Blizzard has announced that it’s bringing this year’s massive new franchise entry, Diablo IV, to Steam in just a couple of weeks to coincide with the start of its second season of content, Season of Blood.
Diablo IV will hit Steam on October 18th (AEDT), and is available to wishlist right now. Here’s what Blizzard has to say about the new launch:
“Diablo IV’s presence on Steam is in addition to Battle.net, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, and PlayStation 4, so wanderers playing the game on any existing platform need not make any changes. Those wanting to play on Steam will need to first purchase the game on that platform, then connect Diablo IV to a Battle.net account (as we require for all platforms). This enables cross-platform play and more. Players using Steam will have access to features specific to that platform, such as Steam achievements, their Steam friends list, and the option to invite those friends to play in-game. We’re looking forward to seeing more defenders of Sanctuary band together and welcome any feedback you may have.”
Diablo IV: Season of Blood will include a new Season Journey, Questline, Season Event, new enemies, a new Battle Pass and more. New Uber Endgame bosses will also appear in Sanctuary to add to the library of endgame activities – they’ll be extra tough but also reward players with exclusive Unique items and Cosmetics that can’t be found elsewhere.
Also beginning with Season of Blood, players will now have the option to skip the Campaign after completing the Missing Pieces quest from the Prologue on the Seasonal Realm, so they can jump right into the new content from Season of Blood.
You can check out a trailer for Diablo IV: Season of Blood below:
We gave Diablo IV a 9/10 in our review, saying “Diablo IV is an unquestionable win for Blizzard and one of their foundational franchises when it needed it most. An unrelenting commitment to vision, redefined Sanctuary, never-ending player progression, and excellent boss fights are just a few of the reasons Diablo IV isn’t held back by uneven pacing and recycled content.”