Everything you need to know about Diablo 4
As expected, there’s loads of hype for Diablo 4, even after the announcement of the mobile title Diablo Immortal. Despite the lack of solid news, fans continue to speculate about a Diablo 4 surfacing at some point, so here’s what we know so far about the Diablo 4 release date, news, rumours, and more.
It’s been over 20 years since the original Diablo game launched, so the opportunity is ripe for Blizzard to unveil the long-awaited Diablo 4.
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Diablo 4 Release Date UK & US – When will Diablo IV come out?
Diablo 4 probably isn’t coming any time soon, unfortunately. Here are previous Diablo releases, for context:
- Diablo 3: Rise of the Necromancer – June 27, 2017
- Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls – March 25, 2014
- Diablo 3 – June 7, 2012
- Diablo 2: Lord of Destruction – June 27, 2001
- Diablo 2 – June 29, 2000
- Diablo: Hellfire – November 24, 1997
- Diablo – December 31, 1996
As you can see, Diablo games release very far apart, but expansions follow very quickly. The last expansion came out in 2014, while Diablo 3 launched in 2012. We’re a couple of years out from the release of Rise of the Necromancer now, so surely it’s time for something else, right?
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Diablo 4 Storyline, characters, and gameplay
The finer details of Diablo 4 are in short supply, unfortunately. But we can still speculate.
The best information we have to go on right now comes from Blizzard’s human resources department. We’ve seen an influx of Blizzard job postings, including several that make reference to an “unannounced project” that’s set in the “Diablo universe”. Now that’s no guarantee of Diablo 4, and could easily reference a spin-off game, a HD remake, or an expansion pack – but it’s worth a mention nonetheless.
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Diablo 4 trailers
No Diablo 4 trailers have been released yet (obviously), but be sure to bookmark this page and check back. As soon as a trailer is released, we’ll stick it here for your viewing pleasure.
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Diablo 4 Wishlist
More varied classes
Diablo 3 and its subsequent expansions had plenty of impressive classes to choose from, including the newly revealed Necromancer from Blizzcon 2016. However, there are plenty of ideas Blizzard should have capitalised upon that never materialised, making them perfect material for Diablo 4. How about a dual-wielding assassin or an adaption of Diablo 2’s beloved Druid class. Sure, Diablo 3 had the Monk, but they didn’t feel nearly as versatile as previous iterations of the character. This would not only provide additional replay value, but an opportunity for you and your friends to team up and form a unique team of formidable heroes.
Improved skill trees
Many fans, ourselves included, felt a little disappointed with Diablo 3’s skill tree, a system that wasn’t improved as much as it could have been in Reaper of Souls. It wasn’t bad by any means, but may have been tweaked to allow for deeper, more meaningful customization beyond its impressive rune system. It’d benefit with considerably more choices for veteran fans while remaining easily accessible for newcomers. Diablo 4 stands the chance to lay the perfect foundation for such an improvement.
More involving combat
The general flow of combat in Diablo 3 certainly became repetitive overtime, becoming a mixture of exploration, grinding and dungeon crawling in search of loot and further quest progression. It remains tight and methodical, but rarely required a strategy beyond picking the right equipment and desperately clicking away at your enemy. We’d love to see some major enemies require a specific sequence of actions to take down, instead of simply spamming them and waiting for their inevitable demise. It’d be great to feel like a perishable hero instead of an all conquering god for once.
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What would you like to see from Diablo 4? Let us know in the comments.