Blizzard Announces Diablo IV at BlizzCon 2019

By Sean Carey,
After months of leaks and rumours, Diablo IV was officially announced at BlizzCon 2019 along with cinematic and gameplay trailers. Game director Luis Barriga described the game as going back to the series' darker roots where "every character, every monster and every faction will have a sense of place."


Barriga continued, "With Diablo 4 we want to put the world of Sanctuary front and centre. Drowned undead will emerge from the coastline, brutal Goatmen that come from the hills above us" and as players go deeper into the depths below they will find a "truly dark, gothic and medieval version of Hell." Players will also be able to group up, trade with one another and battle it out in PvP zones.


Diablo IV's first three classes Barbarian, Sorceress and Druid. Players will, of course, be able to build and customise their own character builds with skill trees and abilities. As reported by IGN, Blizzard describes the first classes as:
  • The Barbarian, known for their unparalleled strength and brutal melee combat, utilizes a new and more powerful system in battle, Arsenal, which arms them with the ability to carry and rapidly switch between four different weapons at a time by assigning them to individual attacks.
  • The Sorceress hearkens back to their Diablo II roots and shapes the elements to obliterate their foes by impaling them upon jagged spikes of ice, electrocuting them with bolts of lightning, or raining flaming meteors from the sky.
  • The Druid is a savage shapeshifter whose updated playstyle empowers them to fluidly transform between werewolf, werebear, and human form to unleash the raw power of nature’s fury on the forces of the Burning Hells.
There's been no mention of a release date yet, all we know is that Diablo IV is in development and will come to Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey everyone! I'm Sean. I have been writing gaming content for various outlets over the past few years while studying a degree in Journalism. I grew up on everything PlayStation — mainly Metal Gear Solid, with a brief foray into the world of Xbox. Nowadays, you'll find me mainly playing multiplayer PC games, but with the recent addition of the Xbox Game Pass for PC, I'm looking forward to improving my TA Score.
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  • Evil KenivlEvil Kenivl588,524
    Posted on 01 November 19 at 19:07Permalink
    YES!!! clap
    Gaming since 1990!
  • jxlive021jxlive021389,650
    Posted on 01 November 19 at 19:11Permalink
    windows 10 version (win store) confirmed?
  • SE6A K1N6SE6A K1N6648,255
    Posted on 01 November 19 at 19:13Permalink
    Hopefully, it keeps the four player local co-op.
  • Kid VranicKid Vranic364,426
    Posted on 01 November 19 at 19:14Permalink
    Yes! YES!
    There is no Spoon
  • EmagDrolBotEmagDrolBot172,844
    Posted on 01 November 19 at 19:19Permalink
    jxlive021 said:
    windows 10 version (win store) confirmed?
    I would be very surprised if Blizzard doesn't keep it exclusive to their Battle.net launcher.
  • Evil KenivlEvil Kenivl588,524
    Posted on 01 November 19 at 19:20Permalink
    jxlive021 said:
    windows 10 version (win store) confirmed?
    That would be so nice if that happens toast
    Gaming since 1990!
  • RavnakRavnak206,726
    Posted on 01 November 19 at 19:22Permalink
    Players will also be able to group up, trade with one another and battle it out in PvP zones
    You don't say?
  • KylKoKylKo737,955
    Posted on 01 November 19 at 19:22Permalink
    It's too early to decide if I like the new direction, but Diablo III is one of my all-time favorite games so hopes are high!
  • SuperPed13SuperPed13323,390
    Posted on 01 November 19 at 19:23Permalink
    Details first three classes. Fully expecting rest to be paid dlc then
  • Posted on 01 November 19 at 19:26Permalink
    Se o nome do diretor é Barriga, então pode apostar que Diablo 4 vai estar cheio de microtransações pra compensar os meses de aluguel atrasado. dance
    "The fear of Blood tends to create fear for the Flesh"
  • Posted on 01 November 19 at 19:26Permalink
    I would've preordered this, but I am not going to reward Blizzard for their stupid Hong Kong incident.
    This space for rent.
  • Posted on 01 November 19 at 19:27Permalink
    SE6A K1N6 said:
    Hopefully, it keeps the four player local co-op.
    I wish they would go back to 8 player multiplayer like Diablo 2 had.
    See You Space Cowboy...
  • GrobaniteGrobanite1,624,126
    Posted on 01 November 19 at 19:34Permalink
    YES! YES! YES! *___________*
  • ZukapeZukape217,670
    Posted on 01 November 19 at 19:39Permalink
    PSYCHADELICACE said:
    so diablo is female now?
    Lilith...
  • Posted on 01 November 19 at 19:42Permalink
    Looks...very samey. Though i suppose that could be a good or bad thing. Seems like a very safe approach. If i were to see that inter cut with D3, im not sure if id be able to tell the difference.
    Matthew
  • Fascist FishFascist Fish228,849
    Posted on 01 November 19 at 19:44, Edited on 01 November 19 at 19:44 by Fascist FishPermalink
    PSYCHADELICACE said:
    so diablo is female now?
    Has been since it took over the body of Leah in Bastion's Keep in Diablo III
  • Posted on 01 November 19 at 19:45Permalink
    I'd be excited if not for the whole Hong Kong thing. Probably gonna wait for quite a bit.
  • Reina WattReina Watt297,329
    Posted on 01 November 19 at 19:52Permalink
    Hopefully they won't screw it up with predatory micro transactions and loot boxes.
    Why get a life when as a gamer you live more lives than you can manage
  • TheAnonymityTheAnonymity381,636
    Posted on 01 November 19 at 19:53, Edited on 01 November 19 at 19:54 by TheAnonymityPermalink
    Grobanite said:
    YES! YES! YES! *___________*
    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASS

    Evil Kenivl said:
    jxlive021 said:
    windows 10 version (win store) confirmed?
    That would be so nice if that happens toast
    Game Pass for PC hopefully!!
    S.T.A.R.S.
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