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As a mom of someone who is an avid player of the iconic Diablo series, I’m thrilled to share the latest news about Diablo® IV. The highly anticipated installment has just been unleashed, captivating millions of players worldwide. With its gripping storytelling, highly customizable gameplay, and a treasure trove of options, Diablo® IV has quickly become Blizzard Entertainment’s fastest-selling game of all time. Join me as we dive into the dark vision of Sanctuary and embark on an unforgettable journey against the forces of chaos.
Diablo® IV, the long-awaited addition to the legendary Diablo series, has launched with unprecedented success. In a mere four days of early access, players have already immersed themselves in this iconic game for an astonishing total of over 93 million hours—equivalent to over 10,000 years of thrilling gameplay.
With a global frenzy surrounding its release, Diablo® IV has shattered records as Blizzard Entertainment’s fastest-selling game to date. It garnered the highest pre-launch unit sales on both console and PC, setting a new milestone for the renowned gaming company. Since early access commenced on June 1, players have been captivated by the immersive world of Diablo IV, embarking on countless adventures that have spanned the equivalent of playing 24 hours a day since the dawn of human civilization.
Diablo IV presents an unparalleled gaming experience, offering cross-platform play and cross-progression across Windows® PC, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation®5, and PlayStation®4. Engage in up to four-player co-op, including two-player couch co-op on consoles, as you navigate the treacherous realms of Sanctuary.
Rod Fergusson, general manager of Diablo, expressed his excitement about this significant milestone, stating, “This is a moment years in the making for the Diablo IV team. We’re extremely proud to offer players the richest story ever told in a Diablo game. With personalized character customization, devastating skills to vanquish horrific demons, and a trove of Legendary loot, Diablo IV embodies our dark vision of Sanctuary. Join us in paying homage to Lilith, the Blessed Mother.”
Mike Ybarra, President of Blizzard Entertainment, echoed this sentiment, saying, “Our vision at Blizzard is to create legendary experiences for all to share, and Diablo IV is an incredible realization of that vision. This masterfully crafted expression of the Diablo universe offers highly customizable gameplay, immersive storytelling, and a wealth of engagement options. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a first-time visitor to Sanctuary, we invite you to join us in the global launch of Diablo IV.”
Set 50 years after the events of Diablo III: Reaper of Souls®, Diablo IV transports players to a realm infested with unimaginable horrors. The summoning of Lilith, the Daughter of Hatred, has plunged Sanctuary into chaos, leaving it teeming with nightmarish creatures. Only the bravest souls will dare to face this impending doom and reclaim Sanctuary for its citizens.
Embrace the freedom to customize your gameplay experience in Diablo IV, experimenting with various skill trees, spells, and abilities. Choose your path through a diverse and treacherous overworld as one of five distinct classes: the shapeshifting Druids, agile Rogues, elemental Sorcerers, brutal Barbarians, and ritualistic Necromancers. Traverse five regions, explore over 120 dungeons, and embark on dozens of side-quests as you confront World Bosses and rid the land of plagued Strongholds, all within a shared and cooperative open world.
But it doesn’t end there. After completing the main storyline, players can explore robust end-game activities to further their adventures and grow even more formidable in power. From the grueling and regularly occurring Helltide, to demonically challenging Nightmare Dungeons, there are plenty of ways for players to utilize an updated Paragon Board system and continue customizing their adventures. Also featured are the Whispers of the Dead, which grant Legendary rewards for selected world bounties, and the Fields of Hatred, which offer designated grounds for battling other players and building PvP renown. Plus, players can remain embroiled in the happenings of Sanctuary with the regular release of Seasons and expansions, providing new gameplay features, questlines, characters, challenges, and Legendary loot.
Digital Purchase Editions & Bonuses
Diablo IV is available for digital purchase as a Standard edition ($69.99), Deluxe edition ($89.99), and Ultimate edition ($99.99). Each digital edition includes one or more items to enlist against the Hellspawn that plague Sanctuary:
Standard Edition: Includes the Inarius Wings & Inarius Murloc Pet in Diablo® III**, the Amalgam of Rage Mount*** in World of Warcraft®**, and the Umber Winged Darkness Cosmetics Set in Diablo® Immortal™**.
Deluxe Edition: Includes everything in the Standard edition, plus a Premium Seasonal Battle Pass Unlock for Season 1 in Diablo IV, the Hellborn Carapace Mount Armor in Diablo IV, and the Temptation Mount*** in Diablo IV.
Ultimate Edition: Includes everything in the Deluxe edition, plus an Accelerated Seasonal Battle Pass Unlock for Season 1 in Diablo IV (a Premium Seasonal Battle Pass Unlock plus 20 Tier Skips and a cosmetic), and the Wings of the Creator Emote in Diablo IV.
The devout can also purchase the Diablo IV Limited Edition Collector’s Box** ($96.66), which includes a double-sided electric Candle of Creation, a cloth map of Sanctuary, an Occult Mousepad, a pin of the Horadrim, two matted fine art prints (18.54” x 10.79”), and a Diablo IV Collector’s Edition Art book. Available for purchase from the Blizzard Gear Store, and via select retailers in Australia and New Zealand.
Learn more at https://news.blizzard.com/en-