Blizzard Entertainment has announced that it will soon reveal the release date and theme for the first season of Diablo 4. The announcement is expected to take place during a developer update livestream scheduled for Thursday, July 6.
The livestream will also include updates on quality-of-life improvements and potential character buffs and nerfs.
What to Expect from the Livestream
The upcoming livestream is expected to last about an hour, with 15 minutes dedicated to the mobile game Diablo Immortal, which is set to introduce a new character class. The remainder of the livestream will focus on Diablo 4, providing fans with a wealth of information about the game’s first season.
Blizzard has previously stated that each season of Diablo 4 will have a unique theme. The livestream will reveal the theme for the first season and provide details on what players can expect from the season’s content.
Controversy Surrounding Diablo 4’s Upcoming Season
The announcement of Diablo 4’s first season has sparked debate among players, particularly regarding the requirement for players to create a new character to participate in seasonal content. This requirement, while standard for action role-playing games (ARPGs), has been met with resistance from players unfamiliar with the format.
As it stands, the seasonal content will only be accessible to seasonal characters. This includes seasonal story content, gameplay bonuses, and battle pass progression. All characters, however, will have access to newly added Aspects and Uniques, as well as new balance patches and quality-of-life updates.
Recent Changes to Diablo 4
In preparation for the upcoming season, Blizzard has increased XP gains, particularly in Nightmare Dungeons. This change will allow players to level up their Eternal Realm characters faster and progress more quickly through the levels during seasons, which typically offer additional boosts. Hopefully, they will include changes to the gem storage as well.
While the specifics of the first season remain under wraps, the upcoming livestream promises to shed light on what players can expect. Fans of Diablo 4 should tune in to the livestream on July 6 for the latest updates on the game’s first season.