Game News Diablo 4: pre-orders launched before the end of the year?
While Blizzard prepares the launch of Overwatch 2 and the new World of Warcraft expansion, a third game bides its time. This is obviously Diablo IV, for which we are starting to have a lot of information and which is expected in 2023.
Diablo IV: between back to basics and great ambitions
Open world, classes, dungeons, environments and progression, Blizzard has communicated at length on Diablo IV in recent months, in particular through long blog posts. These, usually accompanied by short videos, are very detailed, but not necessarily aimed at the general public. During the communication, we learned that the campaign should last between 35 and 40 hours depending on how you play, and that it will allow you to reach level 45.
But any Diablo player knows this, The game doesn’t really begin until the end of the story.. After the credits, players will be able to climb to level 50 and thus unlock Paragon points, which they will have to spend wisely to face the most difficult dungeons, hope to recover the best possible equipment, while participating in events and special bonuses launched. by the developers. In short, a huge hack’n’slash, more openwhich will keep fans of the genre busy for a long time.
Pre-orders launched before the new year?
But quickly, the players were afraid that Diablo IV would follow the economic model of Diablo Immortal. Thankfully, Blizzard’s Daniel Fletcher was quick to reassure everyone that paid content will only be cosmetic, and only possibly linked to a real extension. Still, for now, the release date is only one wave 2023. We are therefore waiting for a more precise date, but Blizzard is obviously keeping its suspense.
However, we could have a more precise idea of the studio’s plans for Diablo IV before the end of the year, if we are to believe once again. the alleged internal document published by Charlie Intel. Specialized in Call of Duty but also well aware of what’s going on at Activision-Blizzard, the insider shared a document he found on Reddit and which seems authentic to him.
Breaking: An internal document image has leaked revealing Warzone 2 launch date as November 16th
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— CharlieIntel (@charlieINTEL) August 16, 2022
We learn that the PVP of Overwatch 2 could be launched at 11 am PT on October 4, but also that Warzone 2 would be released on November 16, or that the DragonFlight extension of World of Warcraft would be launched on November 28. But what interests us here is obviously the line that talks about Diablo IV. Indeed, the document indicates that, next December 8, Diablo IV pre-orders could be launchedand the title would be present at the Game Awards. It could be the announcement of the release date, the presentation of the collector’s edition, a new trailer, or even a new gameplay sequence.
Nothing has been made official by Blizzard nor teased by Geoff Keighley, but it is quite possible that the title specifies its release during the ceremony or shortly before, since the pre-orders are launched in stride. Waiting, take the tweezers of rigor and remember something we know for sure: Diablo IV will be released in 2023 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series.