BlizzCon 2019: Diablo 4 reveal panel liveblog

    
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The Ablo.

We’re liveblogging from BlizzCon once again! Starting at 3:30 p.m. EDT, we’re getting the first of a total of six “coming soon” panels for this show, and this one’s on Diablo 4. Watch the stream on Blizzard’s site, and join Eliot down in the comments for live commentary on everything we’re seeing, or just check back for a full run-down at the end of this post.

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Panel notes:

Traditional isometric look. Shared open world with five regions. Weather and day and night cycles. Developed for PC and consoles. Five classes total. The devs are “taking a more grounded approach to presenting the world.”

The world is meant to be influenced by the occult and demonic themes rather than high fantasy. Character select is a direct homage to the Diablo II campfire setting.

Now they’re previewing the classes! Here’s the Barbarian.

Apparently the Druid wasn’t original in the works until the artists came up with epic designs.

And the Sorceress:

There’s a heavy emphasis on character customization, both in terms of visuals and Talent trees, skill ranks, and rune words.

There’s a lot of emphasis on the non-linear campaign. Yes, there’s open PvP, but you can play single-player or never go into the open PvP areas in multiplayer to avoid it entirely.

The devs also talked up mounts – ponies! – and mount customization.

There’s even more detail in the liveblog in the comments!

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G0dl355

To anyone wondering why the druid is so big, druids are part of the barbarian tribes. He was actually undersized in Diablo 2.

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Bannex

“Not even blizzard soon?!” Shoulda made it for ps5…

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NeoWolf

Cinematic was good, the gameplay trailer was nothing special though.

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3dom

So far it look like simplified Lost Ark – which I don’t have to wait for 2 years. Somehow I’m starting to like LA more and more.

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Oleg Chebeneev

When is WoW panel?

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Ashfyn Ninegold

Thanks, Eliot.

2021.

I wonder what the world will look like 2 years from now.