coolest company culture. It’s true, just over a month ago I was touring their Irvine headquarters and got my fair share of observation on their company life. Players discovered earlier this week the presence of a secret level in the 2.4.0 patch that released not too long ago, revitalizing and adding many new features to the game.
This secret mission was in honor of a Blizzard artist, Kevin Kanai Griffith, who passed away in October 2014 after a battle with cancer. The secret cow level is only accessible during the month of March, which is also the birthday month for the late artist. The level, entitled “Kanai’s Stomping Grounds,” memorializes the prominent artist for one last time. The level can be accessed behind the throne room of Act III’s Ruins of Sescheron. This mission will allow you to slay cows to your heart’s content, in a mission called “Udder Cowlamity.”
While the reference is humorous, it’s meant as a final show of respect to one of their own. It’s gestures like these that bring a little bit of light back into the games industry. And to Kevin, from all of the players, thank you for bringing hours of entertainment back into Diablo III.