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Diablo IV’s First Growth Will Add A New Class In 2024


A screenshot shows the Diablo IV expansion's green logo.

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Right this moment, throughout Blizzcon 2023, Blizzard gave us an early have a look at Diablo IV’s first growth, Vessel of Hatred. The upcoming growth will characteristic a brand new class and might be out subsequent 12 months.

Blizzard’s annual fan occasion, Blizzcon, is at the moment taking place over the weekend and it kicked off on November 3 with a dwell opening ceremony presentation. Throughout this showcase, Blizzard introduced plans for its standard video games like Overwatch 2, Hearthstone, World of Warcraft, and naturally, Diablo IV. The largest information was the reveal of the motion RPG’s first main growth.

Vessel of Hatred will take gamers again to the jungle-covered world of Nahantu, a area first seen in Diablo II. In accordance with Blizzard, the story of this growth will concentrate on the destiny of Prime Evil baddie Mephisto and the demon’s plans for Sanctuary after the occasions of Diablo IV.

Blizzard didn’t have many different particulars to share in regards to the growth however did present a brief teaser for followers to get hyped over.


Blizzard additionally teased that Vessel of Hatred will add a brand new class to Diablo IV that hasn’t been seen in any earlier Diablo recreation. Whereas the corporate didn’t share every other particulars about this new class, a current datamine may present us with extra data.

October’s Diablo IV datamine appears correct

Final month, gamers dug right into a take a look at construct of Diablo IV and found information pointing to a brand new growth named “Lord of Hatred.” In Diablo lore, that title belongs to Mephisto and the datamine implied that this demon can be the massive villain of this new story.

So whereas the upcoming growth appears to have had a tiny title change, the information gamers found nonetheless traces up with what Blizzard has to this point revealed.

That very same datamine indicated that the brand new class might be known as the Spiritborn and might be a nature-based warrior that cleaves by enemies with a glaive. Followers suppose this class may play like a druid-barbarian hybrid, which sounds fascinating. After all, datamines aren’t at all times correct and it’s doable this isn’t the primary new class Blizzard has deliberate for Diablo IV. We’ll have to attend for Blizzard to disclose extra about Vessel of Hatred which is deliberate to launch in “late 2024.”