Builds, Guides, and News for Diablo 4

System Design in Diablo 4, Part 1 (Official) System Design in Diablo 4, Part 1 (Official) Here comes the previously announced blog from Lead Systems designer David Kim (formerly of StarCraft 2), in which he goes over the most talked about topics after the reveal. We find out more about the team's plans and thoughts on itemization, elective mode, ancient items, endgame progression, sources of power and key dungeons! Diablo IV D4 Yesterday at 18:46 by Starym
Diablo 2 Remaster Unlikely - Code and Assets Were Lost According to Creators Diablo 2 Remaster Unlikely - Code and Assets Were Lost According to Creators While we all expected the Diablo 2 remaster to be announced at this year's BlizzCon and some rumors even pointed to it, it seems we may not ever get the updated version of the game. According to Erich and Max Schaefer, two of the original creators of both Diablo 1 and 2, the remaster is very unlikely, as a little while before launch of D2, the entire backup of the source code and assets was lost. Blizzard Blizzard 8 comments Yesterday at 07:45 by Starym
Diablo 2 Cinematics Upscaled to 4K and 8K Diablo 2 Cinematics Upscaled to 4K and 8K We have modernized blast from the past, courtesy of the Upscale youtube channel, as they've taken the first Diablo 2 trailer and the intro cinematic from Lord of Destruction and, as their name suggests, recently upscaled them! Blizzard Blizzard 1 comment Nov 18, 2019 at 07:17 by Starym
A Letter from the Diablo 4 Game Director A Letter from the Diablo 4 Game Director We have some more Diablo 4 news, as Game Director Luis Barriga has composed a letter to the community talking about the game's reveal and the process going forward. The big takeaway is that we'll be getting another look at the game and its progress in February, as part of the quarterly updates starting next year, and we'll also get some clarification on the somewhat controversial item and affix system (primarily the attack and defence stats) in the next few from lead systems designer David Kim. He also re-emphasized the importance of feedback and that they're looking through all of it both on the official forums and external sites, so keep on discussing the game! Diablo IV D4 Nov 13, 2019 at 18:07 by Starym
Spell Combos, Ultimates, No Word on Monetization and More: The Big Diablo Immortal Interview Spell Combos, Ultimates, No Word on Monetization and More: The Big Diablo Immortal Interview We have another great Games Beat interview, this time on Diablo: Immortal. Among the big things that have come out of it are how the game design is different from Diablo 4, why there was so little focus on it at BlizzCon, the way combat works, skills, ultimates, items and a whole lot more new info. It's a very detailed and exhaustive interview, so definitely check it out if you're interested in the game. Diablo Immortal Diablo Immortal 4 comments Nov 12, 2019 at 04:49 by Starym
Leaks Before the Diablo 4 Announcement: Amazon, Paladin and Release Date? Leaks Before the Diablo 4 Announcement: Amazon, Paladin and Release Date? Some 4 months ago there was a leak over on reddit detailing a lot of the announced features for Diablo 4, and we thought we'd take a look at what exactly the leak got right and not, so we can decide if the part about the other two classes being Amazon and Paladin, as well as the planned beta and release dates are correct. Diablo IV D4 12 comments Nov 11, 2019 at 20:14 by Starym
New Gameplay Videos Without Commentary New Gameplay Videos Without Commentary Game Informer's next issue is all about Blizzard and they had a visit at the Blizz offices and got another look at the demo we all saw at BlizzCon, with three of their writers getting to play. Luckily for us they made videos from their visit, one for each class, and although we've seen plenty of footage from the demo already, these are "clean", with only the gameplay sounds and no commentary. Diablo IV D4 8 comments Nov 10, 2019 at 16:15 by Starym
Diablo 4 Will Feature Cosmetic Microtransactions Diablo 4 Will Feature Cosmetic Microtransactions While Blizzard have been somewhat cagey about this topic in various interviews, it did slip out that they are in fact planning on having microtransactions in the game. We have separate information from a few sources, beginning with Quin69's original interview with lead designer Joe Shely: Diablo IV D4 21 comments Nov 09, 2019 at 02:39 by Starym
Q3 Earnings: Classic Drives Biggest Quarterly Increase to Subscription Plans in History Q3 Earnings: Classic Drives Biggest Quarterly Increase to Subscription Plans in History It's that time of year again when we find out how it's going on the financial side of things for Activision Blizzard, with the thord quarter of 2019 bringing better than expected results. WoW Classic is the biggest news, as it has produced the largest increase in quarterly subscription plans in WoW history! While that may sound like some PR talk to boost numbers, we should take into consideration this includes every expansion launch ever, meaning the spike from regular BfA to Classic's release has exceeded even the biggest jumps from a bad or no-content at the end expansion (like WoD) to a popular one (like Legion), which is pretty impressive. Blizzard Blizzard Nov 07, 2019 at 22:48 by Starym
Cross-Play Is a Goal for Diablo 4, Blizzard Very Excited About It Cross-Play Is a Goal for Diablo 4, Blizzard "Very Excited" About It While we've heard the dev team respond to mentions of cross-play already, it was mostly the usual response of "we're looking into it" or similar, aka they haven't really gotten to the point of deciding anything about it, we've now gotten a more positive response. In an interview with the Telegraph, Allen Adham, Blizzard co-founder and Executive Produces on Diablo 4, had some more definitive things to say about cross-play: Diablo IV D4 8 comments Nov 06, 2019 at 17:27 by Starym
Everything We Know About Diablo 4 So Far Everything We Know About Diablo 4 So Far With so many articles, panels, interviews and streams coming out of BlizzCon this year, a lot of people may have missed a lot of important details announced about Diablo 4, so we thought we'd gather it all up in one spot, before going into detail and analyzing each segment separately. We won't go into the smaller details and less useful info here, so we have a better overall overview, so if you really want to know every single detail, check out the list of articles at the bottom of the page. Diablo IV D4 26 comments Nov 05, 2019 at 06:54 by Starym
BlizzCon 2019 in 3 Minutes BlizzCon 2019 in 3 Minutes If you didn't have the chance to watch or attend this year's BlizzCon, here's a video from Blizzard which highlights all reveals in 3 minutes. BlizzCon BlizzCon 3 comments Nov 04, 2019 at 21:46 by Stan
Visible Open World Players, Skill Cap at 15 and More from Venture Beat Diablo 4 Interview Visible Open World Players, Skill Cap at 15 and More from Venture Beat Diablo 4 Interview The interviews are still going strong from BlizzCon, and Venture Beat caught up with Lead Systems Designer David Kim and Lead Lighting Designer Sean Murphy. They talked about a lot, from the skill and talent system, the new engine, the lighting system and more. Diablo IV D4 2 comments Nov 04, 2019 at 21:20 by Starym
Diablo: Immortal Is Not Done and Why We Havent Heard from it at BlizzCon Diablo: Immortal Is Not Done and Why We Haven't Heard from it at BlizzCon We have an update from game Director Wyatt Cheng, talking about why we didn't hear anything about Immortal on any of the BlizzCon panels, from the game's reddit. The main reason was to give more focus to Diablo 4 and it's unveiling, but also because the rumors of it being "pretty much ready" were false. The game is still in full production and we'll be getting more information on how far along it is in the coming months - still no news on the release date. Diablo Immortal Diablo Immortal 2 comments Nov 04, 2019 at 00:07 by Starym
All the Item Affixes from the Diablo 4 BlizzCon Demo All the Item Affixes from the Diablo 4 BlizzCon Demo We have another amazing compilation by (of course) another redditor! This time it was TheDarkAmbience who looked through all the footage of not only the gameplay demos, but also the panels where devs were showing off items legendaries etc. We already know we will only have 2 base stats instead of the usual Strength, Dex, Int, Vitality and the variations thereof, namely Attack and Defence, but let's see what else we'll be dealing with. Diablo IV D4 4 comments Nov 03, 2019 at 22:57 by Starym
Diablo 4 Built for Much Faster Expansions + More Info From Game Informer Interview Diablo 4 Built for Much Faster Expansions + More Info From Game Informer Interview In an interview with Game Informer, Blizzard co-founder Allen Adham talked about the game, and an interesting part of the discussion focused around whether they considered/are considering making D4 a live service game, like WoW or similar titles. While we already know that is not the case at the moment, Adham did say that the way the Diablo 4 team is structured now is aimed at creating much faster expansions than ever before: Diablo IV D4 25 comments Nov 03, 2019 at 17:10 by Starym
New Info on Sets, Trading, Crafting, PvP from Collective Dev Interview New Info on Sets, Trading, Crafting, PvP from Collective Dev Interview Lead Game Designer Joe Shely and Senior Producer Tiffany Wat recently spoke to youtubers, streamers and a lot of other game press people in a collective interview and went over a lot of their burning questions, including one from our own Deadset! Diablo IV D4 1 comment Nov 03, 2019 at 06:14 by Starym
Official Feature Overview and Q&A Official Feature Overview and Q&A Now that all the panels have concluded Blizzard have a post rounding up all the features of Diablo 4. While the various panels and interviews we covered go into significantly more depth, it's good to have an overview like this to get a good broad picture. Today's article goes over the classes and their unique traits, the skill point and talent tree systems, the open world and multiplayer features, including an overview of the 5 zones, the dungeons, the monsters, bosses, monster affixes, itemization as well as a quick Q&A at the end covering some popular questions. Diablo IV D4 Nov 03, 2019 at 00:57 by Starym
Diablo 4: World and Lore Panel Summary Diablo 4: World and Lore Panel Summary It's time to take a closer look at that huge world we'll be exploring (hopefully within the next 10 years), and the lore that's propping it all up. As we're going to be finding out more about Lilith, the world suddenly becomes more of a focal point, as she is indeed the mother of Sanctuary in a very literal way.
We'll be updating this article throughout the panel.
Diablo IV D4 9 comments Nov 02, 2019 at 22:11 by Starym
Day 2 Gameplay Streams - Live Now! Day 2 Gameplay Streams - Live Now! Day 2 is well on its way and we have more Diablo 4 gameplay streams for you to enjoy! Right now we have Bajheera live from the show floor! Diablo IV D4 Nov 02, 2019 at 21:19 by Starym
Diablo 4: Systems and Features Panel Summary Diablo 4: Systems and Features Panel Summary It's time to go deep with the classes, skills, dungeons and more for D4! We had a slot of snippets from the two developer interviews from the streams yesterday, but a lot of it was left in the air and somewhat fuzzy, so hopefully we get a clearer picture today, as the presentation is about to start! We'll be updating this post with all the news. Diablo IV D4 Nov 02, 2019 at 19:10 by Starym
All Barbarian, Sorceress and Druid Skills and Talents All Barbarian, Sorceress and Druid Skills and Talents Redditor KingPungy took it upon himself to gather up all the skill and talent descriptions for all the classes and put them into one place    (well, two places), so we can get a better overview of the classes themselves and where they're at at the moment. It's an amazing job and well done, so thanks a lot to KingPungy for putting the effort in! Diablo IV D4 5 comments Nov 02, 2019 at 16:53 by Starym
Quick Official Video Highlight Summaries for the Announcements at BlizzCon Quick Official Video Highlight Summaries for the Announcements at BlizzCon Blizzard have been tweeting out a whole bunch of summaries for the announcements in the first day of BlizzCon, in 3-minute video format! If you're not up to reading a whole lot and just want the very, very basic info and highlights, or just want to remind yourself of the best parts of the con so far, here they are! BlizzCon BlizzCon 2 comments Nov 02, 2019 at 07:09 by Starym
All 4 Major Stream VoDs All 4 Major Stream VoDs We had 4 major streams today with two of them having developer interviews with the two leads on the game. You can check out all 4 VoDs below and if you're just looking for a recap of all the new info we found out from the streams and interviews, check out these 2 articles:
More New Info - Second Dev Interview from Streams
New Information from Dev Interview and Streams: Key Dungeons, Expansions, No AH and More
Diablo IV D4 3 comments Nov 02, 2019 at 05:26 by Starym
Official Diablo: Immortal Preview Official Diablo: Immortal Preview We have the official preview for Diablo: Immortal at this year's Blizzcon, despite it not getting mentioned at all on the panels so far. It goes into both the basics of what the game is and the new features they're showing off this year - the ultimate skill system, a first look at the items and more. There's still no release date or even a release window and no mention of the monetization system either. Diablo Immortal Diablo Immortal 2 comments Nov 02, 2019 at 03:51 by Starym
Official Diablo 4 Preview Official Diablo 4 Preview After our exhaustive coverage of the announcement, panel and interviews on the streams, here comes Blizzard's official overview of the info today, albeit with a little less than we managed to gather up. In any case this is the official preview for the game so enjoy: Diablo IV D4 1 comment Nov 02, 2019 at 03:45 by Starym
More New Info - Second Dev Interview from Streams More New Info - Second Dev Interview from Streams We have a whole lot more new info  with another dev interview, this time from Rhykker's stream, with David Kim, the second lead designer! He had a lot more time with the dev than Quin in the previous interview, so we did find out a lot of new stuff. We've also highlighted the big news from the interview in bold, with the blue highlighted ones being answers we added in later as we missed a few initially. Diablo IV D4 3 comments Nov 02, 2019 at 03:00 by Starym
Diablo: Immortal Development Update Video Diablo: Immortal Development Update Video Here comes even more Diablo, as D4 has taken center stage (probably in revenge for last year's BlizzCon), but we did get some news from the Diablo: Immortal side of things! The new gameplay video covers new zones: Wortham, Dark Wood, Tamoe Mountain, Ashwold Cemetery; a new class featured at BlizzCon, the Demon Hunter; the Haunted Carriage world event; some legendary items for several classes and an introduction of ultimate skills. Diablo Immortal Diablo Immortal Nov 02, 2019 at 02:03 by Starym
New Information from Dev Interview and Streams: Key Dungeons, Expansions, No AH and More New Information from Dev Interview and Streams: Key Dungeons, Expansions, No AH and More Update: There was another dev interview on Rhykker's stream and it featured a whole lot of new info as well - from Mythic items to the level cap and only 2 base stats available, among a lot more.
Check it out right here.

We took a look at the two main streams from the BlizzCon floor by Bluddshed and Quin69, and gathered up some additional info we saw during their streams. Quin69 also actually had a developer come on to his stream and he got to ask some questions, and we'll be going over those as well. You can check them out here if you missed them as well.
Diablo IV D4 11 comments Nov 02, 2019 at 01:01 by Starym
New Battle.net Desktop App Beta New Battle.net Desktop App Beta We're getting a bit of a revamp to our favorite launcher, with a lot more overview over all its aspects, from the games themselves (with the Activision ones thankfully being given a bit less prominence), the friends list and more! And we can all try it out right now! Battle.net Battle.net 5 comments Nov 01, 2019 at 22:33 by Starym
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