Diablo

Diablo 3’s Necromancer in development sneak peek Blizzard is hard at work developing the next Diablo 3 class, the Necromancer, announced at BlizzCon 2016. Still on target to roll out in a content pack in “the second half of 2017”, this ranged damage dealing class has a more active pet than the Witch Doctor and some support spells that can heal his...

Is WoW becoming too much like Diablo? Legion has taken a lot of cues from Diablo — WoW’s World Quest system is an amped up version of Diablo’s Bounties, and WoW’s Legendary items have taken a decidedly Diablo-esque turn. The World Quest/Bounty system is just as fun in both games: they promise rewards to give you a reason to keep logging in. (Though,...




Did you get the legendary you need? I have a love-hate relationship with Legendary items in Legion. I’d go so far as to say it’s the system I enjoy the least and don’t want to see repeated the most. I understand what they were going for, but Diablo 3 style loot only works if you commit to it, as we saw originally...

If you want to participate in the Diablo anniversary event, do it soon Diablo 3’s Darkening of Tristram event, which sends you back to the olden days of Diablo 1, is a real blast from the past. For those of us who played the original Diablo, it’s a fest of nostalgia — and for anyone who didn’t, it’s a crazy look back at the games of old. But...

Do you want Diablo 2 imported into Diablo 3? Let’s face it — as cool as Diablo was, Diablo 2 was the most popular and fan loved installment in the series. Even people like me who prefer Diablo 3 — and there are a lot of us — know this. So once they announced the Darkening of Tristram, allowing you to go and play...

Diablo Season 9 has begun Diablo 3’s Season 8 ended just before the new year, patch 2.4.3 rolled out earlier this week, and now Season 9 is here. If you’re not familiar with Diablo’s Season system, it’s essentially a fresh start to the same old game. You can create a new “Seasonal” character which starts at level 1, and because everyone is...




Cow King and Treasure Goblins now live in WoW for Diablo’s 20th anniversary The Diablo 20th Anniversary event is now live in World of Warcraft US and EU realms. The celebration is based around Treasure Goblin mobs that seem to spawn somewhat randomly. They can spawn outside in the Broken Isles or in dungeons of any difficulty, and killing them opens a portal to an instanced farm full of, you...

Diablo 3’s Patch 2.4.3: First look at The Darkening of Tristram It’s the 20th Anniversary of Diablo, and Diablo 3 has some plans in store for us all with patch 2.4.3, the Anniversary Patch. Though it was released on the PTR just after BlizzCon, the Diablo team just posted an official first look at what we’re going to get. Part of the celebration is the Darkening of Tristram, which...



Blizzard takes a look back at 20 years of Diablo Though the in-game festivities have yet to begin, Diablo’s 20th anniversary was on December 31st. The day passed without much fanfare, and Blizzard celebrated with this retrospective video, bringing the team together to reminisce about just what Diablo means to them. (And see who can do the best “Stay awhile and listen.”) But my favorite...

Grab your achievements while you can, because Season 8 is ending in Diablo 3 Update: Sorry to anyone who’s just seeing this now, but Season 8 has ended. However, Season 9 is just around the corner if you want to hop back on the Seasonal achievement bandwagon. It’s that time again: another Diablo 3 season is coming to a close. The latest season will be wrapping up just before...

Diablo’s 20th Anniversary crosses over into all Blizzard games The 20th anniversary of Diablo is right around the corner. We knew Diablo was celebrating, but it seems everyone’s going to have a chance to celebrate it, no matter what Blizzard game they’re playing. There will be new Overwatch sprays and in-game icons, a new Hearthstone brawl, and more, including a mysterious World of Warcraft event...

New rewards coming for Diablo’s Season 9 Diablo 3’s Season 9 is almost here, and as always it includes an all-new set of rewards to coax you back to the game. Here’s what’s on offer this season: Chest and gloves for transmog from the Conqueror Set. New Pandemonium-themed portraits. Rocky, a new cosmetic pet. An extra stash tab (if you don’t already...

Are you ready for Diablo’s Season 9? Diablo’s Season 8 is ending next week, and Season 9 will be kicking off in early January, letting players start the game with a new level 1 character — and a ton of new challenges to tackle. The latest Season follows the pattern of previous Seasons, offering new cosmetic rewards, class set pieces, plus a new...

Know Your Lore: The loose ends of the Diablo story Diablo 3 left some pretty big loose ends that aren’t getting tied up any time soon. Just off the top of my head, there’s the true nature of Dirgest, Liria, Zei and the other gods of the Xiansai pantheon. And there’s the final fate of Leah, and the repercussions of the destruction of the Worldstone....

Is it worth revisiting old games? I’m a huge fan of Diablo. I sunk countless hours into D1 and D2 back in the day, and have especially fond memories of playing Diablo 2’s Amazon. The Amazon was an interesting class: she could play with a bow at range or with a javelin, which could be ranged (you had a limited number you...

What do you love about the games you play? I will never apologize for loving smashing the heck out of every single thing I can see in Diablo 3. It’s just a beautiful thing, almost magical in its ability to get me past despair or grief or tension. It’s pure fun, and something about it just makes me very, very happy. I could spend...