Diablo 4 developers have announced an exciting update that will soon expand the game’s storage space. This news was shared during the recent Diablo 4 Developer Update livestream, where the future of the game was discussed.
The Storage Space Dilemma
The issue of storage space, or Stash, in Diablo 4 has been a hot topic within the game’s community. Players have frequently voiced their frustrations about the lack of space to store items.
Currently, a player’s character can hold up to 33 items in their inventory, and one Stash tab can accommodate 50 items. While players can purchase additional Stash tabs using gold, they can only have a total of 4 tabs at present.
Despite the ability to store approximately 233 items at any given time, the sheer number of item drops in Diablo 4 makes having more storage space a necessity.
Developers Respond to Players’ Needs
Associate game director Joe Piepiora responded to fans’ concerns, stating, “I’ll say real quickly, we definitely hear everybody about this.” Piepiora also mentioned that the team has had numerous internal discussions about this issue and is working “really, really quickly” on it.
He confirmed that players will soon have more storage space in Diablo 4, although the developers are still working out the details of how to implement this.
The Community’s Response
The Diablo 4 community has tried various strategies to circumvent the storage space issue, but these have only been partially successful. One of the main reasons for the lack of space is that gems currently occupy one full item slot.
Even though gems of the same type can be stacked in the same slot, players still run out of space for other items. In response to this, developers have announced that gems in Diablo 4 will be treated as crafting materials in the future, a decision that has been well-received by the community.
Despite the positive news, some players were unhappy with the way the livestream was conducted. The updates on both Diablo 4 and the mobile game Diablo Immortal caused some confusion. For example, a new Blood Knight character class was announced for Diablo Immortal, but many players mistakenly believed that the new class was for Diablo 4.