Diablo 4’s Season 1, dubbed “Season of the Malignant,” is just around the corner, and players are eagerly awaiting the patch notes for this significant update. However, the process of compiling these notes has proven to be a monumental task.
Adam Fletcher, Diablo 4’s Global Community Development Director, recently revealed that the patch notes would be approximately 6,600 words long.
Furthermore, the notes are being translated into multiple languages for a global release, which has extended the preparation time.
The Scope of the Patch Notes
In response to a player’s query about the delay in releasing the patch notes for Season 1, Fletcher unveiled the depth of the notes. Simply put, the upcoming patch is expected to be substantial, with the word count estimated at around 6,600 words.
The delay in releasing the notes is due to the localization process into multiple languages and the necessary grammar and context checks, which have slowed down the process.
The Start of the Malignant Season
Diablo 4’s Season of the Malignant is scheduled to commence on July 20, 2023. This leaves little time for the release of patch notes ahead of the season’s start. The next set of patch notes for Diablo 4 may be officially released concurrently with the season.
This situation is far from ideal for players who are keen to understand the changes to equipment and abilities so they can strategize their gear farming and builds accordingly.
However, it appears that patience will be required as Blizzard continues to prepare the patch notes for Diablo 4’s Season of the Malignant. As soon as they are released, players will be able to access them and plan their strategies for the upcoming season.
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